Presidential Scholarship

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Presidential Scholarships are awarded competitively to outstanding incoming freshmen from Oregon. Approximately 50 freshmen receive this scholarship each year, and the awarding process is highly selective. Presidential Scholarships are made possible by the generous contributions of donors to the University of Oregon scholarship fund.

Award Information

Presidential Scholars receive up to $36,000 over four years of undergraduate study—$9,000 per year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Oregon residents who graduate from an Oregon high school
  • Incoming freshmen
  • A minimum 3.85 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.00 scale
  • A minimum 1240 combined math and critical reading SAT score or 28 ACT composite score
  • A significant, demonstrated history of leadership and volunteer service activities

How to Apply

Selection Criteria

  • Academic preparation as demonstrated by transcripts
  • Test scores
  • Activities and talents
  • Leadership
  • Volunteer service
  • Work experience

Scholarship Renewal

Presidential Scholarships are renewed annually for up to 12 terms of undergraduate study over five years (excluding summer terms). For renewal, recipients must

  • Be enrolled in and complete a minimum of 12 UO credits per term
  • Maintain a 3.25 UO grade point average

Award Notification

Recipients of Presidential Scholarships will be notified by April 1.