Bernice Ingalls Staton established the Staton Scholarship Program in 2001 so students could further their education without financial burden. Approximately 12 Robert W. and Bernice Ingalls Staton Scholarships are awarded each year to incoming Oregon freshmen with extraordinary financial need. Scholars receive approximately $24,000 over four years.

Award Information

For 2017-18, Staton Scholars received $6,550 per year, renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Eligibility Requirements

Staton Scholarships are for incoming freshmen only. In order to be considered, you must meet these requirements:

  • Be an Oregon resident
  • Have extraordinary financial need

Preference is given to students who declare a major in the humanities, visual arts, education, or music.

How to Apply

Selection Criteria

Awards are based primarily on financial need. Other factors include the student’s major, professional objective, academic performance, and family educational history with priority given to first-generation college students.

Scholarship Renewal

Staton Scholarships are renewed annually, as long as recipients meet these criteria:

  • Maintain good academic standing
  • Make satisfactory progress toward completion of degree objective, completing no fewer than 12 credits each term of the academic year

Award Notification

Recipients of Staton Scholarships will be notified by April 1, 2018.