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Eastern Oregon University gives out over $4 million to students every year. There are 100+ scholarships and awards available. Take the first step toward your future by applying to EOU today!
To receive EOU Awards you must have a current FAFSA on file. Please contact the Financial Aid Office or the Foundation if you do not or will not have a current FAFSA application prior to applying for scholarships.
You are automatically considered for Incoming freshman awards with your EOU application. Other awards are available for transfer, returning and continuing students.
Remember: to receive EOU Awards you must have a current FAFSA on file.
A renewable scholarship for new freshmen up to $12,000 over four years (i.e. up $3,000 per year). No SAT or ACT scores are required, but you must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative, high school GPA to qualify. Awarded until funds are exhausted on a first-come-first-served basis based on your EOU application date. Mutually exclusive with University Scholar Athlete Award.
A renewable scholarship for new freshmen up to $6,000 over four years (i.e. up to $1,500 per year). You must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative, high school GPA and a maximum FAFSA EFC of 20,000. Awarded until funds are exhausted on a first-come-first-served basis based upon your EOU and FAFSA application dates.
A renewable scholarship for new freshmen up to $3,500 over four years (see schedule). No SAT or ACT scores are required, but you must have a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative, high school GPA or a GED score of at least 660 to qualify. Awarded throughout the freshman application cycle, but does not stack with University Scholar, University Scholarly Need, or University Scholar Athlete Awards. The Transfer & Returning Student Success or Continuing Student Success Awards also cannot be awarded simultaneously with a University Achievement Award.
A renewable scholarship for new freshmen student athletes up to $12,000 over four years (i.e. up $3,000 per year) in place of a University Scholar Award when funding for that has been exhausted. No SAT or ACT scores are required, but you must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative, high school GPA to qualify. Applications are submitted by your coach. Please contact him or her to submit on your behalf. Mutually exclusive with University Scholar Award.
$500 toward first year on-campus housing. Must be a resident of Union, Wallowa, Baker or Umatilla counties.
You must actively apply for application based awards, which are awarded to qualified individuals on a first-come-first-served basis. Deadlines vary. Links to each award application are provided in the award description below.
A renewable award for new undergraduate transfer students and returning undergraduate EOU students up to $7,500 over three years (i.e. up to ~ $833 per term or $2,500 per regular academic year) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Currently active EOU students are eligible for the Continuing Student Success Award, but not this one.
Applications must be received by the first day of the first term at or back at EOU. Cannot be awarded retroactively.
Apply for Transfer and Returning Student Success Award through one of the links below, depending upon which term it is that you will be entering or returning to EOU. You can only apply for one.
Spring 2023: 4/3/2023 8 AM PDT
Note that these following applications are for the next award year cycle and do not yet have a budget established. You can apply for them, but we will hold them pending until we have a budget, and will inform you only after you’ve been awarded.
Summer 2023: 6/26/2023 8 AM PDT
Fall 2023: 9/25/2023 8 AM PDT
A renewable award up to $6,000 over three years (i.e. up to $2,000 per year) for active undergraduate EOU students not receiving other EOU awards with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Award budget exhausted for 2022-23. 2023-24 application available here July 1, 2023
The purpose of the Diversity Scholarship is to attract students from different social backgrounds and experiences, including socioeconomic status. Recipients will have an opportunity to contribute to the campus learning environment and share their experiences and perspectives through their participation in on‐campus multicultural programs and community service.
MESA is a scholarship program designed to help bring capable, undergraduate students to EOU to pursue Bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and to be prepared for entry into the Masters of Teaching/Teacher Licensure program in the College of Education. The MESA Program is designed specifically for Undergraduate students that are interested in becoming a secondary school mathematics teacher. Eastern Oregon secondary schools need well trained teachers to offer the higher level math curriculum now required of all schools by the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. EOU has the capacity to produce more teachers from its programs and the MESA scholarship program will help bring students into EOU mathematics and teacher education programs. Scholarship awards will range from $2,000 to $4,000 per year and may be renewed annually until graduation.
One time $1,000 award for undergraduate Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Deadline: prior to the first day of your first term at EOU.
$5,000 for OTEC members, or the spouse or legal dependent of an active OTEC member, from Baker, Grant, Harney, and Union counties. PLUS, EOU will cover remaining tuition and fee costs using tuition waivers resulting in full tuition and fee coverage for the academic year for OTEC scholarship awardees.
New freshman planning to attend EOU must apply through OTEC directly beginning November 1.
You must apply and be admitted to EOU to receive your student ID number and @eou.edu email address prior to applying for EOU Foundation Scholarships.
The scholarship application is open from October 1 through February 1.
Scholarships are a great resource to help students pay for their education expenses and unlike loans, do not have to be repaid. Hundreds of scholarships are awarded to students each year who meet specific qualifications, such as program of student, career goals, and others, designated by the private donor(s).
EOU Foundation scholarships are for students enrolled in a degree programs at Eastern Oregon University. The scholarship is applied toward your tuition and fees first and if there are remaining funds you can use them for expenses related to your educational needs, including textbooks.
Criteria for Applying:
If you are considering dual enrollment at another institution, please contact the Financial Aid office for scholarship eligibility information.
The EOU Foundation awards scholarships based on specific criteria established by the generous donors of individual scholarships. Once students submit their application, they are automatically matched to all scholarships for which they are qualified. The scholarship application requires a personal narrative essay be included as a way for application reviewers to evaluate and award applications. The promise a student shows is defined as the circumstances a person has faced and/or accomplishments they have made, combined with their sense of direction and educational goals.
Each application is reviewed by volunteer reviewers, who score the application on a 0 to 100 scale for quality and completeness. Reviewers will not see the applicant’s name, age, gender, race, etc.
Scholarships are awarded to students with the greatest combined score as determined by their total application.
Due to the high volume of applications, the Foundation only notifies students who are selected to receive an award and does not notify those not selected. Awarding is ongoing (as students move into different programs, no longer meet certain criteria, etc.), therefore students may be notified during different rounds of the awarding process.
1. If you haven’t already, complete your application for admission to EOU. You must be admitted or enrolled to apply for Foundation scholarships. Grab your Student Aid Report (from your completed FAFSA).
2. Login to AwardSpring via the my.eou Portal. The EOU Foundation scholarship application is open October 1 to February 1 each year.
3. Once you are logged in to AwardSpring
4. Prepare your essay
5. Submit your application
You will be notified of awarding decisions, only if selected for an award. Awarding is ongoing (as students move into different programs, no longer meet certain criteria, etc.), therefore students may be notified during different rounds of the awarding process. If you need any assistance and/or accommodation, please contact the Foundation at 541-962-3740 or email email@example.com.
If you are selected for a scholarship, you must agree to the following: