Oregon State University

2016-2017 Tunison Undergraduate Scholarship Application deadline December 21, 2016

In 1969 the OSU Chapter of PKP began awarding a series of annual scholarships of $500 each, one for an outstanding high school student entering Oregon State as a freshman and one for an outstanding junior to assist in completing the senior year at Oregon State. Over the years these increased to three junior scholarship awards. In 1988 the chapter officers voted to eliminate the scholarship for the incoming freshman and add a fourth junior scholarship. Because of constantly increasing tuition, the 1988 Scholarship Committee recommended increasing the amount of the awards even if it meant decreasing the number of recipients. Thus, in 1989 the amount was increased to $1,000, and the number of scholarships reduced to two. In 1996 the scholarship amount was again increased, this time to $1,500, and the scholarships were renamed the Tunison Scholarships. These scholarships are supported by the interest from the Phi Kappa Phi–Tunison Endowment and members’ contributions to the fund.

All Junior and Senior Phi Kappa Phi initiates, with at least one to three additional quarters to complete at OSU, are invited to apply. The scholarships are to be used for senior year tuition at OSU. The primary criterion for selection of recipients is scholarly achievement.

1)   These scholarships are awarded only to individuals who are eligible for, and accept membership into, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the time the award is made; and
2)   the scholarship funds will be applied toward the awardee's OSU tuition bill

Download the application form: Tunison application (MS Word format)

For questions, contact Dr. Susie Brubaker-Cole.

Complete both pages of the application form and return the complete, printed form to the following address or by email to Dr. Susie Brubaker-Cole:

OSU PKP Fellowships and Awards Committee
c/o Susie Brubaker-Cole
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
632 Kerr Administration Building
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR  97331