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Honors College Scholarships

The Honors College offers scholarship awards to new and returning (current) UHC students. Honors College Scholarship awards are made for each academic year based on applications received from new UHP students.


Honors College Scholarships are for students who have been or will be admitted to the Honors College.

Award Criteria

Merit is a criterion for all awards. Demonstrated unmet financial need is also considered. We strongly recommend you complete a FAFSA for the University regardless of your financial needs.

How to Apply

New Honors College students

All First year admitted students are considered for Honors College scholarships based on information collected during the Honors College and PSU admission process. First year applications received by our December 1st priority deadline will be considered first for Honors scholarships.

Honors College staff may retrieve and review the following collateral documents for each application. For current Honors College students: PSU Transcript, PSU Student File. For new Honors College students: Admission packet materials for both PSU and the Honors College.

Sustainability Scholars

The generous contributions of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation have made these competitive awards available to a small group of incoming freshman each year. These awards provide students with a $5,000 grant per year for four years as well as provide additional faculty mentoring and research partnerships. Read more about the Sustainability Scholars for Fall 2012.

Other Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources at PSU

More information about financial aid and scholarships at Portland State can be found through PSU's Financial Aid office. All new students should apply for centrally awarded scholarships through The deadline for applications is February 1. New and continuing students should also inquire about scholarship opportunities available through academic colleges and departments.

National Scholarships & Fellowships

Portland State has faculty representatives on campus who coordinate nationally recognized fellowship opportunities available to our outstanding students. National fellowships, scholarships, and awards fall into many categories, ranging from support for undergraduate or graduate education, to specific year-long internship programs, to study, research, or projects abroad. Unlike financial aid, most of these highly competitive awards are merit-based; need is not usually a factor.

A number of these national fellowships require applicants, whether current students or alumni, to apply through their colleges or universities. Current Honors Program students interested in national scholarships and fellowships should carefully review fellowship descriptions and meet with Leena Shrestha, University Honors Adviser and Scholarship Liaison, to discuss these opportunities.