OSU Folk Club Funds Two Scholarships

The Oregon State University Folk Club is an organization of over 300 current and former OSU female employees and wives/female partners of employees united in friendship and service to be of service to OSU and the community. 

Their thrift shop is open again Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., selling donated items, and has been awarding scholarships since 1930; last year the scholarships totaled nearly $30,000. 

Beginning January 10, 2022 two different applications will be available on their website until March 1.  

The High School Scholarship is for seniors who are either graduating from Benton County high schools or live in Benton County. To be considered, applicants must plan to attend OSU full-time or enroll in full-time dual enrollment Degree Partnership Program of Linn Benton Community College and OSU with at least six credits attending at OSU. The principal criterion for consideration is academic merit. 

The Non-Traditional Scholarship for Women is for women who will be 30 years or older by March 1, 2022 and who plan to attend OSU full time or part time, pursuing an undergraduate degree. The applicants must be eligible for in-state tuition. The scholarship for a full-time student (12 credits or more) will amount to $3,000 per year and for a part-time student (at least 6 credits) $1,500. The primary criteria are financial need and academic merit. 

The application for the scholarship will be available from January 3 until March 1. 

By Joanna Rosińska