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Scholarships

Below is a list of all the scholarships currently being offered by the College of Urban and Public Affairs.  For a full listing of all scholarships offered by PSU, please visit Financial Aid's Scholarship database page. 

To apply for these scholarships, please visit the PSU Scholarship online application system.  

Please note: Even if you are not yet accepted into a program in the College of Urban and Public Affairs but have submitted an application you are still eligible to apply for scholarships.  The deadline for the scholarship application in many cases is before the departments make their decisions about who they are accepting, which means if you wait to find out if you were accepted first the chance to apply for scholarship support may have already passed.

Please contact tiede@pdx.edu with any scholarship related questions.

Undergraduate Scholarships:

Online application opens October 14th 2013 and closes February 1st 2014.


Tichy Family Scholarship

o   Specialty:  Community Health  

o   Criteria:  Awards recognize outstanding undergraduate students majoring in Health Studies. Selection based on PSU transcripts, personal essay, and letters of support.

 

Milan Svoboda Memorial Fund

o   Specialty:  Community Health

o   Criteria:  Awards recognize outstanding undergraduate students majoring in Health Studies. Applicants must be sophomore or junior level students with minimum 3.25 GPA. Selection based on PSU transcripts, personal essay, and letters of support

 

Jack S. Schendel Commemorative Scholarship

o   Specialty:  Community Health

o   Criteria:  Awards recognize outstanding undergraduate students majoring in Health Studies. Applicants must be sophomore or junior level students with minimum 3.25 GPA. Selection based on PSU transcripts, personal essay, and letters of support

 

Phyllis Robideaux Wiener Memorial Scholarship

o   Specialty:  Political Science

o   Criteria:  Awarded annually to Political Science major applicants with junior or senior standing in the fall quarter and have at least three terms of full-time study remaining, and graduated from an Oregon public high school.

 

Katrina Matilda Pongracz-Bartha Memorial Scholarship

o   Specialty:  Political Science

o   Criteria:  This award honors Katrina's dedication to women's political issues and her efforts supporting herself financially in pursuit of a degree. The scholarship is awarded annually to a junior or senior level female student with satisfactory progress towards a degree in political science. Preference given to applicants with job or family responsibilities and demonstrated financial need.

 

Bradley N. Horner Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

o   Specialty:  Criminology and Criminal Justice

o   Criteria:  To be eligible for this scholarship you must have declared yourself as a major in Criminology and Criminal Justice at PSU, be a junior or senior in the academic year it will be awarded, have an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement, and demonstrate financial need.

 

Yaden Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

o   Any Undergraduate Student in the College of Urban & Public Affairs

o   Criteria:   To be eligible for this scholarship you must be a full time undergraduate student in the College of Urban and Public Affairs with a 3.0 GPA and financial need.

 

UPA Memorial Scholarship

o   Any Undergraduate Student in the College of Urban & Public Affairs

o   This award is given annually to outstanding students in the College of Urban and Public Affairs.

 

The Joseph and Alice Savel Scholarship 

o   Specialty:  Any undergraduate or graduate or PhD. Student in the College of Urban & Public Affairs

o    Criteria:  This fund will provide a PSU graduate student in the School of Community Health a scholarship who is pursuing a career related to long-term care of the elderly. The family created this scholarship in an effort to promote the principles of person-centered care provided with dignity and respect for all elders, regardless of the elder's degree of disability or dependence.

 

The Judith Ramaley Community Engaged Scholarship 

o   Specialty:  Any undergraduate and graduate student in the Hatfield School of Government who are working directly with faculty and practitioners in community-centered inquiry on important issues affecting Oregon.

o    Criteria:  Students must be enrolled in a degree program in the Hatfield School of Government and must have an approved project and faculty advisor.

 

The Linda Nettekoven Public Involvement Scholarship 

o   Specialty:  Any undergraduate student in the College of Urban and Public Affairs with an interest in Public Involvement.

o    Criteria:  Students must be a first generation student enrolled in an undergraduate degree program within the College of Urban & Public Affairs who have a 3.0 GPA, are entering their Junior or Senior year, demonstrate financial need, and seek a career in public service. Preference will be given for single parents.

 

State Treasurer Urban Pioneer Award

o   Specialty: This scholarship is awarded to a Graduate or Undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program within the College of Urban & Public Affairs who is a 1st generation student or a student returning to school at a later point in their life.

o   Criteria: To qualify you must be a US citizen or resident alien, have high financial need and have submitted the FASFA form to financial aid, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have achieved sophomore standing for Undergraduates.  Graduate students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per term.

  

Graduate Scholarships: 

Online application opens October 14th 2013 and closes March 31st 2014.


