OSU Opportunity Scholarships

The OSU Opportunity Scholarships

Eight scholarships for Oregon State University students are administered by the Benton County Foundation. Applications for the 2013/2014 academic year will be available after January 1, 2014. The application can be downloaded from our home page then.


OSU Opportunity Scholarship Committee busy making decisions March 25, 2008

Scholarships

William Harrison Gill Education Fund. Scholarship criteria – Recipient will be of Native American descent and must be an American citizen with a permanent or guardian residence in one of the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. This scholarship is renewable. Applicants must qualify for financial assistance as defined by the Financial Aid Office of OSU.

Kilbuck Family Native American Scholarship. Scholarship criteria – Recipient will be a full-time undergraduate student at OSU with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. Recipient will have at least a 1/16 enrolled or documented tribal affiliation. First preference will be given to graduates of Oregon or Alaska high schools. Scholarship is renewable for up to 12 terms if a 3.0 accumulative GPA is maintained.

David W. Schacht Native American Student Scholarship. Scholarship criteria – Scholarship is available to students of Native American descent, defined as self-identified individuals with tribal affiliation. Recipient must have demonstrated ability and scholarship during high school or during previous college years. This scholarship is renewable. Applicants must qualify for financial assistance as defined by the Financial Aid Office of OSU.

Helen J. & Harold Gilman Smith Scholarship. Scholarship criteria – Scholarship is available to Native American students with preference given to students graduating from an American Indian high school. Scholarship is available to students pursuing their first baccalaureate or a graduate degree in any field of study. Applicants should demonstrate a strong desire to pursue a post-secondary education and direction toward professional goals. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for undergraduate’s first year. Graduate students must maintain a minimum GPA level required by the enrolled college graduate degree program. Applicants must qualify for financial assistance as defined by the Financial Aid Office of OSU.

Joel R. Friend Scholarship. Scholarship criteria – Scholarship is available to foreign students from Thailand, Taiwan (Republic of China) for attendance at OSU in any field of study. Applicants must qualify for financial assistance as defined by the Financial Aid Office of OSU.

Lucy Hsu Ho Scholarship. Scholarship criteria – Scholarship is available to foreign students of ethnic Chinese descent. Primary preference in awarding the scholarship shall be given to those candidates who have demonstrated leadership in student and/or community activities and organizations, as well as the desire to serve others in the candidate’s future chosen field of work. Secondary preference shall be determined by level of financial need. Applicants may re-apply for this application each year. Applicants must qualify for financial assistance as defined by the Financial Aid Office of OSU.

Margaret Dowell-Gravatt, M.D. Scholarship. Scholarship criteria – This scholarship is to encourage and support ethnic minority undergraduate women enrolled in the College of Science and pursuing a B.A. or B.S. degree in Zoology or Microbiology or one of the following Pre-Health Programs: Medical Technology, Medicine, Nursing, Physical and/or Occupational Therapy. Students will be enrolled full-time at the Sophomore, Junior, or Senior level, have a GPA of 2.5 overall and 3.0 in science courses required in the major field or the Pre-Health curriculum in which the student is enrolled. Applicants must qualify for financial assistance as defined by the Financial Aid Office of OSU.

Hugh & Helen Wood Nepalese Scholarship. Scholarship criteria – Scholarship is available to students who are current citizens of Nepal. Primary preference in awarding the scholarship shall be given to those candidates who agree to become a public servant in Nepal for at least five years following graduation. Other requirements include a 3.5 GPA, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 or other language competency satisfactory to the University, and all preparatory work completed in Nepal. Secondary consideration will be given to African American students if no Nepalese students meet the requirements.

2013 OSU Opportunity Scholarship Review Committee:

Support Resource:


2008 Review Committee: Kate Peterson, Rob Gardner, Jo Anne Trow, Allison Davis-White Eyes, Erin Haynes