Diversity Scholarship Programs
Attracts outstanding students from diverse backgrounds, including racial and ethnic backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The Diversity Enrichment Scholarship gives preferences to those who are/have:
- Oregon residents
- Financial need (federally defined)
- First-generation* college students
- Students completing their first bachelor's degree
The scholarship is a renewable, undergraduate resident tuition-remission, excluding fees. All Diversity Scholars must hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status.
* First-generation is defined as neither parent has a 4-year college degree from a U.S. university.
Diversity Scholarship Information
We are excited to inform you that the Diversity Scholarship Application is now online! The decision to more the Diversity Scholarship Application online creates an opportunity for students to qualify for several other scholarship opportunities. We want to maximize a student’s ability to secure funding to ensure all students are able to achieve their academic goals. The online scholarship process will allow students to be considered for not only the Diversity Scholarship, but other scholarships that have similar criteria without having to complete multiple applications. We hope you are as excited as we are about the change! We also hope that you will find this change to be helpful and user friendly.
We know that not all students have access to reliable technology. For students that do not have access to the necessary technology to complete the online application we have provided a downloadable Diversity Scholarship Application.
Diversity Scholars are located in Diversity and Multicultural Student Services, Smith Memorial Union Building, Room 425. Melanie Dixon-Carldwell, Assistant Director of DMSS and Retention Programs. (503) 725-4457