Diversity Scholarships

Diversity Excellence

Diversity Excellence Scholars receive $6,500 per year, renewable for up to four years as long as the student maintains full-time student status, a minimum 3.0 University of Oregon grade point average, and meets regularly with their scholarship advisor.

  • Academic performance and participation in community activities
  • Preference for students from underrepresented racial or ethnic minorities
  • Preference for Oregon residents
  • Preference for first generation college students and students with demonstrated financial need
  • Requires a separate application

Erickson Scholarship

The Robert J. Erickson Kaiser Permanente Scholarship awards $5,400 per year, renewable for up to four years as long as the student is on track to graduate in four years, and maintains a 3.3 University of Oregon grade point average.

  • Available to Oregon residents and Non-residents
  • Academic accomplishment, demonstrated financial need, and a record of community service
  • Preference for students who are Black/African-American, Hispanic, or Native American
  • Requires a separate application

RJ Hoyman

The RJ Hoyman Scholarship is a one-time award of $2,500.

  • Available to Oregon residents and Non-residents
  • Demonstrated commitment to the LGBTQ community
  • Preference for academic achievement, and first generation college students
  • Requires a separate application

Hesser

The Myrtle Hesser Memorial Scholarship awards $8,000 per year, renewable for up to five years based on continued eligibility.  Contact the Accessible Education Center for further information.

  • Available to Oregon residents and Non-residents
  • Physical disability that significantly impacts the student’s ability to work and attend school, or that incurs significant expense
  • Preference for academic achievement, and demonstrated financial need
  • Requires a separate application

STUDENT PROFILE - NIHARIKA SACHDEVA, Class of 2018

Niharika Sachdeva

"The Diversity Excellence Scholarship (DES) has made college possible for me. It has provided me with more than just money - the academic advisors and resources that the DES provides have helped me succeed.

Further, the DES has allowed me to network and create bonds with some of the most intelligent students on campus."