Information about Fall 2020 OSU Scholarships for DPP Students

Oregon State University’s Degree Partnership Program (DPP) allows you to be admitted and enrolled at both OSU and any one of our community college partner schools. If you have been admitted to OSU as a DPP student and were awarded a University Scholars Program (USP) scholarship such as the Finley Academic Excellence Scholarship, Provost Scholarship, or another state-based merit scholarship at the time of admission, you can retain eligibility for your USP scholarship while taking advantage of DPP.

To be eligible to receive a payment of your USP scholarship in a given term, you must meet the following enrollment requirements as outlined in the terms and conditions of your award:

  • Enroll in at least 6 credits at OSU, and
  • Enroll in at least 12 credits total between OSU and your partner school, and
  • Select OSU as your home institution for financial aid purposes.

If you do not meet all of these requirements in a given term, you will not receive a scholarship payment for that term and you will lose one term of scholarship eligibility (USP scholarships are available for up to 12 terms total). As long as you maintain continuous full-time enrollment (12 or more credits each term) at your DPP partner community college, at OSU, or through a combination of enrollment at both institutions, your scholarship will remain on your OSU record and will be available to you for any term during which you meet the enrollment requirements to receive a payment.

Here’s how it works:

  • OSU will track your enrollment at both OSU and your partner community college each term to confirm you are enrolled full time. As long as you maintain full time enrollment, your scholarship will remain on your OSU record for the next term.
  • At the end of each spring term, OSU will review your cumulative GPA and your completed credits. If you maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 and complete at least 36 quarter credits by the end of each spring term, your USP scholarship will be available to you for the next academic year.
  • OSU will continue tracking your enrollment and renewing your scholarship for up to 10 terms total (including summer term). If you haven’t enrolled at OSU by the 10th term following your original term of admission, your USP scholarship will be cancelled.
  • If you do not meet all of the above requirements, your scholarship will be cancelled and you will forfeit all remaining payments. If extenuating circumstances prevented you from meeting the requirements, you may submit a scholarship appeal. Appeal information can be found on our website here.

Here’s what it looks like:

  • You were admitted to OSU for fall 2020 as a DPP student with Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC) as your partner institution, and you were awarded a $3,000 Finley Academic Excellence Scholarship. Your Finley Scholarship is divided into 3 equal payments of $1,000 for the fall 2020, winter 2021, and spring 2021 terms, and it is renewable for up to 3 additional years (for a total of up to 4 years/12 terms of payments). For fall 2020, you decide not to enroll at OSU and instead you enroll in 12 credits at LBCC. You are not eligible to receive your USP scholarship for fall 2020 and you will forfeit that one payment, but since you are enrolled full-time at LBCC, your scholarship will remain on your OSU record for future terms with 11 terms of payment remaining.
  • If you decide not to enroll at OSU at all during your first year and instead attend LBCC full time for fall, winter, and spring terms, that’s okay! You will forfeit 3 terms of your USP scholarship, but as long as you complete at least 36 credits and earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 at LBCC by the end of the spring 2021 term, your scholarship will be on your record for the 2021-22 academic year with 9 terms of payment remaining. OSU will continue tracking your LBCC enrollment, cumulative GPA, and credits completed through the end of the fall 2022 term. You must enroll at OSU by winter 2023 or your USP scholarship will be cancelled and you will forfeit all remaining payments.

Additional information on this policy can be found on our FAQ page.

The Scholarship Office is here to help! If you have any questions or concerns about your scholarship eligibility, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 541-737-1125.