Scholarships and Fellowships

Creating opportunities for all hardworking, talented students to pursue higher education has never been more important. The knowledge and experiences students gain at OSU – the questions they learn to ask, the creativity they develop, the collaboration skills they practice – are vital to solving the greatest problems the world faces now and in the generations ahead.


Scholarships make it possible. By ensuring that promising students from every walk of life have the support they need to thrive, we launch a new generation of leaders into a world that needs them.


Undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships ease students’ financial burdens and reward them for academic excellence, leadership and achievement. Undergraduate scholarships provide students access to the degrees that they’ll use to make positive contributions in their careers and their communities. Graduate fellowships are key to attracting the finest students to Oregon State in a fiercely competitive national environment. These advanced students work closely with Oregon State faculty, shape the experience of many undergraduates and power OSU’s research engine.


Each scholarship is an investment in the university’s most important contribution to the future: our graduates. Donors interested in supporting OSU students can choose to add to the general scholarship and fellowship fund, donate to an existing fund (a few are listed below), or establish a named fund with specific eligibility requirements.






Scholarship endowment levels

This chart shows the minimum gift levels to endow or name scholarships and fellowships.

Scholarship and Fellowship Endowment Chart


Connect with us

To learn more about supporting OSU students or to make a gift, please contact: 

Senior Director of Development, 
Scholarships & Student Initiatives





Student Stats 


Percentage of students dropping out who cite financial reasons:



Average debt at graduation, for students who borrowed (55% of undergraduates):



Students with high financial need:

1 in 3


First generation in their family to attend college:



Students with high financial need:



First generation in their family to attend college:





Featured Scholarship Initiatives



Beavers Care

Beavers Care supports students’ basic needs and provides emergency resources to students experiencing unanticipated hardships that could prevent them from staying on track to graduate. Building a permanent base of support is critical so resources are immediately available when crises occur that require urgent aid.

Make a gift to Beavers Care


Scholarship/Fellowship Fund

Scholarships/Fellowship Fund is Oregon State University’s general scholarship fund. These funds are used for students with demonstrated financial need, helping them stay in school and  complete their degrees.

Make a gift to the Scholarship/Fellowship Fund


Bridge to Success

Bridge to Success is a scholarship program where institutional aid is combined with Federal Pell Grants and the Oregon Opportunity Grant to provide full tuition scholarships for the lowest-income Oregonian students. This scholarship is renewable for eligible students until graduation.

Make a gift to the Bridge to Success Program


High Promise Scholarships

High Promise Scholarships help students persist in their education, especially those with demonstrated financial need and other barriers to success. This scholarship program focuses on second-year students who are showing improving academic performance, and includes academic coaching, workshops and more through the Academic Success Center.

Make a gift for High Promise Scholarships


Presidential Scholarships

Presidential Scholarships are Oregon State University’s most prestigious and competitive scholarship, with awards up to $40,000 ($10,000 per year, renewable for up to four years) made to top-performing first-year students from Oregon.

Make a gift to the Presidential Scholarship


Transfer Student Success Scholarship Fund

Transfer Student Success Scholarship Fund creates opportunities for transfer students, who now make up 36% of our undergraduate population.

Make a gift to the Transfer Student Success Scholarship Fund


Diversity Achievement Scholarships

Diversity Achievement Scholarships are awarded to new first-year students who are actively working to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice in their communities.

Make a gift to the Diversity Achievement Scholarship