The OSU Retirement Association 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 recipient and is awarded at the OSURA Annual Meeting in May. Funds are be distributed into student accounts for the upcoming academic year.

Applications are accepted at the beginning of January 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 ScholarDollars. Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.


  • Include a relevant copy of your current resume detailing dates and descriptions of current and past employment, along with your hometown, permanent address, phone number and OSU email address. Additionally, indicate the names and affiliations of your references for this scholarship.


  • 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 or former high school teachers 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

  • The above materials must be submitted through OSU ScholarDollars by the deadline listed above.


  • Call 541-737-4717 or send an email.