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DeLoach Work Scholarship

The DeLoach program enables Oregon State University faculty members to support Honors College undergraduates working at tasks that enhance students’ academic training by providing a significant learning experience by providing funds for student payroll. The DeLoach Work Scholarship was created through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Barton DeLoach. Dr. DeLoach was an Oregon State faculty member from 1935 to 1949.

Eligibility

OSU tenured/tenure-track faculty and senior instructors from all colleges and departments are invited to initiate proposals on behalf of named undergraduate students. Other faculty who would like to apply should contact the UHC. All University Honors College undergraduates are eligible.

Deadlines

The deadline for winter and spring term proposals is November 22, 2013. Proposals can be for projects lasting either one or two terms. A call for summer and fall term proposals will be made in spring term, 2014.

Use of Funds

DeLoach funds support student payroll at a rate of $10/hour. Proposals nominating more than one student will be considered. The maximum budget is $1,000 per term for each nominated student, and DeLoach positions are required to adhere to all university restrictions and guidelines regarding student employees. All awarded funds will be made available to the project supervisor's home unit or business center for payment of wages on a new or already-existing position.

Application

Applications for the DeLoach Work Scholarship must be initiated by an eligible faculty member. Application packages entail three components.

1. A one-page letter from the faculty supervisor naming including:

  • The name(s) of the nominated student(s)
  • A reasonably detailed description of the specific work assignment
  • An indication of how the project supports the instructional, curricular, outreach, or diversity goals of the university
  • A plan for supervision
  • Approval from the supervisor's unit or department chair

2. A one-page letter from each nominated student that describes:

  • How the project will advance the students educational experience and long-term goals
  • All background or training that has helped prepare the student for the project
  • How any awarded funds will assist the student in pursuing the project opportunity
  • The student's OSU ID number and contact information

3. A project budget listing the requested funds for each nominated student, for each term of the award and contact information for an individual who can assist in the transfer and administration of any awarded funds.

A single email to honors.college@oregonstate.edu from the project supervisor containing all of the above information is the prefered method of applciation.

Review

The University Honors College reviews all proposals and makes award decisions based on available funds and through assessment of the project's impact on student training, relevance to university goals, and furtherance of student-faculty collaboration. Work assignments must relate to the student’s academic training. First-time awardees receive higher priority. Expected impact of the proposed work on the University Honors College, its students, and supporting programs will also be considered.

Reporting

Student awardees must submit a one-page activity report at the end of each term of work. The report should contain a summary of activities and an assessment of the impact of those activities on the student’s academic program.

Contact

Kevin Stoller
University Honors College
Strand 229
541-737-6425
kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu