Scholarships & Fellowships
Physics Department Scholarship
Scholarships for Oregon Scientists II (SOS)
The University of Oregon SOS II program provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, or physics at the U of O. Twelve to fifteen scholarships are awarded to incoming students each year. Scholarships are based on both merit and financial need, as determined by the student’s FAFSA.
University of Oregon Scholarships and Fellowships
The McNair Scholars Program
The McNair Scholars Program (TRiO) prepares qualified juniors and seniors for graduate study leading to PhD degrees. UO McNair Scholars receive comprehensive support to earn undergraduate degrees, complete research projects in their fields of study, and apply to graduate schools. The program’s limited size provides a close-knit community while helping students gain a broad understanding of research and university culture.
ESPRIT Scholarships for STEM Majors
The University of Oregon Experiencing Science Practices through Research to Inspire Teaching (ESPRIT) Program is designed to recruit, prepare, and support UO science majors for K-12 science teaching careers in high need school districts. The program addresses the need for highly qualified science teachers by supporting a summer science research experience, coursework in promoting equity and diversity in schools, and teacher community-building activities. ESPRIT is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program by a 5-year $1.2 million award.