The OSU Retirement Association (OSURA) provides scholarship support to undergraduate students at Oregon State University who are engaged in a course of study that will allow them to pursue a career promoting healthy aging, where “healthy aging” may include any of the physical, mental, social and financial aspects of the aging process.

Currently enrolled OSU undergraduate students are encouraged to apply who have completed at least one academic year at OSU with a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or better, and will have at least one year of study yet to be completed towards their first bachelor’s (B.S./B.A.) degree.

Scholarship awards between $750 and $1,500 per student will be awarded at the OSURA Annual Meeting in May. Funds will be deposited into OSU student accounts for the 2017-18 academic year.

Applications are due Monday, March 6, 2017 by 4:30 PM.

How to Apply:
Please mail (or drop off) all the materials described below in one envelope to the address at the bottom. Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered for the scholarship. 

Include a relevant copy of your current resume. Please also provide us with your hometown, permanent address, phone number and an OSU email address and indicate the names and affiliations of your references for this scholarship application.

Prepare an essay not exceeding 500 words articulating how in your chosen career, you can contribute to the healthy aging of others. Include details of any activities you have completed towards this goal.

Reference Letters
Include letters of reference from two persons (e.g. your academic advisor, a course instructor or research mentor, from your academic major or college, etc.) who can address your academic studies, extracurricular school or community activities, and relevant job positions (e.g. paid, internships, volunteer, etc.) related to your interest in healthy aging. Please give a copy of the scholarship information and application instructions to your references and request that they comment on your potential to contribute to the healthy aging of others through your chosen career. Please do not use as references- parents, fellow students, former high school teachers, etc. Submit the references in sealed envelopes with the individual’s signature crossing the flap and the body of the envelope.

Attach an unofficial grade transcript of all your completed university work.

Submit Materials
All of the above material must be submitted (mailed or delivered) by Monday, March 6, 2017 by 4:30 PM to:

OSURA Scholarship Committee Chair
205 Adams Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

Call 541-737-4717 or send an email:

Established in 2002, the Oregon State University Retirement Association (OSURA) promotes collegial ties among all OSU retirees and between the retirees and the university community. OSURA provides opportunities for ongoing intellectual growth, social interaction, volunteerism, and service to the University and is a knowledgeable advocacy in support of retirees and the University.

2015-2016 Scholarship Award Recipients

Pictured from left to right:

OSURA 2015-2016 Scholarship Winners. From left: Gordon Reistad (OSURA Scholarship Chair 2015),
Stephanie Zhao, Briana Frink, Stefan Herrenbruck and Duy Nguyen. (Not pictured - Zach Goode).

To learn more about OSURA's 2015-16 scholarship recipients, click here. (Word Doc)

Past OSURA Scholarship Recipients