2020 Conference Scholarships

Oregon Women in Higher Education is excited to award a minimum of 6 scholarships for the 2020 conference: 3 student attendees and 3 new professional attendees. Scholarship applicants can choose to have the scholarship cover (a) only the cost of registration, (b) $180 stipend to help cover travel and lodging costs (Salishan OWHE room rate is $165.15 per night, including taxes and fees), or (c) both.

Who can apply:

  • Student is defined as any person enrolled full-time in a 2-year or 4-year degree-granting institution of higher education. Student can be an undergraduate or graduate student. Recent graduates (having graduated within the last 6 months) from a higher education graduate program and who are currently not employed full-time at a higher education institution are also eligible to register as a student.
  • New professional is defined as any person who is currently working full-time in higher education and who has worked in higher education for less than 5 years.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you work at or attend Oregon State University, the OSU President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) typically offers funds to cover registration costs for OSU Faculty, Staff, and Students to attend the 2020 Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) annual conference. If you are a faculty, staff, or student at OSU, you ARE NOT eligible for the OWHE Scholarship and are highly encouraged to apply to the PCOSW scholarship: https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships


The scholarship application full consideration deadline is October 1, 2019; however, we will be offering rolling reviews of additional applicants as funding becomes available, so please continue to submit applications past the due date, if necessary. Initial scholarship winners for OWHE 2020 will be announced by October 15, 2019. Please contact owheboard@owhe.org with any questions or concerns.

Deadline to apply for full consideration: October 1, 2019 by 5 p.m. PST
Notification for recipients of initial scholarships: October 15, 2019 by 5 p.m. PST

If you are not awarded the Conference Registration Scholarship, you will still be able to register for the conference at the early-bird rate up until January 5th (professional staff = $169, student = $65).

Apply for a Scholarship HERE

If you have any questions about the submission form, please email: chair@owhe.org

Sponsor a Conference Attendee or Donate to our Scholarship Fund!

The mission of OWHE* is to facilitate meaningful connection, personal growth, professional advancement, and systemic change for all Oregon women and gender minorities in higher education. We envision a future of educational, social, and political climate in which diverse women benefit from the opportunities in higher education and shape the progression of their chosen field. We strongly believe in lifting other women and gender minorities as you climb. If you are in a position to sponsor a conference attendee, particularly a student or new professional participant who does not have access to institutional resources to support their attendance, we highly encourage you to sponsor a conference attendee. To sponsor someone, e-mail us at owheboard@owhe.org, or add a donation to your conference ticket purchase.

*OWHE includes and advocates for all women and gender minorities.

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