Our Opportunities

Deadline for this year’s application and materials is February 1, 2019
Students must have a university issued student ID number in order to apply.
Students who will not be enrolled for a full academic year are ineligible to apply
Please email finaidschol@sou.edu with questions!

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies AAUW Ashland Branch, Annual & Endowed Scholarship
To women in obtaining a degree from Southern Oregon University Must be female. If an undergraduate, must be a full-time senior at SOU during the...
To women in obtaining a degree from Southern Oregon University Must be...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies AAUW, Medford Branch Scholarship
To assist students who are residents of Jackson County, Oregon, in obtaining a degree from Southern Oregon University. Preference will be given...
To assist students who are residents of Jackson County, Oregon, in...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Alumni Association Graduate Scholarship
The Alumni Association is committed to enhancing the achievement of our alumni body by offering scholarships to SOU alumni who desire to progress...
The Alumni Association is committed to enhancing the achievement of our...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Alumni Association Undergraduate Scholarship
To provide financial assistance in the form of a scholarship to a deserving students at Southern Oregon University. Must have completed two years...
To provide financial assistance in the form of a scholarship to a...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Anna L. May Scholarship
To provide scholarship for Southern Oregon University accounting students. Must have completed the intermediate series in Accounting Must have...
To provide scholarship for Southern Oregon University accounting...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Arnold D. Wolfe Accounting Scholarship
To enhance the student’s ability to actively pursue their educational experiences as an accounting major in the School of Business. Limited to...
To enhance the student’s ability to actively pursue their educational...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Ashland Garden Club Scholarship
To provide financial assistance to a qualified student who has academic interests in Environmental Studies, Environmental Education, or Biology...
To provide financial assistance to a qualified student who has academic...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Avista Scholars Scholarship
Intended to promote diversity on campus, important considerations for this scholarship will include ethnic and cultural background. Must be...
Intended to promote diversity on campus, important considerations for...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Ben Evans Trust Scholarship
To aid needy students of first, the City of Ashland and the immediate vicinity, and secondarily, other students attending Southern Oregon...
To aid needy students of first, the City of Ashland and the immediate...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Betty L. Kester Endowed Scholarship for Women in Art
To further the education of female art students who are attending Southern Oregon University. Must be a female art student. Must have two years...
To further the education of female art students who are attending...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Bill and Florence Schneider Fine & Performing Arts Endowment (Art)
To assist students of the School of Fine and Performing Arts. Must have completed or be in the process of completing 45 hours in residence at...
To assist students of the School of Fine and Performing Arts. Must...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Blanche and Gilman Plunkett Biology and Botany Scholarship
To provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to deserving botany students at SOU. Must be a full time SOU student of at least a...
To provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to deserving...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Bob and Mollie Bennett Scholarship
Interviews of selected finalists will be held in April, and the scholarship recipient will be selected from this group. Finalists must attend the...
Interviews of selected finalists will be held in April, and the...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Brewold-Teigen Scholarship
To honor Johan Breivoll, Alf Brewold, Beret Teigen Brewold, and Erling Brewold, and to encourage good teachers. Must be a student accepted into...
To honor Johan Breivoll, Alf Brewold, Beret Teigen Brewold, and Erling...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Catherine Reese Peterson Scholarship
To encourage excellence in the field of primary education. Must be admitted to the Early Childhood Education/Elementary cohort or the...
To encourage excellence in the field of primary education. Must be...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Clifford and Phyllis Chaney Scholarship
To assist deserving students, possibly those who have been out of high school for several years and never attended college, in attending Southern...
To assist deserving students, possibly those who have been out of high...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Clifford B. Cordy Scholarship
To provide financial assistance to a deserving student at Southern Oregon University. Must be an entering student or returning undergraduate...
To provide financial assistance to a deserving student at Southern...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Cora Styles Memorial
To honor the memory of Cora Styles, a scientist at the Whitehead Institute at MIT. The recipient must be junior or senior student attending...
To honor the memory of Cora Styles, a scientist at the Whitehead...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Coyner Bayley Graf Endowed Scholarship
To serve as a memorial to Coyner Bayley Graf, 2006 B.S. in ACS Biochemistry from SOU, by providing scholarship support to one or more selected...
To serve as a memorial to Coyner Bayley Graf, 2006 B.S. in ACS...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Dawn Grey Memorial Scholarship
To assist students in pursuing a well-defined, career oriented college education at Southern Oregon University. Must be a resident of...
To assist students in pursuing a well-defined, career oriented college...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Dean Mary Christlieb Scholarship
To assist deserving student leaders in attending Southern Oregon University. Awarded to a full time student who is a leader in campus activities...
To assist deserving student leaders in attending Southern Oregon...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Delta Kappa Gamma Epsilon Chapter International Scholarship
To give recognition to an outstanding female student who is pursuing a career in teaching. Must be a full-time female student accepted into the...
To give recognition to an outstanding female student who is pursuing a...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Diversity Scholarship
Must meet SOU’s regular admission requirements Must demonstrate community involvement and/or a range of interests through leadership, and...
Must meet SOU’s regular admission requirements Must demonstrate...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Don't Know Much About Geography Scholarship
Purpose of Fund: To support SOU students interested in pursuing careers in which geography is a major component, thereby ensuring that the...
Purpose of Fund: To support SOU students interested in pursuing careers...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Dr James L Welch Memorial Scholarship
To assist students pursuing careers in allied health. Must be pursuing a career in allied health, Pre-Med., Biology or Bio-Chemistry. Must be a...
