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2016-2017 Scholarships

Students are welcome to apply for these scholarships at any time. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and awarded depending on available funding.

Funding for the 2016-2017 academic year is closed. Please check back for availability for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Grace Miller Economics Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to encourage and support an academically strong UO undergraduate economics major who is an Oregon resident and who has demonstrated an interest in teaching. The scholarship is $2,500 and may be used for all standard educational expenses including tuition, fees, books, miscellaneous supplies, and room and board.  Up to four awards may be given in any academic year.

The selection of the recipient(s) shall be based on the following criteria:

  • Oregon resident undergraduate student(s) majoring in Economics
  • Student(s) successfully demonstrating an interest in teaching
  • Special consideration shall be given to women

If no eligible student interested in teaching applies to receive the award, then any undergraduate student majoring in economics is eligible to receive an award from the Fund.

The donor has a strong interest in providing financial assistance to students from diverse backgrounds. Given this interest, the donor recognizes that the awards from this Fund will help support the University’s commitment to a diverse student population, one that includes individuals of varying ages, genders, races, national origins, talents, etc., and those from underrepresented populations and/or economically disadvantaged background.

To apply for the Grace Miller Economics Scholarship, please do both of the following:

  • Complete the online application
    (please indicate for which scholarships you’re applying)
  • Upload a 1-2 page personal statement that describes your background and your interest in teaching.

H.T. Koplin Memorial Scholarship in Economics

The H.T. Koplin Memorial Scholarship in Economics is offered to one undergraduate student majoring in economics per year. The scholarship amount is $3,000 and can be used to assist the recipient with expenses related to attending the university, including, but not limited to, tuition, fees, books, room and board.

The award recipient shall be an economics major who has satisfied the following criteria by the time of application:

  • Has at least junior status and completed all required intermediate macroeconomic theory, intermediate microeconomic theory, and mathematics courses required for the economics major, none of which were taken in a study abroad program.
  • Has at least a 3.6 GPA in the courses the recipient has taken in the economics major, with at least 75% of those courses taken at the University of Oregon.
  • Has financial need, as determined by the University of Oregon’s Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.
  • Is an Oregon Resident.

To apply for the H.T. Koplin Memorial Scholarship, please do the following:

  • Complete the online application
    (please indicate for which scholarships you’re applying if applying for more than one.)

Alanson H. Kleinsorge Economics Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to support and encourage economics students who face academic challenges in their college careers. The scholarship of $1,500 will be applied to the recipient’s UO tuition and fees for the following academic year.

The selection of the recipient(s) shall be based on the following criteria:

  • Low income individual eligible for financial aid and have a FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Financial Aid by application deadline.
  • Student who has had academic difficulties at some point in their career (high school or college) and who has now made significant and sustained improvements in their academic performance.
  • Have attended at least two terms at the university
  • Must be enrolled at the University of Oregon when s/he applies, an Economics Major and must attend the university in the academic year immediately following awarding of the scholarship.

To apply for the Kleinsorge Economics Scholarship, please upload/provide the following information:

  • Complete the online application
    (please indicate for which scholarships you’re applying)
  • Upload a 1-2 page personal statement that describes some of the academic challenges you’ve faced, and how you overcame them.
  • You must also upload a current copy of your transcript.

Other Scholarships

To apply for other scholarships in the College of Arts and Sciences,click here.

For general University of Oregon scholarship information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.