In addition to opportunities that exist for all outstanding undergraduates at Oregon State University, University Honors College students are eligible and encouraged to apply for the following sources of support for research and experiential learning. Please note that students who have not previously received an experiential award during the current academic year will have preference in review, and students are not eligible to receive multiple UHC awards for the same experience.

Honors Experience

The Honors Experience Scholarship can provide students with up to $1,000 in support of learning experiences outside of the classroom such as study abroad, research, internships, or service learning. This scholarship is open to all UHC students. Students are restricted to one award per academic year.  Funding is limited, and priority is based on the order in which applications are received. Paid experiences are not eligible for award.

Excellence Fund

Originally established by an anonymous donor and supported by generous contributors, the Excellence Fund provides stipends to partially reimburse students for thesis-related expenses, excluding production of the final document and expenses associated with committee meetings. Reimbursement stipends are available each term on a limited basis. Stipends in the amount of $1,000 to support research related expenses are available each term.

Criteria: Requires endorsement by major professor certifying that funds are requested for actual thesis research expenses. Funds may be allocated from a variety of accounts supporting thesis research. Students may only apply during terms in which they are registered for classes.
Thesis Page | Online Webform Application | Paper Application

“Grandma Honors” Professional Travel Award

Supported by an endowment established by Mrs. Anita Summers, known to many Honors students as “Grandma Honors,” this Professional Travel stipend is intended to provide partial support for travel related expenses to Honors students presenting their research at a professional meeting in their field.  This fund is available to currently enrolled UHC students who will not yet have graduated at the time the stipend is received. Scholarships are awarded on an individual basis and on a first come, first serve basis. Funds (up to $1,000) are provided to the first 15 petitioners annually.

Travel Guidelines | Online Webform Application | Paper Application

DeLoach Work Scholarship

The DeLoach Work Scholarship program enables OSU faculty members to support undergraduates working at a task that materially enhances their academic training and that supports the instructional, curricular, or outreach missions of the university. Work Scholarships are awarded on a per-term basis. Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Barton DeLoach endowed the DeLoach Work Scholarship Fund with generous gifts and bequests between 1977 and 1988. Dr. DeLoach was an Oregon State faculty member from 1935 to 1949.

The Chambers Environmental Research Fund

The Chambers Environmental Research Fund is intended to foster projects or research in applied environmental enhancement and/or conservation involving the preservation or betterment of Oregon’s wilderness, natural resources, or quality of life.  This fund was established in 1977 in memory of Richard Chambers, a pioneer in Oregon environmental protection who developed anti-litter legislation which still stands today as an example of how recycling efforts can reduce the flow of garbage and conserve increasingly precious  energy.  Chambers awards will provide up to $500 toward the DeLoach award funding.  All DeLoach applications that are environmental in nature will be reviewed for eligibility to receive the Chambers Environmental Research Award.