Undergraduate Scholarships Awarded by CCE & COE
Shown below is a list of scholarships currently awarded by the School of Civil and Construction Engineering and the College of Engineering. Students will be considered for all of the listed scholarships through the submission of a single application (see College of Engineering Awards section, current OSU students can apply for scholarships here). Applications are accepted after December 1 and are due February 15. Notifications of awards are made in June for scholarships distributed the following academic year. First-year student scholarship applications are available from the Office of Admissions and should be postmarked by February 15.
CCE awards 125-150 scholarships each academic year, ranging from $600 to $5,000, totaling over $250,000! All scholarships are awarded under the assumption that the recipient will be enrolled full-time for the entire academic year (three quarters). The full award amount is divided into three equal portions with one-third awarded each term. Students not enrolled full-time will not receive the full amount of the award. Scholarships awards are not available for summer term. Most scholarships are limited to students currently enrolled full-time at OSU; a few scholarships may be available for new or transfer students.
CCE SCHOOL AWARDS
DANIEL APPLEGATE MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Daniel Applegate received his BSCE in 1933 and worked for the US Bureau of Reclamation for 42 years. This endowed scholarship in his memory is awarded to civil engineering majors who demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in the CE profession expressed through participation in the student chapters of professional societies, academics, and financial need.
THE BEAVERS/R.L. POLVI HEAVY CONSTRUCTION ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Founded in 1955, The Beavers is a social, honorary organization formed, organized and managed by the construction companies and individuals who are or have engaged in heavy engineering construction. The purpose of the Beavers is to promote goodwill, friendliness and consideration within the heavy engineering construction industry; to give recognition to those men and women who have demonstrated particular skill, responsibility and integrity; and to encourage and support entry of promising young individuals into heavy engineering construction. Robert Polvi, past president of The Beavers, through The Beavers Charitable Trust, was instrumental in establishing the endowed scholarship fund at OSU which provides scholarships to construction management and civil engineering students who plan to pursue a career in heavy construction. Recipients must be US citizens and demonstrate financial need.
BECHTEL CORPORATION ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Bechtel’s six global business units provide engineering, construction, and management services for major projects in a wide range of industries: civil infrastructure; communications; mining and metals; oil, gas and chemicals; power; and US government services. Contributions from Bechtel Corporation to the CEM program were used to create an endowed scholarship fund. Earnings from this fund provide scholarships to students in good academic standing majoring in Construction Engineering Management.
JAY W. and GLADYS BLAIR ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Mrs. Gladys Blair established this scholarship in memory of her late husband to further the career of a deserving civil engineering transportation student. Mr. Blair was a 1942 civil engineering graduate. Other selection criteria include financial need and preference to students from the Northwest.
HARLAN E. BROWN MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
This memorial fund was established from the Estate of Barbara J. Brown in memory of her husband Harlan E. Brown. Awarded to a CE student strong in academics, with creativity in problem solving and financial need.
CARL E. CARLSON MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Carl Carlson was a 1943 civil engineering graduate who specialized in the area of water purification. His sister, Ruby Carlson established this endowed scholarship in his memory to be awarded to CE or CEM students in good academic standing, with financial need and an interest in water purification and the environment.
CIVIL ENGNIEERING GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP
Departmental scholarship fund established with private contributions. Awards are made to full-time civil engineering undergraduate students in good academic standing.
G.L. and J.C. COMPTON MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
In 1995, Jay Compton, a 1979 graduate of the CEM Program, and John C. Compton, Jay’s father, established this scholarship fund in memory of J.C. (James Crawford) Compton (Jay’s grandfather and John’s father) and G.L. (Jake) Compton (Jay’s great-uncle and John’s uncle). Scholarship recipients must have an expressed interest in a career in highway construction and be a professional-level CE or CEM major.
J.E. DUNN NORTHWEST SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2002 by J.E. Dunn NW Construction Co. for CEM professional-level students planning to pursue a career in building construction. Additionally, recipients must be legal residents of the US, in good academic standing, and exhibit financial need. The company offers internship opportunities for recipients.
