Committee on Scholarships

Committee on Scholarships advises the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships on policy and procedures for awarding scholarships; participates in review of applications and selection of scholarship recipients. 


Charge and Responsibilities

The Committee on Scholarships shall be responsible to advise the Office of Financial Aid on policy and procedures for the awarding of scholarships, and to participate in the review of applications and the selection of candidates for scholarships. The committee shall determine the criteria for the awarding of scholarships and shall review applicant files. 

Successful applicants and level of aid shall also be determined by the committee. 

Membership

Committee Member Department School/College/Admin Unit Position Term Committee Position
Brady Twedt Accounting Lundquist College of Business Associate Professor '21-'22, '22-'23 Teaching Faculty, Lundquist College of Business
Karrie Walters   College of Education Senior Instructor '21-'22, '22-'23 Teaching Faculty, College of Education
Eric Priest   School of Law Associate Professor '21-'22, '22-'23 Teaching Faculty, School of Law
Craig Phillips Music School of Music and Dance Assistant Professor '21-'22, '22-'23 Teaching Faculty, School of Music and Dance
Thomas Bivins   School of Journalism and Communications Professor '21-'22, '22-'23 Teaching Faculty, School of Journalism and Communications
Kaori Idemaru East Asian Languages College of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor '20-'21, '21-'22 Teaching Faculty, College of Arts & Sciences - Humanities
Michael Aguilera Sociology College of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor '20-'21, '21-'22 Teaching Faculty, College of Arts & Sciences - Social Sciences
Jovencio de la Paz   College of Design Assistant Professor '21-'22, '22-'23 Teaching Faculty, College of Design
Alexis Han       '21-'22 Student
Paige Dunkley       '21-'22 Student
Vacant   College of Arts and Sciences     Teaching Faculty, At-Large
Vacant         Teaching Faculty, College of Arts & Sciences - Natural Sciences
Jim Rawlins Admissions Student Services and Enrollment Management Assistant Vice President and Director of Admissions N/A ExOfficio, Director of Admissions
Lynn Nester Physical Education and Recreation Student Life Director N/A ExOfficio, Vice President for Student Life
Michelle Holdway Financial Aid and Scholarships Student Services and Enrollment Management Associate Director and Coordinator for University Scholarships N/A ExOfficio, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Kelly Pembleton   Division of Equity and Inclusion Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff  N/A ExOfficio, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
Paul Timmins University Career Center Student Life Executive Director N/A ExOfficio, Director of Career Center
Jessica Rotter   UO Foundation Communications Specialist N/A ExOfficio, Director of UO Foundation

Membership Requirements

Membership of the Committee on Scholarships is not fixed and includes at least one teaching faculty member from each of the professional schools and each of the 3 major divisions (Humanities, Social Science and Natural Science) within the College of Arts and Sciences. Traditionally membership consists of 10-12 teaching faculty, 2 students (who are recused from reviewing applications from their peer group), plus the following ex officio members or their designees: Director of Admissions, Vice President for Student Life, Director of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Director of Career Center, and Director of UO Foundation. 

Leadership Structure

a) Chair: elected from the committee membership

b) Convener: Director of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships or designee

c) Staff: Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

Election Schedule for Chair

At the first meeting 

Length of Term

a) Non-Students (faculty, OA’s, OR’s, Classified): 2 years

b) Students: 1 year

c) Ex Officio: Indefinite

Term Limits

a) For the Chair: 1 term

b) For Committee Members: 2 terms 

c) Ex officio: none 

Frequency of Meetings

3 meetings per academic year

Reporting Deadline(s)

The Committee on Scholarships shall provide a report to the University Senate. At a minimum this report shall be in the form of an annual written report submitted by the Committee Chair to the Senate President and Senate Executive Coordinator no later than June 1. The committee shall also make additional written or oral reports to the Senate as necessary. 

Contact

Michelle Holdway, mholdway@uoregon.edu