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Above: Dedicated in 1990, the Japanese American Historical Plaza at Portland's Tom McCall Waterfront Park recognizes the hardships endured by Japanese immigrants and their descendants during World War II. 

TSUSP is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse student body. The following diversity and equity-related scholarships are available to incoming and/or returning students at TSUSP:

Portland Planning Diversity Awards

TSUSP is pleased to announce the availability of three Portland Planning Diversity Awards for incoming MURP students. The purpose of these awards is to attract outstanding students from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including racial and ethnic backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in graduate urban planning programs. Each award entails a two-year funding commitment from TSUSP, including tuition waiver (up to 12 credits per term) and stipend from a 0.15 FTE (approx. 6 hours/week) graduate assistantship working with TSUSP faculty and/or staff during the academic year. The 2015 application for Portland Planning Diversity Award should be included with your application materials. 

Ernie Bonner Equity Planning Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student with a clear commitment to equity planning as the focus for professional and/or scholarly work. Available to incoming and returning students in the MURP, MUS, and Urban Studies Ph.D. program are eligible.

State Treasurer’s Urban Pioneer Scholarship

The State Treasurer’s Urban Pioneer Scholarship was created to support ethnic minority undergraduate and graduate students who are successfully working toward a degree in PSU’s College of Urban and Public Affairs. Awards will be based on financial need and academic merit. Awards will be based on the undergraduate, resident, full-time student budget. 


Residents of Western states may also be eligible for in-state tuition at PSU through the Western Regional Graduate Program. 

Part of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), the Western Regional Graduate Program offers in-state tuition to PSU students currently living in AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, SD, UT, WA, and WY. All three of the TSUSP programs (MURP, MUS, and PhD) are eligible for this benefit. For more information, visit the WICHE website. Students must be full-time, in good academic standing, and approved by the Office of Graduate Studies. Application forms are due August 1 and are available here or though the Office of Graduate Studies.


Learn more about financial resources at TSUSP here

Visit The Office of Graduate Studies for more funding opportunities here.