Staton Scholarship

Bernice Ingalls Staton established the Staton Scholarship Program in 2001 so students could further their education without financial burden. Approximately 12 Robert W. and Bernice Ingalls Staton Scholarships are awarded each year to incoming Oregon freshmen with extraordinary financial need. Scholars receive approximately $27,000 over four years.

Award Information

For 2023-2024, Staton Scholars received $7,150 per year, renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study (annual award is split evenly over fall, winter & spring terms).

Eligibility Requirements

Staton Scholarships are for incoming freshmen only. In order to be considered, you must meet these requirements:

  • Be an Oregon resident
  • Have extraordinary financial need

Preference is given to students who declare a major in the humanities, visual arts, education, or music.

How to Apply

  • Submit the University of Oregon admission application by January 15.
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor by April 1. List the UO as one of your choices. The school code is 003223.
    • Note: Dreamer students including students who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as well as other undocumented students who are ineligible to submit a FAFSA may submit an Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA), which is an alternative to the FAFSA. File the ORSAA by April 1.

Selection Criteria

Awards are based primarily on financial need. Other factors include the student’s major, professional objective, academic performance, and family educational history with priority given to first-generation college students.

Scholarship Renewal

Staton Scholarships are renewed annually, as long as recipients meet these criteria:

  • Maintain good academic standing.
  • Make satisfactory progress toward completion of degree objective, completing no fewer than 12 UO credits each term of the academic year.

Award Notification

Recipients of Staton Scholarships will be notified by May 1*.

*Notification deadline extended from April 1 for 24-25 academic year. 

Complete Terms & Conditions can be found here.