Renewal period: 3 years****

Award amount: Varies (see table below)

This scholarship is intended for incoming freshmen who have excelled academically at the high school level.

Western Oregon University recognizes that standardized test scores do not always reflect academic potential and can cause students to lose scholarship opportunities. It is for these reasons that WOU has created a Presidential award level based solely on unweighted GPA.

To be eligible for an award above the Dean’s level students must apply for admission by January 15th in order to be admitted by March 1st AND meet the GPA requirement.

Students who meet the requirements for the $4,000 Presidential Level Scholarship AND complete the WOU General Scholarship Application by March 1st will be considered for an ADDITIONAL $5,000 Presidential award.


Level Admitted to WOU by March 1st GPA Requirement* Amount
Presidential Yes 3.95+ $4,000
Provost Yes 3.6-3.94 $2,000
Deans No 3.6+ $1,000

****Students must meet renewal requirements to keep their scholarship over the four year period.


Presidential Plus Scholarship – $250

Presidential Plus Scholarship – $250

Presidential Scholarship recipients may be eligible for the Presidential Plus Scholarship by meeting the following criteria:

  • Complete 45 credits within the academic year (Fall – Spring term)
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative WOU GPA

If you get the Presidential Scholarship your freshman year, you may receive the Presidential Plus scholarship the remaining three years of your education. Eligibility for the Presidential Plus Scholarship begins after spring term of the academic year ends. 

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