HARRY and JACK HAMILTON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Established by Hamilton Construction in 2002 on Jack Hamilton’s retirement, the fund honors Jack and his father Harry, who founded Hamilton Construction in 1940. Hamilton Construction is a general contractor that does extensive highway, bridge and structural projects. Recipients must be full-time, professional level undergraduate or graduate students majoring in CE or CEM who have expressed a desire to work in the field of heavy highway construction.
OTTO HERMANN MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Otto Hermann graduated with a BSCE in 1922, when OSU was still the Oregon Agricultural College. His long career in construction culminated in his ownership of Bridge Construction Company, spending many years building bridges and dams in the West. Recipients must be seniors in CEM or CE with a GPA over 2.5 and desire to pursue a career in the construction industry.
HOFFMAN CONSTRUCTION SCHOLARSHIP
Hoffman Construction was started in 1922 and has grown to one of the largest commercial general contracting firms in the US. This year’s awards will be given to CE and CEM students who completed a successful summer internship with the company and are renewable for the following year.
GLEN W. HOLCOMB HONORARY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Prof. Holcomb was a long-time faculty member of the Civil Engineering Department, joining the staff in 1920 and retiring as department head in 1966. He was active in campus, civic and professional activities, serving as National ASCE President in 1961. Friends and family of Prof. Holcomb established the scholarship endowment in recognition of his contributions to the university and the civil engineering profession. Scholarship criteria includes academics, junior or senior standing, and an interest in structural, civil, or construction engineering.
FRANCIS S. LANDRUM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
In 1953, Mr. Landrum and his wife Patricia founded Fremont Glass & Millwork in Klamath Falls, producing millworks, glazing and cabinets until 1986, when his sons took over. Known today as Fremont Millwork Co., the company was named after his favorite historical figure, John C. Freemont, a Northwest explorer, surveyor, and one-time presidential candidate. Landrum was passionate about Oregon and Northwest history and was known as an authority on the Modoc Indian War, on which he published a book. Mr. Landrum’s one regret was not having completed college—he attended OSU only four terms. He did, however, instill the value of education in his sons who both graduated from OSU. His sons created this scholarship to honor a CE undergraduate student in good standing, with US citizenship, financial need, and an interest in structural engineering.
FRED H. MADIGAN MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Mr. Madigan graduated from OSU in civil engineering in 1943. His distinguished career in the profession took him throughout the world. He was a life member of ASCE, NSPE, SEA and Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He passed away in December 1990. Scholarships are given to undergraduates in CCE.
MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION of AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP
National MCAA and the Oregon Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association (PMCA) provide scholarship funding for students interested in careers with mechanical contractors. The on-going support of both MCAA and PMCA creates scholarship and professional opportunities for students. Recipients of these awards are construction engineering management or civil engineering students who generally experience internships with mechanical contractors. This year’s awards will be made winter term.
JIM McCALL MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Jim McCall graduated from OSU with a BSCE in 1967. During the summer of 1968 he was killed in a tank explosion while working for Chicago Bridge and Iron. His parents, Chicago Bridge and Iron, and other friends established this endowment fund in his memory. Recipients must be seniors.
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
In 2006 the Oregon-Columbia and the Pacific-Cascades Chapters of NECA established this scholarship endowment fund to support students interested in careers in electrical contracting. The continued support of NECA generates scholarship and professional opportunities for students. Recipients are construction engineering management or civil engineering majors who generally experience internships with electrical contractors. This year’s awards will be made winter term.
NORTHCUTT AGC STUDENT CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP
In 1991 the Ray Northcutt Trust established this scholarship fund for Associated General Contractors Student Chapter members majoring in construction engineering management.
WILLIAM and VICKI PAHL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
William “Bill” Pahl is a 1970 CEM graduate who retired after a long, successful career with Kiewit Pacific Co. He and his wife Vicki established this endowed scholarship for professional level CEM majors, in good academic standing, with a career interest in heavy-civil construction.
