OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU Foundation awards more than $200,000 in scholarships

06/13/2002

CORVALLIS - More than $200,000 in scholarship awards for the 2002-2003 academic year have been announced by the Oregon State University Foundation Scholarship Awards Committee.

The total awarded last year was less than $150,000.

"We've received some large bequests and several new gifts which are now supporting scholarships," said Pam Powell, OSU Foundation scholarship administrator. "It is wonderful that so many people care about higher education and want to make a difference for our students."

Powell says awards to students of Native American descent increased in part because of the greater number of qualified applicants. "Last year, fewer Native American students applied for those scholarships. I'm glad the word is getting out that funding is available and that students must apply through the OSU Foundation for these scholarships."

The OSU Foundation accepts private gifts on behalf of the university, and awards scholarships where the donors have established restrictive recipient criteria, such as age, gender, ethnicity or place of origin. The university awards hundreds of other privately funded scholarships.

Foundation administered scholarships will aid more than 60 students in 2002-2003, many from Oregon, but several from as far away as Bangkok, Thailand and Jakarta, Indonesia. Scholarship winners include:

  • ALABAMA

    MOBILE: Nanako Ogi, senior in chemistry, $1,500 Julia Gertrude Norse Scholarship.

     

  • ALASKA

    ANCHORAGE: Valene Peratrovich, junior in university exploratory studies, $3,500 Helen J. and Harold Gilman Smith Native American Scholarship.
    BETHEL: Ina Jenkins-O'Hearn, graduate student in ethnic studies, $1,500 David W. Schacht Native American Scholarship, $8,500 Helen J. and Harold Gilman Smith Native American Scholarship.
    KETCHIKAN: Angela Pfeifer, junior in exercise and sports science, $5,000 Helen and Harold Gilman Smith Native American Scholarship, $1,500 Julia Gertrude Norse Scholarship, $2,500 Kilbuck Family Native American Scholarship; Chelsea Pfeifer, sophomore in sports medicine, $1,600 David Schacht Native American Scholarship, $5,000 Helen and Harold Gilman Smith Native American Scholarship. NOME: Nicole Thomas, sophomore in exercise and sports science, $3,000 Helen J. and Harold Gilman Smith Native American Scholarship.

     

  • ARIZONA

    KINGMAN: Deborah Capper, professional student in veterinary medicine, $500 Fresh Start for Women in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship.
    TUCSON: Barbara Truex, professional student in veterinary medicine, $500 Fresh Start for Women in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship.

     

  • CALIFORNIA

    MONTEREY PARK: Ivana Octaviani, junior in computer science, $1,500 Julia Gertrude Norse Scholarship.

     

  • GEORGIA

    FORT STEWART: Brad Eckert, senior in forest management, $1,000 Mike and Kay Brown Scholarship.

     

  • HAWAII

    HONOLULU: Joanna Pang, junior in industrial engineering, $1,000 James and Nancy Johnson Scholarship, $1,500 Julia Gertrude Norse Scholarship.
    KURTISTOWN: Hope Kalei, junior in pre-physical therapy, $1,500 Julia Gertrude Norse Scholarship, $1,500.

     

  • IDAHO

    LAPWAI: David Cunningham, Jr., senior in university exploratory studies, $3,000 Helen J. and Harold Gilman Smith Native American Scholarship.

     

  • MASSACHUSETTES

    NANTUCKET: Sara Wilson, professional student in veterinary medicine, $500 Fresh Start for Women in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship.

     

  • NEVADA

    RENO: Sheila Vogt, sophomore in nutrition and food management, $6,000 Helen J. and Harold Gilman Smith Native American Scholarship.

     

  • OHIO

    FINDLAY: Po-Pu Liu, graduate student in bioresource engineering, $4,000 Joel R. Friend Foreign Student Scholarship.

     

  • UTAH

    WOODS CROSS: Rachael Novak, senior in environmental science, $5,000 Helen J. and Harold Gilman Smith Native American Scholarship.

     

  • WASHINGTON

    MOUNT VERNON: Benjamin Dotson, senior in fisheries and wildlife, $1,000 Mike and Kay Brown Scholarship.
    PULLMAN: Megan Field, senior in natural resources, $1,500 Julia Gertrude Norse Scholarship.