IMPORTANT

ScholarDollars applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST) on the appropriate deadline date in order to be eligible for consideration.

Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.

OSU ScholarDollars is Oregon State University's online scholarship search and application portal! 

Login to ScholarDollars

Starting November 1st, OSU students may use OSU ScholarDollars to submit an application for the almost $10 million in donor-funded scholarships available for the 2022-2023 academic year. By submitting an application, you will be considered for nearly 2,000 OSU scholarship opportunities!

Newly-admitted and continuing OSU students are eligible to apply for scholarships through OSU ScholarDollars, which is hosted by ScholarshipUniverse. Students must have been admitted to OSU and have an active ONID account to be able to log into the system and submit an application.

Submit your OSU ScholarDollars application between November 1, 2021 and February 15, 2022 to maximize the number of scholarships for which you will be considered. Most OSU scholarships have application deadlines on or after February 15, 2022, but specific deadlines may vary.

Merit-based, need-based, and activity-based OSU scholarships are available, and OSU ScholarDollars also offers personalized suggestions of external scholarships for which you may be eligible.

 

How to Use ScholarDollars

(powered by ScholarshipUniverse)

Newly-admitted and continuing OSU students are eligible to apply for scholarships through OSU ScholarDollars, which is hosted by ScholarshipUniverse. Students must have been admitted to OSU and have an active ONID account to be able to log into the system and submit applications. (For more instructions on how to set up your ONID account, please visit http://onid.oregonstate.edu)

Step 1: ScholarDollars login Page

Accessed from ScholarDollars main page.

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step 2: ONID login Page

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IF login is successful

  • ScholarshipUniverse Welcome Page for first-time users.

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  • ScholarshipUniverse dashboard for returning users.

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if login is unsuccessful

Your first visit

The first time you log into ScholarDollars, you will be presented with a welcome page. On this welcome page, you have the option to enter your phone number if you wish to get text updates related to your applications or scholarships from ScholarDollars. To enter the student portal, click “I'm Ready!”

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The ScholarshipUniverse dashboard will be your home page. It contains helpful information related to all scholarships that you qualify for.

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begin the application process

You can start entering your information in one of two ways.

1.

  • If you are using a desktop, click the gray banner that states “You still have outstanding questions that may qualify you for more opportunities! Click here to continue answering more matching questions.”
  • If you are using a mobile device, click the gray alert box that states "Answer more questions."

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2.

  • If you are using a desktop, click the "Questions" icon in the left navigation menu.
  • If you are using a mobile device, click the "Questions" icon in the left corner on the expanding menu.

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update profile questions to identify potential scholarships

If you are new to the system, you may be prompted to add profile information when you visit the "Questions" section. These questions help the ScholarDollars system know what scholarship opportunities you may be eligible for. 

  • Fill out introductory information and choose to "Skip" or "Continue" to answer available questions. 
  • You may choose to not answer individual questions by selecting "N/A."
  • IMPORTANT: Some questions may have pre-populated answers for you. Any pre-populated answers are directly linked to university records and cannot be edited within the ScholarDollars system. If you click the pencil icon on a desktop or the edit button on a mobile device for any pre-populated answers, you will be presented a blank page. 

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If you are returning to the system, you can update your existing answers or add new information as long as they are not answers that come directly from your OSU student record.

  • Click the “Answer More Questions” tile and answer any presented questions to the best of your ability.
  • You may use the SKIP button and come back to the questions at a later time.
  • You may edit any of your answers by choosing the pencil icon on a desktop or selecting the "Edit" button on mobile devices.
  • IMPORTANT: Some questions may have pre-populated answers for you. Any pre-populated answers are directly linked from your OSU student record and cannot be edited within the ScholarDollars system. If you click the pencil icon on a desktop or the edit button on a mobile device for any pre-populated answers, you will be presented a blank page. 

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Once you have completed answering questions (in the Questions section), you can access the applications that you are eligible to fill out.

