Scholarships | University of Portland


Ease the Strain of Paying for College

One of the most stressful complications for college students is finding the money to pay for the thousands of dollars of college-related expenses. The Army offers many scholarship options (Active Duty, Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD), Minuteman) for those looking to gain tuition or housing assistance while pursuing their degree as a full time student. ROTC offers two, three, and four-four scholarships, based on individual cadets' circumstance. Scholarships are competitive at the national or campus level. The Army ROTC scholarship entitles its recipients to full-tuition assistance or room-and-board reimbursement, as well as a textbook/fee allowance and a monthly stipend to cover the student’s living expenses.

In addition to the scholarship options offered by the Army, the University of Portland also has a ROTC financial aid policy.

After you complete your junior year of high school, you can get a head start on your future by applying for the ROTC National Scholarship (a four-year scholarship)

 How to Apply

Get started on your scholarship application:

Important Dates

Applications open in June 2023. Here are the application and board review dates for the 2023-2024 school year:

  • Applications are due by Oct 2023
  • Applications are due by Jan 2024
  • Applications are due by MAR 2024

Who are you?

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High School Students
Current College Students
Enlisted Soldiers
Reserve Students

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) Scholarship

The GRFD Scholarship is for individuals with prior military service and would like to obtain a commission in the Army Reserve. This 2-year or 3-year scholarships allows cadets to receive scholarship benefits. Candidates are selected for curricular accomplishment, not on financial need. If you receive a GRFD, you’re required to enroll in an ROTC course and enlist in the Army Reserve in the Simultaneous Membership Program if you’re not currently a member. Upon graduation, you must accept a commission, complete the Officer Basic Course and serve a specified time in the Army Reserve or National Guard.

Minuteman Scholarship

This scholarship covers full tuition and fees or $10,000 for room and board in return for a service commitment. Scholarship recipients may also be eligible for a yearly book allowance of up to $1,200 and a monthly $420 living stipend. In order to qualify for this program you must be a high school or current college student. You must also be willing to agree to a service commitment. As part of the Simultaneous Membership Program, Minuteman Scholarship recipients will earn a salary and train with an Army Reserve or National Guard unit. Similar to the GRFD scholarship, however you are committed to the state in which you receive your scholarship.