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The scholarship notices listed below have been received by the Enrollment Services Center from outside of SOU. Check the individual scholarship notice for deadline, application process and links to a web site with more information. Please note that WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) is not listed here since it is part of your initial application for admission to SOU.

The following list contains various scholarship web sites to assist you in your scholarship search

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Amount: up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 7th year. Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our website. Full details are available here.
Deadline: June 14, 2014

Asian Pacific Community Fund Scholarships
Amount: Multiple awards of $1,000
The Asian Pacific Community Fund Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Visit the Asian Pacific Community Fund web site for application and information.
Deadline: Depends on award

B. Davis Scholarship
The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are renewing the scholarship for 2014. Please visit our website at to read about us and to apply for our scholarship. While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships. Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
The deadline for applications is May 26, 2014

Ciri Foundation Scholarships And Grants
Offered to eligible and qualified Alaska Natives. Application forms and guidelines can be requested by calling 1-800-764-3382 or by visiting the Ciri Foundation web site.

Oregon Association of Broadcasters Foundation Scholarships
The Oregon Association of Broadcasters Foundation will award a minimum of three $3,500 scholarships and two $2,500 scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic school year. Applicants must be Oregon residents and studying journalism or any subject that can be used in the day-to-day operation of a broadcast Radio or Television station. Students studying Broadcast Journalism, and those who have had on-the-job training or internships in broadcasting will receive preference in the selection process.
For full eligibility and scholarship details, please visit the OAB Foundation website. You may also find complete application instructions here, and a OAB Foundation scholarship application here.
Deadline: Application and accompanying requirements must be received no later than Friday, May 2nd, 2014 for consideration

Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police
Amount: $1,000 (17 scholarships available)
The OACP scholarships are available to Sophomores and higher with a minimum 2.5 GPA who are criminal justice majors with a demonstrated desire to work in criminal justice or law enforcement. The application requires a cover letter of recommendation from the criminal justice program director, a criminal justice instructor or a financial aid department representative, as well as a signature from your local police chief on the application form indicating that you are recommended to receive scholarship funds. Application brochure and form are available at the OACP scholarship web site.

Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarships
Amount: Varies due to available funds
Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarships are available to graduate students showing academic merit and financial need. Applicants must complete the Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarship application and any additional materials required by specific academic programs.
Deadline: Depends on academic program

Rotary International
A variety of scholarships are offered through Rotary Club. Go to to find your local club/s, then search for scholarships opportunities and application information.

Sallie Mae Fund Scholarships
A variety of scholarships are offered. Visit the Sallie Mae web site for application and information.

Student of the Arts Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
The Student of the Arts Scholarship is open to students majoring in any of the "fine arts" or creative studies, such as: Painting, Graphic Design, Music, Creative Writing, Drawing, Interior Design, Architecture, Film, etc. The purpose is to encourage students to take their artistic ability to the "next level" and build a successful business around it. Submit a 500-1000 word essay outlining their creative approach at turning their artistic skills into a successful business. Those who present a valid plan and seem to express the most passion will be considered, and the winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. More information is available at the ModernAbstractDecor web site.
Deadline: August 31, 2014

WyzAnt College Scholarships
Students may compete for $15,000 in total scholarships, based on essay submissions answering the question,"If you could teach everyone in the world one thing, what would it be?" Twenty finalists will be selected, with three students winning prizes. Using email and social media, students can reach out to friends and family to get votes for their essay. Finalists will be determined by popular vote!
Eligibility: The contest is open to any student planning to be enrolled in a four-year college between August 2014 and November 2016.
Prizes: Three scholarships will be awarded. First place is worth $10,000, second place $3,000 and third place $2,000.
Complete rules can be found at:
Deadline: The deadline for essays is May 1, 2014. (Winners will be announced June 11, 2014.)

Southern Oregon University has many merit-based and need-based scholarships available. Some scholarships are awarded based on the information provided in your application for admission. However, many of our scholarships require additional information from you to be considered for an award.  You will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Southern Online Scholarship Application (SOSA).


Southern Online Scholarship Application (SOSA)

For instructions on completing the SOSA and to see full list of available SOSA scholarships, please visit the SOSA homepage. The deadline for completing the SOSA is March 1st. You must be admitted to SOU by February 15th to complete the SOSA, so if you haven't already, submit your application for admission!

*Note: You must use your student login to access the SOSA. If you are a new student follow this link for instructions on activating your student account before you access the SOSA.


Departmental Scholarships

These SOU departments operate their own scholarship programs which must be applied for separately from other applications:

» Department of Art and Art History
» Department of Music
» Department of Physics

 Outside Scholarships

SOU maintains files on a number of outside scholarships. These scholarships must be applied for individually and directly to the sponsoring organization.