Scholarships & Awards

Human Physiology Scholarships

Sue Grigsby Scholarship

  • Sue Grigsby, a graduate of the University of Oregon, who earned her Master’s degree in Physical Education in 1982, established this scholarship. Ms. Grigsby has taught physical education since 1984 at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington, and is now the Physical Education/Health/Wellness Department Chair there. 
  • Undergraduates in the Human Physiology department, sophomore or junior status.

Ursula (Sue) Moshberger Scholarship

  • The late Ursula (Sue) Moshberger earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education in 1937. After serving in the U.S. Women’s Naval Reserves, Sue later went on to become a high school teacher. Her bequest has created the gift of an endowed scholarship that assists students in covering expenses.
  • Undergraduates and graduate students in the Human Physiology department.

Shapiro Family Scholarship

  • Candidates will be evaluated based on the overall quality of their academic work, their commitment to learning, and their potential for further academic achievement.
  • Undergraduates and graduate students in the Human Physiology department.

William and Genera Fieldman Scholarship

  • The purpose of the award is to provide support to defray educational costs for promising students.
  • Undergraduates and graduate students in the Human Physiology department.

Information and Application

Department awards vary from year to year but are generally $1,000 to $2,000, with the exception of the Grigsby Scholarship, which is usually $500.

HPHY Department Scholarship Application and Instructions

  • You only need apply once per year, and you will be considered for all eligible awards.
  • Deadline to apply each year is February 1st by 4 p.m. Due dates that fall on weekends will be extended to the following Monday.
  • The application requires that you upload PDF's of your resume, official transcripts, and personal statement. 
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly to: by the reference provider, and must be received by Feb 1st at 4pm.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for Human Physiology Undergraduate Scholarships, the applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Human Physiology at the University of Oregon.
  • Demonstrated high academic standards with a cumulative UO GPA ≥ 3.0.
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior status (only sophomores and juniors are eligible for Grigsby Scholarship).
  • Attended the University of Oregon for ≥1 year (≥45 quarter credits) prior to receiving funds.

The personal statement will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated good citizenship, ethics & personal integrity.
  • Evidence of desire to serve the profession and an intention to pursue a career in physiology or allied health/medical science.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of & appreciation for the breadth of the content in the discipline of humanphysiology (≥B in HPHY & ANAT courses).