The University of Portland offers a variety of scholarship opportunities to all students. We offer merit-based aid and need-based aid in addition to scholarships in music, theater, communication studies, athletics, and ROTC.

Learn more about scholarships and grants

Merit-based Aid

Accepted students are automatically considered for merit aid. These are awarded to students who qualify based on an evaluation of their grades, test scores, and strength of program. Merit scholarships can range anywhere from $11,000 annually to $25,000 annually. Students who qualify are notified with their acceptance letters. 

Need-based Aid

One of the goals of the Office of Financial Aid is to serve students by recognizing that every student has unique financial needs. We help students invest in their futures to attain their educational goals by providing financial options through the financial aid awarding process. Need-based financial aid is determined after a student submits their Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA becomes available October 1. 

International Student Scholarships

International students may be eligible for a merit-based scholarships. Visit the International Student Services Scholarships page for more information.

Music Scholarships

The University offers music scholarships for tuition and private lessons in addition to the University’s financial aid offer. These scholarships are awarded by audition (in-person or recorded). Scholarships are automatically renewable for four years assuming continued musical and academic progress.  There are also performance grants — awarded by annual audition — for talented students who will make a significant contribution to a UP ensemble, but who are not majors or minors.

Theater Scholarships

Scholarships and grants are available to majors in minors in the theater program. Contact Professor Larry Larsen, director of theater, or Professor Mindi Logan

ROTC Scholarships

Learn more about Army ROTC scholarships and Air Force ROTC scholarships.

Athletic Scholarships

Learn more about our NCAA Division I Pilot athletics and contact any head or assistant coach with questions.


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