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The following scholarships are for non-resident freshmen students enrolling at OSU for the first time in the Summer 2019 or Fall 2019 term only. Your application for admission must be received by OSU by February 1, 2019, and all supporting documentation must be received by February 15, 2019 to be eligible for scholarship consideration. All scholarship awards are offered subject to the availability of funding. E-campus (distance/online) students are not eligible for these scholarships.
The Provost Scholarship is automatically awarded to non-resident students that demonstrate academic excellence. Awards range from $12,000 to $32,000 over a student’s academic career ($3,000-$8,000 renewable annually).
The Golden State Scholarship is automatically awarded to California residents that demonstrate academic excellence. Last year, 2/3 of California students received scholarships and/or gift aid!
The Evergreen State Scholarship is automatically awarded to Washington residents that demonstrate academic excellence. Last year, 2/3 of Washington students received scholarships and/or gift aid!
The Aloha Scholarship is automatically awarded to Hawaii residents that demonstrate academic excellence. Last year, 3/4 of Hawaii students received scholarships and/or gift aid!
The Gem State Scholarship is automatically awarded to Idaho residents that demonstrate academic excellence. Last year, 2/3 of Idaho students received scholarships and/or gift aid!
TUITION GRANT SCHOLARSHIPS
Aloha, Evergreen State, Gem State, Golden State and Provost Scholarship recipients are automatically considered for additional scholarship support based on their demonstrated financial need (as determined by the OSU Office of Financial Aid based on the FAFSA). Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their admission application and their FAFSA in the fall, as these awards are made on a rolling basis shortly following admission to OSU.
NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
OSU collaborates with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) to award merit-based scholarships. Students selected as National Merit Finalists who list OSU as their first-choice school on the NMSC application will receive scholarship support totaling at least $2,000 per year for up to four years total. This support may include a scholarship award from the NMSC, a scholarship award from OSU, or both.
IB DIPLOMA SCHOLARSHIP
Students participating in an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program may qualify for the IB Diploma Scholarship. To qualify, entering freshmen must have scored a total of 30 or higher on the IB exam and complete the IB Diploma. Award offers will be finalized once scores are verified by the IBO in July. Awards are $3,000 annually and renewable for up to 3 additional years (up to $12,000 over four years).
OSU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP
The OSU Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship is awarded to a limited number of incoming freshmen or transfers who have a parent or guardian who is an Oregon State alumnus. This scholarship is designed to assist prospective students who may not otherwise be able to afford college. This is a competitive, need-based scholarship with a one-time value of up to $2,000. To be eligible for consideration, students must have a parent or guardian who is an Oregon State alumnus, a minimum 3.65 unweighted cumulative GPA, a minimum score of 1200 on the SAT (or its equivalent), and demonstrated financial need. Approximately 20 recipients are selected in March.
OSU COLLEGE AND DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS
OSU's colleges and departments offer donor-funded scholarship opportunities to students who are currently enrolled, or plan to enroll (incoming freshmen or new transfers), in an academic program within their college or department. OSU's colleges and departments typically award over $10 million dollars in donor-funded scholarships to thousands of students each year!
Most colleges and departments accept applications for these scholarship awards through OSU's scholarship management system, OSU ScholarDollars. ScholarDollars begins accepting applications on November 1st each year. Most scholarships have an application deadline on or after February 1st, but individual deadlines may vary. Submit your application before February 1st to maximize your scholarship opportunities!
OSU is one of the few universities to have an Army, Air Force, and Naval (Navy and Marine Corps) Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program on campus. The focus of the ROTC program is leadership, management, and character development in the hope of preparing students for careers in the Armed Forces. Scholarships are awarded via national boards and selectively by the commanding officers of each unit. OSU also provides select ROTC students with additional Provost and Foundation Scholarship money that is awarded based on merit and financial need. More information can be gained by the following sites:
The OSU Scholarship Office evaluates any third-party scholarship information submitted to our office for validity, legitimacy, and applicability to OSU students. Scholarships are submitted from local, state, national, and international organizations and are not specifically affiliated with OSU. Students can learn more about third-party scholarships through OSU ScholarDollars.
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