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Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University (WOU), a leading comprehensive public liberal arts institution, is committed to changing lives, strengthening communities and transforming our world. Located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley, WOU is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital and about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub.

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About

History

WOU, founded in 1856, is the oldest institution in the Oregon University system and has continued to adapt and transform itself to respond to the needs of society and our changing world. From its origins as a normal school, WOU grew to become a nationally recognized leader in teacher preparation.

Education

WOU offers several bachelor’s (four-year) degrees – bachelor of science, bachelor of arts, bachelor of music and bachelor of fine arts – as well as certificates, advanced baccalaureates, master’s degrees and pre-professional tracks.

Research

The Research Institute (TRI) at Western Oregon University improves the quality of life for individuals by facilitating positive change in education, health, and human services systems.

Career

The Service Learning and Career Development Center was officially established in 2004. It had previously been the Career Development Office before expanding to include Experiential Learning services and the Community Internship Program. Together, we hope to provide access to transformative experiences, education, and counseling to the Western Oregon University community, and are here to help you achieve your goal of being career ready!

Services

Student services

The office of Multicultural Student Services & Programs is committed to the recruitment, retention and graduation of historically underrepresented & underserved populations by providing educational opportunities and outstanding programming for ethnically and culturally diverse students.

  • Personal Guidance, Advising, and Advocacy
  • Academic Advising and support to Develop an Academic Progress Plan
  • Mentoring
  • Referrals to University and Community Resources
  • Cultural/Social Activities & Events
  • Student Recognition and Graduation Celebrations
  • Facilitate the successful transition of 1st year students

Housing services

Heritage Hall and Landers Halls   feature community living options which include double rooms, shared community bathrooms, study rooms and public areas for group activities.

In addition, this year – but only as space allows, and demand requires, the suite style rooms of Barnum Hall will complement the green spaces of our newest residence hall, Ackerman Hall to accommodate First-Year students.

The Arbor Park Apartments and round out the list of halls that are generally used to accommodate upper-division residents. The upper-division halls are coeducational, they house 70 to 300 residents, and are managed by a full-time professional Resident Director or Area Director, and a staff of Resident Assistants.

Library services

Hamersly Library supports Western Oregon University’s dedication to student success and enhances its commitment to discovery, creativity, critical thinking, and diversity by providing and encouraging the use of quality information, media resources, and services.

ICT services

University Computing Services supports the WOU mission through collaborative implementation of technology for students, faculty,  staff, and the community. UCS commits to keep campus technology current and accessible.

Medical services

The mission of the Western Oregon University Student Health & Counseling Center is to facilitate the health and well-being of Western Oregon University students by providing quality and affordable outpatient medical and mental health care, and health promotion services.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in Monmouth, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley, WOU is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capitol and about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub.

Sports facilities

The Intramural (IM) Sports program offers opportunities for the Western Oregon University community to participate in a variety of team and individual sport leagues. The program is designed in a manner that promotes safety, fairness, and equal opportunity for all to participate.

Student clubs

Like video production or working on global issues? How about foreign languages or honor societies? WOU students are involved in many organizations, including social action clubs, LGBTQ groups and culture-based organizations. Choose your favorites and start connecting with your campus!

  • Acapella Club
  • MECHA
  • Pre-Nursing Club
  • Music Activities Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc.
  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity

Accreditation

Western Oregon University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Western Oregon University Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships for Western Oregon University. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

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Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
Merit-based

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Aga Khan Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1250 USD
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship
Merit-based

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SHAPE America
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
60000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
Postdocs in STEM Scholarship
Merit-based

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Zuckerman Scholars
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
Zuckerman Israeli Postdoctoral Scholars Program
Merit-based Need-based

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Zuckerman Scholars
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
4000 USD
Deadline
05 May 2024
OAS – The New School
Merit-based

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The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 Mar 2024
Diasporans Africa Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Diasporans 
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
38000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Marshall Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
15 Apr 2024
Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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SETC
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Oct 2024
CouponBirds "Help to Save" Scholarship
Need-based

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CouponBirds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
1,000 Dreams Scholarship Fund
Need-based

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Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
Support Creativity Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Support Creativity
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Zolve Global Scholarship
Merit-based

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Zolve
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for Western Oregon University, visit our scholarship search.

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