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Applicant Resources

What is Renaissance Scholars Program?


The Renaissance Scholars Program provides renewable college scholarships to talented students who will be the first in their family to earn a bachelor’s degree. The scholarship award is up to $5,000 per year, renewable for up to four years. There are two scholarship deadlines, March 1st  and May 1st. In order to be eligible, students must:

1. Be the first in their family to graduate from a 4-year institution

2. Have a 3.0 GPA 

3. Have significant financial need

4. Be a high school senior, recent graduate, or current college student from Oregon or Illinois. We also award students at our partner HBCUs (Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina Central University, and Stillman College).

Application + Scholarship Support

FAFSA Resources

See our FAQ for instructions on submitting your FAFSA in the app.


Details about eligibility requirements, deadlines, applicant components, and more can be found above in the Frequently Asked Questions. If you have a specific question or concern about your application, feel free to send us an email, text, or call!


Applicant Office Hours:
Every Tuesday afternoon
we offer appointments over phone or Zoom. We are happy to help you through technical questions, application requirements, and eligibility concerns. We are not able to offer essay feedback or application proofreading.

Make an appointment here!


Call or Text: 503.726.5970


Mailing Address: PO Box 80516, Portland, OR 97280

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