University Scholarship Committee
Final Report to University Senate May 2004
Charge of General University Scholarship Committee:
The Committee on Scholarships shall be responsible to advise the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships 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. The committee shall also determine successful applicants and level of aid.
Heather Bottorff (Lundquist College of Business), Daniel Close, Chair (Education), Kevin Curtin (Student), Carla Gary (Multicultural Affairs), Jim Gilmour (Student Financial Aid & Scholarships), Michelle Holdway, Convener (Student Financial Aid & Scholarships), Mark Johnson (Philosophy), Dean Livelybrooks (Physics), Virginia Lo (Computer Science), Kathryn Lucktenberg (Music), Steve Matsunaga (Accounting), Larry Morrison (UO Foundation), Kay Olsen (UO Development), Martha Pitts (Admissions), Bill Ryan (Journalism), Glennis Yost, Committee Assistant (Student Financial Aid & Scholarships).
525 students were paid $1,506,046 from 61 separate funds for the 2003-04 academic year. Annual scholarship awards ranged from $750 to $5,400. Awards were made from the following funds: Robert Booth, J. H. Bosard, Bowerman, Roland Bradley, Edith Chambers, Class of 1935, Coca-Cola, Cossman Memorial, Frances Corteau, Norton Cowden, Leon A Culbertson, Henry and Ethel Ditzel, Craig Eagleson, Enchanted Valley, William Frager Memorial, General Donation, General Development, Charles F. Goettling, Jr, Alison Hearn Memorial, Marion Hearn Memorial, Elma Hendricks, Hendricks-Goodrich, Harry and David Holmes, Louise Ingle, Richard W. Johnson, R.C. Jones, Ida M. Kleist, Robert Knapp Memorial, Charles Koyl II, Clarice Krieg, Helen Martin, Eve H McCool, Merit Tuition, Edwin A. Meserve Class of 1935, Grace Morris, Andrew Moursund, Clara Nasholm, Oregon Dads, Joni Paulson, Rockwell, Loretta S. Rossman, Archie and Lilith Ruff, Mary E. Russell, Edward Farrell Rust, Dorothy Sherman, Julio Silva, Joseph K. Starr, William H. Stenhjem, Jr., Stetson, Ethel and Laverne Stone, William W. Stout, C.P. Tillman, Weatherbee, Paul and Helen Weiser, Margaret Winbigler, Juan Young Trust, Lois Zimmerman, UO Presidential, and Presidential and Laurel Fee Remission.
The committee held three formal meetings throughout the academic year. Fall term the charge and calendar were presented to the committee members, the system of evaluation was discussed, and members of admission and financial aid staff were authorized to serve as evaluators of freshmen applications. During the winter term meeting a chair was elected, file reader training was conducted, and file distribution discussed. Each committee member was responsible to evaluate up to 150 applications. Applicant files were evaluated based on the following: 1) the student’s academic profile, including quality of coursework, grade point average, test scores and other academic achievements; 2) the faculty letter of recommendation; 3) the student’s level of commitment to extra-curricular activities; 4) quality of written essay. During spring term, the full committee met to select 2004-2005 Bowerman recipients, choosing 8outstanding senior students, providing awards of $5000 each. Recommendations were made for the 2004-2005 school year’s scholarship application, evaluation, and process.
2003-04 Applicants & Awards
24%, 749 of the 3121 applicants were offered a scholarship.