2020 Portland State University Scholarships

Portland State University net price is at $14,323.00 per year and will likely continue climbing like all colleges around the U.S. There are various ways to combat the steep rises in college tuition, and scholarships can be a key ingredient in reducing the overall cost of Portland State University. Portland State University awards an average of $22,634.00 to each student, which can help alleviate some of the financial burden. However, most families will need to find other sources of funding to bridge the remaining tuition gap. In addition to the annual tuition, Portland State University students can expect to pay $N/A in housing costs and $N/A in meal plan costs - if you chose to live in the surrounding area of Portland, then those costs could be even higher.

67% of full-time students receive local or institutional grants with an average award size of $6,772.00. Furthermore, 39% of students receive federal grants with an average amount of $4,455.00.

The numbers seem bleak and, truthfully, they are for most average American families. Luckily, the scholarships below are open to Portland State University students, with the goal of helping to afford a college education. Some scholarships may be specifically provided by Portland State University while others are open to Portland State University students, though not exclusive to Portland State University.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for Portland State University students?

There are 83 scholarships totaling $652,157.00 available to residents. You can easily browse through all 83 scholarships below.

What types of scholarships are available for Portland State University students?

Each scholarship below may have different requirements and guidelines. While some of the Portland State University scholarships can only be used for specific purposes, many of them can be used for all types of expenses including supplies, tuition, room and board and more. Furthermore, this list can include Portland State University study abroad scholarships, Portland State University transfer scholarships, and Portland State University merit scholarships.

Are these scholarships for Portland State University study abroad?

At least a few of these scholarships below can be put toward Portland State University study abroad. If the scholarship does not specify a specific purpose or use of funds, then it is most likely eligible. You can double-check with the scholarship provider to confirm.

What scholarships are available to Portland State University transfer students?

The ScholarshipPoints and Scholarship Owl scholarships, at least, are open to Portland State University transfer students and the funds can be put toward all types of expenses. Portland State University transfer students face the same financial pressures as normal students, and scholarships providers are well-aware of the need for Portland State University transfer scholarships.

Are these Portland State University scholarships limited by major?

You’ll need to check each scholarship’s own guidelines to determine if it is restricted to a specific major. However, most scholarships in this database are open to all students - some scholarships may only be open to certain students based on geographic criteria or areas of interest but they should be clearly marked. Whether you’re a nursing student, honors student, engineering major, or studying another discipline, chances are you’ll find at least 1 scholarship for you.

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Oregon Laurels Scholarship

Sponsor by Portland State University Location OR

Applicant must have a minimum 3.25 GPA. Preference is given to Oregon residents.

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$2,175.00 February 1 Apply Now

Oregon Laurels Graduate Tuition Remission

Sponsor by Portland State University

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Oregon residents are given preference. Selection is based upon academic merit, statement of goals, faculty recommendations, and gender and ethnicity as related to university's goals for achieving student diversity.

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- February 1 Apply Now

Elsa Jorgenson Award

Sponsor by Portland State University

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Selection is based upon statement of goals, academic merit, faculty recommendations, and financial need. Every applicant must also receive a full tuition remission from another source for the award year.

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$6,000.00 February 1 Apply Now

Army ROTC Scholarship

Sponsor by Portland State University

Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, a minimum combined SAT score of 920, and have the ability to demonstrate academic abilities, leadership potential, and extracurricular activities. Applicant must be physically and mentally sound.

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- February 1 Apply Now

Portland Police Association Scholarship

Sponsor by Portland State University Location Portland State University, Portland, OR

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must not be related to any member of the Portland Police Association. Financial need must be demonstrated. Scholarships will be awarded to one male and one female student.

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$1,000.00 February 1 Apply Now

Maurie Clark Fellowship

Sponsor by Portland State University Location Urban and Public Affairs, Portland, OR

Applicant must be a Ph.D. candidate with an approved dissertation outline and intend to use the fellowship to support research activities.

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$5,600.00 February 1 Apply Now

Music Department Tuition Remission Scholarship

Sponsor by Portland State University

Applicant must demonstrate outstanding musical skill.

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$2,500.00 February 1 Apply Now

Walter D. Hershey Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor by Portland State University

Applicant must have a minimum 3.25 GPA, financial need is a consideration.

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$1,200.00 February 1 Apply Now

Peer Mentor Scholarship

Sponsor by Portland State University

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be enrolled full time. Personal interview is required.

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$2,694.00 January 21 Apply Now

D. Paul Fansler Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor by Portland State University Location 650 Urban Center Building, Portland, OR

Applicant must have a high promise of achievement in international affairs.

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$1,000.00 February 1 Apply Now

Dale and Coral Courtney Scholarship

Sponsor by Portland State University Location 424 Cramer Hall, Portland, OR

Applicant must submit an essay and faculty recommendations.

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$2,500.00 February 1 Apply Now

Diversity Achievement Scholarship for Freshmen

Sponsor by Portland State University

Applicant must be an outstanding student from various cultures, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds with diverse talents, interests and life experiences.

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$2,694.00 February 1 Apply Now

Western Undergraduate Exchange

Sponsor by Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Location 3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 200, Boulder, CO

Applicant must be a resident of a participating state, attend a participating institution, and fulfill any necessary school requirements. Recipient pays 150% of in-state tuition instead of non-resident tuition.

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- October 15 Apply Now