  • If you are using a desktop, click the "Applications" navigation option located on the left side of your screen.
  • If you are using a mobile device, click the "Applications" navigation option located in the expanding menu for mobile devices.

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When you reach the applications page you will see a list of applications that you are eligible to fill out.

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There will be three tabs that categorize your applications:

  1. Ready to Start: Applications in this tab are all OSU applications that you qualify to fill out. ONE application may be attached to MANY scholarships.
  2. In Progress: Applications in this tab will be ones that you have started, but have not finished. Pressing “Continue” will save the answers you have provided even if you do not see a Save button.
  3. Submitted: Applications in this tab are ones that you have completed and submitted in order to be reviewed for any and all scholarships that application is attached to.
    • IMPORTANT: Once an application is submitted, you cannot go back and edit the responses you provided. We suggest clicking "Continue" in order to save your work on incomplete applications.  Do not press submit until you are confident that the answers you have provided are the ones you wish to have reviewed. 

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Access the scholarships you have been matched to via your OSU student profile and the questions you have answered.

  • If you are using a desktop, click the "Scholarships" navigation option located on the left side of your screen.
  • If you are using a mobile device, click the "Scholarships" navigation option located in the expanding menu.

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You will be presented with a list of scholarships that you matched to. This page defaults to showing your OSU scholarships first.

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You can also search the OSU scholarships or external third-party scholarships in one of two ways:

  1. Sorting Your Scholarships
    • If you are using a desktop, a dropdown menu with sort options is located on the top right side of your screen.
    • If you are using a mobile device, a dropdown menu with sort options is located at the very top of your screen.

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  1. Filtering Your Scholarships
    • If you are using a desktop, click the “Filter” button (next to the sorting dropdown menu) located on the top right side of your screen.
    • If you are using a mobile device, click the “Filter” button (next to the sorting dropdown menu) located on the top of your screen.

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The My Documents section is a repository for any submitted documents you may have uploaded during the application process. These documents are useful for scholarship purposes only.

IMPORTANT: Your FAFSA and other financial aid related documents should not be uploaded here. For more information about where your financial aid documents should be turned in, please contact the OSU Financial Aid Office at 541-737-2241 or [email protected]

  1. My Docs menu option location.
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  2. My Docs page display with and without documents already submitted.
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The Feedback section does NOT provide feedback to the OSU Scholarship Office. If you wish to contact the OSU Scholarship Office with questions or inquiries about ScholarDollars, please email [email protected]. For all other general scholarship inquiries, please contact us at 541-737-1125 or [email protected].

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ScholarDollars FAQ

For OSU Students

OSU ScholarDollars is Oregon State University’s online scholarship search and application system, which is hosted by ScholarshipUniverse. Almost $10 million in scholarship funding is awarded through OSU ScholarDollars each academic year.

Both newly-admitted and continuing OSU students are eligible to use OSU ScholarDollars to apply for Oregon State’s scholarships. 

If you have applied for admission, but not yet received an admission decision, you can use the OSU ScholarDollars search engine to learn about OSU scholarship opportunities, but you will not be able to log in or submit applications until you are admitted.

You do not need to set up a separate user account to access OSU ScholarDollars.

Newly-admitted and continuing OSU students may log into OSU ScholarDollars using their ONID user name and password. 

If you are a newly-admitted student, you will need to set up your ONID account before you can log into OSU ScholarDollars.  For more information about activating your ONID account, please visit https://admissions.oregonstate.edu/sign-up-for-onid

Yes!  If you are a high school senior who has been admitted to OSU, you can apply for scholarships through OSU ScholarDollars

As a newly-admitted student, you will need to set up your ONID account before you can log into OSU ScholarDollars.  For more information about activating your ONID account, please visit https://admissions.oregonstate.edu/sign-up-for-onid.

If you have applied for admission, but not yet received an admission decision, you can use the OSU ScholarDollars search engine to learn about OSU scholarship opportunities, but you will not be able to log in or submit an application until after you are admitted.

