Scholarships and Aid

Please direct questions to Perri at or call 541-346-0640.


Need some extra money for your event? The Women’s Center wants to help be part of your event! Fill out the cosponsor form, and email it to Perri at or drop it off at the ASUO Women’s Center. 

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ASUO Women’s Center Child Care Reimbursement

Child care reimbursement are available through the Women’s Center to students, faculty and staff attending University events. You pay your family childcare provider, and the Women’s Center will reimburse your cost. Applications are available on their website and can be dropped off at the Women’s Center prior to your event (three working days is preferred).

What can I use the reimbursements for? University of Oregon events on or off campus. Consider using the reimbursements for a campus lecture, an event like Take Back the Night or the Willamette Valley Folk Festival, or something like a theater production or musical performance.

Can I use it more than once? Yes, but our funds are limited. If looking for long-term childcare assistance, try the ASUO Child Care Subsidy.

How much is reimbursed? It depends on how much funding we have, but we usually reimburse up to 50 dollars. Where does the money come from? This program is supported solely by donations and fund-raised funds. If you would like to make a contribution or lend a hand with our fundraising efforts, please contact  541-346-4099

Click here for child care reimbursement application

PRINT Click here for Child Care Subsidy Invoice

 Book Aid- Now taking applications for Fall Term 2016, Deadline is first day of term, September 26, 2016

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. 

Click here for Book Aid application

Live Your Dream Award Program

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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.

Click here for application for Live Your Dream Award

Mary Minner Scholarship (currently taking applications for Winter 2017 term, deadline is Friday, December 2, 2016)

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

  •        a resume that includes education history, employment history, volunteer work, and references
  •        answers to the supplemental questions provided on the form below

The deadline for applications is Friday of deadweek.

Click here for Mary Minner application