Presidential Scholarship


Renewal period: 3 years****

Award amount: Varies (see table below)

Deadline: March 1, 2018

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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 met the SAT and/or ACT requirement AND the GPA requirement.

Students who meet the requirements listed below and complete their General Application by the March 1st deadline are guaranteed the Presidential Scholarship.

* Unweighted GPA

** New SAT Score: Evidence-based Reading/Writing and Mathematics Sections

*** Old SAT Score: Critical Reading and Mathematics Sections

Additionally, all Presidential Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive the Presidential Plus Award after their initial year of awarding if they meet

the following requirements:

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

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


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