Scholarships

Scholarships

The PSU Scholarship Application for the 2021-2022 Academic Year is open. PSU scholarship applications are accepted October 1 to February 1 annually.

Applicants will be notified of the results of their scholarship applications at the email address they used on the application by early May 2021.

Portland State University awards hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to students each year through the online Scholarship Application. Scholarships are awarded once each year. We highly encourage students to search for and apply for other scholarship opportunities.

PSU's 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.


Search for Scholarships

The PSU Scholarship Database has more than 400 scholarships for PSU students. You can apply for the majority of these scholarships by submitting PSU Scholarship Application. You can search the Scholarship Database at any time to see which scholarships are available. You can filter or search by category, keyword, description, or name.

Apply for Scholarships

New users: create an account in PSU’s Scholarship Portal.

Returning users: log in to the Scholarship Portal

Select a scholarship and click Start Application. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements for the Scholarship and that you give ample time for any recommenders to respond.


Notification

Scholarship recipients will be notified of their awards in mid-March via their @pdx.edu email address. The scholarships will be added to financial aid award packages for the subsequent school year. Applicants who were not awarded scholarships will be notified by June via the email address use on their scholarship application. Most PSU scholarships require full-time enrollment (12 or more 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.


External Scholarship Resources

Office of Student Access & Completion (OSAC)

Office of Student Access & Completion (OSAC) provides opportunities for scholarships, tuition support, and financial aid. OSAC awards more than $17 million in scholarships annually.

FastWeb Scholarship Database

FastWeb Scholarship Database is the largest scholarship search site. FastWeb compares your information with the database of awards and identifies matches and they will notify you when new awards that match your profile.

Sallie Mae's Scholarship Search

Sallie Mae's Scholarship Search gives you access to more than 5 million college scholarships. You can search for college scholarships that match your skills, activities, and interests based on your profile.

UNCF

UNCF has helped more than 500,000 students earn their college degrees since its founding. UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. They award more than $100 million in scholarships to students annually.

Scholarships.com

Scholarships.com has a database of more than 3.7 million scholarships and grants. If you set up a profile you can get a list of scholarships that match your information and search for college scholarships by major, athletics, art, ethnicity, race, first-in-family, GPA, state, or name.

Scholarship America

Scholarship America offers a simple and easy scholarship search. You can search by name, location, and availability within a database of hundreds of scholarships. They also offer support for navigating the college search process, accessing financial aid, and understanding how you’ll pay for college.

theWashBoard.org

theWashBoard.org connect Washington students with Washington scholarship providers. Whether you’ll be attending college in-state or out-of-state, theWashBoard.org can help you find scholarships that match your profile.

College Success Foundation

College Success Foundation provides a unique integrated system of supports and scholarships to inspire underserved, low-income students in Washington State and the District of Columbia to finish high school, graduate from college and succeed.

LGBTQ Scholarship Resources

PSU has put together a long, but not exhaustive, list of LGBTQ scholarship resources. If you have questions about these scholarships or other LGBTQ opportunities, contact the Queer Resource Center.