To assist students pursuing careers in allied health. Must be pursuing...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Dr Reuben Fogelson Scholarship in Memory of Jeffrey Paul Schwartz
Primary consideration will be financial need, as reflected by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the International...
Primary consideration will be financial need, as reflected by filing...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Dr. Alvin Fellers Memorial Scholarship at Southern Oregon University
To support and recognize an SOU student(s) who has demonstrated the characteristics and qualities of Dr. Alvin Fellers exemplifying his warm and...
To support and recognize an SOU student(s) who has demonstrated the...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Dr. Vic Sims Scholarship in Criminology
To honor the legacy of Victor “Dr. Vic” Sims, Ph.D., emeritus professor criminology at SOU, by supporting students pursuing a degree in Criminology...
To honor the legacy of Victor “Dr. Vic” Sims, Ph.D., emeritus professor...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Ed & Mary Memorial Scholarship
To honor the legacy of Ed and Mary by providing scholarship support for a graduate student enrolled in the Masters of Teaching program at Southern...
To honor the legacy of Ed and Mary by providing scholarship support for...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Elmer C. Biegel Family Scholarship
To encourage students of Jackson County, Oregon to attend Southern Oregon University, and to aid and assist them financially in obtaining a...
To encourage students of Jackson County, Oregon to attend Southern...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Emma Mulling Art Scholarship
To reward and encourage exceptional students. Must be an art major who has completed at least one full academic year at SOU. Academic...
To reward and encourage exceptional students. Must be an art major who...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Eugene and Ida Bowman Scholarship
To provide financial assistance to a person majoring in mathematics or in teacher education with a mathematics option. Must be a full-time...
To provide financial assistance to a person majoring in mathematics or...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Flanigan Family Scholarship
To provide scholarship support to students at SOU whose professional aspirations are in the “helping” professions. Recipient must be a full-time...
To provide scholarship support to students at SOU whose professional...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Frances E. Treadwell Endowed Scholarship
To encourage excellence in the field of junior high school teacher education. Must be enrolled in the teacher education program at SOU. Must...
To encourage excellence in the field of junior high school teacher...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Fred A. Tayler Memorial Scholarship
To encourage students of Jackson County, Oregon to attend Southern Oregon University, and to aid and assist them financially in obtaining a...
To encourage students of Jackson County, Oregon to attend Southern...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Gary Prickett Scholarship Award in Accounting
To recognize outstanding students in accounting at SOU; Must be an accounting major. Must be a full time student at SOU entering his/her senior...
To recognize outstanding students in accounting at SOU; Must be an...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Gerhard D. Heiter Endowed Scholarship
To assist students in obtaining a degree in Art, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Music and Theatre Arts at Southern Oregon...
To assist students in obtaining a degree in Art, Foreign Languages and...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Harry S. Kieval Scholarship/Lectureship
To honor and encourage academic excellence in undergraduate mathematics studies. Must be completing their junior work toward a mathematics degree...
To honor and encourage academic excellence in undergraduate mathematics...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Health PE Emeritus Endowed Scholarship
To help professional students in the School of Health and Physical Education further their education while working for a degree at Southern Oregon...
To help professional students in the School of Health and Physical...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Helen M. Johnson and Arthur B. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
To encourage students of Jackson County, Oregon to attend Southern Oregon University, and to aid and assist them financially in obtaining a...
To encourage students of Jackson County, Oregon to attend Southern...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Irene Hollenbeck Senior Fellowship in Biology
To provide an in-state tuition scholarship to a qualified biology major for their senior year at Southern Oregon University. Must be a senior...
To provide an in-state tuition scholarship to a qualified biology major...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Isabel Meyn Scholarship
Must be a registered SOU student at the time of the award. Completion of English 301 and one additional 300 or 400 level English course. Must...
Must be a registered SOU student at the time of the award. Completion...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Isaiah James Florendo 'Second Chance' Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of the Isaiah James Florendo Memorial Scholarship is to assist SOU students who are high achieving and are committed to their...
The purpose of the Isaiah James Florendo Memorial Scholarship is to...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Jack D. Thorsen Memorial Endowed Scholarship
To provide financial assistance to Education or Psychology majors at Southern Oregon University. Must be an Education or Psychology major. Must...
To provide financial assistance to Education or Psychology majors at...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies James A. and Mary Helen Gwinn Scholarship
To provide scholarships for deserving full-time students in need who are admitted to the Education Program at Southern Oregon University. Must be...
To provide scholarships for deserving full-time students in need who are...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies James and Betty Akerill Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of the James & Betty Akerill Memorial Scholarhip is to provide financial assistance to Southern Oregon University students who...
The purpose of the James & Betty Akerill Memorial Scholarhip is to...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies James and Violet Atchison Scholarship
To support students studying at Southern Oregon University. *Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Southern Oregon University. *Must have a...
To support students studying at Southern Oregon University. *Must be...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Janet K. and David F. Williams Memorial Scholarship
To support and encourage exceptional students at SOU. Preference given to students in Theatre Arts, Music or Shakespeare Studies Program, but...
To support and encourage exceptional students at SOU. Preference given...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Jeanne D. Tyran Memorial Scholarship
To financially help female students majoring in Business at Southern Oregon University. Preference will be given to a female undergraduate or...
To financially help female students majoring in Business at Southern...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Jerry and Jeanne Taylor Scholarship
Children and grandchildren of Rotarians are not eligible for this scholarship. Interviews of selected finalists will be held in April, and the...
Children and grandchildren of Rotarians are not eligible for this...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019