 

Ernie Bonner Equity Planning Scholarship

o   Specialty:  Nohad Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning

o   Criteria:  This scholarship is awarded to a student with a clear commitment to equity planning as the focus for professional and/or scholarly work. Available to incoming and returning students in the MURP and US Ph.D. program.

 

John D. Gray Endowed Scholarship

o   Specialty:  Nohad Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning

o   Criteria:  This scholarship was established to honor Mr. Gray's leadership in creating environmentally-sensitive significant land developments. The scholarship will support students in the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning who are studying sustainable development.

 

Nancy Chapman Endowed Scholarship

o   Specialty:  Nohad Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning

o   Criteria:  This fund benefits a Ph.D student in the College of Urban and Public Affairs with demonstrated financial need, and a promise of accomplishment in an academic or professional career. Preference will be given to students who have a dissertation proposal accepted by his or her committee.

 

Sharpe/Strachan Returning Student Scholarship

o   Specialty:  Nohad Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning

o   Criteria:  To be awarded to a student accepted into the Master and Urban Studies and Programming, who is at least 30 years old, and is committed to pursuing a career as a practicing planner.

 

The Judith Ramaley Community Engaged Scholarship 

o   Specialty:  Any undergraduate and graduate student in the Hatfield School of Government who are working directly with faculty and practitioners in community-centered inquiry on important issues affecting Oregon.

o    Criteria:  Students must be enrolled in a degree program in the Hatfield School of Government and must have an approved project and faculty advisor.

 

Ron Cease Founders Award

o   Specialty:  Hatfield School of Government

o   Criteria:  Ron Cease, PSU Professor Emeritus and founder of the Division of Public Administration, and his wife Jane Cease led active careers as state administrators and as Oregon legislators.  These scholarships honor graduate students by providing financial assistance to those who are planning careers in public service and are pursuing on a full-time basis an MPA, MPA:HA, or MPH:HMP degree.  A GRA position may also be given to Founder’s Award recipients depending on the availability of funds.

 

Frank and Nadezda Munk Scholarship

o   Specialty:  Political Science

o   Criteria:  This fund will provide an annual scholarship to Graduate students in Political Science pursuing studies in the area of international politics.

 

Maurie Clark Endowed Fellowship

o   Specialty:  Any Graduate or PhD. Student in the College of Urban & Public Affairs

o   Criteria:  Awarded annually to an outstanding Ph.D. candidate in the College of Urban and Public Affairs. The recipient must have an approved dissertation outline and intend to use the fellowship to support research activities.

 

Vera Katz Endowed Scholarship

o   Specialty:  Any Graduate or PhD. Student in the College of Urban & Public Affairs

o   Criteria:  This fund will provide a scholarship to a single parent (male or female) who is admitted to a graduate degree program in the College of Urban and Public Affairs (Masters or Ph. D) and who demonstrates a commitment to public service.

 

UPA Memorial Scholarship

o   Specialty:  Any Graduate or PhD. Student in the College of Urban & Public Affairs

o   Criteria: This award is given annually to outstanding students in the College of Urban and Public Affairs.

 

The Joseph and Alice Savel Scholarship 

o   Specialty:  Any undergraduate or graduate or PhD. Student in the College of Urban & Public Affairs

o    Criteria:  This fund will provide a PSU graduate student in the School of Community Health a scholarship who is pursuing a career related to long-term care of the elderly. The family created this scholarship in an effort to promote the principles of person-centered care provided with dignity and respect for all elders, regardless of the elder's degree of disability or dependence.

 

The Frank L. Roberts Community Service Scholarship 

o   Specialty:  A PSU graduate student within the College of Urban and Public Affairs who exemplifies a spirit of public and community service and commitment to education.

o    Criteria:  Applicants must have applied to or be admitted to a CUPA graduate degree program, in good academic standing, and enrolled for at least six graduate credit hours per term. An excellent undergraduate portfolio is required and financial need will be considered. Applicants must complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA.

 

State Treasurer Urban Pioneer Award

o   Specialty: This scholarship is awarded to a Graduate or Undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program within the College of Urban & Public Affairs who is a 1st generation student or a student returning to school at a later point in their life.

o   Criteria: To qualify you must be a US citizen or resident alien, have high financial need and have submitted the FASFA form to financial aid, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have achieved sophomore standing for Undergraduates.  Graduate students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per term.

 

Paper application Scholarships (not part of online system):

 

International Association for Public Participation

o   Specialty: Any Graduate Student in the College of Urban & Public Affairs studying Public Administration or Urban and Regional Planning

o   Criteria: Please see PDF for award criteria and application instructions - Description: http://www.pdx.edu/cupa/modules/file/icons/application-pdf.png

o   Deadline: March 31st 2014

For Students who plan to be involved with Transportation studies, please also check out the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation's scholarship webpage.  Their deadline for applications is February 21, 2013.