Applications for 2017-2018 Scholarships are available in the shop and on the website on January 31, 2017!

Please click this link to see guidelines for the High School and Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Applications   

Please click this link for the High School 2017/2018 Application form.  **please note that this application deadline was March 13, 2017 and is now closed.  

Please click this link for the Non-Traditional Students 2017/2018 Application form.  **please note that this application is due March 27, 2017.    

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The OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop Foundation, a 501(c) (3) organization, offers scholarships to Benton County high school graduates and non-traditional women who will attend Oregon State University in the fall. In 2016, 28 scholarships of $2,700 each were awarded to 16 entering OSU freshman from Benton County high schools, 6 second year OSU students (previous Folk Club freshman recipients), and 6 OSU non-traditional women students. 

How to Apply 

The application forms are available on January 31 at the Thrift Shop at 144 NW 2nd St, most academic advising and financial aid offices at OSU and the counselors' offices at Benton County high schools as well as online. 

Please note! Different deadlines are in effect for the two types of scholarships! In 2017 Deadlines are March 13, 2017 for high school scholarships, and March 27, 2017 for non-traditional women scholarships. Please print out and complete the forms that are found via the appropriate links on this page and return with your application. You may also contact the scholarships chair by email or phone at the link listed below.   Thank you. 

Criteria of eligibility and number of scholarships offered may vary each year. 

For 2017-2018, these are the criteria: 

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS 

Who Can Apply 

The High School Scholarships ($3,000) are awarded to seniors who are residents of Benton County or who are graduating from a Benton County high school and will attend OSU full-time (12 credits/term) or full-time dual enrollment at LBCC and OSU with at least 6 credits per term at OSU in the academic year 2017-2018. These scholarships are made possible by the work of the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop in Corvallis. The principal criterion for this award is academic merit. 

Applications must be filled out using a computer or written in black or blue ink. Applications are available on this website (see link below) or at Benton County High Schools and the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop, 144 NW 2nd St., Corvallis. 

The following items MUST be submitted together in one complete application packet. Staple the first page of the application (cover sheet with instructions) to the application. Failure to include all items will disqualify the applicant. 

 

 Resume, following the format given. 

 A one-page, typed essay, in which you reflect on your attitudes, values, and experiences as you share something that has been particularly meaningful in your life. 

 Two references, at least one from a teacher; the second one from another teacher, employer, counselor, or community member of your choice. Each reference should include the attached Scholarship Reference form and no more than one extra page. 

 A copy of your most recent high school transcript. This must include your Fall Semester grades and show your SAT/ACT scores. 

 

SUBMIT COMPLETED PACKET TO: 

OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop Scholarship Committee 

Attention: Susan Klinkhammer, Chair 

3355 NW Harrison Blvd. 

Corvallis, OR 97330 

Do not send or deliver applications to the OSU Thrift Shop. 

DEADLINE: 

Completed applications are due Monday, March 13, 2017 

For questions, you may contact the Scholarship Chair at 541-758-0944, or by email at gsklink@gmail.com

 

NON-TRADITIONAL WOMEN SCHOLARSHIPS: 

The Non-Traditional Women Scholarships ($3,0000 each, full-time students or $1500 each, part-time students) are made possible by the work of the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop in Corvallis. These scholarships are awarded to women who are: 

~U.S. citizens and residents of either Benton County, Linn County or Monmouth or Independence in Polk County, 

~Age thirty (30) or older by the application deadline date, 

~Will be attending OSU in 2017-2018 as full-time or part-time students each term while pursuing a bachelor's, master's, or professional degree. (Ph.D. and Ed.D. candidates are not eligible) Full-time student requirement is 12 credits/term for undergraduates and 9 credits/term for graduate students. Part-time student requirement is 6 credits/term for undergraduates and 5 credits/term for graduate students. 

Preference is given to women who have had a break in their post-secondary studies and are returning after an absence. Students are only eligible to receive this scholarship twice. 

Principal criteria are financial need and merit. 

Applications should be filled out using a computer or written in blue or black ink. Applications are available on this website (see link below). 

The following items must be submitted together to make one complete packet. Failure to comply will disqualify the applicant. 

 A resume, following the format given. 

 A one-page essay in which you reflect on your attitudes, values, and experiences as you pursue your educational goals in the context of being a non-traditional student. 

 Two references, from a faculty member(s), employer, counselor, or community member. Each reference should use the provided form and be no more than one extra page. 

 Student copy of your OSU/college transcript(s). 

 Acknowledgement that you have completed the FAFSA forms 

 If you are entering OSU for the first time in Fall 2017, attach an official Letter of Admission. 

 

SUBMIT COMPLETED PACKET TO: 

OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop Scholarship Committee 

Attention: Susan Klinkhammer, chair 

3355 NW Harrison Blvd. 

Corvallis, OR 97330 

Do not send or deliver applications to the OSU Thrift Shop. 

DEADLINE: 

Completed applications are due Monday, March 27, 2017 

For questions, you may contact the Scholarship Chair at 541-758-0944, or by email at gsklink@gmail.com