Use the financial support dropdown tool below to learn more about OSU financial resources and access their contact information.

Financial support options

After exploring these options, if you have additional and urgent financial needs, you can complete the ‘Financial Support Application’ below. You will be asked to connect with the OSU Financial Aid office and at least one additional resource (from the tool above) before we can consider any financial assistance through the College.

The support application helps us better understand students’ specific needs and offer the most efficient and effective financial problem solving and support we can through our campus partnerships and internal resources. This application is designed with OSU students in mind who are currently enrolled in classes. Filling out the application does not guarantee you will receive funds but will help connect you with various options to help build a network to meet your needs.

Financial support application

OSU ScholarDollars:

All Scholarships & Fellowships are awarded and administered by the College of Education for new and continuing College of Education students who have been admitted and have an active ONID account.

  • OSU ScholarDollars is Oregon State University's new online scholarship search and application portal.   
    • OSU ScholarDollars will begin accepting applications for 2022 – 2023 scholarships on November 1st.
    • OSU students may use OSU ScholarDollars to submit an application for the nearly $50 million in campus-based scholarship funding available for the academic year. By submitting one application, you will be considered for over 1,500 OSU scholarship opportunities.
    • Submit your OSU ScholarDollars application by May 1st to be considered for College of Education specific scholarships. General scholarships may have a different deadline.

Merit-based, need-based, and activity-based OSU scholarships are available, and OSU ScholarDollars also offers a searchable database of external scholarships.



Scholar Tips for Scholarships

How to submit a strong application to OSU ScholarDollars. By: Lindsay Andrews, AHE program lead.



Eligibility to Receive a College of Education Scholarship:
  • 3.0 Grade Point Average
  •  Scholarship eligibility is based on the student's full or part-time enrollment in one of the following programs, based on each program's credit requirements per term. 

    • Education Double Degree (Must be accepted to the Professional Level/Student Teaching Cohort)
    • Any Master’s program within the College of Education or program within a cognate college licensure program (Music Education, Agricultural Education, Physical Education Teacher Education). (Must be accepted)
    • Any Doctoral program within the College of Education (Must be accepted)
Causes for Disqualification Include:
  • Late or incomplete application
  • Failure to provide acceptance of the scholarship/s by the deadline in the letter of notification
  • Falsified information
  • Termination of enrollment from a College of Education program or Oregon State University licensure program
Notification of Outcome:

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by email provided on this application. 

Scholarship Reception

Students who have received scholarships will be expected to attend a Donor and Scholarship Reception event. Details will be sent to scholarship recipients.

2022 Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship

Applications via Scholar Dollars are due by Tuesday February 15, 2022. In 2022, five (5) students will be awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $2,000.

The scholarship honors and recognizes OSU undergraduates who are community engaged leaders actively involved in activities beyond course work and who have demonstrated that they are committed to advancing a more caring, equitable, and socially just OSU and/or local community. Current OSU undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of enrollment at any OSU campus, or another college or university (2-year or 4-year) are eligible to apply. 

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Grow Your Own grant fund scholarships available

  1. Option 1: GYO Scholarship for Aspiring Undergraduates
    Eligibility Criteria: Admitted to OSU as a candidate to begin the Clinically based Elementary BS program in fall of 2022.

    These one-time recruitment scholarships will cover $4000 in tuition, disbursed in the first academic term in which you are enrolled. Additional funding may be available through this scholarship depending on your financial need. Through a GYO Grant from the Educator Advancement Council at the Oregon Department of Education, we are pleased to offer these recruitment scholarships to financially support teacher candidates in our Clinically based Elementary BS program.

  2. Option 2: Grow Your Own (GYO) Pathway Scholarships for BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) and Bilingual Teacher Candidates: Clinically-based Options in Elementary Education

    Through a GYO Grant from the Educator Advancement Council at the Oregon Department of Education, we are pleased to offer recruitment scholarships to financially support teacher candidates in our Clinically based Elementary MAT and Clinically based Elementary Education BS programs. These one-time recruitment scholarships will cover $8000 in tuition, disbursed in two amounts of $4000 in each of the first two academic terms in which you are enrolled.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Bilingual, self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color), or both
  • Admitted to OSU as a candidate to begin in summer (MAT) or fall (BS) of 2022
  • Candidate must have a partnership arranged with the district in which they work

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Teacher Licensure Support Fund Awards

Applications for this program will open February 2023 and must be submitted by March 15th, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. Check back for updates.

Teacher Licensure Support Funds (TLSF), in the form of awards, are available to teacher licensure candidates who are in good academic standing. These funds will support costs associated with completing the program. To be eligible, students must be making satisfactory progress toward degree requirements. Awards will range from $150-$1000, depending on need. Awards will be prioritized for students applying for licensure in 2022. 

Students may be awarded funds to offset licensure cost, including ORELA exam fees, subject test fees, placement fees, fingerprinting fees, edTPA; College of Education processing fee; and/or TSPC licensing fees. 

Award amounts will be determined based on financial need. 

  • Please be clear in your responses about how these funds will help you cover costs that could keep you from completing your program and obtaining your license. To be considered, you must complete the entire application. FAFSA information may also be taken into consideration when determining need, but it is not required to apply. 
  • By completing this application, you agree to allow the College of Education to share your story with our donors. Information in this application may be used for marketing activities.  

For questions, please contact: 

Karyn Costello at [email protected]