Nationally competitive prestigious scholarships such as the Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, and Goldwater are awards based on academic qualification, research, leadership, service and personal characteristics. Highly selective scholarship programs are available for undergraduate and postgraduate study and research from a broad list of academic programs and Oregon State supports and encourages students to apply.
Prestigious Scholarships advising supports students who wish to explore these possibilities. This website includes tips and links for students and faculty advisors interested in preparing scholarship applications, a list of the scholarship programs that require that applicants be endorsed by a designee at the university, contact information for the designee, application materials and deadlines. You will also find a list of scholarships students may apply to directly, without an endorsement from the university, and links to additional information.
Students who are interested in prestigious scholarships are encouraged to begin the process early in your academic career. Take advantage of the many opportunities that OSU offers, build relationships with the university’s faculty members, and challenge yourself to broaden your experience beyond the classroom. Successful candidates for these prestigious awards must think deliberately about their preparation, and we encourage students to get in touch with faculty representatives before their junior years.
Prestigious scholarships support the aspirations of a growing community of high-performing undergraduates and graduate students at Oregon State, providing them with experiences that support success at OSU and beyond. Applying for these awards can be a gateway to new experiences, new opportunities, and new successes.
At Oregon State, we are fortunate to have a community of high-achieving students who merit strong consideration for prestigious scholarships.
Their contributions to our campus and commitments to their education enable them to be competitive applicants for these national awards.
President, Oregon State University