One of the most powerful ways you can touch the lives of others is by establishing an endowed scholarship. Scholarships allow talented students to pursue their dreams – and are essential to developing the next generation of skilled, compassionate health care professionals. You can establish a scholarship in your own name or to honor a loved one, mentor or friend. A scholarship makes a lifelong impact on the career of the person receiving it, and enables OHSU to attract the best students from Oregon and across the country.
Step 1: Determine Amount for Endowed Scholarship
A named endowed scholarship fund is designed to be permanent and perpetual and can be created with a gift or pledge of $50,000 or more. Pledges can be paid over a period of five years.
Step 2: Establish Scholarship Criteria
To ensure that your primary area of interest is addressed in a way that best benefits student scholarship needs, donors are encouraged to work with the OHSU Foundation to complete a gift agreement that outlines the aims and goals of the scholarship.
Step 3: Administration of Scholarship Funds
A selection committee reviews the scholarship applications submitted by students and selects the most deserving recipient(s) based on the donor-established criteria. Major contributors of a scholarship fund are notified annually when the scholarship recipient(s) has been selected and recipients often write a thank-you note to the donor, and in some cases, the recipient and donor are able to meet.