The following scholarships are for resident transfer students, with 36 or more quarter credit hours, enrolling for the first time starting in the Summer or Fall 2019 only. Application for admission must be received by February 1 and all supporting documentation must be received by February 16. All scholarships are based on available funding.  E-campus (distance/online) students are not eligible for these scholarships.
Transfer credits from other institutions do not count toward the annual credit amount required for renewal. 

Finley Academic Excellence Scholarship

  • Oregon residents transferring to OSU with a 3.75 transfer GPA and 36 hours are considered for a Finley Academic Excellence Scholarship in an amount up to $2,000 annually. Must apply for fall term by Feb. 1 application deadline.  These awards are limited and are awarded competitively.
  • Qualified applicants are also considered for competitive Diversity Achievement awards (variable amounts; renewable annually) with greater than 3.25 transfer GPA. Must apply for fall term by Feb. 1 application deadline.
  • Finley Academic Excellence Scholarship and Diversity Achievement awards made to transfers are renewable for three additional years (four total years of support).

Oregon State Departmental Scholarships

Some scholarship opportunities are available for freshman and transfer students within their college or major. Each department administers their own scholarships, sets deadlines, posts and reviews applications, and awards based on their established criteria. Exploring your options couldn’t be easier! Visit the Oregon State Scholarship Database. Enter specific criteria or do a general search to see the opportunities available to you. Each scholarship hit will provide you with the name of the scholarship and criteria for award. Click on the hyperlinked scholarship name for information on applying and the managing entity that can provide additional information.

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 browse posted scholarships here

Tips for searching for third-party scholarships:

  • Ensure that the awarding agency is an actual organization
  • Check the organizations website for validity and reviews
  • Never pay to apply for scholarships
  • Email or call the organization and ask to speak with the scholarship representative
  • Develop and a scholarship resume and standard essay to submit with scholarship applications