Out-of-state freshmen with exceptional admissions applications and stellar academic records will automatically be considered for the UO Excellence Scholarship. A limited number of these most prestigious awards are available.

Award Information

The UO Excellence Scholarship awards a limited number of out-of-state top scholars $60,000 over four years - $15,000 per year. (Annual award is split evenly over fall, winter & spring terms) The UO Excellence Scholarship can be combined with other UO scholarships, including Diversity Excellence and General University Scholarships. It cannot be combined with the Stamps Scholarship, Summit Scholarship or the Apex Scholarship. Students enrolled in five-year degree programs will receive the UO Excellence Scholarship for a fifth year. These degrees include BLA (Landscape Architecture), BIARC (Interior Architecture), and BARCH (Architecture).

You must enroll at the UO in the fall term of your freshmen year and you must enroll in 12 University of Oregon credits each term to receive this award.

Selection Criteria

A limited number of awards are available to the highest achieving out-of-state students. Consideration and selection is based on review of the admissions application and academic transcripts.

How to Apply

You will be automatically considered for the UO Excellence Scholarship—no separate application is required. Simply:

  • Apply for admission by January 15
  • Submit all required admission applications materials to the Office of Admissions by February 15

Scholarship Renewal

UO Excellence Scholarships are renewable for up to 12 academic terms (excluding summer) within a five-year period, or 15 academic terms within a six-year period for students seeking a BFA, BLA, BIARC, or BARCH degree. Renewal awards require a minimum 3.00 cumulative UO GPA and completion of 12 credits per term / 36 credits per year.

Award Notification

Recipients of UO Excellence Scholarship will be notified by April 1.

Complete Terms & Conditions can be found here.