Awards in the amount of $1,000 (as a deduction against the out-of-state instruction fee), renewable for a maximum of four years, are granted to attract highly qualified nonresident scholars who might otherwise elect not to attend System institutions because of the high nonresident instruction fee. A maximum of $500,000 plus the number of continuing students times $1,000 in nonresident fee remission is available for this purpose each year.
The number of new students each year shall be limited to the following distribution (unused quota in a given year will not be continued into an ensuing year):
Institution Undergraduates Graduates Total
UO 100 20 120
OSU 100 20 120
PSU 75 10 85
WOU 50 10 60
SOU 50 10 60
EOU 0 5 5
OIT 50 0 50
TOTAL 425 75 500
The institutions shall establish standards and procedures for administering the award program, including criteria to determine outstanding academic programs (high school grades) and potential for college success (test scores) and indication that the student probably would not attend or continue without this incentive. Scholarships continue for students enrolled in good standing as long as the student is classified as a nonresident. Students who become resident students for fee purposes are no longer eligible for the Oregon Honors Scholarship Program.
Institutions shall record the basis on which academic potential was determined and track the continued enrollment for each recipient. Quota use (new and continuing students) shall be reported to the Office of Academic Affairs annually. Unused quota in a given year will not be continued into an ensuing year. Students who received Oregon Honors Scholarships in 1983-84 and 1984-85, and who are currently enrolled, will be reported in the quota use tally; students who received residency exceptions based on merit in 1983-84 and 1984-85 will not be reported in the continuing quota count.