Funding Your Education

There are many scholarships and grants specifically for students with disabilities that can help you pay for your education at P.S.U. You will find some of those scholarships and grants on this page, along with other financial resources that can help you save money for your education.


P.S.U. Scholarships

Scholarships for P.S.U Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Annie Spencer Scholarship

The Annie Spencer Scholarship is for both full- and part-time students. A specific goal of the Annie Spencer Scholarship is to enrich the University's learning environment by attracting and recognizing outstanding students from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants will be asked to provide current documentation (within the last 3 years) of a diagnosed disability by a qualified professional. Documentation will be verified through the Disability Resource Center and will be considered confidential. Recipients must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Graduating high school seniors and others with less than 30 college credits must have a high school GPA of at least 2.75; students with 30 or more college credits must have a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.50. All applicants must meet regular admissions requirements. Priority is given to Oregon residents with high financial need.

Apply for the Annie Spencer Scholarship as part of the online P.S.U. Undergraduate or Graduate Scholarship Application. The application opens in October and is due by February 1 each year. 
 

David and Linda Smeltzer Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the David and Linda Smeltzer Scholarship is to attract outstanding students who use wheelchairs for mobility. These are students who contribute to the campus learning environment by sharing their unique strengths and diverse perspectives through their involvement in on-campus activities and participation in community service.

Eligibility requirements: High-school graduates who have been admitted to PSU, and Undergraduate students with a 2.50 college-level GPA; Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate students with a 3.00 college-level GPA. Priority is given to Oregon residents.

Apply for the David and Linda Smeltzer Scholarship as part of the online P.S.U. Undergraduate or Graduate Scholarship Application. The application opens in October and is due by February 1 each year. 

P.S.U. Scholarships for Undergraduate Students Only

Diversity Enrichment Scholarship

The purpose of the Diversity Enrichment Scholarship is to expand and enrich Portland State's learning community by recognizing and supporting outstanding students from first-generation and various cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, with diverse talents, interests, and life experiences.

Eligibility requirements/Selection Criteria: Please refer to the Diversity Scholarship Program webpage.

Apply for the Diversity Enrichment Scholarship as part of the online P.S.U. Undergraduate Scholarship Application. The application opens in October and is due by February 1 each year. For more information and to access the application form, please visit the Diversity Scholarship Program webpage.

P.S.U. Scholarships for Graduate Students Only

Robert and Rosemary Low Memorial Award

The Robert and Rosemary Low Memorial Award, the gift of the Estate of Robert and Rosemary Low, was established to give special recognition to academically qualified graduate students with physical disabilities.

The recipient is determined by a committee on the basis of scholarship, academic potential, and financial need. The amount of the award varies according to the amount available.

Apply for the Robert & Rosemary Low Scholarship as part of the online P.S.U. Graduate Scholarship Application. The application opens in October and is due by February 1 each year. 


Other Resources for Grants and Scholarships

There are many other scholarship opportunities for P.S.U. students. You can go to P.S.U's Financial Aid and Scholarships webpages for more information.

Other Financial Resources


If you have questions about the information on this page, please contact the Disability Resource Center.

Email: drc@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-4150

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