Scholarships and Awards

Marion Ballew Thomas Indigenous, Race, and UO Ethnic Studies Scholarship

Eligibility: Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need and have a documented record of community service and engagement; or have demonstrated financial need and are majoring in IRES with another minor/major in one of the fields below

  • Natural sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Education
  • Business
  • Planning and public policy

Award: Two scholarships of $500 each or one scholarship of $1,000

How to Apply: Students should submit:

  • A 2-3 page personal statement addressing their focus of study and relevant community work
  • Transcripts (official or unofficial)
  • One short letter of reference

Applications should be submitted digitally to the Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies Department at by 4:30pm, Friday, March 18th. Please use the subject line: 2022 Ballew Thomas Scholarship Submission: Your Name.

Note: Students who apply but do not receive the scholarship may apply again next year. Students who are awarded this scholarship may apply to renew it until they are awarded their UO undergraduate degrees. Any renewal granted is dependent upon funding available for scholarships and the number of all applicants.

College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships 

The College of Arts and Sciences awards various scholarships to both incoming students and those who are already attending the UO, including donor-supported scholarships and fellowships; inclusion scholarships to support students coming to the UO from underrepresented communities; and financial support to assist students in completing an unpaid internship, research opportunity, or service-learning experience.

CAS Scholarships

Financial Aid Department Scholarships 

University-wide scholarships are offered centrally through the Office of Admissions or the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. 

UO Scholarships

McNair Scholars Program 

The McNair Scholars Program (TRiO) prepares qualified juniors and seniors for graduate study leading to PhD degrees. UO McNair Scholars receive comprehensive support to earn undergraduate degrees, complete research projects in their fields of study, and apply to graduate schools. The program’s limited size provides a close-knit community while helping students gain a broad understanding of research and university culture. 

McNair Scholarships