The Committee on Scholarships

The following information is taken from Motion US00/01-6 which revises the charges to the standing University Committees.


The Committee on Scholarships shall be responsible to advise the Office of Financial Aid on policy and procedures for the awarding of scholarships, and to participate in the review of applications and the selection of candidates for scholarships. The committee shall determine the criteria for the awarding of scholarships and shall review applicant files. Successful applicants and level of aid shall also be determined by the committee.


Membership of the Committee on Scholarships is not fixed and includes at least one teaching faculty member from each of the professional schools and each of the 3 major divisions (Humanities, Social Science and Natural Science) within the College of Arts and Sciences. Traditionally membership consists of 10-12 teaching faculty, 2 students (who are recused from reviewing applications from their peer group), plus the following ex officio members: Director of Admissions, Vice Provost for Student Affairs or designee, Director of Financial Aid, Director of Multicultural Affairs or designee, and Director of U.O. Foundation or designee.


The Committee on Scholarships shall report to the University Senate. At a minimum this report shall be in the form of an annual written report submitted by the Committee Chair to the Secretary of the University Senate no later than the final University Senate meeting in May. The committee shall also make additional written or oral reports to the Senate as necessary.

See also US01/02-4 which is a process for filling vacancies on elected committees:

7.1 Since 1991-92, all non-elected committees established by faculty legislation are appointed by the Committee on Committees, a committee appointed by the University Senate. The Secretary of the Faculty shall coordinate the elections of faculty to elective committees. The secretary shall arrange for the filling of vacancies on elected committees and councils by notifying the next eligible candidate, determined in descending order of the number of votes received in the most recent election for the relevant committee or council. If no eligible candidate is available to fill the vacancy, the Senate Executive Committee, with advice and recommendations from the Committee on Committees, shall appoint an eligible faculty member to fill the vacancy until the next regular election cycle. Filling a vacancy shall not preclude the appointee from standing for election to the same committee or council during the next election cycle if eligible. 

Reports to the Senate

  • Spring 2002
  • Spring 2003
  • Spring 2004
  • Spring 2006
  • Spring 2007
  • June 2009


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