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Scholarship Information for Students from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands

First things first

As a student, you will want to make sure that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application for the academic year you are planning to attend. You can do this at fafsa.ed.gov. The Financial Aid Office wants to make your experience at Eastern Oregon University as trouble free as possible.  We have some information that is very important regarding applying for the FAFSA each year.

It is critical that if you received a nine-digit pseudo-SSN when you completed your first FAFSA, that you continue to use that nine-digit number on subsequent FAFSAs.
Returning FAFSA filers should never provide only the first three digits (666) of the pseudo-SSN on any subsequent FAFSA because this will create a new pseudo-SSN. Only first-time FAFSA filers should submit just “666” in the SSN field.
 
If you later get a U.S. SSN, but have already received a pseudo-SSN (starting with 666) on your first FAFSA, do not use your U.S. SSN on subsequent FAFSAs.  Use your previously assigned 666 number.

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Apply for Scholarships

We encourage every student to apply for scholarships. There are many options at EOU. You can find specific Island scholarships below. By selecting the button, you will be taken to the application for that specific scholarship.

EOU scholarships are identified with an *.

*COFA, Undocumented, and International Student Success Award*
Eastern Oregon University welcomes students from other countries who hold an F-1 visa, part of COFA (Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Palau) or those who are undocumented living in the United States to pursue higher education. Eastern Oregon University is committed to providing opportunities to assist students in successfully accomplishing academic goals. The following scholarship is designated for new international, COFA, undocumented freshman, transfer, and current EOU students. Recipients of this award receive scholarships ranging from $500-$2,500. The application opens each October 1st, and the submission deadline is March 1st, for fall term.

    • This award requires a completed application, typed essay, and transcripts of education background.
    • Topics to be covered in essay (350-500 words):
    • 1. A brief personal background
    • 2. Your academic and professional goals
    3. How a degree from EOU will assist you in fulfilling those goals

Application available here

Specific Country Applications

Federated States of Micronesia Scholarship

Application

Deadline: July 31 for fall, December 31 for spring and May 31 for summer. Send transcript to: FSM Department of Education, P.O. Box PS 87, Palikir, Pohnpei FM 96941 Contact: Joyleen Sienes at Joyleen.Sienes@fsmed.fm (email), 691-320-2609 or 691-320-2647 (phone)

Requirements to continue to be eligible for the scholarship: 2.0 GPA and register for at least 12 credits each semester. (Note: Credits are counted if a student receives an”F” but not if a student receives a “W”.)

Yap State Scholarship

Application

Deadline: June for fall; December for spring; no scholarships for summer Send transcript to: State Scholarship Office, Yap State Government, P.O. Box 135, Colonia, Yap FM 96943 Contact: southyap@yahoo.com (email), 691-350-2571 (phone)

Requirements to continue to be eligible for the scholarship: 2.5 semester GPA

Pohnpei State Scholarship

Application

Deadline: June 30; December 31 for spring; no scholarships for summer Send transcript to: Scholarship Coordinator, Department of Education, P.O. Box 250, Kolonia, Pohnpei FM 96941 Contact: Jaclyn Pretrick at jpretrick@pohnpeidoe.fm (email), 691-320-2102 or 691-320-2103 (phone)

Requirements to continue to be eligible for the scholarship: 2.5 cumulative GPA and earn 12 credits each semester

Palau State Scholarship

Application

Deadline: July 31; no scholarships for summer Send transcript to: Scholarship Coordinator, P.O. Box 1608, Koror, Palau 96940 Contact: pnsb@palaunet.com (email), 680-488-3602 (phone)

Requirements to continue to be eligible for the scholarship, loan or grant: Earn 24 credits each academic year

Chuuk State Scholarhip

Application

Deadline: June 30 for fall and spring of the following academic year; no scholarships for summer Send transcript to: Joyce Otoko, Student Services Coordinator, P.O. Box 904, Weno, Chuuk FM 96942 Contact: Joyce Otoko at chuukscholarship@ymail.com (email), 691-330-2190 or 691-330-5290 (phone)

Requirements to continue to be eligible for the scholarship: 3.0 cumulative GPA and earn 24 credits each academic year.

Kosrae State Scholarship

Application

Deadline: June 30 for fall; November 30 for spring; April 30 for summer (usually available for graduating seniors only)
Send transcript to: Tulensa Sigra, Department of Education, P.O. Box 660, Tofol, Kosrae FM 96944
Contact: Tulensa Sigra at tulensigra@gmail.com (email), 691-370-3008 or 691-370-3189 (phone)

Marshall Islands Scholarship

Application

Deadline: June 30 for fall; November 1 for spring; April 1 for summer Send transcript to: Juliet Anitok, MISGLB Director, P.O. Box 1436, Majuro, MH 96960 Contact: Julie Anitok or Diane Peter at rmisglb@gmail.com (email), 692-625-3108 (phone)

In addition to an official copy of your transcript, you must submit a copy of your financial aid award letter, class schedule for the upcoming semester, and summary of charges (tuition, fees, housing, meal plan, etc.). You can access this information in your MyUH account and then print it out or save it electronically.

Scholarships for COFA Students

Eastern Oregon University is dedicated to students achieving academic success. The above listed scholarships have been provided with the COFA student population in mind! Please note, some of the above listed awards are not associated to EOU, and we therefore encourage you to use your own discretion when viewing these sites and applying for awards.