MECOP Scholarships And Related Materials

Student Loans

Contact your loan provider prior to the start of your internship. Some schools require students to request a "leave of absence" in order to keep scholarships and loans intact.

If you have any further questions regarding loans, please contact your university's financial aid department.


OSU University Scholars Program

The University Scholars Program (USP) serves all recipients of OSU scholarships. USP provides leadership and service opportunities to enhance students’ campus experiences through networking. As part of the USP, scholars are provided direction to be competitive for elite scholarship programs such as the Fulbright, Marshall and Truman Scholarships upon graduation from Oregon State.

For more information, please see:

MECOP Rand Sherwood Scholarship

Rand Sherwood worked at PGE and was a hearty supporter of the MECOP program. He served on the MECOP board from October 2007 until his passing in May 2012.

This scholarship is intended to promote and continue the legacy of Mr. Sherwood by encouraging the relationship between industry and universities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must qualify for FAFSA.
  • Juniors and Seniors with demonstrated financial need who are accepted into MECOP (students with applications into MECOP may apply).
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Attend one of the Universities Partnered with MECOP.
  • Must major in an engineering discipline or Computer Science.

Selection And Award

Two students a year will be selected to receive the scholarship each year. The award will be $1000.

How Can Students Apply?

  1. Go to the Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) Scholarship Fund Website.
  2. Click on "OSAC Scholarship Application"
  3. Login to your account
  4. Fill out the OSAC application form. If you qualify for the MECOP Rand Sherwood Scholarship OSAC will notify you.

How Can Companies Contribute?

  1. Go to the Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) Scholarship Fund Website.
  2. Select "Donate Now"
  3. Select "MECOP Rand Sherwood" from the drop-down menu.