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. 

CHC Scholarship Applications for the 2023-24 academic year will open January 2023. Applications for all awards will open during winter term and will be due March 1, 2023 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


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 

  • Domestic Students - FAFSA/ORSAA must be completed no later than February 15th for scholarships that require demonstrated financial need 
  • International Students - ineligible to submit the FAFSA. Instead, international students must document financial need directly with International Student & Scholar Services in the Division of Global Engagement by submitting the Statement of Financial Need to intl@uoregon.edu
  • Remember that receiving a CHC scholarship will affect your financial aid package 

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

     


    List of Scholarships & 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. 

     


    Student Service to CHC
     

     • 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
    • Domestic Students - FAFSA/ORSAA must be completed no later than February 15th for scholarships that require demonstrated financial need 
    • International Students - ineligible to submit the FAFSA. Instead, international students must document financial need directly with International Student & Scholar Services in the Division of Global Engagement by submitting the Statement of Financial Need to intl@uoregon.edu
    • Remember that receiving a CHC scholarship will affect your financial aid package 

     • 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. 

     

     • 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. 

     

     • Robert Ousterhout Scholarship, $5,000.00

    This scholarship will provide support to a current CHC student with a preference for students majoring in the arts and humanities. The scholarship award may be used for all standard educational expenses, including tuition, Clark Honors College differential tuition, fees, books, miscellaneous supplies, and room and board. This scholarship will support students with demonstrated financial need, as determined through the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships.

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

     

     • The Dr. George Streisinger Memorial Scholarship Fund, $5,000

    - To provide support for students enrolled at the Robert D. Clark Honors College with primary preference to support students from middle-income households with low financial need and secondary preference for students with medium or high financial need as determined through the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships. The scholarship will be awarded to students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) subjects.

    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.

     
    Health & Science
     

     • 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. 

     


    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 provides support for one or more students enrolled in the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon who will study abroad in an approved UO study abroad program in the summer between their junior and senior years.

     

     • 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.  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.