Oregon State University Admission Scholarship

For the 2022-2023 academic year, the majority of Oregon State University’s scholarships for newly-admitted freshmen and transfer students will be awarded automatically based on a holistic review of your application for admission. These admission-based scholarships are awarded only to students whose first term of enrollment at OSU will be Summer 2022 or Fall 2022. Through this review process, OSU seeks to identify and award students who have the skills, abilities, and drive to succeed at Oregon State based on the following:

For Freshmen Students:

  • Your high school grades
  • Rigor of coursework, considered in the context of your school
  • Class rank
  • Grades in any college or dual-credit courses
  • Information provided in your personal statement on the application
  • Your response to one of our available essay prompts
  • Test scores, if submitted (not required*)

For Transfer Students:

  • Your grades in college
  • Rigor of college coursework
  • Number of transferable credits completed 
  • Information provided in your personal statement on the application

All new and continuing OSU students also are encouraged to submit an application for additional college and departmental scholarships that are awarded through OSU ScholarDollars, Oregon State University’s online scholarship search and application system. OSU ScholarDollars will begin accepting applications for 2022-2023 scholarships on November 1, 2021. (Students must have been admitted to OSU before accessing OSU ScholarDollars.)

Some Oregon State scholarships are only available to students who have demonstrated financial need.  OSU determines whether you are eligible to be considered for these opportunities based on your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or ORSAA (Oregon Student Aid Application).  We recommend that you submit your FAFSA or ORSAA as early as possible every year to allow enough time for it to be processed before the earliest OSU Scholar Dollars application deadlines. Take this quiz to decide which financial aid application is right for you!

*Oregon State University is committed to making scholarship opportunities available to students who qualify, whether they apply with or without test scores. Test scores are not the sole or primary reason for a scholarship decision; they are considered as supplemental information within the context of your overall admission application.