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Resources for Awards, Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Portland State University is committed to assisting current and prospective students in obtaining funding for their college education. Nearly all students who apply for financial aid and submit all required documents receive an offer for financial aid. All prospective and current students are strongly encouraged apply.

Select the link on the left for more information about what's available and find out more about how to apply for financial aid.


Thanks to the generosity of alumni, faculty and friends, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards a significant number of undergraduate and graduate scholarships.

These scholarships are awarded through the student's major department. Application deadlines are usually eight months to one year BEFORE the scholarship is awarded. Most deadlines occur in the academic year during fall term or early in winter term and require a significant amount of work on the part of the applicant.

Detailed information on CLAS scholarships is provided through the links to the left.


Annual awards are given by departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences based on achievement and scholarly work. More information related to these prizes is available under each offering department through the awards link on the left.