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Scholarships

New! The scholarship appilcation period for the 2016-2017 school year is now OPEN! 

The OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop Foundation, a 501(c) (3) organization, offers scholarships to Benton County high school graduates and non-traditional women who will attend Oregon State University in the fall. In 2015, 25 scholarships of $2,900 each were awarded to 12 entering OSU freshman from Benton County high schools and 13 OSU non-traditional women students.

How to Apply

The application forms are available on February 2 at the Thrift Shop at 144 NW 2nd St, most academic advising and financial aid offices at OSU and the counselors' offices at Benton County high schools as well as online.   

Please note!   Different deadlines are in effect for the two types of scholarships!  In 2016 Deadlines are March 14, 2016 for high school scholarships and March 28, 2016 for non-traditional women scholarships.

Please print out and complete the forms that are found via the appropriate links on this page and return with your application or stop by the Thrift Shop for a printed copy.  You may also use the "contact us" link at the bottom of the home page and we will email you the form and guidelines as attachments.  Thank you.

 Criteria of eligiblility and number of scholarships offered may vary each year. 

For 2016-2017, these are the criteria:

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Who Can Apply

The High School Scholarships ($2,700) are awarded to seniors who are residents of Benton County or who are graduating from a Benton County high school and will attend OSU full-time (12 credits/term) or full-time dual enrollment at LBCC and OSU with at least 6 credits per term at OSU in the academic year 2016-2017. These scholarships are made possible by the work of the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop in Corvallis.  The principal criterion for this award is academic merit.

Applications must be filled out using a computer or written in black or blue ink.  Applications are available on this website (see link below) or at Benton County High Schools and the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop, 144 NW 2nd St., Corvallis. 

The following items MUST be submitted together in one complete application packet.  Staple the first page of the application (cover sheet with instructions) to the appllcation.   Failure to include all items will disqualify the applicant.

  • Resume, following the format given.
  • A one-page, typed essay in which you reflect on your attitudes, values, and experiences as you share something that has been particularly meaningful in your life.
  • Two references, at least one from a teacher; the second one from another teacher, employer, counselor, or community member of your choice.  Each reference should include the attached Scholarship Reference form and no more than one extra page.
  • A copy of your most recent high school transcript.  This must include your Fall Semester grades and show your SAT/ACT scores.

SUBMIT COMPLETED PACKET TO:

OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop Scholarship Committee

Attention: Glenda Plant, Chair

333 Benton View Drive,

Philomath, OR 97370

Do not send or deliver applications to the OSU Thrift Shop.

DEADLINE:

Applications must have been received no later than 5 pm Monday, March 14, 2016

For questions, you may contact the Scholarship Chair at 541-929-6614, or by email at tandgplant@peak.org

 

High School Application (PDF)

 

NON-TRADITIONAL WOMEN SCHOLARSHIPS:  Note:  this form was revised on February 2, 2016 at 9:00 am.  If you downloaded it before then, please discard and use the newest link below.  Thank you!

The Non-Traditional Women Scholarships ($2,700 each) are made possible by the work of the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop in Corvallis.  These scholarships are awarded to women who are:

~U.S. citizens and residents of either Benton County, Linn County or Monmouth or Independence in Polk County,

~Age thirty (30) or older by the application deadline date,

~Will be attending OSU in 2016-2017 as full-time students each term while pursuing a bachelor's, master's, or professional degree.   (Ph.D. and Ed.D. candidates are not eligible)  Full-time student requirement is 12 credits/term for undergraduates and 9 credits/term for graduate students.  Preference is given to women who have had a break in their post-secondary studies and are returning after an absence.  Students are only eligible to receive this scholarship twice.

Principal criteria are financial need and merit.

Applications should be filled out using a computer or written in blue or black ink.  Applications are available on this website (see link below). 

The following items must be submitted together to make one complete packet.  Failure to comply will disqualify the applicant.

  • A resume, following the format given.
  • A one-page essay in which you reflect on your attitudes, values, and experiences as you pursue your educational goals in the context of being a non-traditional student.
  • Two references, from a faculty member(s), employer, counselor, or community member.  Each reference should use the provided form and be no more than one extra page.
  • Student copy of your OSU/college transcript(s).
  • If you are entering OSU for the first time in Fall 2016, attach an official Letter of Admission.

SUBMIT COMPLETED PACKET TO:

OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop Scholarship Committee

Attention:  Glenda Plant, Chair

333 Benton View Drive

Philomath, OR  97370

Do not send or deliver applications to the OSU Thrift Shop.


DEADLINE:

Applications must be received no later than 5 pm Monday March 28, 2016. 

For questions, contact the Scholarship Chair at 541-929-6614 or by email at tandgplant@peak.org

Non-Traditional Application (PDF)    This link was updated 2/2/16 at 9:06 am

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