Scholarships and Fellowships

University Honors College Scholarships and Fellowships

These scholarships and fellowships are only offered to Honors students at Portland State University.


Honors Laurels Scholarship

Award: Up to $3,000 per year

Eligibility: Students who apply to PSU to start in fall term and the Honors College by December 1 are automatically considered.

This is a four-year tuition remission scholarship awarded to outstanding applicants to the honors college. The award is based primarily on the applicant’s application essays, although GPA and other factors may be taken into account. Awarded once a year to new applicants to the college.


Honors Editorial Fellowship at Pacific Historical Review

Eligibility: The John and LaRee Caughey Honors College Editorial Fellowship with Tuition Grant is a 12-month fellowship beginning in mid-September. As a cooperative effort between the PSU University Honors College, The John and LaRee Caughey Foundation, and the Pacific Historical Review, the PHR is happy to offer an undergraduate fellow position to a student currently enrolled in the University Honors College as either a rising junior or rising senior. Students in history (or any major or field of study) are encouraged to apply. Fellows receive a $5,000 tuition remission scholarship and an hourly wage for 12 hours a week. Fellows are selected in winter term for the following academic year through a competitive application process. 


Honors Research Funding

Award: Up to $250 is available per student to help cover specific costs related to research, internship, or thesis activities, depending on funding availability. 

Eligibility: Honors student in good standing.

Students may be awarded research funding once during their tenure in Honors. Students must be enrolled in Honors research, internship, thesis, or course credits to receive this funding. The Honors College generally funds transportation costs associated with conferences or thesis research; supplies associated with thesis research; and fees for conferences associated with your research or internship. Awards are made every quarter through an application process.


Honors Rosenbaum Service Leadership Scholars

Award: Rosenbaum Service Leadership Scholars will receive a $2,000 scholarship over the academic year they are in the program, earn Honors internship credit, and receive remission scholarships covering this internship credit. 

Eligibility: Honors student in good standing.

Students accepted into the program will be matched with a local non-profit board, for which they will serve as an intern. Students will develop leadership skills by engaging with and receiving mentorship from the chair and members of the board and executive director of the non-profit organization. Internships will run for the 9-month academic year from September-June. Scholars are selected in spring term for the following academic year through a competitive application process.


PGE Sustainability Scholarship

Award: $2,500 renewable for one year

Eligibility: PSU Honors College students entering their first or second years of study in the Honors College and who show financial need. 

Reflecting their commitment to the PGE-PSU Strategic Task Force, PGE funds four $2,500 scholarships for Honors students, renewable for one year, for students interested in working on a smart city challenge. Scholars are selected in summer for the following academic year through a competitive application process.


PGE Sustainability Scholarship

Award: $2,500 renewable for one year

Eligibility: PSU Honors College students entering their first or second years of study in the Honors College and who show financial need. 

Reflecting their commitment to the PGE-PSU Strategic Task Force, PGE funds four $2,500 scholarships for Honors students, renewable for one year, for students interested in working on a smart city challenge. Scholars are selected in summer for the following academic year through a competitive application process.