Apex Scholarship

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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 the PresidentialDiversity 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 3.65 high school GPA on a 4.00 scale
  • Minimum test scores: 1150 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
  • 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. If your high school GPA or standardized test scores improve sufficiently to make you eligible for the Summit Scholarship by February 15, 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 by April 1. New scholarship awards will not be made based on transcripts or test scores received after February 15.

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.