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Scholarship Opportunities

There are many scholarship opportunities across the University of Oregon.  Here is a sampling of scholarships that may be relevant to Sociology majors.  Please note that this list is not exhaustive, as new scholarships may be developed at any point.  Be sure to search the UO website and visit Financial Aid to see if there are additional scholarships or grants that you may be eligible for.

Sociology Majors: The Diana May Woodruff Award – Offered through the Department of Sociology, this annual award gives $5,000 to an undergraduate or graduate sociology student who is interested in pursuing a career in social work.  The deadline is in November of each year and the prize applies to the following year’s UO tution and fees.

College of Arts and Sciences students – CAS offers a number of scholarships and fellowships each year.  Sociology majors are in the College of Arts and Sciences, as are many other programs of study.

LGBTQIA+ Community – The John R. Moore Scholarship and the RJ Hoyman Scholarship are awarded to students who excel in their contribution to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender. and queer community.

Veteran Support – The Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education.  The Osher Re-Entry Scholarship is awarded to students who are returning or have returned to pursue their education after a break.  Osher applications open in December and close in early March.

General University Scholarship Program – Awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement. Undergraduates and graduate students must hold a 3.50 cumulative GPA.  Incoming freshmen are automatically considered as part of their university application.  All others must apply.

Diversity Excellence Scholarship – This award recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all UO students and the excellence of the University.  Applications are due in January and require a letter of recommendation.

Grants for Undergraduate Research Projects – UROP Mini-grants are awards of up to $1,000 to support undergraduate student research, creative scholarship or work on an innovative project. Applications may be submitted twice per year, in October and February.

Prepare for Graduate StudyThe McNair Scholars Program(TRiO) prepares qualified juniors and seniors for graduate study leading to PhD degrees.