Southern Oregon University Admission Scholarships

The Southern Oregon Scholarship Application (SOSA)
The SOSA is a general scholarship application offered through the Office of Financial Aid with over 80 local scholarships open to newly admitted and current SOU students.

Apply for SOSA scholarships here. The SOSA is OPEN for admitted students.


Contact your major department directly to inquire about major-specific scholarships.

Outside Scholarships

Search, organize, and manage your external scholarship applications and awards with the Scholarship Universe App for streamlined scholarship organization!

Steps for Scholarship Application

1. Apply for Admission to SOU
Upon admission, Oregon residents and residents of the 16 participating WUE states, and first year non-residents will automatically be considered for Raider Scholar, Laurels, Churchill, Siskiyou or WUE.

2. Submit the FAFSA or the ORSAA – The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is available at on October 1. The Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) is available in early October. 
Some SOSA scholarships require a FAFSA or ORSAA on file for scholarship consideration.

3. Submit the SOSA – The Southern Oregon Scholarship Application is OPEN for admitted students, current students, transfer students, and graduate students.
Through the SOSA you will be considered for additional merit and need-based scholarships, including the Diversity Scholarship (listed below).

PLEASE NOTE: Our Scholarship Calculator is temporarily unavailable.

Questions about merit-scholarships can be directed to your admissions counselor. Questions about FAFSA, ORSAA, or the SOSA can be directed to the Office of Financial Aid.

SOU Financial Aid & Scholarships