No.  Although OSU ScholarDollars accepts applications for nearly 2,000 OSU scholarships, Oregon State’s colleges, departments, student organizations, and other campus programs may offer additional scholarships that require a separate application.  We encourage you to contact your academic college, department, student organizations, and/or other campus programs to inquire about additional opportunities.

OSU ScholarDollars begins accepting applications on November 1st each year.  We recommend that you take note of individual scholarship deadlines that you have been matched to via your ScholarDollars dashboard. Most scholarships have deadlines on or after February 15th, but specific deadlines may vary.  

No. Once you have submitted an application, you will not be able to edit that application. Once an application is submitted, you cannot go back and edit the responses you provided. We suggest clicking "Continue" in order to save your work on incomplete applications.  Do not press submit until you are confident that the answers you have provided are the ones you wish to have reviewed.

There will be three tabs that categorize your applications:

  • Ready to Start: Applications in this tab are all OSU applications that you qualify to fill out. ONE application may be attached to MANY scholarships.
  • In Progress: Applications in this tab will be ones that you have started, but have not finished. Pressing “Continue” will save the answers you have provided even if you do not see a Save button.
  • Submitted: Applications in this tab are ones that you have completed and submitted in order to be reviewed for any and all scholarships that application is attached to.

OSU scholarship committees will review applications and choose scholarship recipients starting in mid-February. If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you will receive a notification inviting you to log into OSU ScholarDollars for information about the scholarship award.

OSU ScholarDollars includes an integrated search engine for over 10,000 scholarships that are sponsored and managed by individuals and organizations that are not affiliated with Oregon State University. When you log into OSU ScholarDollars, you will see a personalized list of external scholarships for which you appear to meet the basic eligibility criteria, as well as links to websites where you can learn more about each opportunity.  You are responsible for verifying the validity and accuracy of all information provided before deciding whether to apply for any of the listed scholarship opportunities. 

We recommend using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to access OSU ScholarDollars.  The system is not compatible with Internet Explorer. 

OSU ScholarDollars is optimized for use on any platform, so you may use your mobile phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer to search for scholarships and submit your applications.

We recommend that you contact your specific academic program to discuss any other questions you may have about OSU ScholarDollars.  Click here to view each program's contact information.  If your program is not listed, or you have not yet chosen an academic program, please contact the OSU Scholarship Office at [email protected] for further assistance.

For OSU Faculty and Staff

OSU ScholarDollars is Oregon State University’s online scholarship search and application system, which is hosted by ScholarshipUniverse.  By completing applications, students will be considered for nearly 2,000 Oregon State scholarship opportunities available only to OSU students.  Almost $10 million in scholarship funding is awarded through OSU ScholarDollars each academic year.

To request an OSU ScholarDollars user account, please contact the appropriate scholarship administrator in your college, department, or program.  Click here to view a list of the scholarship administrators who have been designated to assist you.  If your area is not listed, please contact the OSU Scholarship Office at [email protected] for further assistance.

Once your OSU ScholarDollars user account has been created, you will use your existing ONID credentials to log into the system.

We recommend using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to access OSU ScholarDollars.  The system is not compatible with Internet Explorer. 

OSU ScholarDollars is optimized for use on any platform, so you may use your mobile phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer to log into the system.

If you are a scholarship committee member or chair, you will receive an automated email notification from OSU ScholarDollars when the applications associated with each scholarship opportunity become available for your review.

FOR FACULTY/STAFF: If you have administrative questions pertaining to managing your OSU funds, scholarship review committees, changing account information, thank you letters, or any other similar inquiries associated the administrative portion of the ScholarDollars system, please feel free to use this ticketing system to track your inquiry’s progress as we work to find a solution for you.

STUDENTS: If you have questions or inquiries pertaining to the ScholarDollars system, please reach out to our office via [email protected].