The Graduate School invites nominations for the Eric Englund Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to domestic or international graduates of Oregon State University who are pursuing a graduate major in one or more of the following fields:

  • Applied Economics (preferably, but not exclusively, in its international aspects)
  • Kinesiology
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Nutrition

Award Details

Two scholarships are anticipated for the 2020-21 academic year. Award amounts vary, but typically will not exceed $2,000. This award may be offered in addition to a graduate assistantship or fellowship.


  • Students must be a graduate of any bachelor's or post-graduate degree program at Oregon State University*
    *Those expecting to receive either a bachelor's or post-graduate degree from OSU by June 2020 may also apply
  • Students must be pursuing a graduate major in one or more of the following fields: Applied Economics, Kinesiology, Human Development and Family Studies, or Nutrition
  • Students must be enrolled for at least 9 graduate credits for the fall 2020 term to receive the award
  • Previous recipients are not eligible

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 GPA, GRE scores, publications, presentations, honors/awards, 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:

"Student's last name_grad program_Englund.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
  4. Optional Supplemental Materials
    1. Examples of supplemental materials that may be included, but are not required, in the nomination packet are: transcripts of post-high school academic work, including current OSU graduate transcript if applicable, GRE or other relevant test scores, etc.