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The Graduate School lies at the very heart of what it means to be a premier public research university. By fostering excellence and innovation among a dynamic graduate student population, we help to create a fertile environment in which to grow new knowledge and ideas. The Graduate School maintains strong partnerships with all university graduate programs in the schools and colleges in an effort to provide enrichment, professional development, and financial support to master’s and PhD students studying in over seventy-five programs.

Philanthropy is critical to our mission of enriching and enhancing the careers of graduate students. Donor-supported travel awards and innovative fellowships allow students to transport their research and education into the community—a critical part of any graduate student’s experience.

Many talented students are committed to scholarship and research yet face financial challenges that require them to sacrifice their studies to sustain themselves. The difference our donors make in the lives of these students is immeasurable, not only for our students but for the world their knowledge will impact.

Donor support at all levels enables the Graduate School at the University of Oregon to enhance and sustain the most critical aspects of our academic mission.

Join our community of generous and loyal supporters by making a gift:

The Graduate School Student Support Fund directly supports graduate students by way of scholarships and awards.

The  Sandra Morgen Public Impact Graduate Fellowship recognizes and supports graduate students whose research has the potential to have a significant impact on society. 

The Graduate School Dean’s Excellence Fund supports the services and programs that enrich the graduate student experience.

Need help deciding how to support the Graduate School? Contact Dean Janet Woodruff-Borden to talk through the many ways to support graduate students at the University of Oregon.


Make a gift online: The fastest, most direct way to make your gift to the UO.

Send it by mail: Be sure to include a gift form when mailing your check or credit card information. Checks should be payable to the University of Oregon Foundation (please note Graduate School on the memo line) and mailed to the address below.

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University of Oregon Foundation
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Eugene OR 97403-2253


About this photo: The research of master's student Adhiraj Vable, 2011-12 UO Public Impact Fellow,
has made possible the creation of a solar-powered computer lab in a school in rural India.
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