Bridge to Success

OSU's Bridge to Success Program is a financial aid initiative that in its first school year, 2008-09, allowed more than 10 percent of the Oregonian students who attend OSU to do so free of charge. The program, which is the largest of its kind announced in Oregon, covers standard tuition and fee costs for more than 3,000 in-state students. (Differential tuition charges are not covered for additional charges based on a student’s program of study).


The awards are based on financial need and student’s ability to show satisfactory progress toward completion of degrees, including earning 36 credits per year for renewal of the award in subsequent years. Another innovative aspect of the new program is its simplicity: Students don't need to apply, any financial aid applicant who meets Pell Grant and Oregon Opportunity Grant eligibility and can show necessary progress toward degree will be automatically considered.


"As Oregon's land grant university, it is our mission to ensure that the sons and daughters of this state have access to a premier college education, and the Bridge to Success Program will help us fulfill that promise for worthy students with significant financial need," said OSU President Ed Ray.


*Degree Partnership Program students receiving the Bridge to Success Grant are required to be enrolled in a MINIMUM of 6 credits at OSU each term to receive those funds regardless of minimum credit requirements with partner schools.


Incoming Scholarships - These limited merit and need based scholarships are administered by the Office of Financial Aid. Incoming students are considered based on completion of the scholarship portion of the admissions application. Eligibility is limited to students who have completed fewer than 12 terms and submit the application for Admission by February 1. Recipients must be enrolled full-time and are notified of their awards in writing. Criteria are available on the scholarships page.


Departmental Awards – Departmental awards are administered by each college individually. Be sure to check out our searchable database of scholarships! Contact the department or donor directly for specific information regarding the award.


Private Awards - These awards come from outside donors and can affect your financial aid package. Outside Scholarship checks should be mailed to Student Accounts at the following address: Student Accounts, Oregon State University, PO BOX 1086, Corvallis, OR 97339. If you have not already submitted notification to the Financial Aid Office regarding your outside scholarships, please submit the Reporting Additional Sources of Assistance form located on the Financial Aid Website. Please review your scholarship payment status by logging into MyOSU as funds will be credited to your student billing account when received.