Ways to Give

Image: Recipients of the William Bradford Mersereau, Jr. Endowed Scholarship with Janet and Brad Mersereau

As our Vision and Mission statements assert, we fully engage the responsibility to educate within, and advocate for, the creative practices associated with architecture, art and design, music, theatre and film. We are dedicated to preparing talented people for success and leadership in their creative lives and careers.


The well-being of our community and culture begins with the talent and imagination of our students today. Your gift to the College of the Arts nurtures creative growth and builds a foundation of support for student success in every walk of life.

Give Now button SCHOLARSHIPS: For many students, scholarships mean the difference between staying in school or not. Scholarships not only provide critical financial support, they also tell students we believe in them, and in so doing, give them the courage to follow their dreams. Complete list of scholarships, here.

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DEAN'S FUND FOR EXCELLENCE & SPECIAL PROGRAMS: These gifts support prizes, scholarships, our distinguished opera program and unexpected opportunities.


Give Now button LINCOLN HALL SEAT CAMPAIGN: Lincoln Hall, home of the Schools of Music and Theatre + Film, is completing a $37 million renovation. Support the arts, honor a loved one and help us complete this inspired project by purchasing a seat in one of our performance halls at the $250 and $500 level.

Contributions may also be made via check and mailed to the College of the Arts. Please make checks payable to PSU Foundation

Office of the Dean, College of the Arts
Portland State University, LH349
PO Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751

For more information on how your gift or a bequest can support students in the College of the Arts, please contact Ann Prater, Assistant Dean for Development, at 503.725.3396.