Competitive Edge

We can help you study for the MCAT and find scholarships to give you a head start in the future career of your dreams.

MCAT Test Prep

The Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center MCAT Preparation Workshop sessions are taught live in Eugene on the UO campus. For more information about this opportunity to enhance your MCAT application, visit the MCAT Test Prep Website.

Sessions start in January, register now!

Pharmacy Bridge Program

If you are interested in pursuing a career as a pharmacist and you are looking toward to Pacific University for your education, consider applying to the Bridge Program.  The deadline for applying to the Bridge Program is quickly approaching.  If you’re considering this option, please schedule an appointment with an HPP advisor soon!

Deadline: Thursday, January 16.

Scholarships

The University of Oregon offers six different scholarships for outstanding students interested in a health profession. Please review the scholarship descriptions, eligibility criteria, and application steps below, and contact mweiler@uoregon.edu with questions.

2020-2021 Scholarship Applications will be available in November.

Scholarships—Before You Apply

  1. Financial Need: Some scholarships require proof of financial need. If you feel you qualify, please complete one of the following forms to verify your need level (suggested Jan 15 deadline to be eligible for many university scholarships).
    • The “FAFSA” (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is an online application for students who are US citizens, Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) or other eligible non-citizens.
    • The “ORSAA” (Oregon Student Aid Application) is an alternative to the FAFSA for Dreamer students including students who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as well as other undocumented students.
    • The “Financial Resource Form” is for international students with a valid student visa. This form must be submitted directly to the Office of International Affairs.
  2. Professional Objective: Declare a professional objective in DuckWeb within the “Student Menu” under “Update General Student Information.”  (Students do not need to declare a health profession to be eligible for the Weise scholarship)

Application Instructions

Applications for all health-related scholarships are available on the UO Scholarship Dashboard. After setting up your profile you will be able to access opportunities that you may qualify for.

Transfer students and incoming graduate students: before applying for scholarships, you must submit an application for admission by February 1.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019
Questions? Contact Megan Weiler at mweiler@uoregon.edu

Health Scholarship


Awarded to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in health and family related matters, particularly in health preservation and enhancement, health education, nutrition and/or family health and well-being.

Margaret J. Wiese Fund

Selection criteria: academic record and financial need. This scholarship is for the 2019-2010 academic year. Students with 90 credits or more (junior, senior, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student) and graduated from an Oregon high school are eligible for this award.

Pre-Medical Scholarships


Awarded to outstanding undergraduate students pursuing a career in medicine, with the intent of enrolling in medical school.  Applicants will be considered for all four of the scholarships below:

John Jay & Corabelle Rogers Memorial Scholarship

Selection criteria: academic record, extracurricular involvement, and financial need (based on FAFSA). Applicants must be sophomore to post-baccalaureate standing.


John Fielding Ambrose Medical Scholarship

Selection criteria: academic record and extracurricular involvement. Applicants must be sophomore to post-baccalaureate standing.


Minnie Morden Pre-Medical Scholarship

Selection criteria: academic record only. Applicants must be sophomore to post-baccalaureate standing.


William and Marjorie Shearon Memorial Scholarship

Selection criteria: academic record and extracurricular involvement. This scholarship is for the 2019-2010 academic year. Students with 45 credits or more (sophomore – post-baccalaureate standing) are eligible for this award.

 

Pre-Dental Scholarship


Awarded to outstanding undergraduate students pursuing a career in dentistry.

Bleakney Pre-Dental Scholarship

Selection criteria: academic record only. This scholarship is for the 2019-2010 academic year. Students with 45 credits or more (sophomore – post-baccalaureate standing) are eligible for this award.