General University Scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, and selection is highly competitive. They are made possible by the generous contributions of many individuals to the University of Oregon.

Award Information

Awards vary between $1000 - $3000. This scholarship is awarded for one year only.

Eligibility Requirements

Academic merit varies and will be determined on a case by case basis.

How to Apply

Deadlines and processes differ by student status and grade level. Follow proper steps outlined below.

Incoming Freshmen

Incoming freshmen are automatically considered for General University Scholarships by completing the undergraduate admission application by January 15. No separate General University Scholarship application is required for incoming freshmen.

Current UO Students (undergraduate, graduate or law students already attending the University of Oregon) must complete the following to receive full review:

New Post-Baccalaureate Applicants, New Graduate Applicants and New Law Applicants must complete the following to receive full review:

  • Apply for admission to the University of Oregon by February 15
  • Watch your e-mail for an invitation to enter the UO Scholarship Dashboard. The first invitations will be sent in early October.
  • Submit the online General University Scholarship Application by March 1.
  • Request that an instructor or professor submit your online letter of reference via the scholarship dashboard by March 1.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the Office of Admissions by March 1. (You must provide transcripts to the Office of Admissions even if you have already supplied them to your academic department)

Undergraduate Transfer Students (transferring to UO in Spring, Summer or Fall 2021) must complete the following to receive full review:

  • Apply for admission to the University of Oregon by March 15
  • Watch your e-mail for an invitation to enter the UO Scholarship Dashboard. The first invitations will be sent in early October.
  • Submit the online General University Scholarship Application by April 1.
  • Request that an instructor or professor submit your online letter of reference by April 1.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the Office of Admissions by April 1.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic performance based on review of transcripts from all past institutions and UO academic records (if applicable)
  • SAT or ACT scores (for freshmen)
  • Extracurricular involvement
  • Faculty reference (for continuing, transfer, graduate, and law students)
  • Writing ability
  • Creativity as demonstrated in the essays

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Renewal

General University Scholarships are awarded for one year only. Students are encouraged to reapply each year.

Award Notification

Freshman recipients will be notified by April 1. Incoming graduate and law recipients, continuing undergraduates, and continuing graduate and law recipients will be notified by June 1. Transfer recipients will be notified June 15.