All admitted undergraduate international students are automatically considered for merit scholarships of up to $10,000 per year. You can also view scholarship and funding opportunities for international graduate students.

Program Award Amount Additional Application?
International Achievement Scholarship Up to $10,000 per academic year annually No
International Elite Scholar & Diversity Award Up to $8,000 per academic year annually No
University Honors Laurels Scholarship Up to $3,000 per academic year annually Only students who apply to and are admitted to the University Honors College

Apply for Scholarships

PSU also awards hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to students each year through the PSU Scholarship Universe. PSU scholarship applications are accepted October 1 to February 1 annually and must be submitted separately from your admission application. Scholarships are awarded once each year. PSU's Scholarship Application is used to award both general (non-degree specific) as well as programmatic, departmental, and college-specific scholarships. Not all scholarships are awarded through the PSU application. Contact your department, school, or college to find out if they offer other scholarship opportunities.


International Achievement Scholarship

The International Achievement Scholarship is awarded to new incoming international undergraduate students on the basis of their academic achievement. Students who maintain high academic standing are automatically reviewed for the scholarship at the time of admission. 

Award Amount: Between $3,000 and $10,000 per academic year annually

Eligibility

  • Eligible students typically have entering equivalent grade point averages (GPA) of at least 3.25 out of a possible 4.0 grading scale; 
  • Students sponsored by state entities or outside parties/organizations  may be ineligible for the award. Specific university-level partnerships are also excluded from eligibility. 
  • The International Achievement Scholarship is restricted to new admission applicants only.  Students already enrolled at Portland state are not eligible to apply for this scholarship or to request  an increase in an award amount after the point of admission;
  • Recipients must be classified as non-resident for tuition classification status;
  • Students who have not yet met the TOEFL/English Language Proficiency requirement are eligible for this scholarship; however, activation of the scholarship will be delayed until after the ESL restriction has been lifted and the students are fully eligible for unrestricted enrollment in academic degree-seeking coursework.

No separate application is required. Applicants are automatically considered.


International Elite Scholar & Diversity Award

The International Achievement Scholarship is awarded to new incoming international undergraduate students from underrepresented countries at PSU and on the basis of their academic performance.

Award Amount: Up to $8,000 per academic year annually

Eligibility

  • Students from underrepresented countries at PSU
  • Academic performance.

No separate application is required. All applicants are automatically considered.