Apex Scholarship

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 3.60 high school GPA on a 4.00 scale (students who receive an International Baccalaureate diploma at the completion of high school may waive the GPA minimum requirement)
  • Minimum test scores: 1150 old SAT (math and critical reading scores only) or 1220 new SAT or 25 ACT. (Click here for more information about new vs old SAT and superscoring)
  • 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, 2017
  • Meet the criteria with grades and test scores on file with the Office of Admissions by February 15, 2017

Due to the fact that many areas throughout the country had weather conditions that caused school closures this past December, we have been alerted by many schools that some fall terms were extended. In order to adjust for these school calendar changes, we are extending the Document Deadline for high school transcripts only by a week to Wednesday, February 22.

Document Deadline

All application materials, including test scores, must be received by the February 15, 2017 document deadline. If your high school GPA or standardized test scores improve sufficiently to make you eligible for the Summit Scholarship by February 15, 2017, 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, 2017. New scholarship awards will not be made based on transcripts or test scores received after February 15, 2017.

Scores from the late January SAT 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 is 4846; our code for the ACT is 3498.

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.