On April 29, 2000 Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc. (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 encourage young people of color, particularly Latina women, to strive for a college education and enhance their academic endeavors. GAO offers one educational scholarship annually to undergraduates.

Selection will be made without regard to name, 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

Application and essay must be mailed together or submitted by 5:00pm on November 8, 2013. *Please place application into Manila Envelope at the address below. Please email any questions to [email protected]
Please send or drop off 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 November 19, 2013.


Please click on the GAO Scholarship link below for our printer-friendly version. For the application in another format please email [email protected].