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PSU’s Online Incoming Freshmen Scholarship Application: Opening August 1, 2016

Incoming freshmen should also apply for scholarships on PSU’s Online Scholarship Application.  Students are NOT automatically considered for these scholarships and must complete the Online Undergraduate Scholarship Application if they want to be considered for these awards. Please complete the online scholarship application by December 1.

Scholarships awarded through the Incoming Freshmen Scholarship Application include:

·         Presidential Scholarship - This is a tuition waiver award.  It is awarded to incoming freshmen based on high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores.  Funds are very limited.  Award amount is PSU regular rate tuition for 12 cr per term, fall, winter, spring.  It is renewable for up to four years.  Full-time enrollment at PSU is required.

·         Undergraduate Laurels Scholarship - This is a tuition waiver award.  It is awarded to incoming freshmen based on high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores.  Award amount is $5000/year, renewable for up to four years.  Full-time enrollment at PSU is required.  Funds are very limited. 

·         Diversity Enrichment Scholarship 

·         Juan Young Trust Scholarship for descendants of former Kienows employees

·         Other Scholarships Open to Freshmen   

·         School of Theater + Film

·         Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics + Statistics

·         Green Building Scholars for students in STEM majors and other building science-related fields),

·         Scholarships for students recently graduated from Portland-area and Oregon state high schools

·         Scholarships for students with disabilities

·         Scholarships for veterans and dependents of veterans

·         Financial-need based scholarships

     

    Please see use the search engine of the Scholarship Application for scholarship details.


     

    Admission-Based Awards

    The scholarships listed below are awarded based on admission to PSU (if merit-only) and submission of the FAFSA (need-based).  They are not awarded as part of the online scholarship application.  These are awarded with preference to students who submitted their admission application by December 1 of the year prior to beginning at PSU.  All funds are limited.

    Oregon Residents: 

    ·         PSU Access Grant - This is a tuition waiver award.  It is awarded to incoming transfer students based both on transfer GPA and FAFSA EFC.  Award amount is $3000/year.  Award is renewable.  Full-time enrollment is required.

    ·         Resident Opportunity Scholarship - This is a tuition waiver award.  It is awarded based on both academic merit and financial need to incoming freshmen.  Both high school GPA and FAFSA EFC are considered in calculating the amount of the award.  Award amounts vary.  Award is renewable for up to four years.  Full-time enrollment is required.

    Non-Oregon Residents:

    ·         Out of State Opportunity Scholarship (Incoming Freshmen) - This is a merit-based tuition waiver award.  Amounts vary based on high school GPA.  Full-time enrollment at PSU is required.  It is renewable for up to four years.

    ·         Out of State Opportunity Scholarship (Incoming Transfer) - This is a merit-based tuition waiver award.  The amount is $4000/year.  Full-time enrollment at PSU is required.  It is renewable, with the number of years of renewal based on the student's level in school when they transfer to PSU.

    ·         Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) - This is a tuition waiver award which reduces a non-resident student's billed tuition to 150% of the Oregon resident rate.  Please visitwww.pdx.edu/admissions/wue for details