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Help students by donating directly to our Diversity and Inclusion Program, so that we may continue advocating for them, or by funding scholarships made for those who have been historically underrepresented!

Scholarships for Historically Underrepresented Students

Brannon Diversity in Engineering Scholarship

Women – and women of color – are underrepresented in STEM fields. Women of color who are studying Engineering at UP receive financial support and mentoring through this annual scholarship.


La Mariposa Monarca Scholarship: Dreams Have No Borders

This is a private scholarship that was established in 2020 with the mission to provide funding support to admitted students regardless of their immigration status. All accepted students are evaluated and informed of eligibility.


Native American Scholarship

Students from Native American Tribes in Oregon and Southwest Washington are eligible for this scholarship.


Alumni Kickstart Grant for Black Seniors

This alumni-funded scholarship covers tuition and other education expenses so more Black students can complete their degrees with less debt upon graduating.


Jackie Swinton Scholarship

Black students in the School of Nursing & Health Innovations benefit from this annual scholarship.


Vivian and Curtis Williams Endowed Scholarship

Curtis’ late wife, Vivian, was a ’54 UP School of Nursing grad. Their daughter wants to see her mother and father honored with an endowed scholarship fund because Vivian was one of the first African American nurses to attend UP. They were a very humble couple who had a passion for UP and attended many alumni events. Vivian was originally a hospital nurse, then transitioned to a visiting nurse and eventually a school nurse, as they had five children.