Scholarship Office

Oregon State University recognizes student excellence, diversity, and achievement through an array of scholarship opportunities. The Scholarship Office serves all recipients of OSU scholarships and works to increase opportunities for access, provide financial guidance to students and families, and encourage engagement and research throughout our state, our nation, and our world.

Nearly $40 million in scholarship money has been awarded to Oregon State University students for the 2017-18 year.     

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Prestigious Scholarships


Prestigious scholarships such as the Fulbright, Goldwater, Boren, and Gilman awards are all based on academic qualification, research, leadership, service, and personal characteristics that distinguish our students’ creativity and intellect on a national and international level. Students interested in nationally competitive scholarships are encouraged to begin the process early in their academic career by meeting with the Prestigious Scholarships Advisor.

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Student Stories


OSU scholars are a distinguished group of students representing different geographic regions, academic programs, interests, activities and experiences. Whatever path they took to get here and wherever their journey takes them, one thing is true: scholarships helped make that dream come true. Click here to read about the impact that OSU Scholarships have had on some of OSU's best scholars.

Want to become a featured scholar? Submit an application here!

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Study Abroad Scholarships


The Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) administers a number of scholarships for students intending to pursue international learning experiences. Scholarships may be used to: (1) offset the additional financial costs of studying abroad, (2) fund travel to pursue educational experiences, (3) conduct research internationally, or (4) reduce the program costs on a sponsored program, among other reasons.

IMPORTANT DATES

October 1: Early FAFSA is available

November 1: Early admission deadline

February 1: Priority scholarship and Honors College application deadline

February 15: Academic department scholarship application deadline

February 16: Admission documents due for OSU scholarship consideration

February 28: FAFSA file complete for priority consideration

March 1: OSAC application deadline (Oregon residents only)

Mid-March: Competitive scholarship review and final awards

May 1: New students can confirm intent to enroll at Oregon State by paying the Advanced Tuition Deposit (ATD). Accept any OSU scholarship online.

ACCEPTING YOUR AWARD

If you received a scholarship award from OSU, congratulations!

Incoming Freshman and Transfer students need to accept OSU scholarships prior to May 1. Failure to accept awards may result in the cancellation of the scholarship. Be sure to read through the terms and conditions of the scholarship before accepting as they will impact whether or not a student will be eligible to renew for the following years. 

Here is how to accept your award online!

Current OSU Students do not need to accept OSU scholarships online. Once spring grades are posted and eligibility for renewal is determined, the Scholarship Office will automatically renew scholarships.

Incoming or current students awarded a third-party or OSU departmental scholarship, need to follow the process, as given by the awarding agency or party, for accepting the scholarship. 

Calendar of Events

September 20: Classes begin

October 1: Last date to add a class to meet full-time scholarship requirement

October 2: OSU scholarships canceled for students not enrolled full-time

October 8: Last day to add a class WITH instructor permission