Honors Laurels Tuition Remission Scholarship

The University Honors College offers a limited number of Laurels Tuition Remissions awards to new and returning Honors students each year. Honors Scholarship awards are made for each academic year and are typically for $3000 per academic year ($1000 each term) and may be renewed for up to four years if the student maintains Honors eligibilty.  Awards are applied directly to tuition and cannot be used for any other purpose.


Honors Laurels Scholarships are awarded to both newly admitted and returning Honors students.  To maintain eligibility for the award recipients must be Honors students in good standing and meet Honors requirements for GPA and minimum enrollment. 

Award Criteria

Merit is a criterion for all awards. Demonstrated unmet financial need is also considered. We strongly recommend you complete a FAFSA for the University regardless of your financial needs.

How to Apply

All first year Honors students are considered for Honors College scholarships based on information collected during the admission process. First year applications received by the December 1 priority application deadline are considered first for Honors College scholarships.

Honors College staff may retrieve and review the following collateral documents for each application:

  • Current Honors College students: PSU transcript, PSU student file
  • New Honors College students: Admission materials provided for the PSU and Honors Collge application

Sustainability Scholars

The generous contributions of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation have made these competitive awards available to a small group of incoming freshman each year. These awards provide students with a $5,000 grant per year for four years as well as provide additional faculty mentoring and research partnerships. Read more about our Sustainability Scholars.

Other Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources

Learn more about paying for college, financial aid, scholarships and more!

National Scholarships & Fellowships

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.

A number of these national fellowships require applicants, whether current students or alumni, to apply through their colleges or universities. Current Honors College students interested in national scholarships and fellowships should carefully review fellowship descriptions and contact Brianna Avery, the Honors Academic Adviser, or Leena Shrestha, PSU's Scholarship Liaison, to discuss these opportunities.