General University Scholarship (Current Undergraduates and all Graduate students)

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.

This application is only for currently enrolled UO Students (Undergraduate, Graduate & Law) and students applying to the UO Graduate and Law School for Summer/Fall 2024 admission.

  • Current High School Seniors applying as Incoming Freshmen to UO for Summer/Fall 2024 admissions: You are automatically considered for this award if you meet all UO Admissions office requirements, you do not need to submit this application.

Award Information

General University Scholarships are one-year, non-renewable awards that are between $1000-$4000. This scholarship can be combined with most other scholarships with the following exception: Current UO Presidential Scholarship recipients are only eligible to apply for this award if you are planning to graduate in the 2024-25 school year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Apply for admission by February 15 (Incoming Graduate and Law students) OR be a currently enrolled UO student.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or greater
  • Domestic, International and Dreamer students are all eligible to apply.

How to Apply

  • Submit this application by March 1.
  • Your online reference must also be submitted no later than March 1.

Selection Criteria

Scholarship recipients are selected by the General University Scholarship selection committee based on the following:

  • Academic performance based on review of transcripts from all past institutions and UO academic records (if applicable)
  • Extracurricular involvement
  • Faculty reference
  • Writing ability
  • Creativity as demonstrated in the essays

Scholarship Renewal

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

Award Notification

Recipients will be notified in June.

$1,000 to $4,000 one-year award
Financial Aid & Scholarships, General University Scholarship
Supplemental Questions
  1. This application is only for currently enrolled UO Students (Undergraduate, Graduate & Law) and students applying to the UO Graduate and Law School for Summer/Fall 2024 admission. You may read more about the details of this scholarship by clicking on the scholarship's name to the left of this screen. Please choose from the following:
  2. Critically evaluate one important aspect of your educational experience to date. Among your options are a book, a course, an individual, or a significant experience that has influenced you in a meaningful way.
  3. Reference Request: Provide the name and email address for a past or current instructor/faculty member who has agreed to provide a reference on your behalf.

    You should reach out to this individual personally at least 10 days before the scholarship deadline so that they can talk with you about your request and have plenty of time to get it submitted.

  4. I understand that in addition to submitting the General University Scholarship application by March 1, a letter of reference must be submitted by my recommender by March 1. I authorize the university to share the reference submitted on my behalf to the selection committee for review as part of my application materials.
  5. Applicants must have a least a 3.50 cumulative GPA in order to apply. Incoming students must submit transcripts to the appropriate place no later than March 1 in order to receive full consideration for this opportunity. Please select one of the following: