The following scholarships are for students enrolling for the first time starting in the Summer or Fall 2019 only. All scholarships are based on available funding. Ecampus (distance/online) students are not eligible for these scholarships.

New Freshman New Transfer General Information


Aloha, Evergreen State, Gem State, Golden State and Provost Scholarships

Available at both Corvallis and Bend campuses

Unweighted High School GPA Annual Award Amount*
3.0 - 3.49 $3,000
3.5 - 3.59 $5,000
3.6 - 3.749 $6,000
3.75 - 4.0 $8,000
Awards (including Aloha, Evergreen State, Gem State, Golden State and Provost Scholarships) are automatically awarded to those non-residents that exhibit varying levels of academic excellence. These awards are based on the information provided in the OSU Application for Admission and official high school transcripts at the time of admission.
Awards will be finalized in mid-March based upon any additional information that is provided (improved GPA on latest transcript) by the Regular Application document deadline (Feb. 15, 2019). Award recipients may also be eligible for additional scholarships either from the University, alumni and/or donors, or the student’s OSU academic college/department destination. Additional awards may be announced separately, but will be included in any final award notifications.
Please note: Aloha, Evergreen State, Gem State, Golden State and Provost Scholarships are specific by state and cannot be combined.

Tuition Grant Scholarships: Aloha, Evergreen State, Gem State, Golden State and Provost Scholarship recipients are considered for additional scholarship support based on need as determined by the FAFSA. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their admission application and their FAFSA in the Fall, as these awards are made on a rolling basis shortly following admission to OSU.

National Merit Scholarships

OSU participates with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) to award merit-based scholarships. Students selected as finalists in the College-Sponsored program who list OSU as their first-choice school on the NMSC application will receive an additional $8,000 over four years.

IB Diploma Scholarship

Students participating in an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program may qualify for the IB Diploma Scholarship. To qualify, entering freshmen must have scored a total of 30 or higher on the IB exam and indicated pursuit of the IB Diploma. Advanced awards will be offered in March with offers finalized once scores are verified by the IBO in July. Awards total an additional $12,000 over four years.

Oregon State Departmental Scholarships

Some scholarship opportunities are available for freshman and transfer students within their college or major. Each department administers their own scholarships, sets deadlines, posts and reviews applications, and awards based on their established criteria. Exploring your options couldn’t be easier! Visit OSU ScholarDollars. Enter specific criteria or do a general search to see the opportunities available to you. Each scholarship hit will provide you with the name of the scholarship and criteria for award. Click on the hyperlinked scholarship name for information on applying and the managing entity that can provide additional information.

Scholarships for Global Study

Oregon State University recognizes the value of international perspectives in its mission to promote economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for people across Oregon, the nation and the world. The opportunity to study abroad or participate in an international internship can be a chance to gain new perspectives and skills to help you with your studies and inspire you to be a global citizen. Not only can Oregon State scholarships and financial aid be used to help fund your study abroad experience, and many program providers as well as colleges offer additional scholarships for international study or internships. Many students also take advantage of prestigious national scholarship opportunities to fund their time abroad. Visit the International Programs website for more information!

Legacy Scholarships

The OSU Alumni Association Legacy Access Awards are for incoming freshmen or transfers who have a parent or guardian that is an Oregon State alumnus. This scholarship is designed to assist prospective students that may not otherwise be able to afford college. This is a need-based award with a one-time value of up to $2,000. Qualifications include: proof of legacy, 3.65 cumulative GPA, and 1200 SAT. Selections are competitive and made in March during the competitive round.


OSU is one of the few universities to have an Army, Air Force, and Naval (Navy and Marine Corps) Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program on campus. The focus of the ROTC program is leadership, management, and character development in the hope of preparing students for careers in the Armed Forces. Scholarships are awarded via national boards and selectively by the commanding officers of each unit. OSU also provides select ROTC students with additional Provost and Foundation Scholarship money that is awarded based on merit and financial need. More information can be gained by the following sites:


Air Force ROTC

Naval ROTC

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Transfer Students = college students with 36 or more quarter/24 or more semester credits prior to enrolling at OSU

Aloha, Gem State, Golden State, Evergreen State, and Provost Scholarships

  • 3.00 – 3.49 transfer GPA = auto $2,000 (renewable annually)*
  • 3.50 – 3.74 transfer GPA = auto $3,000 (renewable annually)*
  • 3.75 – 4.00 transfer GPA = auto $5,000 (renewable annually)*

Scholarships are available for students attending OSU in Corvallis or OSU-Cascades (Bend) only. Ecampus (Online) students do not qualify, as they are not charged a non-resident rate for these courses.

*Awards made to transfers are renewable for three additional years (four total years of support).


Important Dates

November 1 - Early Action Deadline
For Freshman to be considered for OSU’s early action (non-binding) notification pool for admission and merit-based scholarship awarding, students must complete the OSU Application for Admission (including all scholarship questions). Honors College also makes offers during this Early Action Pool.
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February 1 - Regular Application Deadline
To be considered for scholarships, students must complete the OSU Application for Admission (including all scholarship questions). Honors College applications must also be completed by this date.
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Mid-March - Early Action Pool scholarship review period
For students that have improved their academic standing since applying in the Early Action Pool, submission of updated scores and grades may result in additional awards. For more information, visit

Accepting your award

If you received a scholarship award from us, congratulations! Here is how you accept your award online!

University Scholars Program

The University Scholars Program (USP) serves all recipients of OSU scholarships. USP provides leadership and service opportunities to enhance students’ campus experiences through networking. As part of the USP, scholars are provided direction to be competitive for elite scholarship programs such as the Fulbright, Marshall and Truman Scholarships upon graduation from Oregon State.

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