Scholarships and Aid

Please direct questions to Erika at or call 541-346-4095.

Book Aid- Now taking applications for Winter Term

The ASUO Women’s Center has a library with textbooks as well as novels. Please check out our collection before buying books. In addition, we purchase textbooks for the library each term. If you are interested in us purchasing one of your textbooks that you could check out for the term, complete a Book Aid application. 

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Live Your Dream Award Program

Sandy Downey-Sjoblom

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Plus, two education grants of $1,500.00. These cash awards are to offset any costs associated with the recipients efforts to attain higher education – including tuition, books, supplies, child care, or transportation costs.

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Mary Minner Scholarship

Mary Minner was born on September 30, 1921 in a small Pennsylvania Dutch town. At a time when most young people finished their education in 8th grade, she graduated from Villa Maria Academy and was offered the opportunity to continue on to college. Mary chose to help her family and married at 23 and in 20 years gave birth to 12 children. Even though her formal education stopped at 18, she continued learning throughout her lifetime. Helping others was a code Mary lived her life by and the Women’s Center is honored to present a scholarship in her name.

The Mary Minner Scholarship is a limited source of assistance for students with financial need who are enrolled at the University of Oregon. The recipient of the scholarship will receive an award that is applicable to educational expenses that one has incurred/will incur as a student. The Women’s Center awards this scholarship to admitted UO students per academic term (not including summer term).

 The Mary Minner Scholarship is a one time, cash award given out quarterly. To qualify students must:

  •          Be enrolled as a student at UO
  •          Sophomore, junior or senior status
  •          Returning to school after a gap in their education of at least 5 years
  •          Be in financial need

Priority given to:

  •          Self-identified women
  •          Students who have delayed their education to take care of others

With this application,please submit the following:

1.   a resume that includes education history, employment history,volunteer work,and references

2.   answers to the supplemental questions provided on the form below


The deadline for applications is Friday of deadweek.  Late applications will be accepted; however, they will not be given priority.

Click here for application for Mary Minner Scholarship