The OSU Retirement Association (OSURA) provides scholarship support to undergraduate students at Oregon State University who are pursuing a course of study that may lead to a career promoting healthy aging. That term includes all aspects of “health” -- physical, emotional, social or financial.

The scholarship amount may be up to $2,400 per person and will be awarded at the OSURA Annual Meeting in May. Funds will be distributed into student accounts for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Applications will be accepted starting the beginning of January 2024 and the application period will close February 16, 2024. 

Currently enrolled OSU undergraduate students who have completed at least one academic year at OSU, have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above, and have at least one year of study remaining towards their first bachelor’s (BA or BS) degree, are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

All applications must be completed through OSU Scholar Dollars at Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered for the scholarship.


Include a relevant copy of your current resume along with your home town, permanent address, phone number and an OSU e-mail address and indicate the names and affiliations of your references for this scholarship application.  Please also include dates and descriptions of current and past employment.


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 may have completed towards this goal.

Reference Letters

Include letters of reference from two persons (such as an academic advisor, course instructor or research mentor from your academic major or college) who can address your academic studies, extracurricular or community activities, and relevant job positions (such as paid internships or volunteer service) 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. Do not use your parents, fellow students, former high school teachers and such, as references. 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.  This can be printed from your MyOregonState portal.  You do not need to provide an 'official transcript'. 

Submit Materials

All of the above material must be received by the above listed deadline through OSU Scholar Dollars at


Call 541-737-4717 or send an e-mail: [email protected]

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.