PBS ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP in ENGINEERING
PBS Engineering + Environmental provides professional consulting and management services throughout eight offices in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Core services include: geo-environmental, geotechnical and civil engineering, health and safety, and natural resource planning and offering experienced local staff and responsive project delivery services to a broad range of public and private clients. Scholarship recipients must be full-time, professional-level undergraduates in civil engineering with an interest in geotechnical engineering and a 3.25 GPA or above. During 2008-13, the PBS Scholarship will be awarded in honor of Jack and Jan McGowan, retired from Oregon SOLV.
EMERITUS PROFESSOR HAL PRITCHETT HONORARY SCHOLARSHIP sponsored by GRANITE CONSTRUCTION
Established in honor of Prof. Emeritus Hal Pritchett, aka “Father of the OSU/CEM Program” by Granite Construction. Because of a strong belief in ethics and professionalism by both Prof. Pritchett and Granite Construction, candidates for this award are screened for these attributes. Recipient must be strong academically, plan to pursue a career in highway/heavy/civil construction, demonstrate leadership qualities and participate in extracurricular activities including campus, civic and/or professional.
MELVIN SCHMOKEL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
In 2004, the children of Melvin “Mike” Schmokel established this scholarship in his memory. Mr. Schmokel grew up near Tualatin, attended Oregon State College and received a BSCE in 1939. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He was an avid fan of OSU and OSU sports, especially football. All five children also graduated from Oregon State. Mr. Schmokel worked for Mobil Oil for 28 years, eventually becoming general manager for the Portland operation. Mike was a Boy Scout leader for 15 years. He was a devoted father and husband and instilled in his children love of the outdoors and a general appreciation for the State of Oregon. Scholarship criteria include full-time CE or CEM undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing with financial need.
COLONEL and MRS. ROBERT SCOTT MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Col. Scott was an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers for many years. Though a civil engineering graduate from Ohio University, he developed a “fondness and admiration” for the young engineers from OSU he worked with over the years. Col. and Mrs. Scott had no children of their own, but established this endowed scholarship to assist “young people in college.” Scholarship criteria are include academic achievement and financial need, and is awarded to junior, senior, and graduate level students in CCE.
COL. and MRS. ROBERT SCOTT MEMORIAL FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIP
The Colonel and Mrs. Robert Scott Memorial Endowed Scholarship funds are awarded to first-year students. Selection criteria includes academic achievement and financial need.
COL. and MRS. ROBERT SCOTT PRE-ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
Colonel and Mrs. Robert Scott Memorial Endowed Scholarship funds are awarded to pre-engineering students in CCE. Selection criteria includes academic achievement and financial need.
LILO and RICHARD SMITH ENDOWED TRANSPORTATION SCHOLARSHIP
Richard Smith received his BSCE from OSU in 1957, and subsequent degrees from Yale University, University of California-Irvine and California State University-Sacramento. He was a member of Sigma Tau and Tau Beta Pi. He spent 30 years with the California Department of Transportation. Liselotte L. Smith, born and educated in Germany, was fluent in three languages. Awarded to undergraduate students interested in transportation with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
CLYDE and MARY SPENCER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP in CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
Established by the family of Clyde and Mary Spencer for a CEM undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing.
THE STARR FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
In 2003 Craig and Sharon Starr created this scholarship in appreciation for the education Mr. Starr received at OSU, and in memory of Mr. Starr’s late brother, Dennis L. Starr, also an OSU graduate. Mr. Starr earned a BSCE in 1968 and returned to obtain his master's in 1972. After pursuing a career in public works, Mr. Starr retired from his position as Assistant Director of Lane County Public Works in 2003. Recipients must be an undergraduate CE major worthy of scholastic recognition
TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP
One of the largest building contractors in the US, with offices across the country and internationally, in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East, Turner Construction has been very involved in our School. The Turner Construction Company Scholarship supports a worthy junior or senior majoring in CEM.
UNION CONTRACTORS of the ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 1997, this scholarship promotes diversity within the CEM program. Recipients must be residents of Oregon or Southwest Washington. They must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress, have financial need and desire a career in construction upon graduation.
