University of Oregon Scholarships

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The Stamps Scholarship—

the University of Oregon’s most prestigious and generous undergraduate scholarship—is awarded competitively to outstanding incoming freshmen from Oregon. Twenty students—five per year—will be awarded this merit-based scholarship by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation in partnership with the University of Oregon.Award InformationStamps Scholars receive UO tuition, room, and board for four years of undergraduate study. Recipients will also benefit from up to $12,000 in enrichment funds to be used over four years to help them pursue study abroad, unpaid internships, or other experiences. The total award is approximately $110,000 over four years.In addition to unprecedented levels of financial support, Stamps Scholars are automatically granted admission to the University of Oregon’s Robert D. Clark Honors College.Eligibility Requirements

  • Oregon residency
  • Graduation from an Oregon high school
  • Incoming freshman
  • A minimum 3.85 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.00 scale
  • A minimum 1240 old SAT or 1300 new SAT, combined math and critical reading SAT score or 28 ACT composite score
  • Demonstrated leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service, and innovation

How to Apply

Complete the online Stamps Scholarship Application by November 1, 2016.

The Stamps Scholarship Application is a separate application from the admissions application to the University of Oregon. To be considered for this scholarship you must:

  • Apply for admission to the University of Oregon by November 1, 2016
  • Complete the Stamps Scholarship Application by November 1, 2016
  • Submit your high school transcripts and standardized test scores to the Admissions Office byDecember 1, 2016

By completing the Stamps Scholarship Application, you are also applying for the Presidential Scholarship and do not need to complete a separate application for consideration.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic preparation as demonstrated by transcripts
  • Test scores
  • Activities and talents
  • Demonstrated leadership, innovation, and perseverance
  • Volunteer service
  • Work experience
  • Four short-answer essay questions

Selection to receive the Stamps Scholarship is highly competitive. The University of Oregon will interview up to 15 semifinalists at the University of Oregon campus in January. Finalists will then be interviewed by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation who will make the final selection of five recipients.

Scholarship Renewal

Stamps Scholarships are renewed annually for up to 12 terms of undergraduate study over five years (excluding summer terms). For renewal, recipients must

  • Be enrolled in and complete a minimum of 12 UO credits per term
  • Maintain a 3.25 UO grade point average

Award Notification

Recipients of Stamps Scholarships will be notified by March 15, 2017[/dropshadowbox]


PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Presidential Scholarships are awarded competitively to outstanding incoming freshmen from Oregon. Approximately 50 freshmen receive this scholarship each year, and the awarding process is highly selective. Presidential Scholarships are made possible by the generous contributions of donors to the University of Oregon scholarship fund.

Award Information

Presidential Scholars receive up to $36,000 over four years of undergraduate study—$9,000 per year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Oregon residents who graduate from an Oregon high school

  • Incoming freshmen

  • A minimum 3.85 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.00 scale

  • A minimum 1240 old SAT or 1300 new SAT, combined math and critical reading SAT score or 28 ACT composite score. (Note: you cannot combine SAT scores from the old and new version.)

  • A significant, demonstrated history of leadership and volunteer service activities

How to Apply

  • Complete the online Presidential Scholarship Application by January 15, 2017.

  • Apply for admission to the University of Oregon by January 15, 2017.

  • Submit your high school transcripts and standardized test scores to the Admissions Office byFebruary 15, 2017.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic preparation as demonstrated by transcripts

  • Test scores

  • Activities and talents

  • Leadership

  • Volunteer service

  • Work experience

Scholarship Renewal

Presidential Scholarships are renewed annually for up to 12 terms of undergraduate study over five years (excluding summer terms). For renewal, recipients must

  • Be enrolled in and complete a minimum of 12 UO credits per term

  • Maintain a 3.25 UO grade point average

Award Notification

Recipients of Presidential Scholarships will be notified by April 1, 2017.




DIVERSITY EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

The Diversity Excellence Scholarship (DES) recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all UO students and the excellence of the University. The University of Oregon offers these tuition-remission scholarships as part of our diversity mission.

Award Information

Annual award amounts for 2016-17 were $6,500 for undergraduate students and $9,000 for graduate students. These are renewable scholarships based on your grade level. The DES selection committee determines the amount and duration of each award.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.

  • Apply for admission by January 15, 2017, if you are an incoming student, or be a currently enrolled UO student in good academic standing.

  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor no later than February 1, 2017. List the UO as one of your choices. The school code is 003223.

  • Meet the DES minimum GPA requirements. All applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater to be considered.

How to Apply

Submit the Diversity Excellence Scholarship Application by January 15, 2017. In addition to the online application, all applicants must complete the following to receive full review:

  • A letter of recommendation written by a school official, teacher, member of a community organization, or employer must be received by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships no later than January 27, 2017.

