Scholarship faq


You must be admitted to WOU to apply for WOU Scholarships.

Once you have been admitted, you can access your WOU Portal username on



Q & A for Applying for Scholarships

How do I apply for scholarships?

How do I edit my scholarship application?

How do I search for scholarships?

How do I apply for the ASPIRE scholarship?

How does my ASPIRE coordinator give their nomination?

What are the deadlines?

March 1, 2019

  • ASPIRE Scholarship
  • Diversity Commitment Scholarship
  • General Scholarship
  • International Baccalaureate Scholarship
  • Presidential Scholarship
  • Transfer Scholarship

May 1, 2019

  • David S. Brody Scholarship
  • Most department scholarships

How do I know if I have been awarded?

How-to guide

Scholarships with a March 1st deadline are awarded in early April. Scholarships with May 1st deadline are awarded in late May to mid June. All scholarship recipients will be contacted by e-mail using the e-mail address provided on your General Application.

Q & A for Scholarship Recipients

How do I accept my scholarship

What are my scholarship renewal requirements?

What are my scholarship enrollment requirements?

My scholarship has been cancelled, what do I do now?

Cancellation reason: I did not accept my WOU Foundation Scholarship by the specified deadline.

To maintain timely and effective awarding our office requires students to accept their WOU Foundation Scholarship by a specific deadline. Once the deadline has passed the WOU Financial Aid Office cancels all unaccepted scholarships and re-awards them to other deserving students.

Cancellation reason: I did not meet the renewal requirements of my scholarship.

Western Oregon University requires students to uphold specific academic criteria to maintain their scholarships over the renewal period. If a student does not meet the renewal requirements their scholarship is permanently revoked. Students who did not meet the renewal criteria of their award due to extraordinary circumstances may submit an appeal to the Scholarship Officer to have their scholarship reinstated. Scholarship Appeal forms are e-mailed to student WOU e-mail accounts at the conclusion of Spring term.

What is a fee remission?

Which scholarships are fee remission awards?

I have a private scholarship, what does that mean for my financial aid package?

Private scholarships are processed through the WOU Business Office. The Business Office receives your private scholarship funds and applies them to your student account. The Business Office then notifies the Financial Aid Office that you have a private scholarship. The Financial Aid Office adds a place for your private scholarship on your financial aid package. If the addition of your private scholarship puts you over your Cost of Attendance or financial need, the Financial Aid Office will adjust your aid package and send you an e-mail to your WOU e-mail address.

Where is my WUE scholarship?

Western Oregon University is a proud participant of the Western Undergraduate Exchange program. Our university does not offer a WUE scholarship, however, WUE students save several thousand dollars by participating in the WOU Western Undergraduate Exchange program. To facilitate this program Western Oregon University provides WUE students a reduced tuition rate.


Financial Aid Office

toll free 1-877-877-1593 | or e-mail: finaid@wou.eduĀ | Location: Administration Building, Room 310