ROBERT C. and PATRICIA McEWAN WILSON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Established by Mr. Wilson in memory of his wife, Patricia McEwan Wilson, to assist undergraduate and graduate students in CEM who have financial need. Recipients must be Oregon high school graduates, preferably from Benton County, in good standing academically.
EDWARD C. WORTH MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Mr. Worth completed his BSCE in 1957 from OSU. He returned to Corvallis in 1967 with CH2M-HILL after graduate study and working in several states. Friends and colleagues of Ed established this scholarship endowment in 1978. Recipients must be seniors in civil engineering with a demonstrated interest in geotechnical engineering.
COLLEGE of ENGINEERING AWARDS
CH2M HILL SCHOLARSHIP
CH2M Hill is a global leader in full-service engineering, construction and operations, named one of Fortune’s best 100 companies to work in 2008. With special ties to OSU through the founders and the many alumni employees over the years, CH2M Hill awards scholarships that promote excellence in engineering and diversity. The awards recognize OSU students in the engineering disciplines of civil, construction management, biological, ecological, chemical, electrical, environmental, mechanical and industrial and manufacturing.
Special award from the college for outstanding first-year students; criteria include exceptional scholastic record and financial need.
VICTOR W. LAINE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Commemorates the life of Victor W. Laine, a 1946 mechanical engineering graduate of Oregon State University . Awards are made to students in the College of Engineering.
JOHN and JEAN LOOSLEY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP / FELLOWSHIP
Created to honor OSU alumni John and Jean Loosley. John graduated in civil engineering in 1949, and Jean is a 1948 business graduate. In 1955 John went to work for Roseburg Paving Company and purchased the company in 1965. Jean also played a key role in the company, overseeing financial matters. In August 2000 the Loosley family sold the businesses they had built, which include Roseburg Paving, Beaver State Sand and Gravel and Beaver State Ready Mix – to MDU Resources. This scholarship provides support to undergraduate and/or graduate students in the OSU College of Engineering.
JAMES and VIVIAN McEWEN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
James graduated from Oregon State College in 1935 with a degree in Agricultural Engineering Technology. While at OSU he was on the men’s baseball team. He worked for many years at Idaho Power. In 1999, he and his wife established this scholarship fund for undergraduate professional-level students in civil or electrical engineering that demonstrate financial need.
CHARLES MOCKMORE SCHOLARSHIP
Roy and Marjorie Peterson, both OSU graduates, created the Charles Mockmore Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students in Civil or Mechanical Engineering. Charles Mockmore was Marjorie Peterson's step-father and the Department Head of Civil Engineering at OSU for many years. He encouraged Roy to attend OSU to pursue his Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS of OREGON / OSIPOVICH SCHOLARSHIP
The PEO/Osipovich Scholarship was created for Abraham Osipovich, honoring his education, career and the time and energy that he contributed toward the growth of professional engineering in Oregon. Mr. Osipovich emigrated from Odessa, Russia to the US in 1923. In 1927, while also learning English, he graduated from OSU in mechanical engineering, taking only 3-1/2 years and earning straight A's in his engineering subjects. His career spanned over 35 years as an engineer with the US Army Corps of Engineers prior to WWII and for the Bonneville Power Administration as Chief of the Transmission Design Branch after WWII. He authored over 35 national and international published articles on the subject of high voltage transmission.
JUNE E. and G. TRUXTON RINGE SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 1987 by Mr. and Mrs. Ringe, both 1940 graduates of Oregon State College. Mr. Ringe, an engineer, retired from Boeing. Awarded to Oregon or Washington engineering majors with junior or senior standing, good scholastic record and financial need.
Vestas is the world's leading supplier of wind power solutions with offices worldwide. Headquartered in Denmark, the company has offices throughout the US including Portland. Vestas installed its first wind turbine in 1979. From being a pioneer in the industry with a staff of approximately 60 in 1987, it is now the global market leader with over 15,000 people employed. The company is committed to OSU students who have an interest in alternative energy. Five majority-tuition awards are granted annually to seniors in Civil or Construction, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.