Institutional Scholarships

Merit Scholarshipsstudent in front of statues

The University of Portland has several merit scholarships awarded to undergraduate students seeking a first bachelor’s degree based on academic ability. 

  • Archbishop Christie Scholarship
  • Arthur A. Schulte, Jr. Scholarship
  • Holy Cross Scholarship
  • Howard Vollum Scholarship
  • President’s Scholarship
  • UP Transfer Scholarship

If awarded a merit scholarship, you will receive a letter from the Office of the President with the name and amount of the scholarship. Eligible students will only receive one of these named merit scholarships. If you choose to apply for additional financial aid, the named merit scholarship will be incorporated into your financial aid package and listed on your financial aid award.

Merit awards are available for 8 semesters (fall and spring) of academic study at the University of Portland. Students utilizing less than 8 semesters of eligibility will not be eligible for an increased merit scholarship during their last semester prior to graduation. Additionally, students requiring more than 8 semesters of full-time study to graduate are required to appeal to the Director of Financial Aid for consideration to have their merit scholarship eligibility extended.

Application Procedures

Students who apply for admission to the University are automatically considered for merit scholarships. A separate application is not required.

Selection Criteria

  • Admission to the University
  • Qualifying high school or transfer GPA
  • Qualifying standardized test scores (ACT or SAT)
  • Strength of program

Award Amounts

  • Vary by scholarship
  • Determined based on the selection criteria listed above

Pilots Award

Pilots Award is awarded to undergraduate students seeking a first bachelor’s degree who have not been awarded a Merit Scholarship. Pilots Award is available for 8 semesters (fall and spring) of academic study at the University of Portland. Students utilizing less than 8 semesters of eligibility will not be eligible for an increased Pilots Award during their last semester prior to graduation. Additionally, students requiring more than 8 semesters of full-time study to graduate are required to appeal to the director of financial aid for consideration to have their Pilots Award eligibility extended.

Application Procedures

To be considered for a Pilots Award, students must:

  • File a FAFSA; and
  • Complete verification, if selected.

Selection Criteria

  • Admission to the University

Award Amount

  • Varies by student

Endowed/Annual Scholarships

There are over 400 different endowed and/or annual scholarships at the University of Portland. These are funds given by generous donors who also help set the criteria for awarding the scholarship funds.

Application Procedures

To be considered for one of these scholarships, students must:

  • File a FAFSA.
  • Some scholarships require an additional application. This application will be made available to University of Portland students during the first 2 weeks of the fall semester each academic year.

Selection Criteria

Criteria can be as general as “to a deserving student” or as specific as “to a freshman English major from Central Catholic High School.” Some scholarships are awarded by the academic department and others are awarded by the Office of Financial Aid.

Award Amounts

  • Vary by scholarship and budget allocations

Departmental Scholarships

Some scholarship funds are awarded by specific academic departments based on merit and/or talent. Please inquire with your department of interest to find out if they have any scholarships available and if there are any specific application procedures.

Contact

University of Portland
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Portland, Oregon 97203-5798

503.943.8000

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