April 8, 2022

Grace discusses being first-gen and studying abroad with Carpe Mundi

Grace spoke with Rachel Anderholder about her experiences at Portland State and beyond.

Feb 15, 2022

Peter is featured by Chicago Scholars

Peter Podobinski is a Chicago Scholar and Renaissance Scholar at Northwestern University.


Feb 12, 2022

Kayla is featured by Chicago Scholars

Kayla Cain is both a Renaissance Scholar and a Chicago Scholar in her second semester at Howard.

Jun 13, 2021

Lesly: Student Spotlight in Salem Reporter

“Student Spotlight: McKay High School’s budding engineer looks to technology to help other,” article by Rachel Alexander.

Nov 30, 2020

Citlaly’s experience attending PSU during virtual learning

“Students Find New Ways to Learn,” article by Suzanne Pardington Effros.


Nov 6, 2020

Jennifer: Why are you first?

Jennifer Fitz Cortez wrote an opinion piece that appeared in University of Portland’s The Beacon.


Aug 18, 2019

Jaydra in Rethinking Schools

 Jaydra Johnson’s essay, “Howling at the Ocean: Surviving my First Year Teaching” appeared in Rethinking Schools magazine. 


Nov 1, 2018

Isatou is a 2018 Skidmore Prize Winner

Read more about Isatou Barry’s work at Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization’s (IRCO) Africa House in Willamette Week.


Aug 18, 2017

Natasha is a 2017 OSPA Scholarship Winner

Natasha Diggs is a student in Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education who won an award from the Oregon School Personnel Association.

jUN 10, 2016

Jayme is featured by Portland State’s Graduate School of Education

Jayme Causey is a first-generation student who will graduate this year and teach at Jefferson High School.

Are you a Renaissance Scholar?

We’d love to hear if you’ve been featured or honored for your accomplishments!