Merit Scholarships

Award Information

 

The UO Excellence Scholarship

The UO Excellence Scholarship awards out-of-state top scholars $60,000 over four years—$15,000 per year. The UO Excellence Scholarship can be combined with other UO scholarships, including Diversity Excellence and General University Scholarships. It cannot be combined with the Stamps Scholarship, Summit Scholarship or the Apex Scholarship. Students enrolled in five-year degree programs will receive the UO Excellence 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

UO Excellence Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen based on these criteria:

Out-of-State residency

Minimum 3.90 high school GPA on a 4.00 scale 

Minimum test scores: 1450 SAT or 33 ACT

Have not attended another college after high school graduation

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

How to Apply

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

Apply for admission by January 15

Meet the criteria with grades and test scores on file with the Office of Admissions by February 15

Document Deadline

All application materials, including test scores, must be received by the February 15 document deadline.

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

Scholarship Renewal

UO Excellence 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.

 

Stamps

Oregon resident Stamps Scholars receive UO resident tuition, fees, room, and board for four years of undergraduate study. Out-of-state recipients receive non-resident tuition and fees. All Stamps Scholars receive automatic admission to Clark Honors College, and up to $12,000 in enrichment funds to help them pursue study abroad, unpaid internships, or other experiences.

  • Available to Oregon residents and Non-residents
  • Minimum 3.85 high school GPA
  • Minimum 1240 (old SAT) or 1310 (new SAT) combined math and critical reading score
  • OR a 28 ACT composite score
  • Requires a separate application

Presidential

Presidential Scholars receive $9,000 per year for four years.

  • ​Oregon residents only
  • Minimum 3.85 high school GPA
  • Minimum 1240 (old SAT) or 1310 (new SAT) combined math and critical reading score
  • OR a 28 ACT composite score
  • Requires a separate application

Summit

The Summit Scholarship awards Oregon top scholars $24,000 over four years—$6,000 per year. Due to the difference in tuition, out-of-state top scholars will receive $40,000 over four years—$10,000 per year. The Summit Scholarship can be combined with other UO scholarships, including the Presidential, Diversity Excellence, and General University Scholarships. Summit Scholarships may not be combined with the Apex Scholarship or UO Excellence Scholarship. Students enrolled in five-year degree programs will receive the Summit 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.

  • Available to Oregon residents and Non-residents
  • Minimum 3.80 high school GPA
  • Minimum 1190 (old SAT) or 1260 (new SAT) combined math and critical reading score
  • OR a 26 ACT composite score
  • Have not attended another college after high school graduation

Apex

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 $30,000 total—$7,500 per year for four years. Apex Scholarships may not be combined with the Summit Scholarship. All applicants will automatically be considered for the Apex if university application materials are received by the normal deadline of January 15. Students who receive an International Baccalaureate diploma at the completion of high school may waive the GPA minimum requirement.

  • Available to Oregon residents and Non-residents
  • Minimum 3.60 high school GPA
  • Minimum 1150 (old SAT) or 1220 (new SAT) combined math and critical reading score
  • OR a 25 ACT composite score
  • Have not attended another college after high school graduation

General University Scholarships

General University Scholarships range in value from $1,000 to $3,300. Scholarships are awarded for one year only - students are encouraged to reapply each year. All applicants will automatically be considered for these scholarships if application materials are received by the normal deadline of January 15.

  • Available to Oregon residents and Non-residents
  • Minimum 3.50 high school GPA

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STUDENT PROFILE - RAVAHN ENAYATI, Class of 2018

Ravahn Enayati

"Because of the Stamps Scholarship money doesn't have to be a limiting factor in my education.

Additionally, it gives me a lot of opportunities to go travel. This last spring break I actually went to Nicaragua through the Holden Center, which provided me an extra lens to view public health on a more international scale - learning about different cultures, learning about the infrastructure that works to help people in different settings. That was a really good life experience, and helped me in my road to hopefully pursue medicine in the future."