  • FAFSA submitted to the federal processor no later than February 1, 2017. List the UO as one of your choices. The school code is 003223.

  • If you are an incoming freshman, transfer student, new graduate applicant, or a new law applicant you are also required to submit the following:

    • An application for admission to the University of Oregon submitted by January 15, 2017

    • Official Transcripts must be received by the Office of Admissions by January 27, 2017. (Incoming graduate students will need to provide transcripts to the Office of Admissions even if they have already supplied them to their academic department)

Selection Criteria

Scholarship recipients are selected by the Diversity Excellence Scholarship selection committee based on the following:

  • Past academic performance

  • Participation in campus or community activities

  • Preference given to students from underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities

  • Preference given to students with financial need as defined by federal guidelines

  • Preference given to first generation of the family to attend college

  • Preference given to Oregon residents

Scholarship Renewal

To maintain scholarship eligibility, you must:

  • Maintain full-time student status

  • Maintain a minimum 3.00 UO GPA

  • Make satisfactory progress toward completion of a degree

  • Meet regularly with a scholarship advisor

  • Notification of awards for 2017-18 will be mailed during the week of April 17, 2017.


SUMMIT SCHOLARSHIP

Summit Scholarships reward scholars for reaching the peak of high school achievement. You’ll scale even greater heights as you join the UO’s tradition of excellence.

Award Information

The Summit Scholarship awards Oregon top scholars $24,000 over four years—$6,000 per year.  The Summit Scholarship can be combined with other UO scholarships, including the PresidentialDiversity Excellence, and General University Scholarships. Summit Scholarships may not be combined with the Apex Scholarship. Students enrolled in five-year degree programs will receive the Summit Scholarship for a fifth year.

You must enroll in 12 at University of Oregon credits each term to receive this award.

Selection Criteria

Summit Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen based on these criteria:

  • Minimum 3.80 high school GPA on a 4.00 scale (students who receive an International Baccalaureate diploma at the completion of high school may waive the GPA minimum requirement)

  • Minimum test scores: 1190 SAT (old SAT) or 1260 ( new SAT) (math and critical reading scores only) or 26 ACT

  • Have not attended another college after high school graduation

Note: If you do not meet the above criteria, you may qualify for the Apex Scholarship.

How to Apply

You will be automatically considered for the Summit Scholarship—no separate application is required. Simply:

  • Apply for admission by January 15, 2017

  • Meet the criteria with transcripts and test scores on file with the Office of Admissions byFebruary 15, 2017

Document Deadline

All admission application materials, including test scores, must be received by the February 15, 2017document deadline. The SAT score is based on the critical reading and math sections only, and is the highest combined score of any SAT tests taken. The ACT score is the highest composite score.

Electronic submission of scores is preferred. When you take the test, list the UO as one of your score recipients. Our school code number for the SAT Reasoning Test is 4846; our code for the ACT is 3498.

Scholarship Renewal

Summit Scholarships are renewable for up to 12 academic terms (excluding summer) within a five-year period, or 15 academic terms within a six-year period for students seeking a BFA, BLA, BIARC, or BARCH degree. Renewal awards require a minimum 3.00 cumulative UO GPA and completion of 12 credits per term / 36 credits per year.


APEX SCHOLARSHIP

Apex Scholarships reward scholars for reaching the peak of high school achievement. You’ll scale even greater heights as you join the UO’s tradition of excellence.

Award Information

The Apex Scholarship awards Oregon residents $12,000 total—$3,000 per year for four years. Due to the difference in tuition, out-of-state students will receive $16,000 total—$4,000 per year for four years. The Apex Scholarship can be combined with other UO scholarships, including thePresidentialDiversity Excellence, and General University Scholarships. The Apex Scholarship may not be combined with the Summit Scholarship. Students enrolled in five-year degree programs will receive the Apex Scholarship for a fifth year. These degrees include BFA (Fine Arts), BLA (Landscape Architecture), BIARC (Interior Architecture), and BARCH (Architecture).

You must enroll at the UO in the fall term of your freshman year and you must enroll in 12 University of Oregon credits each term to receive this award.

Selection Criteria

Apex Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen based on these criteria:

  • Minimum 3.60 high school GPA on a 4.00 scale (students who receive an International Baccalaureate diploma at the completion of high school may waive the GPA minimum requirement)
  • Minimum test scores: 1150 SAT old SAT or 1220 new SAT (combined math and critical reading scores) or 25 ACT
  • Have not attended another college after high school graduation

Note: If your GPA and test scores surpass these levels, you may qualify for the Summit Scholarship.

