Presidential Perks

The Oregon State University Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is our most prestigious award and Presidential Scholars are part of a select group of future Beavers.

About the Award

The Presidential Scholarship awards up to $40,000 ($10,000 per year, renewable for up to four years total) to new resident freshmen students attending the Corvallis or Bend campuses. 

Additional Benefits 

  • There are benefits only available to Presidential Scholars to help amplify the first-year experience here at OSU-Cascades. In addition to the scholarship, other perks include: 
  • Waived $50 housing contract signing fee (automatically applied) 
  • Exemption from paying the Advance Tuition Deposit (must request via ATD waiver form in Beaver Basecamp) 
  • Priority access to START orientation (Presidential Scholars are given advance access before it opens to all students.) 
    • Presidential Scholars receive priority START access beginning Thursday May 2 at 2 p.m. Pacific. This will be available in your Beaver Basecamp.
    • One year of a gear storage locker ($50 value) in the residence hall.  
    • Must have a signed housing contract and request the storage locker by emailing by June 1.
      Note: to be eligible for these benefits, you must have submitted your ATD waiver request by June 1.* 


Confirming your enrollment must be completed by published deadlines (June 1 for new students entering in the Fall term; For Winter, Spring and Summer Terms, the ATD is refundable until three weeks before the start of the term) to secure your spot in the incoming class. 

We’re excited to have you as part of Beaver Nation in Bend — a community of leaders and innovators. 

See you this fall!