- Research & Experiential Learning
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.
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.
The deadline for summer and fall term proposals is Friday, May 9, 2014. Proposals can be for projects lasting either one or two terms. A call for winter and spring term proposals will be made in fall term, 2014.
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. Projects lasting two terms are limited to $1,000 for payroll in each term (i.e., if the total award is $2,000, only $1,000 can be spent in each term); if the project duration is adjusted to one term or the student becomes ineligible to receive payroll, total budget will be reduced. 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.
Applications for the DeLoach Work Scholarship must be initiated by an eligible faculty member. Application packages entail two components.
1. A one-page letter from the faculty supervisor naming including:
2. A one-page letter from each nominated student that describes:
A single email to firstname.lastname@example.org from the project supervisor containing all of the above information is the prefered method of applciation.
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 and proposals involving students who have not received other University Honors College funding will receive higher priority. Expected impact of the proposed work on the University Honors College, its students, and supporting programs will also be considered.
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.
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