General University Scholarship

General University Scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, and selection is highly competitive. They are made possible by the generous contributions of many individuals to the University of Oregon.

Eligibility Requirements

3.50 cumulative GPA for undergraduate and graduate students; 3.25 cumulative GPA for law students.

How to Apply


Incoming freshmen entering the university from high school are automatically considered for General University Scholarships by completing the undergraduate admission application by January 15, 2018.

No separate General University Scholarship application is required for incoming freshmen.

All Non-Freshman Applicants

Submit the General University Scholarship Application by February 20, 2018.

In addition to the online application, all applicants must complete the following to receive full review:

•Request that an instructor or professor submit the letter of reference by February 24, 2018.

•If you are a transfer student, new graduate applicant, or a new law applicant you are also required to submit the following:

  • ◦An application for admission to the University of Oregon submitted by February 15, 2018
  • ◦Official Transcripts must be received by the Office of Admissions by February 24, 2018. (Incoming graduate students will need to provide transcripts to the Office of Admissions even if they have already supplied them to their academic department)

Selection Criteria
•Academic performance based on review of transcripts from all past institutions and UO academic records (if applicable)
•SAT or ACT scores (for freshmen)
•Extracurricular involvement
•Faculty reference (for continuing, transfer, graduate, and law students)
•Writing ability
•Creativity as demonstrated in the essays

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Renewal

General University Scholarships are awarded for one year only. Students are encouraged to reapply each year.

Award Notification

Freshmen recipients will be notified by April 1. Non-freshman recipients will be notified by May 15.

$1,000 to $3,000 annual award
Supplemental Questions
  1. Briefly describe your academic interests and how they relate to your career objective.
  2. Describe a particularly challenging problem you have encountered in your academic career. What about this problem caused you the most difficulty and how did you respond? How has this challenge shaped you personally or academically?
  3. Reference Request