Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students

Portland State University awards hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to undergraduate students each year through its Online Scholarship Application.


Scholarships are awarded once each year.  PSU's Online Undergraduate Scholarship Application for opens October 1 and closes February 1.  Scholarship recipients will be notified of their awards in mid-March.  The scholarships will be added to students' financial aid award packages in Banweb for the subsequent school year.


PSU's Online Scholarship Application is used to award both general (non-degree specific) as well as programmatic, departmental, and college-specific scholarships.  These scholarships are mostly cash awards provided through the generosity of many donors.  Scholarship recipients will need to submit a thank you note that can be shared with their scholarship donor.


Most PSU scholarships require full-time enrollment (12+ credit hours) per term.  If a scholarship recipient must enroll less than full-time, the recipient must contact the department that awarded the scholarship to find out if they are still eligible to receive the award.


Use the Online Scholarship Application to apply for:
The Online Scholarship Application is also used by these colleges to award their scholarships:
Additionally, there are many non-programmatic and nondegree or college-specific scholarships available through the Online Scholarship Application.  These include:
  • Veteran and Veteran-Dependents Scholarships, such as the Hood Family, Jules Turner, David Weisenburg, and Bauers Family Scholarships
  • Scholarships for Students with Disabilities, such as the Annie Spencer, David & Linda Smeltzer, and Michele & Heiner Eichermueller Scholarships
  • PSU Student Group Scholarships, such as those provided by the Kaibigan Filipino American Student Association and Student Veterans Assocation
  • Employer or Career Path Scholarships, such as the RAPS Scholarship for students interested in working in gerontology, the Pizzicato Pizza Employee Scholarship, the Esther Dudlets Scholarship for students who plan to teach at the K-12 level, and the Juan Young Trust Scholarship for students who are descendents of former Kienows' store employees
  • Cultural or Ethnic Interest Scholarships, such as the Albert Crowell, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for students with an interest in African-American culture, the Roslyn Farrington Scholarship for students with a strong understanding of African-American experience, and the Dolores & Fernando Leon Scholarship for students with an interest in Mexican or Hispanic/Latino culture
  • First Generation Status and High School, such as the Schwenn Family Scholarship for students from Hillsboro, Banks & Forest Grove school district, and the Halloran Family Scholarship for students from the Portland-metro area
  • Financial Need Scholarships, such as the Creating Futures and PSU Financial Need Scholarships (as well as most other general undergraduate scholarships)
  • Civic or Community Involvement Scholarships, such as the PSU Bookstore, the Richard &  Maurine Neuberger, the Robert & Eleanor Lawrence, and the Gwen Smith Scholarships
  • Returning Students, Overcoming Obstacles to Obtain Degree, and Women's Issues Scholarships, such as the Nancy Ryles, MacKenzie Family, and Oregon Business and Professional Women Foundation Scholarships

External Scholarship Resources