First-Year Student Scholarships

You will automatically be considered for some scholarships when you apply to the University of Oregon, and you will have to apply separately for others. For those with automatic consideration, you will get a decision when financial aid award letters are mailed by April 1. All award decisions are made by the Office of Financial Aid.


Merit Scholarships

The UO Excellence Scholarship

The UO Excellence Scholarship awards a limited number of incoming fall 2024 top scholars $80,000 over four years — $20,000 per year (annual award is split evenly over fall, winter, and spring terms)

  • Non-Resident Students
  • Awarded to students with exceptional admissions applications and stellar academic records.  

Stamps Scholarship

Covering all tuition and fees, plus room and board for Oregon residents, the University of Oregon’s most prestigious and generous undergraduate scholarship is provided by the UO in partnership with the Stamps Scholars Program. Stamps Scholars also receive up to $12,000 of enrichment funds over their time at the UO. In addition to unprecedented levels of financial support, Stamps Scholars are guaranteed admission to the Clark Honors College.

  • Oregon Residents and Non-Residents
  • Minimum 3.85 high school GPA
  • Awarded to approximately 20 students, ten Oregon residents and ten non-resident students annually
  • Separate application required

Presidential Scholarship

Approximately 50 first-years receive this scholarship each year.

  • ​Oregon Residents
  • Minimum 3.85 high school GPA
  • Separate application required

Summit Scholarship

Residents receive $20,000 over four years — $5,000 per year. Incoming fall 2024 non-resident top scholars will receive $50,000 over four years — $12,500 per year (annual award is split evenly over fall, winter, and spring terms).

  • Oregon Residents and Non-Residents
  • Minimum 3.90 high school GPA
  • Have not attended another college after high school graduation

Apex Scholarship

Residents receive $8,000 over four years, or $2,000 per year. Non-Residents receive $30,000 over four years, or $7,500 per year.

  • Oregon residents and Non-Residents
  • Minimum 3.70 high school GPA
  • Have not attended another college after high school graduation

General University Scholarships

  • Oregon residents and Non-Residents
  • Minimum 3.50 high school GPA
  • Range in value from $1,000 to $3,300

Need-Based Scholarships

PathwayOregon Scholarships

The PathwayOregon program covers all tuition and fees for up to 12 terms over the course of five years, and can be combined with other scholarships to cover remaining costs such as housing and books.

  • Oregon Residents
  • Have graduated from an Oregon high school in the last two years
  • Minimum 3.40 high school GPA
  • Eligible for a federal Pell Grant as determined by the FAFSA
  • Automatic consideration for the award if application materials (application form and FAFSA) are received by the normal deadline of January 15

Staton Scholarships

Staton Scholars receive $6,000 per year for 4 years. 

  • Oregon Residents
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  • Preference for first-generation college students
  • Preference for study in humanities, visual arts, education, or music
  • Automatic consideration for the award if application materials (application form and FAFSA) are received by the normal deadline of January 15

Honors College Tuition Waiver Scholarship

The CHC Tuition Waiver Scholarship covers the added cost of honors college tuition for up to 12 terms of study. For the 2023-2024 academic year that amount is $3,030 per year.

  • Oregon residents and Non-residents
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  • Automatic consideration for the award if application materials (application form and FAFSA) are received by the normal deadline of January 15

Map Your Future Scholarship

The Map Your Future Scholarship awards $1,000 towards participation in a University of Oregon-approved study abroad program, to be used at any point during the student's undergraduate career.

  • Oregon Residents and Non-Residents
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  • Requires a separate application

Diversity Scholarships

Diversity Excellence Scholarship

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
  • Individual's ability to contribute to diversity
  • 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.

  • 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
  • Separate application required

RJ Hoyman Scholarship

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

  • 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 Scholarship

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.

  • 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
  • Separate application required