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Zonta Service Foundation of Corvallis

Starns Scholarship

$3000 Scholarship Available for 
Currently Enrolled Undergraduate LBCC Students
For the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Zonta Service Foundation of Corvallis is accepting scholarship applications for the Starns Scholarship.  One scholarship is offered to a student who is a single parent while attending LBCC.  The scholarship offers $1,000 per quarter to help cover tuition, fees, books, and supplies charged to a recipient's account at Linn Benton Community College.


Applicants for the scholarships must:

  1. Be currently enrolled undergraduate students at Linn Benton Community College.  Preference will be given to older-than-average students with family responsibilities and those with financial need.

  2. Have demonstrated an interest in working to improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health, or professional status of women or have demonstrated a willingness to work in a job or profession involving the welfare of children and women.

  3. Be enrolled at LBCC and making satisfactory progress.  Applicants should be planning to enroll for at least 9 credits per term for the length of the scholarship.

  4. Be residing in Oregon and currently enrolled at LBCC.


Describe in a short essay how you meet each of the criteria for the scholarship.  Address: 1) current challenges as a single parent attending LBCC; 2) how you have demonstrated commitment to improving the status of women or children; 3) how your educational goals and studies advance your commitment; and 4) how the scholarship will help you continue to meet your goals.  Maximum two pages, minimum 12 pt. font.


An unofficial transcript of completed academic college or university work from each institution must be submitted with your application materials.  A photocopy is acceptable.  Although unofficial, the transcripts must be prepared and issued by the college or university.  A list of courses and grades prepared by the applicant is not acceptable.  

You must submit a full transcript, and grades for the winter term of 2019 must be included.


Full applications will include FIVE completed items: 

  1. Scholarship Application Form

  2. Student Financial Information Form

  3. Your Essay

  4. Full unofficial transcript of all college level work which includes winter 2019 grades

  5. Signed application checklist

Your completed and signed application packet must be submitted via email to by April 6, 2019.

Submission Instructions: Email your application to  The subject line must contain the following identifier: STARNS - your last name.  

  • Incomplete applications or applications that do not conform to all instructions will not be considered for scholarships.

  • Unused scholarship funds will not be released to scholarship recipients but will be returned to the Zonta SErvice Foundation of Corvallis.

  • All scholarship application information will be treated confidentially.

For questions please contact Debrah Rarick at with 'STARNS - Question' in the subject line.

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Starns Scholarship Application

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