University of Oregon Diversity Excellence Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

January 15

Awarded By

University of Oregon

Award Amount

$6,500 annually for undergraduate students and $9,000 annually for graduate students. These are renewable scholarships based on the recipient's grade level. The DES selection committee determines the amount and duration of each award. To maintain scholarship eligibility for renewal, the recipient must: maintain full-time student status; maintain a UO grade point average of 2.5 or higher; make satisfactory progress toward completion of a degree objective; and meet regularly with a scholarship advisor.


125 awards offered annually. Awards are given as follows: 70 to incoming freshmen; 45 to continuing/transfer students; 10 to graduate/law students.

Additional Information

The Diversity Excellence Scholarship (DES) recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all UO students and the excellence of the University. The University of Oregon offers these tuition-remission scholarships as part of its diversity mission. Selection of recipients is based on the following criteria: past academic performance and participation in campus or community activities. Preference will be given to: students from underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities; students with financial need as defined by federal guidelines; first generation of the family to attend college; Oregon residents. Recipients will be notified by April 15. Please note: This award cannot be combined with some tuition-remission programs such as University of Oregon staff tuition rates or Graduate Teaching Fellowships.

Deadline Info

Scholarship information and applications are available online on the University of Oregon (UO) website. Please note: If the student is an incoming freshman, transfer, or graduate/law student, he/she ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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