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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 $4,000 per year, renewable for up to four years. There are two scholarship deadlines, February 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 
  1. Have a 3.0 GPA  
  1. Have significant financial need 
  1. 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).


Jennifer Rodriguez Pena

Oregon State University, Class of 2021, Design and Innovation Management

Luis Cervantes Oropeza

Portland State University, Class of 2022, Computer Science

Ana Maldonado

Portland State University, Class of 2020, Child, Youth and Family Studies

Angela Mumford

Portland State University, Class of 2020, Health Studies

Raené Dorotiss

Portland State University, Class of 2022, Social Work

Andrew Constantinescu

Lewis & Clark College, GSE Scholar, Class of 2015

Clementina Aboagye

Colgate University, Class of 2025, Undeclared

Theresa Just

Portland State University Graduate School of Education, Class of 2016, Special Education

Rhiannon Cates

Portland State, Class of 2015, Women’s, Sexuality, Gender and Queer Studies

Tatyana Gomez

University of Oregon, Class of 2022, Psychology


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

Contact Us:

Call or Text: 503.726.5970


Mailing Address: PO Box 80516, Portland, OR 97280