Nonresidents receive up to $6,000 to cover tuition

51Ʒ awards the Out-of-State Opportunity Scholarship (OOS) to academically qualified incoming first years and transfer students.

All applicants are automatically considered for OOS, no separate application is required.

OOS is available to first year students for up to four academic years and transfer students for up to two academic years (dependent on class standing).

Award Amount:up to $6,000 annually

If an applicant does not meet the requirements for thethey will be considered for OOS. OOS cannot be combinedwith WUE.Co-Admittedstudents are not eligible for OOS.


Scholarship amounts vary and are calculated based on a student's residency status, application materials and academic performance. To receive the scholarship students must apply to start infall term, be a first-time PSU student, and enroll full-time (12 - 15 credits per term)​​​​​​.

  • Nonresident of Oregon
  • First-time PSU student
  • Enrollfull time (12 or more credits per term)
  • Start in fall term
  • Meet PSU's academic requirements for OOS:

First Year

GPA Award Amount
3.0+ $6,000
2.5 - 2.99 $3,000


GPA Award Amount
3.75+ $6,000
3.0-3.74 $5,000
2.5 - 2.99 $4,000


June 15

August 1

  • Submit final transcripts to PSU

OOS Notification

Incoming students will be notified via emailof their OOS award.

All applicants to PSU are encouraged to complete a.

Maintaining OOS

OOS is renewable for up to 12 academic terms for incoming first year students and 6 academic terms for incoming transfer students, to maintain OOS students must:

  • Enroll full time (12 or more credits per term) each standard academic term (fall, winter, spring)
  • ѲԳٲat PSU which includes maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Maintain status as a nonresident undergraduate student

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