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Native American Student and Community Center Scholarship

Meet Larrita Riggs

Growing up, my family hauled water and wood, because we didn’t have running water and electricity. Productivity for our family meant always being physically active, whether it was chopping wood, tending to the horses, or cleaning around the house. Throughout high school, I did most of my homework in the bathroom— with a flashlight, when my family went to sleep—because I didn’t want them to worry. Read more>

About NASCC Scholarship

The Native American Student and Community Center scholarship will be awarded to students at Portland State University who demonstrate a commitment to the betterment of Native American, Alaskan Native and Pacific Islander communities. The students selected for this scholarship must also demonstrate need.  

Donate to Scholarship

Thank you for helping students like Larrita.  Please select "NASCC Scholarship Fund" on the next page.

Contact CeCe Ridder, Executive Director, Diversity and Multicultural Student Services, 503-725-2033 or

Other Ways to Donate to the NASCC

If you wish to donate to the Native Center funding’s, here is an online form that you will be able to make donations towards:

  • Native American Honor Day
  • Native American Student and Community Center Programs
  • NASCC Emergency Fund
  • NASCC Scholarship Fund

We thank you for your monetary donations that help our students and programs running effectively.