Lucas Eibel Memorial Scholarship

The Umpqua Basin Operators Section (UBOS) has established this scholarship in the amount of $1,500 and made it available to community college students in a 2-year or 2-year transfer program. Lucas Eibel was a summer intern at Roseburg Urban Sanitary Authority (RUSA) and a UBOS member who was lost to the shooting tragedy at Umpqua Community College (UCC) on October 1, 2015. Preference will be given to UCC students for this scholarship, but applications are open to students throughout the State of Oregon.

Lucas Eibel Memorial Scholarship Requirements

  • The applicant must enroll as a full-time college student (by September of the award year) that allows them to pursue a professional career (e.g. Engineer, Operator, Lab Analyst) in the water environment field.
  • Applicant must be attending or accepted to enroll in either a 2-year or 2-year transfer program institution and be pursuing an Associates degrees (If you are a high school senior who had not yet been accepted at a program you must provide the names of the programs to which you have applied.)
  • Official proof or transcript of grades from high school or college.
  • Essay on career goals related to the water environment.
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation—one must be from a teacher or professor, the other must be from someone not related to the applicant.
  • Examples of volunteer community service and/or extracurricular activities
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Oregon
  • May be attending a school within Oregon and have completed at least one year at said school, and is or will be continuing at a school within Oregon, and has established a practical physical year round residence in Oregon, even though student originally came from out of state, and parent still resides out of state. (Examples of practical year round residence means that the student does not return to an out of state home each summer, and instead continues to reside within Oregon such as for work when not in school. In conjunction with the requirement for having completed one year of school within Oregon, filing state taxes within Oregon; or having a driver license from Oregon are further examples of having established practical residency.)

Lucas Eibel Memorial Scholarship Selection Criteria

  • Career Objectives and Environmental Interest Essay
  • Academic Potential: Grade Point Average and type/difficulty of courses taken
  • Extracurricular Activities: Demonstrating leadership or participation in programs and organizations
  • Letters of Recommendation/Reference
  • Experience pertaining to or related to the water/wastewater/environmental field

Lucas Eibel Memorial Scholarship Additional Information

  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Award Amount: $1,500
  • Preference will be given to Umpqua Community College students for this scholarship, but applications are open to students attending any community college throughout the State of Oregon.