Are you eligible to apply for OSAC scholarships?

OSAC scholarships may be used only at U.S. institutions eligible to participate in Title IV federal student aid programs (U.S. military academies are not eligible).

Unless otherwise specified in the individual scholarship descriptions, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen in the United States for other than a temporary purpose, and intend to become a permanent resident of the United States.
  • Be an Oregon resident. Residency is established when:
    • An independent student or the parents of a dependent student have continuously resided in Oregon for 12 months.
    • A student is continuously enrolled (completes an academic year within any 12-month period) at an Oregon high school or postsecondary institution.
    • An independent student or the parent(s) of a dependent student serving on active duty in the US Armed Forces has Oregon listed as their "home of record".
    • A student is an enrolled member of a federally recognized Native American tribe of Oregon or a Native American tribe which had traditional and customary tribal boundaries that included parts of Oregon.
  • Be a graduating high school student during the current academic year, or a GED or home-schooled graduate, or a first-time college freshman, undergraduate, or graduate student.
  • Not owe a refund on an educational grant or be in default on any educations loans.