How to Apply

You will be automatically considered for the Apex Scholarship—no separate application is required. Simply:

  • Apply for admission by January 15, 2017
  • Meet the criteria with grades and test scores on file with the Office of Admissions by February 15, 2017

DOCUMENT DEADLINE

All application materials, including test scores, must be received by the February 15, 2017 document deadline. If your high school GPA or standardized test scores improve sufficiently to make you eligible for the Summit Scholarship by February 15, 2017, have your most recent transcripts and SAT or ACT scores sent to the UO Office of Admissions by that date. You will be notified of changes byApril 1, 2017. New scholarship awards will not be made based on transcripts or test scores received after February 15, 2017.

Scores from late January SAT or ACT test dates will be accepted. Electronic submission of scores is preferred. When you take the test, list the UO as one of your score recipients. Our school code number for the SAT Reasoning Test is 4846; our code for the ACT is 3498. The SAT score is based on the critical reading and math sections only and is the highest combined score. The ACT score is the highest composite score.

Scholarship Renewal

Apex Scholarships are renewable for up to 12 academic terms (excluding summer) within a five-year period, or 15 academic terms within a six-year period for students seeking a BFA, BLA, BIARC, or BARCH degree. Renewal awards require a minimum 3.00 cumulative UO GPA and completion of 12 credits per term / 36 credits per year.


GENERAL UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

General University Scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, and selection is highly competitive. They are made possible by the generous contributions of many individuals to the University of Oregon.

Award Information

Individual awards for 2016-17 ranged from $2,000 – $3,000 / one year

Eligibility Requirements

3.50 cumulative GPA for undergraduate ; 3.25 cumulative GPA for law students.

How to Apply

Incoming freshmen are automatically considered for General University Scholarships by completing the undergraduate admission application by January 15, 2017.

No separate General University Scholarship application is required for incoming freshmen.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic performance based on review of transcripts from all past institutions and UO academic records (if applicable)

  • SAT I or ACT scores (for freshmen)

  • Extracurricular involvement

  • Faculty recommendation (for continuing, transfer, graduate, and law students)

  • Writing ability

  • Creativity as demonstrated in the essays

  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Renewal

General University Scholarships are awarded for one year only. Students  reapply each year.

Award Notification

Freshmen recipients will be notified by April 1.

PATHWAYOREGON

PathwayOregon ensures that academically qualified, federal Pell Grant–eligible Oregonians will have their tuition and fees paid through a combination of federal, state, and university funds. In addition to financial support, the program provides comprehensive academic support and career guidance.

Selection Criteria

  • Oregon residency
  • Graduation from an Oregon high school in the last two years
  • Incoming freshman
  • A minimum 3.40 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.00 scale
  • Eligible for a federal Pell Grant as determined by the FAFSA

How to Apply


STATON SCHOLARSHIP

Bernice Ingalls Staton established the Staton Scholarship Program in 2001 so students could further their education without financial burden. Approximately 12 Robert W. and Bernice Ingalls Staton Scholarships are awarded each year to incoming Oregon freshmen with extraordinary financial need. Scholars receive approximately $24,000 over four years.

Award Information

For 2016-17, Staton Scholars received $6,550 per year, renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Eligibility Requirements

Staton Scholarships are for incoming freshmen only. In order to be considered, you must meet these requirements:

  • Be an Oregon resident

  • Have extraordinary financial need

Preference is given to students who declare a major in the humanities, visual arts, education, or music.

How to Apply

Selection Criteria

Awards are based primarily on financial need. Other factors include the student’s major, professional objective, academic performance, and family educational history with priority given to first-generation college students.

Scholarship Renewal

Staton Scholarships are renewed annually, as long as recipients meet these criteria:

  • Maintain good academic standing

  • Make satisfactory progress toward completion of degree objective, completing no fewer than 12 credits each term of the academic year

Award Notification

Recipients of Staton Scholarships will be notified by April 1, 2017


NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), in conjunction with the UO, awards merit scholarships to selected academically talented high school seniors for undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon.

Award Information

Prospective freshmen who have been awarded College-Sponsored Finalist standing, and who have listed the University of Oregon as their “first choice” school on the NMSC Scholarship Application, are eligible to receive an $8,000 National Merit Scholarship awarded over four years at the UO.For 2015-16, UO College-Sponsored National Merit Scholars received $2,000 per year, renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Eligibility Requirements

High school juniors from U.S. high schools who take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT ) are eligible for the Merit Scholarship Competition.

How to Apply

Students who are selected by the NMSC as semifinalists must complete a detailed scholarship application. Applications are sent directly from the NMSC to qualified semifinalists.Qualified finalists must apply for admission to the University of Oregon by January 15.

Selection Criteria

Students with the highest scores on the PSAT/NMSQT from each state are named as semifinalists. To become a finalist, semifinalists must have an outstanding high school record, be recommended by their school’s principal, and submit SAT scores that confirm their earlier qualifying test performance. Each student’s NMSC Scholarship Application—which includes a self-descriptive essay, record of leadership, and community activities—is also evaluated.

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