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Diversity Scholars

Diversity Scholars Mission:

The Diversity Scholars Program provides academic and personal support to students who have been recognized for their academic excellence and their commitment to diversity. We also provide opportunities to explore, engage with, and participate in activities that allow them to demonstrate their knowledge and appreciation of diversity and inclusion.

Diversity Commitment Scholarship / David S. Brody Memorial Scholarship

At Western Oregon University, we believe a diverse campus community will improve the overall quality of education our students receive by offering a mix of experiences, opinions and viewpoints. We are committed to recognizing and supporting outstanding students from diverse cultural, educational and economic backgrounds and with unique talents, interests and life experiences.

In order to be considered for this award, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Awarded to high school seniors and transfer students
  • New Freshmen Only: Meet freshmen admission requirements
    • Register for the Diversity Scholars class for fall, winter, and spring terms of your first year at WOU.
      • Diversity BilingualĀ Scholars class information:
        • CRN: 11495, 11496, & 11497
  • Transfer Only: Complete a minimum of 24 transferable credits and meet transfer admission requirements
  • Freshman and Transfer requirements:
    • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative institutional grade point average and show satisfactory progress each year towards completion of your major program requirements and a bachelor’s degree.
    • Register and successfully complete 12 credits each term to continue receiving your scholarship.
    • Meet at least once per year with the Director of Multicultural Student Services and Programs, outside of class time, to discuss your academic progress
  • Scholarships are $4,000 per year
  • Renewable for up to four years for new freshmen and up to two years for transfer students

Continuing WOU students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. Continuing WOU students should apply for scholarships using the WOU General Scholarship Application available at www.wou.edu/scholarships.



Diversity Commitment Scholarship: March 1st, 2017 by 5PM

David S. Brody Memorial Scholarship: May 1st, 2017 by 5PM


Click here to apply for the Diversity Scholarship or by using the WOU Scholarship link on your WOU Portal

  • Students must be fully admitted to Western Oregon University to apply, as access to our application requires a WOU Portal username and password.

Click here to go to the Financial Aid page and view scholarships


Multicultural Student Services

503-838-8737 | or e-mail: mssp@wou.edu