University of Oregon National Merit Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

January 15

Awarded By

University of Oregon

Award Amount

$2,000 annually, renewable for up to three additional years. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.25 or higher to renew.


The number of awards offered varies annually based on the number of eligible applicants.

Additional Information

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), in conjunction with the UO, awards merit scholarships to selected academically talented high school seniors for undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon. Students with the highest scores on the PSAT/NMSQT from each state are named as semifinalists. To become a finalist, semifinalists must have an outstanding high school record, be recommended by their school's principal, and submit SAT scores that confirm their earlier qualifying test performance. Each student's NMSC Scholarship Application—which includes a self-descriptive essay, record of leadership, and community activities—is also evaluated. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation begins notifying finalists of their awards in early April of their senior year of high school.

Deadline Info

Scholarship information is available online on the University of Oregon (UO) website. To apply for this scholarship, the student must apply for admission to UO by Jan. 15. Admissions information is a ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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