University of Oregon Diversity Excellence Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$26,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 15

Wednesday
Awarded By:

University of Oregon

Number of Awards & Eligibility: 125 awards offered annually. Awards are given as follows: 70 to incoming freshmen; 45 to continuing/transfer students; 10 to graduate/law students.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be an incoming freshman, transfer, or graduate/law student, OR a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate/law student.
  4. Must plan to enroll full time.
  5. Must currently attend or plan to attend the University of Oregon.
  6. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  7. Preference is given to Oregon residents.
  8. Must attend a college or university in Oregon.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are current or incoming undergraduate, graduate, or law students at the University of Oregon. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and file a FAFSA.

Application requirements for the University of Oregon Diversity Excellence Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letter
  • Admissions app. if new student
  • FAFSA by 02/01/2017
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.

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.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $26,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 15

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 must apply for admission to UO by Jan. 15 in order to apply for this scholarship. Admissions information is available online at admissions.uoregon.edu. Students must submit the online scholarship application by Jan. 15. A letter of recommendation written by a school official, teacher, member of a community organization, or employer must be received by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships no later than Jan. 29. Students must also submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by Feb. 1. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The student must list UO as one of his/her first six choices on the FAFSA.
Contact: Jennifer Smith
Address: 260 Oregon Hall 1278 University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon 97403-1278

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