The following scholarships are for new Oregon resident transfer students who will enroll at OSU for the first time in the Summer 2019 or Fall 2019 term.  Your application for admission must be submitted by February 1st and all supporting documentation must be received by OSU by February 15th.  All scholarships are offered subject to the availability of funding.  E-campus (distance/online) students are not eligible for these scholarships.

Finley Academic Excellence Scholarship

  • Oregon residents transferring to OSU with a 3.75 transfer GPA and at least 36 credit hours completed are automatically considered for a Finley Academic Excellence Scholarship of up to $2,000 annually.  Students must apply for admission for the fall term by February 1st and submit all supporting documentation to OSU by February 15th to be eligible for consideration.  A limited number of these competitive scholarships are awarded based on the application for admission.
  • Finley Academic Excellence Scholarships awarded to new transfer students are renewable for three additional years (four total years of support).

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!

Third-Party Scholarships

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

Tips for searching for third-party scholarships:

  • Ensure that the awarding agency is an actual organization
  • Check the organization's website for validity and reviews
  • Never pay to apply for scholarships
  • Contact the organization and ask to speak with the scholarship representative