The Graduate School invites nominations for the Lenore Bayley Graduate Scholarship. This scholarship is provided through the Lenore Bayley Graduate Fellowship Fund and will be awarded to a domestic or international graduate student enrolled in an advanced degree program at Oregon State University during the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic performance and promise for the future.

Award Details

The Lenore Bayley Graduate Scholarship amount varies, but typically does not exceed $4,000. The scholarship will be disbursed in three installments throughout the academic year. Awards for less than an academic year will be pro-rated. This award may be offered in addition to a graduate assistantship or fellowship.


  • Student has submitted an application for graduate admission and is considered regularly admissible OR student is a current master’s or doctoral student
  • Students must be enrolled for at least 9 graduate credits each term (fall, winter, spring) during the 2020-2021 AY to receive the award

Evaluation Criteria

  • Quality of the student’s academic and professional goal statement
  • Quality of letter of nomination
  • Quality of student’s CV or résumé 
  • Quality of student’s previous academic achievement and scholarly productivity (as indicated by, publications, presentations, honors/awards, GPA, GRE scores, etc.)

Nomination Period

The nomination period begins on October 1, 2019. All nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m., March 2, 2020. Awards will be determined in April 2020.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations may be submitted by the student's graduate program director or department chair/head. Students may not apply directly for this award. Each unit (as defined by university major code) may nominate no more than one student (total) per award cycle.

It is the Graduate School’s policy that when nominating current undergraduates for Graduate School awards, the nominees must:

  1. have submitted/completed an application for graduate admission (with the exception of transcripts and other documents that may not yet be available), and
  2. be considered regularly admissible with respect to OSU’s minimum academic admissions requirements.

    Nomination Form

    Submit a nomination

    Nomination form overview

    In the online nomination form, nominators will be required to prepare/upload the following materials as one PDF document using the following file name convention:
    "Nominee's Last Name_Department_Bayley.pdf", and upload it through the nomination form.

    1. Statement from the student describing their academic and professional goals and direction as they relate to their chosen field
    2. Letter from student's major professor or unit chair/head describing the academic merit of the student, anticipated degree completion, and the student’s academic and professional strengths that point to the student’s promise for the future in their chosen field  
    3. A copy of the student’s résumé or curriculum vitae