Scholarships are available to incoming students and to those who are already attending Portland State University. Find scholarships, deadlines, and other important information by choosing your student type below.
Incoming First Year and Transfer Students
Find scholarships, tuition discounts, and other opportunities to cover your college costs.
Continuing PSU Students
Find scholarships and review deadlines to help you continue to fund your education at Portland State.
International students may be eligible for scholarships and other opportunities for funding.
Whether you're working toward your master's, graduate certificate, postbaccalaureate, or doctorate, there are scholarships to help you along the way. PSU also offers Graduate Assistantships (research, teaching and administrative opportunities).
Apply for PSU Scholarships
The PSU Scholarship Application for 2024-2025 will be delayed due to the new FAFSA release dates. We expect to open the application in late December. To apply for all Portland State scholarships visit the PSU's Scholarship Universe portal. Use Scholarship Universe to submit an application for the millions of dollars in scholarships PSU will award for the 2024-2025 academic year.
The deadline to apply for scholarships through the PSU Scholarship Application is April 1.
1. Apply for Financial Aid
PSU awards federal and state aid to students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Submission of the FAFSA is not required, but recommended. The financial information on the FAFSA is used to determine need. Even if you do not qualify for grants, the FAFSA can be an essential part of winning scholarships. Students who are not eligible to submit the FAFSA, can submit the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA).
2. Apply for Scholarships
PSU awards thousands of dollars in scholarships each year through the PSU Scholarship Application: Scholarship Universe, which includes an integrated search engine for more than 12,000 scholarships that are sponsored and managed by individuals and organizations that are not affiliated with Portland State University.
3. Check Your lamaletaloca.com Email
Check your lamaletaloca.com email regularly after you submit the FAFSA. The Office of Student Financial Aid may follow up with requests for verification for your financial aid application. You may be required to submit additional or updated documentation or information.
4. Accept Your Financial Aid Offer
You will receive an email notification that your financial aid award offer has been posted.
We’ve put together these resources and tips on how to prepare your scholarship application. Did you miss the virtual Scholarship Universe Student Training session? Check out the recording here.
The PSU 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.
Scholarship recipients will be notified of their awards in May via the lamaletaloca.com email address. Scholarships will be added to financial aid award offers for the subsequent school year. Most PSU scholarships require half time enrollment per term. If a scholarship requires full-time enrollment, scholarship recipients are informed when they are notified about the scholarship award. Recipients can review the scholarship acceptance criteria if they log into Scholarship Universe.