Students have multiple scholarship and award opportunities across OSU.

OSU ScholarDollars is Oregon State University's new online scholarship search and application portal! The website includes a link to frequently asked questions (FAQ). Most OSU scholarships are applied for via OSU ScholarDollars. ScholarDollars begins accepting applications on November 1st each year.  We recommend that you submit your application no later than February 1st to maximize the scholarship opportunities for which you will be considered.  Most scholarships have deadlines on or after February 15th, but specific deadlines may vary. 

Be sure to check the following websites for scholarship ideas and watch for these scholarships in OSU ScholarDollars; these websites will also clarify if a scholarship requires a separate application packet beyond OSU ScholarDollars.


Economics Program Awards

Economics majors, both Corvallis campus and Ecampus, are able to earn various awards as outlined below. These are merit based awards, there is no application.

Academic Commendation Criteria:

  • Economics degree-seeking undergraduate majors and postbaccs
  • Successful completion of all classes attempted in term
  • Minimum term GPA 3.5
  • May be earned each term

Award: Each term student meets criteria, student receives email letter of commendation and name is entered into drawing for a prize.

Economics Core Award Criteria:

  • Economics degree-seeking undergraduate majors (no postbaccs)
  • Earn an "A" in ECON 311 or 411, ECON 315 or 415, and ECON 424 or 427
  • First attempt per class
  • Before completion of junior year
  • OSU coursework only

Award: $100

WIC Culture of Writing Award Criteria:

  • Economics degree-seeking undergraduate majors and postbaccs
  • Faculty nominate the best paper from each WIC class
  • WIC instructors read and choose the best nominated paper
  • May receive award more than once

Award: $100

Academic Achievement Award in Economics Criteria:

  • Economics degree-seeking undergraduate majors (no postbaccs)
  • Graduated or graduating in academic year awarded
  • Minimum 60 OSU credits
  • Minimum OSU cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Economics major GPA between 3.75 and 3.89

Award: $50

Academic Distinction Award in Economics Criteria:

  • Economics degree-seeking undergraduate majors (no postbaccs)
  • Graduated or graduating in academic year awarded
  • Minimum 60 OSU credits
  • Minimum OSU cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Economics major GPA 3.9 or higher

Award: $100

*Economics Award criteria as of April 2017.