Portland State University - Graduate School of Education

Starting back in 2012, The Renaissance Foundation created a scholarship opportunity for students who are the first in their family to receive an undergraduate degree and plan to continue their education at PSU’s Graduate School of Education. The award is specific to GSE education programs where graduates will be working in classrooms and focuses on increasing the overall diversity of teacher candidates. The GSE Scholarship Program assists GSE students annually with a one time $4,000 award to defray tuition and fees.

The application is available on the PSU scholarship application website portal. After creating an account and logging in, fill out the 2019-2020 Graduate Application. Filling out this form automatically sends your application to various scholarship programs including the Renaissance Foundation GSE program. The application can be found here: Application Link

Follow this link for more information regarding the history of this program.

GSE dinner with grad students

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