Students enrolled in the University Honors College have access to unique scholarship and grant opportunities. UHC financial assistance falls into two categories, tuition scholarships and experiential learning awards.

Tuition Scholarships

The University Honors College awards a small number of one-year tuition scholarships to first-year and continuing Honors students, typically of $1,000. Awards for incoming students are typically made by May 1, in the spring preceding students' first years at OSU, and award offers to continuing students for the upcoming academic year are made by July 31. There is no application for UHC tuition scholarships, and determinations are generally made through a review of academic accomplishments and financial need. Only those students who are selected for a UHC scholarship will receive notification of awards.

Some UHC scholarships have additional criteria. See the UHC scholarships list for information on all UHC awards.

The UHC recognizes that the differential tuition associated with enrollment in the Honors College can present a significant challenge for some students. Honors undergraduates who are unable to pay the differential tuition in a specific term can apply for a UHC Differential Tuition Grant. The review process for tuition grants is distinct from UHC scholarship determinations.

Experiential Learning Awards

While enrolled in the UHC, students are eligible to apply for awards in support of experiential learning opportunities, such as study abroads, research, professional conference participation, and internships. For more information on applying for experiential learning support, see the list of opportunities.

Other Aid & Scholarship Resources at OSU

As you search for financial aid and scholarships, be sure to check other OSU web sites for possible financial support. New students should apply for centrally awarded scholarships through the OSU Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. New and continuing students should also inquire about scholarship opportunities available through academic colleges and departments.

OSU Financial Aid & Scholarships
Colleges & Academic Majors/Departments

Questions about UHC scholarships should be directed to honors.college@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6400