Experiential Learning Scholarship

College of Health

The College of Health experiential learning scholarship is intended for COH undergraduate and graduate students to help defray expenses for degree-required experiential learning opportunities (e.g., practicum, internship, field experience or clinical experience) or for an accredited internship program.


  • You must be a COH undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing, and seeking a degree that requires experiential learning, or is completing an accredited internship program, including: Dietetics, DPT, HDFS Child Development, HDFS Early Childhood, HDFS Human Services, KIN-General, KIN-Pre Therapy Allied Health, MAPE, MATRN, MPH, Nutrition-Food Service Culinary & Food Systems, Public Health.
  • You must be an active OSU student registered for at least 1 credit at OSU at the time of receiving funds.
  • You have a secured experience that has been approved by the site supervisor and your experiential learning coordinator.
  • Your secured experience is at least 10 weeks in length or at least 200 hours.
  • You are applying for funds for an experiential learning opportunity in the next term. Funds will not be awarded for past experiences

Application deadlines

Start terms of your experiential learning

Go to ScholarDollars to complete the application form.

Summer Term 2023

Application opens

May 27, 2023

Application closes

June 4, 2023

Award announcement

Week 10-11 of spring 2023

Fall Term 2023

Application opens

July 3, 2023

Application closes

August 13, 2023

Award announcement

By the end of August

Winter Term 2024

Application opens

September 25, 2023

Application closes

November 19, 2023

Award announcement

Week 10-11 of fall 2023

Spring Term 2024

Application opens

January 8, 2024

Application closes

February 25, 2024

Award announcement

Week 10-11 of winter 2024

Summer Term 2024

Application opens

April 1, 2024

Application closes

May 19, 2024

Award announcement

Week 10-11 of spring 2024

Contact information

If you have any questions about this scholarship award, please contact the COH Office of Student Success at Niddy.Lindsley@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8900.

Experiential Learning Scholarship FAQs


If you will be completing an approved experiential learning opportunity in another term, and you meet all the other eligibility criteria you can apply for the scholarship.


A faculty led international program may qualify if all of the following are met:

  • The faculty led program includes a practicum, internship, or clinical experience
  • The credits in which the student will enroll are experiential learning credits (e.g., x09, x10, etc)
  • The experience is approved by both the faculty leader and the experiential learning coordinator
  • All other eligibility criteria are met

Scholarship applications will be reviewed by a scholarship committee, according to this rubric [hyperlink once available].

Preference will be based on:  

  • Financial need
  • First generation college student (first generation in family to earn 4-yr college degree) or other underrepresented group(s)
  • Unpaid experiences
  • In-person or hybrid experiences
  • Requested funds will be used for purposes directly related to experience

Required experiential learning courses may include:

  • H 439
  • H 459
  • H 469
  • H 510
  • HDFS 310
  • HDFS 430
  • HDFS 433
  • HDFS 469
  • KIN 301
  • KIN 306
  • KIN 401
  • KIN 406
  • KIN 409
  • KIN 410
  • KIN 344
  • KIN 506
  • KIN 509
  • KIN 510
  • NUTR 410
  • NUTR 510
  • PT 792
  • PT 793
  • PT 794
  • PT 795
  • PT 796
  • PT 797
  • PT 798

Contact the Experiential Learning Scholarship Coordinator if the course you are planning to take is not listed, and you wonder if it qualifies.

The scholarship will be offered Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024. 

Applications will open on the first day of the academic term for an experience that takes place in the following term.

Sunday end of Week 7 for an experience that takes place in the next term.   

For example, if you will be completing a Winter term internship, you would apply for the scholarship in Fall term and complete the application by Sunday, end of week 7 of Fall term.

We are hoping to grow this scholarship fund, so students will be encouraged to submit an Impact Statement about their experience, what the funds were used for, and how the funds helped them complete the experience.

The impact statement can be submitted as an image, video, or written narrative.


COH Ecampus students who will be completing a required experiential learning opportunity and meet the other eligibility criteria are eligible to apply.


COH students at the OSU Cascades Campus who will be completing a required experiential learning opportunity and meet the other eligibility criteria are eligible to apply.