The Lundquist College of Business is committed to enrolling exceptional students dedicated to learning in our experiential-based model.
Financial assistance can come in the form of scholarships, loans, federal work-study and university fellowships. Upon application, candidates may be considered for merit-based scholarships. Scholarships are based on academic and professional qualifications and are not need-based. Financial aid comes from a variety of sources, including the Lundquist College of Business, federal government, and public and private sources.
School of Accounting Scholarships
Due to the generosity of many supporters, the School of Accounting is able to award tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to accounting students every year.
Students only need to submit one application to be considered for the scholarships offered by the School of Accounting. Scholarship committees comprised of accounting faculty make the final decisions. Decisions will be made and applicants notified in the beginning of spring term. Students must be registered as an accounting major or be in MAcc program for the year in which the scholarship will be awarded.
Students must fill out their FAFSA form before the scholarship application deadline.
Here is a sample of types of criteria for awardees (not all criteria are necessary for award eligibility):
- Academic performance
- Financial need (make sure to read about the multiple ways to demonstrate need below)
- Community involvement
- Working to put self through school
- Enrolled in 3+1 Accounting Pathway
- Interest in a career in taxation
Scholarship awards typically range between $1,000 and $10,000, depending upon available funding.
Before You Apply
Some scholarships require proof of financial need. If you feel you qualify, please fill out the appropriate forms below to verify your level of need.
- Domestic students: Federal Aid Form (FAFSA)
- Undocumented students, both in and out of state: ORSAA
- International students: Complete the "Statement of Financial Need for International Students" form and email to UO International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at firstname.lastname@example.org. The form can be found on ISSS's financial support webpage in the paragraph under "UO Departmental Scholarships - Verification of Financial Need for International Students." If you have already turned in your Statement of Financial Need for 2023–2024, you do not need to complete another form.
Applications are due February 22 at 5:00 p.m. A link to the application form will be added to this page once the application window opens again in December.
Submit one application to be considered for all School of Accounting scholarships. Before you go to the website to apply, prepare the following documents and have them ready to upload (PDF format only):
- One-page cover letter describing your goals and why you should receive a scholarship. This should be formatted as a proper cover letter.
- One-page resume
- For non-UO applicants: your most up-to-date unofficial transcript.
Note: For UO applicants, the scholarship committee will pull your grades as part of the review process.
Once you have submitted your application form, you will receive an email from the School of Accounting within 3-4 business days. If you do not receive these emails, contact Joel Sneed to ensure your application packet is complete.
Graduate Student Scholarships
Lundquist Admissions awards merit-based scholarships to incoming students who are fully admitted to the MAcc program. An additional scholarship application is required to be considered for these scholarships, which are based on GMAT, GPA, and work experience. The deadline for this scholarship application is typically around the second round admissions application deadline. Award amount varies and will be communicated to students at the time of admission.
International Student Scholarships
Both need- and merit-based scholarships specifically for non-U.S. students are available through the UO Office of International Affairs.
Graduate Employee Opportunities
Several graduate employee (GE) positions are awarded to MAcc students each year. GEs receive a full tuition waiver and stipend and teach undergraduate cost accounting lab sections.
Another round of applications for GE positions may be launched if roles are not filled after the first round of applications is closed. However, due to the uncertainty of this occurring, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications prior to the close of the first round. Submitting a graduate employee application will not automatically enter you into the scholarship pool.
Federal Loans and Work Study
First- and second-year domestic and permanent resident students are eligible for need-based aid offered by the UO Office of Financial Aid. The amount awarded varies but holds a $20,500 maximum. Applications are made via FAFSA.
Private Lender Loans
Contact Sallie Mae for a private loan if you are
- An international applicant with a U.S. citizen or resident cosigner
- A domestic applicant who has exhausted the maximum eligibility for federal loans