Incoming First-Year Students

The Honors College awards a small number of one-year scholarships to incoming first-year students. There are no applications for these scholarships - incoming first-year students are considered for these based on the application for admission already submitted to the HC. 

Most of these scholarships are in the amount of $1,000 and are not renewable. Students who are selected for an HC scholarship will receive notification of awards by May 1st in the spring preceding their first fall term at OSU. 

Questions about HC scholarships should be directed to or 541-737-6400.

Glenn Holcomb Memorial Honors College Scholarship

Endowed by Virginia and Norman V. McKibben ’59, this fund provides scholarships to undergraduate students in engineering who are enrolled in the Honors College.


Sally J. Tripp Scholarship

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.


University Honors College Dean’s Scholarship

Supported by contributions from a range of donors, this scholarship supports outstanding incoming and continuing students in the HC.


von Borstel and Associates Inc. Honors College Scholarship

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.


von Borstel Family Legacy Honors College Scholarship

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.


Margaret Lance Walton Scholarship

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).


David Zajicek Honors College Scholarship

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.