Viking Scholars


At Portland State University, we are committed to honoring excellence. Every spring, we welcome high-achieving Oregon high school juniors and their families to campus for the Viking Scholars Reception. To attend, speak with your high school counselor to receive a nomination.

This annual reception honors Oregon high school juniors who have a grade point average of 3.50 or higher. Additionally, students who attend the event will be given a $1,000 scholarship to be applied towards their first year, should they choose to attend Portland State University in fall 2019.

Students will be given information RSVP in the invitation they receive from PSU.

Oregon High School Counselors

To nominate students to attend Viking Scholars, high school counselors should email with the following: counselor name, high school name and the names and emails of the students you are nominating. Alternatively, you may email the number of students you wish to nominate and we will send you the corresponding number of printed invitations to deliver to them. For planning purposes, we would like to receive lists or number of students two weeks in advance.

If you have questions about the Viking Scholars Reception, please contact the Campus Visit Office at 503-725-5555 or

This year's program has past. We look forward to you joining us next year!


Congrats 2018 Viking Scholars! 

The next Viking Scholars event will be held in the spring of 2019.



If you require accommodations in order to participate in a visit program, please contact Campus Visits at least two weeks in advance at 503-725-5555 or email