VIL Financial Supports
There are limited PSU-based scholarships available to students through the Pacific & Northwest Consortium for Vision Education (PNWCVE). The PNWCVE is a four state consortium consist of Oregon, Washington, Montana and Hawaii for the purpose of preparing Teachers of Children with Visual Impairments. These scholarships are funded by member states and will be awarded to students from member states up to $2,500 based upon merit. School districts may also be willing to fund part of your education with a commitment to return to the school district.
Additionally, students from member states qualify for Oregon resident tuition. Applicants may apply for this financial support by going to the PSU Scholarships page: www.pdx.edu/scholarships
Western Regional Graduate Program
- Students living in the 14 western states of the Western Regional Graduate Program are eligible to apply for Oregon resident tuition
- We highly recommend that students apply for the TEACH Grant
- The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program (TEACH) is federal financial aid that provides up to $4,000 a year in grants to students who are willing to commit to teach full time in a high-need field at a low income school
To avoid repaying the TEACH Grant you must:
- Complete the requirements outlined in the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve
- Obtain an education degree in a high-need subject area
- Be a highly-qualified, full-time teacher
- Complete four years of teaching within eight years of graduation at a school serving low income students
If you do not complete the four-year teaching obligation, this grant will convert to an unsubsidized direct loan.
For other scholarship opportunities, see the GSE Scholarships and Awards Directory.