A college education can be one of the largest—and most rewarding—investments that a person can make. At the University of Oregon, we are committed to helping students access an affordable, life-changing degree through scholarships and financial aid.
Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon
PathwayOregon and Diversity Excellence Scholar
Keeping the UO Affordable
Based on merit, need, or a combination of both, scholarship awards do not need to be repaid after graduation.
Merit-based scholarships are based on prior academic performance. Other criteria may include leadership, activities, personal background, intended major, and career goals.
To be eligible for need-based scholarships at the UO, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Renewal FAFSA. If the government finds that you have financial need, you may be eligible for some need-based scholarships.
Whatever your situation, scholarships can be vital piece in helping fund your education and scholarly pursuits.
Hometown: Corvallis, Oregon
PathwayOregon, Summit, and Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholar
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
John Herman Pioneer Award Presidential Scholar
Hometown: Thornton, Colorado
Applying for Scholarships
In addition to scholarships offered by the UO Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, many individual UO schools and departments offer scholarships to students studying a specific major or discipline. There are also awards available related to interdisciplinary interests, or from organizations outside of the UO.
Scholarships are available from many places. While searching for them may take time, it can be well worth the effort.
Estimating and Budgeting
It is important to know how much money a typical student may need for school-related expenses, also referred to as cost of attendance. Compare this amount to your estimated eligibility for federal, state, and institutional aid, to begin guiding your financial planning for college.