Clark Honors College Scholarships and Awards

Through the generosity of our alumni and friends of the college, the following scholarships and awards are available to currently enrolled Clark Honors College students. All CHC scholarships and awards are alphabetized by category below. Funds are processed by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and are applied to the student’s billing account during the academic year following the academic year awards are made. Unless otherwise noted, students may re-apply each year. 

Applications for all awards are due March 1st, 2021 by 5:00pm. Applications must be submitted online via the Robert D. Clark Canvas site. If you have any questions regarding scholarships and awards, please contact Paula Braswell, CHC Director of Admissions, at paulab@uoregon.edu


To Apply 

Submit a complete application online via the Robert D. Clark Canvas site (log-in required): 

  • Application form 
  • 500-word essay  
  • Additional materials required for specific scholarships to which you are applying 

How to write one essay when applying for six different scholarships: In the first paragraph summarize your academic accomplishments and future plans. In the second and third paragraphs address specific requirements of particular scholarships. You can go over one page if necessary.  

Do not submit additional materials (transcripts, recommendations, résumé, list of volunteer activities) unless required for specific scholarships. 

Application materials must be submitted online by 5:00 pm on March 1st


Eligibility Requirements 

  • Completion of one full year in Clark Honors College at the time of application 
  • First year and recent transfer students are not eligible 
  • Good academic standing 
  • Planning to enroll full-time (minimum 12 credits per term) for the entire following academic year, unless otherwise noted 

Think Ahead 

  • The FAFSA/ORSAA must be completed no later than February 15th for scholarships that require demonstrated financial need 
  • Remember that receiving a CHC scholarship will affect your financial aid package 

 


SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS (please note that dollar amounts are the maximum that can be awarded and may in some circumstances be split among multiple awardees) 

 

Academic Excellence 

All Academic Excellence awards require that students have a minimum 3.7 GPA at the time of application. 

 

• Andrea Gellatly Memorial Scholarship, $1,000.00 

This scholarship is awarded to a woman beginning her final year in Clark Honors College who has demonstrated academic excellence, breadth of interest, and social concern--all of which characterized the late Ms. Andrea Gellatly in her short but influential life. 

Additional Requirements: Applicants must submit a resumé detailing their interests and activities in the area of social concern. If applicants plan to complete their degree in three years, they must state this fact on their application. 

• Ira and Eleanor Wong Scholarship, $1,000.00 

This scholarship is awarded to a CHC student who has demonstrated academic merit. 

• Jean Wittemyer Memorial Scholarship, $2,000.00 

This scholarship is awarded to a CHC student who shows exceptional promise for achievement, as evidenced by GPA, originality of research, or other applicable criteria.  

• Willma Wittemyer Memorial Scholastic Achievement Prize, $650.00 

This scholarship is awarded to a CHC student going into their final year in Clark Honors College who has demonstrated significant academic progress, and the promise of further outstanding achievement. 

Additional Requirements: If applicants plan to complete their degree in three years, they must state this fact on their application. 


Clark Honors College Service Award, $500.00 

This scholarship is awarded to a student who has made significant contributions to the CHC community. 


Financial Need 

The FAFSA/ORSAA must be completed no later than February 15th for scholarships that require demonstrated financial need 

Bowman-Siegel Family Scholarship, $3,000.00 

Students within any academic discipline may apply for this scholarship, which provides support up to the cost of one year of CHC differential tuition. 

Additional Requirements: Applicants must file a FAFSA/ORSAA with the UO Office of Financial Aid by February 15th in order to be considered. Preference is for students who do not receive a CHC differential tuition waiver from the UO Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. 

• Joy Poust Scholarship, $2,000.00 

This scholarship is awarded based on financial need as defined by UO Office of Financial Aid. 

Additional Requirements: Applicants must file a FAFSA/ORSAA with the UO Office of Financial Aid by February 15th in order to be considered. 

• Professor Ray Hyman aka The Merry Mystic Scholarship, $2,000 

This scholarship is awarded to a CHC student who needs assistance with expenses related to attending the university, including but not limited to, tuition, fees, books, miscellaneous supplies, room and board. Recipients may study or major in any discipline at the University of Oregon. Preference will be given to students actively making connections across academic disciplines and with demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. 

Additional Requirements: Applicants must file a FAFSA/ORSAA with the UO Office of Financial Aid by February 15th in order to be considered. 

• Weinandy Scholarship, $1,000.00

This scholarship is meant to support CHC students with demonstrated financial need as well as to contribute to the university’s commitment to a diverse student population.

Additional Requirements: Applicants must file a FAFSA/ORSAA with the UO Office of Financial Aid by February 15th in order to be considered.

 


Health & Science

Alex Bates Scholarship, $2,500.00 

This scholarship is awarded to a Clark Honors College student majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) from a middle-income household with low financial need, as determined through the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (FAFSA/ORSAA). 

Additional Requirements: Applicants must file a FAFSA/ORSAA with the UO Office of Financial Aid by February 15th in order to be considered. 

 

• Edward C. Sargent III Scholarship, $2,000.00 

This scholarship is awarded to a CHC student majoring in a pre-health care field who combines the qualities of idealism, commitment to humanity, openness to alternatives, love of the outdoors, and an interest in preserving the environment. 

Additional Requirements: Applicants must submit a résumé detailing their volunteer activities in the areas mentioned. 

 


International Students 

• Shephard Family Scholarship for International Students, $1,500.00 

This scholarship is available to applicants from two distinct categories: 

  1.  International students living outside the United States who have been accepted into Clark Honors College 
  2. International students who have completed at least one year at Clark Honors College. 

Preference is given to incoming first year students. 

