Trans & Queer

Educational, Academic, & Scholarship Resources

Academic Coaching

Academic coaching is a free support service available to all PSU students. Students work with coaches to create measurable plans to meet their academic goals. Get the support you need with the help of free academic coaching. 

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) is an interdisciplinary program designed to foster students' personal and intellectual development and to prepare them for socially responsible citizenship as well as a broad range of careers. Women's Studies advisors work closely with each student to craft a course of study appropriate to the student's academic interests and post-graduate goals.

Queeries Speakers Board and Panels

Queeries is a student lead speaker board that center’s the personal experiences of PSU’s queer & transgender community. In these panels, we explore topics of sexuality, gender, our intersecting identities, and allyship with students and peers in an informative, thoughtful, and safe environment. We reach thousands of students and faculty/staff with our Queeries Panels, offering a variety of resources, advice, and community to PSU’s community. Reach out to our Queeries Coordinator to become a panelist or to request a panel for your course or event at

Local Scholarships

Portland State Scholarships

PSU offers a variety of scholarships through their general scholarship application. These scholarships are awarded by both general (non-degree specific) as well as programmatic, departmental, and college-specific scholarships. This application is used to apply to several PSU specific scholarships and is open October 1st to February 1st. 

Audria M. Edwards Scholarship

The Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund was established in 1987 by her children, Woody Johnson a.k.a. Lady Elaine Peacock and Misty Waters. The Scholarship is administered by Peacock Productions Inc. and is available to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and/or the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender persons who reside in Oregon and/or Southwest Washington.

The Pride Foundation Scholarships

For nearly 20 years, Pride Foundation has brought together caring individuals, leaders, and community volunteers to create positive social change.