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 domestic freshmen
  • A minimum 3.85 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.00 scale
  • A minimum 1300 SAT or 28 ACT
  • A significant, demonstrated history of leadership and volunteer service activities

How to Apply

Application is closed for the 2018-19 school year. To apply for the 2019–2020 year:

  • Apply for admission to the University of Oregon by January 15, 2019.
  • Complete the online Presidential Scholarship Application by February 1, 2019.
  • Submit your high school transcripts and standardized test scores to the Admissions Office by February 15, 2019

 

Selection Criteria

  • Academic preparation as demonstrated by transcripts
  • Test scores
  • Activities and talents
  • Leadership
  • Volunteer service
  • Work experience
  • Four short-answer essay questions

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 2019.

Complete terms and conditions can be found here