The Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarship


We are delighted to announce the creation of the new Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarships, made possible by a $500,000 grant through the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer Family Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, on behalf of Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan D. Schnitzer. The scholarships will cover more than half the cost of tuition and fees at Portland State for nearly twenty students over the next five years.

Scholarships support your dream


Study Jewish history, culture, and literature at PSU!

Our department features

  • A small group of scholar-teachers who are deeply committed to their students
  • An intimate learning environment with small-scale lecture classes and seminars
  • Modern Hebrew courses with outstanding language instructors
  • Opportunities for study abroad, internships, and independent study
  • A close-knit community of students
  • A range of scholarships for Judaic Studies majors
  • Connections to Jewish student groups on campus and Jewish community organizations across Portland  


About the Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarship

The Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarship is open to undergraduate students pursuing their B.A. in Judaic Studies at PSU.

  • Applicants may be entering first-year students, transfer students, and current PSU students.
  • Selection will be merit-based with a focus on demonstrated academic rigor and achievement. Students must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Community service / civic involvement: preference will be given to those applicants who are actively engaged in any kind of community service and/or volunteering activities and demonstrate leadership potential.
  • Award limit: Students will be eligible to receive the scholarship for a maximum of 4 years.


For details on the scholarship application process, see this page

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