Prestigious fellowships are among the most well-known and most generous scholarships, but are also the most competitive. Winning one of these awards marks you with a stamp of excellence that can open doors.

Portland State has faculty representatives on campus who coordinate nationally recognized fellowship opportunities available to our outstanding students. National fellowships, scholarships, and awards fall into many categories, ranging from support for undergraduate or graduate education, to specific year-long internship programs, to study, research, or projects abroad.

Unlike financial aid, most of these highly competitive awards are merit-based; need is not usually a factor. Students with financial aid needs should contact the Financial Aid office.

Please use this flowchart (PDF or PowerPoint) to find out which fellowships you might consider applying for.