The Ballmer Scholarship

The Ballmer Scholarship is a renewable scholarship for Oregon residents interested in pursuing careers in children’s behavioral health. A limited number of these scholarships are available to incoming first year and incoming transfer students each year. Financial need and academic qualifications are considered in the awarding process, with a preference for students with demonstrated financial need from the Portland metro-area and rural Oregon. Ballmer Scholars receive UO resident tuition, fees and living expenses through a combination of federal grants, state grants, university grants and scholarships for up to four years of undergraduate study.  

Incoming First Year Students for Fall 2024

To be considered for the award:

Incoming Transfer Students for Fall 2024

To be considered for the award:

University of Oregon Scholarships

The University of Oregon offers multiple scholarships and methods of funding for all students. Explore the various aid options and connect with a counselor to help understand your options at the UO.

UO Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Many scholarships are based on financial need, so it is important for you to complete the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) by the federal deadline.

Submit the University of Oregon as your university of choice. Our code is 003223.

Free Application for Student Financial Aid

International students and those not able to file a FAFSA are encouraged to establish financial need for UO scholarships by submitting a financial resources form to the Division of Global Engagement. 


International Student Financial Resources Form

Dreamer students including students who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as well as other undocumented students who are ineligible to submit a FAFSA may submit an Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA), which is an alternative to the FAFSA.

Oregon Student Aid Application

Cost of attendance is the estimated cost to attend the UO for the academic year. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships provides estimates for cost of attendance information that goes beyond tuition and fees, and includes: living expenses (housing and food), books/supplies/equipment, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses.