The Stamps Scholarship—the University of Oregon’s most prestigious and generous undergraduate scholarship—is awarded competitively to outstanding incoming domestic freshmen. Approximately ten students, five Oregon residents and five out-of-state students, will be awarded this merit-based scholarship annually. This scholarship is provided by the Stamps Scholars Strive Foundation in partnership with the University of Oregon.

Award Information

Oregon resident Stamps Scholars receive UO resident tuition, fees, room, and board for four years of undergraduate study. Out-of-state recipients receive non-resident tuition and fees. All recipients benefit from up to $12,000 in enrichment funds to be used over four years to help pursue study abroad, unpaid internships, or other experiences. The total award provides approximately $125,000 over four years.

In addition to unprecedented levels of financial support, Stamps Scholars are guaranteed admission to the University of Oregon's Robert D. Clark Honors College.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Incoming domestic freshman
  • A minimum 3.85 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.00 scale
  • A minimum 1300 SAT or 28 ACT (no test scores required for Fall 2021 Applicants)
  • Demonstrated leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service, and innovation

How to Apply

The Stamps Scholarship Application is a separate application from the admissions application to the University of Oregon. To be considered for this 2021-2022 scholarship you must:

  • Apply for admission to the University of Oregon by November 1.
  • Watch your e-mail for an invitation to enter the UO Scholarship Dashboard. This happens within one week of submitting your application for admission.
  • Complete the Stamps Scholarship Application within the UO Scholarship Dashboard by November 16.
  • Submit all required admission application materials to the Office of Admissions by November 16.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic preparation
  • Activities and talents
  • Demonstrated leadership, innovation, and perseverance
  • Volunteer service
  • Work experience
  • Four short-answer essay questions

Selection to receive the Stamps Scholarship is highly competitive. The University of Oregon will interview semifinalists at the University of Oregon campus in late January. Finalists are interviewed by the Stamps Scholars Strive Foundation before final selections are made.

Scholarship Renewal

Stamps 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 Stamps Scholarships will be notified by March 1.