Study Abroad 

Award of study abroad scholarships is contingent upon the viability of international travel and UO study abroad programs during the pandemic. Please contact Paula Braswell, CHC Director of Admissions, at paulab@uoregon.edu, for updates on the status of these awards for 2021-22. 

 

• The Julie Tripp Fellowship, $5,000.00 

The Julie Tripp Fellowship was founded to provide support for one or more students enrolled in the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon who will study, explore, and/or conduct research requiring domestic or international travel to one or two countries over a six-week period during the summer between their junior and senior years (travel can be associated with a formal study abroad program, although preference is for international experiences not affiliated with formal study abroad programs). Funds may be used to assist students with expenses related to, including but not limited to, travel, tuition, fees, books, lodging, meals, passports, visas, or other related research or educational expenses. Two $5,000 fellowships will be awarded to current CHC juniors for use during the summer following their third year of study. Students can apply for the Tripp Fellowship via the CHC’s annual scholarship application process. The online application will open the first week of winter term and will remain open through March 1st each year. Students can contact Elizabeth Raisanen, Assistant Dean of Advising & Strategic Partnerships, with questions about the Tripp Fellowship. Applicants must submit a creative project about their experience (e.g. a video, photo album, or sketchbook) to the fellowship donor upon their return. 

Additional Requirements: Applicants for the Julie Tripp Fellowship must upload a separate statement of interest (500 - 1,000 words) that: a) Addresses why you are applying for the Tripp Fellowship. What do you hope to get out of this 6-week experience abroad between your junior and senior years? b) Describes the project that you would like to work on for 6 weeks over the following summer. What are your goals for the project? What opportunities and challenges do you anticipate you will encounter in pursuing your project? c) Identifies up to two foreign countries that you intend to travel to in order to pursue your project, as well as where within the countries you expect to travel. Please note that Tripp Fellows must remain outside countries that are U.S. State Department Level 3 or 4 (or areas within countries listed as "Do Not Travel" and "Reconsider Travel"), on Treasury Embargo, or designated as CDC Level 3, d) Explains how the funding (the Tripp Fellowship is in the amount of $5,000) and time spent abroad will help you to pursue your project. e) Identifies a UO faculty member (either inside or outside of the CHC) who can serve as a reference upon request (although no letter of recommendation will be required). Applicants for the Tripp Fellowship must also upload a current resume, a proposed budget, and an unofficial UO transcript. 

 

• Louise Bishop Study Abroad Scholarship, $1,500.00 

This scholarship is awarded to a Clark Honors College student who will study, intern, or conduct research outside the United States. 

 

• Roger and Ginny Reich Scholarship, $1,000.00 

This scholarship is awarded to a CHC student pursuing a minimum of one full term in an approved UO study abroad program. 

 

• Shephard Family Scholarship for Study Abroad, $1,500.00 

This scholarship is awarded to a CHC student pursuing foreign language study in an approved UO study abroad program. Although preference is given to students spending one full year abroad, other applicants spending only one or two terms abroad will be considered. 


Student Work in the CHC Classroom 

• Owens Writing Award, $500.00 

Larry Owens, a former professor in the Clark Honors College, and his wife Janet Owens have established a writing award to promote exceptional research and writing techniques at the Robert D. Clark Honors College. This $500 annual award is for an outstanding research paper written for an honors college class during the previous calendar year. Only one essay entry per student per year. 

Additional Requirements: Applicants for the Owens Writing Award must submit a research paper that meets the following criteria: 

  • Must be a research paper with full bibliographic apparatus, though citation style may vary. 
  • Minimum of 8 pages in length, exclusive of bibliography, double-spaced with 12-point Times New Roman font and 1-inch margins on all sides. 
  • Must have been written for a CHC course during the previous calendar year. Please note the HC course number and name of the class, the instructor, and the term during which the course was taken on the first page of the essay. 

♦ Essay must have received an 'A' in the class it was written for – documentation of essay grade is required


Thesis Awards 

• Carol Carver “Pay It Forward” Thesis Award, $2,000.00 

The Carol Carver “Pay It Forward” Thesis Award supports undergraduate students enrolled in the Clark Honors College working on thesis research on any subject. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Award is non-renewable. 

Additional Requirements: CHC students who complete the CHC's annual scholarship application and who discuss their thesis plans in their scholarship essay will be considered for this award. Applicants must file a FAFSA/ORSAA with the UO Office of Financial Aid by February 15th in order to be considered. 

• Frank Herbert Mingle Thesis Award, $4,000.00  

The Frank Herbert Mingle Thesis Award supports undergraduate students enrolled in the Clark Honors College who are engaged in thesis research on a subject within the humanities or social sciences, including disciplines such as Art; Art History; Cinema Studies; Classics; Creative Writing; Cultural Anthropology; History; Languages; Literature; Asian, African American, European, and Latin American Studies; Philosophy; Political Science; Religious Studies; Theater Arts Studies; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The maximum award amount is $4,000. The award may be used to defray costs such as travel, lodging, research expenses, copying, presentations, etc. connected with the CHC thesis. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Award is non-renewable. 

Additional Requirements: CHC students who complete the CHC’s annual scholarship application and who discuss their thesis plans in their scholarship essay will be considered for this award. 

• Wigham Family Thesis Prize, $1,000.00 

This scholarship is awarded to a CHC student who has demonstrated significant academic progress, and the promise of further outstanding achievement. First consideration is given to Canadian residents. Students going into their final year in Clark Honors College are eligible. 

Additional Requirements: Applicants must discuss their thesis project in detail in their essay. If applicants plan to complete their degree in three years, they must state this fact on their application.