Diversity Excellence Scholarship (DES)


DES 2017 Collage of Reception

About DES

The University of Oregon Diversity Excellence Scholarship recognizes undergraduate students from diverse academic and social environments.

Students are recognized for their educational achievements and contribution to diversity and inclusion on campus and in their communities. The scholarship is an integral part of the university’s inclusion and diversity mission. Awardees receive tuition-remission with awards ranging from partial to full tuition and fee awards. Incoming undergraduate and transfer students are eligible to apply.

Upon receiving the DES, recipients become part of the CMAE and are advised by a CMAE advisor to ensure scholars have the academic wrap-around support included in the DES program.

For more information about the application process, criteria, Freshman applicants deadline (January 15, 2024), Continuing students application deadline (March 1, 2024) and requirements, please visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships link here

For current DES scholars needing advising related forms: DES Toolkit