Sherm and Wanda Olsrud
 Scholarships

 

The Olsrud Scholarship Fund

  This is a $2,000.00 renewable scholarship fund and is administered by the Oregon Community Foundation who uses the Oregon Student Assistance Commission to determine the recipient.

The requirements are:

  1. This fund is open to graduating seniors of Douglas, Jackson, Josephine and Klamath Counties.
  2. Must have a GPA of 2.50 – 3.75
  3. Colleges: Public and nonprofit only
  4. FAFSA: Required - based on financial need
  5. Prior recipients may apply – compete annually

  

To apply, go to www.OregonStudentAid.gov and fill out the application.  To view this scholarship, click on scholarships. 
Then select Catalog of ASAC Scholarships and scroll down to Olsrud.  The Scholarship code for this fund is 378.

Deadline
Applications are available in mid-October for the following school year.  The application dead-line is March 1st for the school year following March 1st.  (note – the Oregon Student Assistance Commission has an early bird incentive.  Those turning in their completed applications prior to February 15th will be eligible to enter a drawing for a $500.00 extra scholarship)

 

The Olsrud 4H and FFA Scholarship Fund

   This is a $2,000.00 renewable scholarship fund and is administered by the Oregon Community Foundation who uses the Oregon Student Assistance Commission to determine the recipient.

The requirements are:

  1. This fund is open to graduating seniors (including GED recipients and home-schooled seniors) of Douglas, Jackson, Josephine and Klamath Counties.
  2. Must have a GPA of 2.50+
  3. Activities: Evidence in Activities Chart of two+ years of participation in 4-H or FFA programs during high school
  4. Collleges: Public and nonprofit only
  5. FAFSA: Required - based on financial need
  6. Prior recipients may apply – compete annually
  7. Essay: Explain why you are seeking this scholarship. (Length: 1 page)

 

To apply, go to www.OregonStudentAid.gov and fill out the application.  To view this scholarship, click on scholarships. 
Then select Catalog of ASAC Scholarships and scroll down to Olsrud.  The Scholarship code for this fund is 505.

Deadline
Applications are available in mid-October for the following school year.  The application dead-line is March 1st for the school year following March 1st.  (note – the Oregon Student Assistance Commission has an early bird incentive.  Those turning in their completed applications prior to February 15th will be eligible to enter a drawing for a $500.00 extra scholarship)

 

The Sherm and Wanda Olsrud Endowed Scholarship

   This scholarship is available only for those attending Southern Oregon University.

Qualifications

  • Award will be based primarily on financial need.
  • Community involvement will be of secondary consideration.
  • Academic achievement will be the third selection criterion.
  • Must be accepted to Southern Oregon University, and, if a current student, must be in "good academic standing."
  • A current recipient will be given preference over a new one.

Terms of Assistance

  • The award will be for full in-state tuition/fees with only one award of a lesser amount. The number of awards issued will be determined by the expenditure policies of the SOU Foundation, which may be changed from time to time by the Foundation’s board of directors.
  • The recipient must remain a full time student during the period of the award.
  • The tuition will be credited directly to the students’ accounts in three equal payments at the beginning of fall, winter and spring.
  • The recipients are requested to send a letter of thanks c/o SOU Foundation, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, OR 97520 prior to the distribution of the initial amount.

How to Apply

  • Complete the Southern Online Scholarship Application (SOSA). Details available at http://www.sou.edu/enrollment/financial-aid/scholarships/.
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Attach an unofficial transcript of previous academic work.
  • Provide letters of recommendation per instructions on the web site.

Deadline

   The application dead-line is March 1st for the school year following March 1st. 
Check with the SOU Office of Financial Aid http://www.sou.edu/enrollment/financial-aid/scholarships/.  Send all requested materials to the Financial Aid Office, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, OR 97520.

 

 

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