Apex Scholarship 2014 FAQ

Congratulations on being selected as an Apex Scholar at the University of Oregon. You may have questions about the terms of your award. Please read through the questions and answers below:

What are the conditions I must meet to continue to receive my Apex Scholarship?

  • Maintain honorable grades for the remainder of high school.
  • Complete all courses required for admission to the university.
  • Enroll full time at the University of Oregon beginning fall term 2014.
  • Maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA at the University of Oregon.
  • Enroll for and complete at least 12 credit hours each term.
  • Have not earned a bachelor’s degree.

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships will monitor your continuing eligibility for the scholarships.

I understand that as long as I meet the conditions outlined above that I will continue to receive the Apex Scholarship for four years. Does this mean 12 terms or just four continuous calendar years?

You will receive the Apex Scholarship for a total of 12 terms of undergraduate studies (fall, winter, or spring only), which must be completed within 5 years from the time of your initial enrollment.

If I choose to attend another college or university for fall 2014, but transfer back to the University of Oregon for a term later than fall 2014, will I be eligible to receive an Apex award at that time?

No, Apex Scholarships are reserved for first-time freshmen beginning their studies at the UO in fall 2014.

If I enroll at the University of Oregon and need to stop out during a future term, am I still eligible for the Apex Scholarship when I return?

You will need to request in writing to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships to have your scholarship reinstated. They will first determine if you satisfy the conditions of the scholarship as outlined above.

If I have been awarded additional scholarships by the University of Oregon and/or outside agencies, will this affect the dollar amount of my total scholarship award?

Apex Scholarships may be combined with many University of Oregon scholarships for which you may apply and be selected to receive. Your scholarship award letter will detail the largest number and amount of UO scholarships you are eligible to receive. Final scholarship letters will be sent by April 1.

Receipt of scholarships from organizations and agencies other than the University of Oregon will not affect your Apex Scholarship.

If my high school GPA or standardized test score improves after I’ve been offered the Apex Scholarship, could my award be changed to a Summit Scholarship?

Yes, if your GPA or test scores improve sufficiently to make you eligible for the Summit Scholarship. In order for us to reevaluate your eligibility, you must submit your high school transcript and/or your new SAT or ACT test scores to the UO Office of Admissions by the February 15 document deadline. If you become eligible for a new award you will be notified by April 1. New scholarship awards will not be made based on transcripts or test scores received after February 15.

Can I defer my scholarship to begin later than fall term 2014?

If you begin study at the UO during the 2014–15 school year in a term other than fall, (for example, winter or spring) you may have your scholarship prorated as long as you do not attend another university prior to initial enrollment at the UO.

If you do not attend the UO and reapply for admission for the 2015–16 academic year, you will be reconsidered for scholarships on the same basis as the freshmen enrolling for 2015, as long as you have not attended another university prior to initial enrollment at the UO.

Whom can I contact if I have questions that are not addressed above?

The initial determination of the Apex Scholarship is made by the Office of Admissions. Once you enroll at the UO, the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships monitors your continued eligibility. Use the contact information below to ask questions about the terms of your Apex Scholarship.

Initial Awarding Questions Continued Eligibility Questions
Office of Admissions
1217 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1217
Phone: 541-346-3201
Toll Free: 1-800-BE-A-DUCK
Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
260 Oregon Hall
Phone: 541-346-3221
Toll Free: 1-800-760-6953

Nonresident Recipients

If I am not a resident of the state of Oregon now but my residency status changes in the future, will the guaranteed dollar amount change? If so, by how much will it change, and when will this go into effect?

Scholarship amounts differ for residents and nonresidents. If you gain residency for tuition purposes, you will continue to receive the Apex Scholarship, but at the amount you would have been awarded upon admission as a resident. The change in the amount will go into effect the term you gain residency status.