2024-25 Scholarship Applications will open in early 2024!

Students will be invited to begin submitting application materials for the 2024-25 scholarship cycle in early April 2024.

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This year, students will need to apply through the ScholarDollars portal: http://beav.es/scholardollars.

To locate the appropriate scholarship, please login to ScholarDollars and navigate to the “Applications” tab on your dashboard. The SWLF applications will be listed there for all SWLF students.

Questions about ScholarDollars? Please contact OSU’s Scholarship Office:
ScholarDollars@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-1125.

 

SWLF will host its Scholarship and Awards Ceremony in early June.

SIGURD H. PETERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP for Incoming First-year students

The Peterson Scholarship provides $5,000 a year for up to four years for high-achieving incoming first-year students who intend to major in English or Creative Writing. The recipient must maintain a 3.5 GPA in the English or Creative Writing major and a 3.0 GPA in their general course of study. Multiple scholarships may be awarded.

Congratulations to the 2023-24 recipient: Ava Wittman.

SIGURD H. PETERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP for Current English or Creative Writing Majors

Provides a award of $5,000 for an English or Creative Writing major.

Congratulations to the 2023-24 recipients: Liam Murphy and Flora Snowden.

 

BERNARD MALAMUD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP for Current English or Creative Writing Majors

Provides a $2,000 award for sophomore, junior, or senior students. Applicants must be English or Creative Writing majors with full-time status. The recipient must have a 3.5 GPA in the English or Creative Writing major at the time of application.

Congratulations to 2023-24 recipient: Jay Schoepflin.

 

MARY HOLADAY MURRAY SCHOLARSHIP for Current English or Creative Writing Majors

Provides a $1,500 award for any English or Creative Writing majors with full-time status.

Congratulations to the 2023-24 recipients: Daphne Komut and Alexandra Wood.

 

RALEIGH CLARE DICKINSON SCHOLARSHIP for Current English or Creative Writing Majors

Provides a $1,000 award for any English or Creative Writing majors with full-time status.

Congratulations to the 2023-24 recipient: Katherine Burges.

 

IRWIN C. HARRIS LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP

Provides a $1,500 award for any student during the following academic year. Applicants must have shown interest in a career in Journalism and be involved in student media or student government activities.

Congratulations to the 2023-24 recipient: Alexander Banks.

 

Eric Gakstatter Family Journalism Scholarship

Provides a cash award for a student who contributes to journalism excellence at Oregon State University.

Congratulations to the 2023-24 recipients: Emma Coke and Cailan Menius-Rash.

 

Goldstein Journalism Scholarship

Provides a cash award for a student who contributes to journalism excellence at Oregon State University.

Congratulations to the 2023-24 recipients: Ashley Estevan, Karissa Kyker, Katelyn Livermore, and Zeva Rosenbaum.

The School of Writing, Literature, and Film at Oregon State University recognizes the challenges that students face in paying for their college education.  To offset some of these costs, we have actively pursued donors for tuition scholarships for as many students as possible, and you can find information about these awards below.  The application deadline for these awards is typically mid-April.

We have also instituted a 4-year graduation guarantee to ensure that our students graduate into successful careers in a timely fashion.

We encourage all interested applicants to consult the Oregon State Financial Aid website: https://financialaid.oregonstate.edu/application-and-processing

Many of our students have found jobs at Oregon State through the Office of University Human Resources: https://hr.oregonstate.edu/student-employment.

We are also committed to keeping textbook costs for our courses low, and when possible, we have participated in the Open Textbook Initiative at Oregon State.

For further instructions on applying for any of these scholarships, please contact our academic advisor Liddy Detar.