James and Betty Akerill Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the James & Betty Akerill Memorial Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Southern Oregon University students who demonstrate financial need.

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student at Southern Oregon University.
  • Preference is given for non-traditional students with a minimum age of 25.
  • This is a need based scholarship. Financial need is given primary consideration, with preference given to those who are not eligible for Federal Grant Aid.
  • The scholarship is renewable subject to maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Additional Essay (up to 250 words): Why are you qualified for this scholarship and what are your future plans utilizing your education at SOU?
  2. Provide one letter of recommendation from a professor or teacher, which address qualification for the scholarship.