Scholarship Opportunities

EOU Scholarship Opportunities

NEW! ASTEO Scholars Award

  • Award: Eligible Undergraduates may receive up to $7,500  annually, for tuition and fees.
  • Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be an incoming freshman or transfer student for fall term.  ASTEO Scholars must be majoring in biology, chemistry-biochemistry, computer science, or mathematics. Applicants must also be a US Citizen, permanent resident, national, or refugee.
  • Deadline: February 1st.
  • Application: Online application opens October 1st; must be fully submitted by Feb. 1st (11:59 pm), to be considered for next fall term.

University Achievement Award

  • Award:  Initial award amount is $500; earn up to $2,000! Award renewable up to 12-terms (4-year equivalent); $500 award increase upon satisfactory renewal criteria.
  • Eligibility: First-time freshman standing; must be admitted to EOU; minimum cumulative High School GPA of 2.75, SAT (math and reading) minimum score of 800 OR ACT Composite minimum score of 17.
  • Application Process: Automatically awarded based on eligibility criteria and admission status.
  • Restrictions: Cannot be awarded simultaneously with the University Scholar, or the Transfer & Continuing Student Success Award.

University Scholar Award

  • Award:  Up to $3,500, renewable up to 12-terms (4-year equivalent). Award varies based on GPA and official SAT (reading & math only) or ACT test scores.
  • Eligibility: First-time freshmen; must be admitted to EOU; minimum cumulative High School GPA of 3.0
  • Application Process: Automatically awarded based on eligibility criteria.
  • Deadline:  Priority consideration is given based on admission application date.
  • Restrictions: Cannot be awarded simultaneously with the Transfer & Continuing Student Success Award.

University Scholarly-Need Award

  • Award:  Up to $1,500, renewable up to 12-terms (4-year equivalent). Award amount varies, based on GPA and FAFSA need
  • Eligibility: New, incoming freshmen students. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at end of each academic year and satisfy 40-credits, fall through spring terms
  • Application Process: Priority admissions application deadline of Feb. 1st; awarded until funds are fully allocated
  • Deadline:  Priority consideration is given based on admission application date.
  • Restrictions: Cannot be awarded simultaneously with the Transfer & Continuing Student Success Award.

University Scholar Athlete Award

  • Award: Up to $3,500, renewable up to 12-terms (4-year equivalency). Student must also maintain a current signed contract to play, with EOU.
  • Eligibility: New, incoming freshmen student athletes (fall term entrance). Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and earn 45-EOU credits, fall through spring terms.
  • Application Process: Applications can only be acquired by their intended coach. Visitation with your coach is required to ensure complete understanding of eligibility and award criteria.
  • Deadline: Applications are due no later than the 1st day of fall term.
  • Restrictions: This award cannot be awarded simultaneously with the University Scholar/Scholarly-Need Awards, University Achievement, or the Transfer & Continuing Student Success Award.

EOU 4-County Housing Award

  • Award: $500 housing assistance for 1st year of attendance and residence on EOU campus.
  • Eligibility: Must be a resident of one of four eligible counties; Union, Wallowa, Baker, or Umatilla.
  • Deadline: No application; automatically offered with priority consideration given to all students admitted by February 1st.

EOU Foundation Scholarships

  • Award: Amount varies, 70+ scholarship programs administered through the EOU Foundation. View scholarship listings.
  • Eligibility: All EOU students are eligible to apply; must be admitted to EOU.
  • Deadline: Online application opens October 1st; must be fully submitted by February 1st (11:59 pm) to be considered for next fall.

Continuing Math Educators Scholars Award (MESA)

  • Award: $2,000 to $4,000 per year for up to four years
  • Eligibility: All current/returning EOU students with minimum GPA of 3.25; pursuing math teaching career
  • Deadline: The Continuing MESA Scholar online application opens October 1st; must be fully submitted by February 1st to be given first consideration for next Fall. The Incoming MESA Scholar online application opens October 1st and must be fully submitted by Feb. 1st to be given first consideration for next fall.

New Math Educators Scholars Award (MESA)

  • Award: $2,000 to $4,000 per year for up to four years
  • Eligibility: All new or incoming EOU students with minimum GPA of 3.25; pursuing math teaching career
  • Deadline: The New-Incoming MESA Scholar online application opens October 1st; must be fully submitted by February 1st to be given first consideration for next fall.

Diversity Achievement Award

  • Award: Ranges from $500 – $4,000
  • Eligibility: all current and/or potential EOU students are eligible to apply; must be admitted or early-admitted to EOU.
  • Deadline:  Online application opens October 1st; must be fully submitted by February 1st (11:59 pm), to be considered for next fall.

Transfer and Returning Student Success Award

  • Award: Up to $2,000.  PLUS, an additional $500 when you transfer to EOU with a completed Associates Degree.  This award automatically renews each year after spring term, once eligibility criteria has been reviewed.  Award amounts vary based on transfer or returning cumulative GPA and Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) determined by the FAFSA. Application available, here.  Available for up to 9 terms of enrollment, an equivalent of three year academic years.
  • Eligibility:  Available to new transfer and returning re-admitted EOU students.  Students who receive this award are not eligible for other Institutional Aid  (i.e., University Scholar, University Scholarly-Need, University Achievement, and Continuing Student Success Award).  Award is available summer, fall, winter, and spring terms.
  • This award is available for Undergraduate coursework only.
  • Deadline: Application is due prior to the first day of the first term at EOU, or back to EOU.

Continuing Student Success Award

  • Award: Up to $2,000. This award automatically renews each year after spring term, once eligibility criteria has been reviewed. Available for up to 9 terms of enrollment, an equivalent of three academic years.  Award amounts vary based upon cumulative GPA and Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA.
  • Eligibility:  Available to continuing EOU students that are not receiving other institutional aid, such as University Scholar,  University Scholarly-Need, University Achievement, and Transfer and Returning Student Success Award.  Award is available to disburse fall, winter, and spring terms.
  • This award is available for Undergraduate coursework only.
  • Deadline: Students are eligible to apply beginning July 1st.

International Scholarships

  • These scholarships are available to current International students enrolled at EOU. For scholarship applications and specific scholarship criteria, please visit the International Programs site: https://www.eou.edu/intprog/scholarships/.

Academic Department Scholarships

  • Please contact your academic department directly or your academic advisor, for information on other department-specific scholarship opportunities.
  • Art Department – https://www.eou.edu/art/scholarship-opportunities/
  • Music Department – https://www.eou.edu/music/scholarship-opportunities/
  • Theatre Department – https://www.eou.edu/theatre/
IMPORTANT: Your financial aid from all sources cannot exceed the cost of attendance established by the University. If you receive a scholarship, whether it is from the college or from a private source, you should notify the Financial Aid Office. We are required to review your aid package to make sure that you are not receiving more aid than your total cost of attendance. In many cases we are able to include your scholarship or grant without adjusting any of your other aid, increasing the total amount of your aid package. Sometimes we have to reduce or replace another form of aid. In that case, we always attempt to reduce or replace any loans that you might have been offered first. We strongly encourage you to explore all scholarship opportunities as valuable means to help finance your college education. Please also note, all renewable University Awards will be posted to financial aid packages after spring term grades have been posted, in order to verify continued eligibility.