- Research & Experiential Learning
University Honors College scholarships are made possible through the support and generosity of friends of the college, who believe in the value of the Honors experience and the potential of our students. The UHC offers both tuition scholarships and support for experiential learning.
UHC 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 UHC tuition scholarships, which are for one-year and are typically for $1,000. See UHC Scholarships for additional information.
Created by UHC alumnus Cort Brazelton '03, this scholarship supports UHC undergraduates.
This scholarship was created by long-time UHC supporters James '51 and Dee Davis to provide tuition scholarships for Oregon resident students enrolled in the University Honors College with unmet financial need.
Long-time University Honors College supporter John S. Hansell ’72 established this fund to provide scholarships for undergraduate students who are enrolled in the University 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 University Honors College, Joe Hendricks. The fund supports scholarship awards for undergraduate students enrolled in the University Honors College and sustains an annual faculty-nominated award, the Joe Hendricks University 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 University Honors College.
This scholarship, created by Mark '77 and Kathy Kralj, supports continuing UHC 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 UHC students with unmet financial need. This scholarship can be renewed pending satisfactory progress toward the UHC degree.
This endowed scholarship fund was established by Ms. Sally J. Tripp to support first-year UHC 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 UHC staff.
Supported by contributions from a range of donors, this scholarship supports outstanding incoming and continuing students in the UHC.
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 University 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.
University 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 UHC 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 University 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 University Honors College. The fund supports annual awards of $1,000.
UHC students are eligible (but not guaranteed) to receive one experiential learning award each year they are enrolled in the UHC. Application information is available on the Funding for Research & Experiential Learning page.
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 UHC'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.
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 and provide funding for student payroll. 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. A call for applications for the DeLoach Work Scholarship program is made in fall term for winter/spring term awards and in spring term for summer/fall term awards.
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 on UHC donors in recognition of the central importance of out-of-class experiences for UHC students.
Established by UHC friends Ken and Paula Krane, this fund supports students participating in experiences out of the classroom such as research or international education.