Awards and Scholarships

Cinema Studies is pleased to announce the following opportunities each year. Please check back throughout the year for updates on scholarship applications and deadlines.

Cinema Studies Merchant Ivory Essay Award

Each year, the Department of Cinema Studies offers the Merchant Ivory Undergraduate Essay Awards. A financial award of up to $500 will be given to the top recipients. This award recognizes undergraduate students who demonstrate extraordinary skill and creativity of research and writing in their term papers.

  • Please check back in January for information on the 2018 essay award categories and criteria, eligibility, application procedures, and the award review process. 

Cinema Studies SCMS Award

Cinema Studies offers a $500 award to any Cinema Studies major who presents a paper at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference. Recipient(s) of the award are recognized at the Cinema Studies annual commencement ceremony. Students are responsible for notifying the Cinema Studies office if their paper is selected to be presented at the SCMS Undergraduate Conference. A $500 reimbursement will be processed as an award to offset travel expenses. Rules and regulations of reimbursements require written receipts for travel, hotel or other expenses accrued for the trip to the conference. A reimbursement will be processed after the student has attended the conference and the receipt has been received.

  • Please check back in January for information on the 2018 essay award categories and criteria, eligibility, application procedures, and the award review process. 

UO Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards

UO Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards recognize students who demonstrate excellent library research skills and high-quality academic work with $1,000 - $1,500 award prizes in two categories: 1: Papers and projects from a 300 level or above course completed within a single term 2: Theses or multi-term papers and projects

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences provides a significant number of donor-supported scholarships and fellowships to CAS students – both undergraduate and graduate. Information about each award is available on the College of Arts and Sciences website.

  • The process for 2017-2018 scholarships and fellowships is now closed. Please check back here for information.