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EOU Scholarship Opportunities

Incoming Freshman Awards

(Starting Fall 2021 or later)

University Scholar Award

  • Award:  Up to $3,000!
    Award is renewable up to 12-terms (4-year equivalent).
    No SAT or ACT scores required.
  • Eligibility: First-time freshmen; minimum cumulative High School GPA of 3.0
  • Application Process: Automatically awarded based on eligibility criteria and admission status.
  • Deadline:  Awarded based on admissions application date.
  • Please Note: This award cannot be awarded simultaneously with the University Achievement Award, University Scholar Athlete Award, Transfer & Returning Student Success Award, or the Continuing Student Success Award.

University Scholarly-Need Award

  • Award:  Up to $1,500!
    Award is renewable up to 12-terms (4-year equivalent).
  • Eligibility: First-time freshman; minimum cumulative High School GPA of 3.0.
  • Application Process:Automatically awarded based on eligibility criteria and admission status.
  • Deadline:  Awarded based on admissions application date.
  • Please note: This award cannot be awarded simultaneously with the University Achievement Award, Transfer & Returning Student Success Award, or the Continuing Student Success Award.

University Achievement Award

  • Award:   $500 for first year; increases annually, up to $1,250!
    Award is renewable up to 12-terms (4-year equivalent)
    No SAT or ACT scores required.
  • Eligibility: First-time freshman; minimum cumulative High School GPA of 2.75 OR GED score of at least 660.
  • Application Process: Automatically awarded based on eligibility criteria and admission status.
  • Deadline: Awarded based on admissions application date.
  • Please Note: This award cannot be awarded simultaneously with the University Scholar Award, University Scholarly Need, University Scholar Athlete Award, Transfer & Returning Student Success Award, or the Continuing Student Success Award.

University Scholar Athlete Award

  • Award: Up to $3,000!
    Award is renewable up to 12-terms (4-year equivalency).
    No SAT or ACT scores required.
  • Eligibility: First-time freshmen student-athlete; minimum cumulative High School GPA of 3.0
  • Application Process: Applications can only be acquired by intended coach.
  • Deadline: Applications are due no later than the 1st day of fall term.
  • Please Note: This award cannot be awarded simultaneously with the University Scholar Award, University Achievement Award, Transfer & Returning Student Success Award, or the 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: Awarded based on admissions application date.

Transfer and Returning Student Awards

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 have been reviewed.  Award amounts vary based on transfer or returning cumulative GPA and Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) — determined by the FAFSA.
  • Available for up to 9 terms of enrollment, an equivalent of three academic years.
  • Eligibility:  Available to new transfer and returning, re-admitted EOU students (current, active students are not eligible — please see Continuing Student Success Award). 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).
  • The award is available summer, fall, winter, and spring terms.
  • This award is available for undergraduate coursework only. Awards are subject to funding availability.

Application DEADLINE is the first day of your first term at EOU.

    • Winter 2021 Deadline: January 3, 2021
    • Spring 2021 Deadline: March 28, 2021
    • Summer 2020 Deadline: All available funding has been utilized. No available awards
    • Fall 2020 DeadlineAll available funding has been utilized. No available awards

Apply here!

Phi Theta Kappa Mountaineer Award

  • Award:  $1,000 award (non-renewable)   Application available, here.
  • Eligibility:  Must be Oregon, Washington, or Idaho Resident, member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and maintain full-time enrollment. The 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.

Continuing Student Awards

Continuing Student Success Award

  • Award: Up to $2,000. This award automatically renews each year after the 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.
  • All available funding has been awarded for the 2020-21 academic year.
  • 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.  The 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 of each year through the funding limit.  Once the application link is pulled, no more awards can be applied.

EOU Application Based Awards

EOU Foundation Scholarships

  • Award: Amount varies, 100+ scholarship programs administered through the EOU Foundation. View scholarship listings.
  • Eligibility: All EOU students are eligible to apply; must be applied and/or admitted to EOU at the time of application.
  • Deadline: Online application opens October 1st; must be fully submitted by February 1st (11:59 pm) to be considered for next fall.

Online Application available here.

 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 the 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. Please see ASTEO webpage for additional eligibility requirements.
  • Deadline: March 1st.
  • Application: Online application opens October 1st; must be fully submitted by March 1st (11:59 pm), to be considered for next fall term.

Online Application available here.

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 a minimum GPA of 3.25; pursuing a math teaching career
  • Deadline: The Continuing MESA Scholar online application opens October 1st; must be fully submitted by March 1st to be given first consideration for next Fall. The Incoming MESA Scholar online application opens October 1st and must be fully submitted by March 1st to be given first consideration for next fall.

Online Application available here.

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 a minimum GPA of 3.25; pursuing a math teaching career
  • Deadline: The New-Incoming MESA Scholar online application opens October 1st; must be fully submitted by March 1st to be given first consideration for next fall.

Online Application available here.

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.

Online Application available here.

Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative and Eastern Oregon University Rural Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Available to OTEC members, or be the spouse or legal dependent of an active member from Baker, Grant, Harney, and Union counties. First-time freshman student planning to attend EOU. Students will apply through OTEC directly. OTEC will award $5,000. EOU will cover remaining tuition and fee costs using EOU Scholarship Opportunities and/or tuition waivers resulting in full tuition and fee coverage for the academic year.
  • Application: Application opens on November 1st and can be found here.

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/

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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.