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Yamaoka, Stigall Named Recipients of Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarships

Aug 11, 2022

CORVALLIS, Ore. Oregon State gymnast Colette Yamaoka and wrestler Lane Stigall have been named recipients of Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year, the conference office announced Thursday.
The scholarships, worth $9,000 each, are awarded to up to two student-athletes from each Pac-12 school annually. These worthy student-athletes maintained a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and demonstrated a commitment to education, campus and community involvement, and leadership.
To be selected for a 2021-22 Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship, a student-athlete must have:
Maintained an overall undergraduate minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 (based on a 4.00 scale);

  • Been accepted to or already be enrolled as a full-time student in a graduate or professional program at an accredited institution, or in a postgraduate program for which an undergraduate degree is required for admission;
  • Performed with distinction as a member of a varsity team; and
  • Exemplified behavior, both in competition and beyond, in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete, the institution, and intercollegiate athletics.

Student-athletes awarded this scholarship plan to pursue postgraduate education in best-in-class graduate programs at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including several Pac-12 universities. They will study everything from medicine and architecture to business, nursing, engineering, education, finance, and more.
In 1999, the Postgraduate Scholarship Program was created to both honor and financially assist some of the Conference's most outstanding athletes and scholars as they continue their educations and prepare for careers in their chosen industries. The Pac-12 annually awards up to 24 scholarships of $9,000 each to former and graduating student-athletes across the conference. Through its institutional selection process, each Pac-12 institution may select two student-athletes to be awarded the scholarship.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).