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Scholarships

New!  Scholarship applications for 2015-2016 school year are available February 1, 2015 on the website and February 3 at the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop! 

The OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop Foundation, a 501(c) (3) organization, offers scholarships to Benton County high school graduates and older-than-average women who will attend Oregon State University in the fall. In 2012, scholarships totaling $55,200 were awarded to 12 entering OSU freshman and 11 OSU older-than-average women students. In 2015-2016, the scholarships will be $2,700 each.

How to Apply

The application forms are available after February 1 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!  Deadlines are March 16, 2015 for high school scholarships and March 30, 2015 for Older-than-Average 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 2015-2016, these are the criteria:

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Who Can Apply

The High School Scholarships are awarded to seniors 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 fall of 2015. 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 this sheet (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, from a 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.

SUBMIT COMPLETED PACKET TO:

OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop Scholarship Committee

Attention:  Cheri Fisk, Chair

330 NW 32nd Street

Corvallis, OR  97330

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

DEADLINE:

Applications must be received no later than 5 pm Monday, March 16, 2015

For questions, you may contact the Scholarship Chair at 541-757-3188 or by e-mail at cvailfisk@gmail.com

High School Application (PDF)

 

OLDER-THAN-AVERAGE WOMEN SCHOLARSHIPS:

The Older-Than-Average Scholarships 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, are age thirty (30) or older by the application deadline date, and who will be attending OSU in 2015-2016 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.

Principal criteria are financial need and merit. 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. 

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 an older-than-average student.
  • Two references, from a teacher, 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 2015, attach an official Letter of Admission.

SUBMIT COMPLETED PACKET TO:

OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop Scholarship Committee

Attention: Cheri Fisk, Chair

330 NW 32nd Street, Corvallis, OR  97330

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


DEADLINE:

Applications must be received no later than 5 pm Monday March 30, 2015. 

For questions, contact the Scholarship Chair at 541-757-3188 or by e-mail at cvailfisk@gmail.com.

Older Than Average  Application (PDF)

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