Gamma Alpha Omega Scholarship Fund

On April 29, 2000 Gamma Alpha Omega (GAO) was founded at Oregon State University.  The establishment of Gamma Alpha Omega nationally in 1993 created a sisterhood that would provide support and encouragement for Latina women and other women of color in higher education. Through community service, we uphold the importance of giving back to our communities and as such GAO encourages young people of color, particularly Latina women, to strive for a college education and enhance their academic endeavors. GAO is offering one educational scholarship in the amount of $250 to qualified applicants in need financial support in order to continue their college education.


Selection will be made without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability. This scholarship is intended for non-members as such applicants may not be currently affiliated with Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc. 


Eligibility Requirements for Scholarship:

1.   Must be in good academic standing with a Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.00 scale

      ------- First term freshman: High school GPA is applicable.

2.   Must be currently attending Oregon State University full-time.


Selection will be based on the following criteria:   

  • Academic Achievement
  • Leadership Potential
  • Community Service/School Involvement


Required Information:

  • Completed Application
  • Essay (not to exceed one page)



Application and essay must be mailed together or submitted by October 16, 2009. Please email any questions to


Please send completed applications to:


Gamma Alpha Omega Scholarship Committee

Snell Hall, Room 151

Oregon State University- Office of Greek Life

Corvallis, OR 97331


Applicants will be notified via mail by October 23, 2009.



Kappa Chapter

Scholarship Application Form


Name __________________________________________  Date of Birth __________________


Mailing Address___________________________________________



Telephone _______________________ Expected Graduation Date _______________________

Class Level ________________________________   G.P.A ____________________________

Major(s) ________________________________Minor(s)_______________________________

Academic Honors/Scholarships received ____________________________________________



Extracurricular Activities/ Hobbies _________________________________________________


Community Involvement/Service (Describe in Detail)__________________________________



Items to be attached:

1.  Applicants must also attach a brief essay (no more than one-page in length) describing both their long-term and short-term goals and how a college education will aid in achieving these goals.