Center for Retail Leadership

Please contact Center for Retail Leadership Executive Director Jennifer Nolfi at jnolfi@pdx.edu or 503-725-9805 with any questions about scholarships.

Athletic & Outdoor Industry Certificate Scholarships

Scholarship Sponsors:

  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Nike

To be eligible you must be enrolled in the Athletic & Outdoor Industry Graduate Certificate or Undergraduate Certificate and/or participating in our 8 credit A&O Summer Immersion (MKTG 436/536 and MKTG 437/537). The School of Business awards over $300,000 in scholarships every year to undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate students across all disciplines. If you have financial need, make sure you submit an application using PSU's online scholarship system before the deadline of February 1. The A&O scholarship application is on February 1 preceding the academic year that you are applying for (i.e. for the 2021-2022 academic year beginning Fall 2021, the deadline to apply would be February 1, 2021).  Applications open in October but give yourself plenty of time. The more effort you put in, the more likely you will get a scholarship.  

Students can apply using PSU's online scholarship system (Scholarship Manager) and if they indicate that they are A&O students in the general application they'll be matched with A&O specific scholarships.

Food, Beverage & Goods Leadership Certificate Scholarships

Scholarship Sponsors: 

  • Henningsen Cold Storage Co.
  • Inspirator's Inc.
  • Kroger - Fred Meyer
  • Robert G. Miller and Family
  • Western Association of Food Chains

To be eligible you must be enrolled in the Food, Beverage & Goods (FB&G) Leadership Certificate. Applications are accepted throughout the academic year. The scholarship application can be found here. In addition, you may want to explore other scholarship opportunities outside FB&G. The PSU School of Business awards over $300,000 in scholarships every year to undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate students across all disciplines. If you have financial need, make sure you submit an application using PSU's online scholarship system before the deadline of February 1. The scholarship application deadline is on February 1 preceding the academic year that you are applying for (i.e. for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Beginning Fall 2021), the deadline to apply would be February 1, 2021. Applications open in October but give yourself plenty of time. The more effort you put in, the more likely you will get a scholarship.

Pre-Baccalaureate Consumer Retail Certificate Scholarships

WAFC Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC), we are pleased to offer several scholarships of up to $2,500 each to students enrolled in our Pre-bacc Consumer Retail Certificate. As this is a new program, we have opened a special scholarship application for Winter 2021 period with a deadline of November 30, 2020.

WAFC Scholarship Applications will be reviewed after the November 30, 2020 deadline and financial need will be taken into consideration.

The scholarship application for the 2021-2022 academic year will be part of our campus wide online application system which opens October 2020 with a deadline of February 1, 2021, for scholarships to be awarded starting Fall for the academic year 2021-2022.

Illuminator Scholarship

Students are eligible for an Illuminator Scholarship they are a full-time college student with one or more years of undergraduate or graduate work remaining, or an adult returning to college to further your career within the food industry.