Scholarships

The AEI recognizes the need to ensure that underrepresented students looking to develop their English proficiency can study in the Intensive English Program (IEP). The AEI has awarded need-based tuition scholarships through campus and community partnerships, including Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (E-LAW). The AEI is proud to add the Janet Hughes Mersereau Scholarship to our funding opportunities.

Janet Hughes Mersereau Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to provide annual awards for students enrolled in the Intensive English Program in the American English Institute (AEI) at the University of Oregon (UO). Thanks to a generous donation on behalf of Janet Hughes Mersereau, the AEI is able to award four two-term competitive scholarships to intensive English students. Scholarships apply to the Intensive English Program (IEP) tuition only. Awardees will be responsible for remaining costs, including the AEI application fee, airfare, visa application costs, UO health insurance, UO mandatory fees, room and board, which are detailed on the AEI website.

The Janet Hughes Mersereau scholarship asks students to serve as ambassadors for the program, speaking with prospective students about their experience in the AEI and at the UO. Scholarships are based on language ability, academic merit (3.0 GPA), and future goals (per a first draft essay).

Janet Hughes Mersereau and
Brad Mersereau

Eligibility: Students are required to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and preference will be given to students from Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

Selection: Awardees will be determined by the submission of an unedited, first draft essay, in which students will be asked to describe their current goals/plans and their future academic and/or professional plans within five years after their academic career at the UO.  

Deadline: To apply, complete the Janet Hughes Mersereau Scholarship Application below and admission requirements by the admission application deadline.

Scholarship Application Requirements:

  • Admission to the Intensive English Program.
  • Transcripts from the most recently attended school showing a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • First draft, unedited essay in your own words describing your current goals/plans and future academic and/or professional plans within five years after their academic career at the UO. It is important that the submission be an unedited first draft. The donor was very specific about this. Edited essays can be grounds for exclusion.

University of Oregon Scholarship Information

The University of Oregon values the diverse experiences, contributions, and perspectives that international students bring to our campus and the learning environment. To learn about other UO scholarships please visit: University of Oregon International Scholarships.