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The Honors College awards a small number of one-year scholarships to first-year and continuing Honors College students. Most of these scholarships are in the amount of $1,000 and are not renewable. Awards for incoming students are typically made by May 1, in the spring preceding students' first years at OSU, and award offers to continuing students for the upcoming academic year are made by August 1. Only those students who are selected for an HC scholarship will receive notification of awards.
The HC recognizes that the differential tuition associated with enrollment in the Honors College can present a significant challenge. The college has two resources designed to assist students who are facing the possibility of withdrawing from the college due to the cost. The Honors College Differential Tuition Scholarship provides students with an award covering either the full ($431/quarter) HC differential tuition or half ($216/quarter) the differential tuition amount. Awards are typically for one-year and are not automatically renewed. The deadline to apply for an Honors College Differential Tuition Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year is Friday, March 31st, 2017. Honors undergraduates who are unable to pay the differential tuition in a specific term due to unforeseen circumstances can apply for a one-term, non-renewable HC Differential Tuition Grant at any time during the academic year. The review process for tuition grants is distinct from other HC determinations. However, students who receive the Honors College Differential Tuition Scholarship are not eligible to receive an HC Differential Tuition Grant during the term of the scholarship award.
HC tuition scholarships are awarded by the college to incoming and continuing students based on academic accomplishment, financial need, and other scholarship requirements (detailed below). There is no application for HC tuition scholarships, which are for one-year and are typically for $1,000.
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Created by HC alumnus Cort Brazelton '03, this scholarship supports HC undergraduates.
This scholarship was created by long-time HC supporters James '51 and Dee Davis to provide tuition scholarships for Oregon resident students enrolled in the Honors College with unmet financial need.
Long-time Honors College supporter John S. Hansell ’72 established this fund to provide scholarships for undergraduate students who are enrolled in the Honors College and who have financial needs.
The "Joe Fund" was endowed by the University Honors College Board of Regents and is supported by generous gifts from alumni and friends to honor the service of the founding dean of the Honors College, Joe Hendricks. The fund supports scholarship awards for undergraduate students enrolled in the Honors College and sustains an annual faculty-nominated award, the Joe Hendricks Honors College Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
Endowed by Virginia and Norman V. McKibben ’59, this fund provides scholarships to undergraduate students in engineering who are enrolled in the Honors College.
This scholarship, created by Mark '77 and Kathy Kralj, supports continuing HC students with junior or senior class standing who have unmet financial need.
Supported by an endowment established by Sandra W. Potter (retired Professor of Zoology) and John R. Potter (retired plant physiologist, USDA-ARS), long-time supporters of the Honors experience, the Potter Scholarship is available to continuing HC students with unmet financial need. This scholarship can be renewed pending satisfactory progress toward the HC degree.
This endowed scholarship fund was established by Ms. Sally J. Tripp to support first-year HC students with unmet financial need and whose academic major falls within the College of Science or the College of Liberal Arts, excluding psychology or sociology, and excluding students who participate in revenue sports at the university. Preference is given to women who lived in a single parent household while in high school. Initial award is for one year with possibility for renewal pending review by HC staff.
Supported by contributions from a range of donors, this scholarship supports outstanding incoming and continuing students in the HC.
This fund was created by Wayne and Marta von Borstel to provide scholarships to graduates of Hood River, The Dalles-Wahtonka, or Sherman County high schools who are enrolled in the Honors College. Awardees receive $5,000 in the first year as incoming freshmen, $2,000 is their second years, $1,000 in their third year, and then $2,000 upon completion of the Honors thesis. Students have up to six years from their first year in the UHC to complete the thesis and still remain eligible for the $2,000 award.
Honors College alumni Melinda von Borstel Smith ’06 and Donald von Borstel ’06 created this scholarship to provide merit-based awards to undergraduates enrolled in the University Honors College.
Supported by an endowment established by Mrs. Margaret Walton '55, the Walton Scholarship is available to students entering the HC and OSU from smaller Oregon high schools (graduating classes 125 or less).
Sue and Martin Koffel created this scholarship fund in honor of Mrs. Koffel’s mother, Janet Richens Wiesner. In addition to tuition scholarships for undergraduate women in the University Honors College majoring in any branch of science, this fund supports an annual faculty-nominated award.
Endowed by the Honorable Mary Carlin Yates ‘68 in honor of her mother, Barbara Carlin, this fund provides scholarships for undergraduate students enrolled in the Honors College.
Created by Corvallis Radiology P.C. to honor David Zajicek, this fund provides scholarship support to graduates of Benton County high schools who have demonstrated a high level of community service, participated in high school extracurricular activities, and are enrolled in the Honors College. The fund supports annual awards of $1,000.
While enrolled in the HC, students are eligible to apply for awards in support of experiential learning opportunities, such as study abroads, research, professional conference participation, and internships. In addition to opportunities that exist for all outstanding undergraduates at Oregon State University, Honors College students are eligible 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 HC awards for the same experience. In general, students are eligible to receive one experiential award each academic year they are enrolled in the Honors College. Receipt of awards is not guaranteed, and applications are reviewed based on impact of the funding and value of the experience on applicant's goals and education.
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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, travel to professional conferences, or service learning. This scholarship is open to all HC students. Funding is limited and reviews are competitive. Paid experiences are not eligible for award. Awards can be paid as scholarships, reimbursements, or direct bill depending on the type of experience. Please keep in mind that review of applications can take up to six weeks, so apply well in advance of your experience if possible.
Some experiential scholarships will be awarded through the Ken and Paula Krane Experiential Learning Scholarship and the James Krueger Honors Fund. Both scholarships were created by long-time faculty members and friends of the Honors College to support the Honors experience.
Travel awards may be funded by the "Grandma Honors" Professional Travel Award. Supported by an endowment established by Mrs. Anita Summers, known to many Honors students as “Grandma Honors,” this award is intended to provide partial support for travel related expenses to Honors students presenting their research at a professional meeting in their field. Students who receive awards for travel are required to adhere to the travel guidelines of Oregon State University.
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.
Some DeLoach awards are funding in full or in part by the Chambers Environmental Research Fund. The Chambers 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.
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. 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 are made as a part of the HC's biannual DeLoach Work Scholarship program (see below). All DeLoach applications that are environmental in nature will be reviewed for eligibility to receive the Chambers Environmental Research Award.
Supported by an endowment established by "Grandma Honors," Mrs. Anita Summers, this award is intended to provide partial support for expenses incurred by Honors students presenting their research at a professional meeting in their field.
Paid as either a scholarship in support of experiential learning or reimbursement for expenses accrued in thesis research, this award is supported by a range of HC donors in recognition of the central importance of out-of-class experiences for HC students.
Established by HC friends Ken and Paula Krane, this fund supports students participating in experiences out of the classroom such as research or international education.
As you search for financial aid and scholarships, be sure to check other OSU web sites for possible financial support. New students should apply for centrally awarded scholarships through the OSU Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. New and continuing students should also inquire about scholarship opportunities available through academic colleges and departments.