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Constitution Day 2012

Comments Off on Constitution Day 2012 Written on September 17th, 2012 by
Categories: Financial Aid, General, Pray For MU
Constitution Day 2012

Every year, as a part of the requirements for dispersing Federal financial aid to students, Multnomah must observe Constitution Day. Some years we hold panel discussions or a gathering around the flagpole in front of Sutcliffe Hall. This year students and faculty will be gathering in the Prayer Chapel for a time of prayer for the nation.

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Chapel Highlights Legacy Day

Comments Off on Chapel Highlights Legacy Day Written on February 22nd, 2011 by
Categories: Alumni, Financial Aid, General, Students
Chapel Highlights Legacy Day

Celebrating the Legacy!

On Monday February 28, 2011, we will celebrate a day dedicated to bringing awareness to students about the part they play in continuing the Multnomah Legacy. Many students who are currently enrolled at Multnomah do not realize that 20% of their tuition is paid for by the generosity of our alumni and donors. We highlight this day as a special time for students to recognize that someday Read the rest of this entry »

10 Things To Know About Student Debt

1 Comment » Written on December 10th, 2010 by
Categories: Alumni, General, Students

As our December grads prepare to move on from Multnomah - some with student loans and other debt - we'd like to encourage you to take smart steps. The Financial Aid Department thinks that you'll find the following list helpful as you begin to consider your finances and loan repayment in the coming months.

Ten Things To Know

The Project on Student Debt is doing some good work - they made this list. We've only listed the headers from the list here (you know, plagiarism is a big issue, so we don't want to steal all their work!). Read the rest of this entry »

Financial Aid Letter From 1953

Comments Off on Financial Aid Letter From 1953 Written on October 8th, 2010 by
Categories: Alumni, Financial Aid

An alum sent us his old financial aid award letter for our records. It's amazing that he's kept it this long. We found it as interesting as he thought we would, so we're just going to post it here for all to enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

A Memory Of Financial Aid Blessings

Comments Off on A Memory Of Financial Aid Blessings Written on October 2nd, 2010 by
Categories: Alumni, Financial Aid, General

Recently, an alum sent us some encouragement regarding our efforts to always improve how we deal with student financial aid.


A few years ago, I was reminded about the wonderful blessing I received from the Student Aid fund in 1969.  I put that experience in writing and I have attached it to this email.  I hope it will be a blessing to you also. Read the rest of this entry »

2010 Constitution Day At Multnomah

Comments Off on 2010 Constitution Day At Multnomah Written on September 17th, 2010 by
Categories: Faculty, Financial Aid, General, Media, Pray For MU, Students

Here's a post from 2008 about Consitution Day at Multnomah.

Church and State

Making Sense of the Establishment and Freedom Clauses

Every year we are required by law to do an activity in honor of Constitution Day. In the past, we have held “Prayer at the Flagpole” and have prayed for our nation, but this year we are doing something different. Instead, on September 17 (today for most of you), Multnomah will be hosting a panel discussion on two of the most important and yet, most debated portions of the U.S. Constitution: the Establishment Clause and the Freedom of Religion Clause. Read the rest of this entry »

The Inside Scoop On Wheel Of Fortune

Comments Off on The Inside Scoop On Wheel Of Fortune Written on March 10th, 2010 by
Categories: Financial Aid, General, Media

Here is an email we received from Frankie Everett after her time at the taping of her Wheel of Fortune appearance that is happening Thursday 3/11 @ 7:30 pm on KATU 2 (Portland) ABC...but check your local listings.

So, below is the history of how it all started, and I have attached a few pictures from the only place on the premises we were allowed to take photos (after the taping was done)… those are cardboard cutouts of Pat and Vanna.

WOF1Taping Wheel, Recruiting Students!

The day started early as we had to take the shuttle to the studio by 7:30.  We were greeted with another shuttle to take us to the warehouse where they do the taping.  We got our makeup done early and just hung out in the audience until it was our turn to be on stage.  Oh, and the stage – so tiny! It doesn’t look near the size it is on TV.  I met a bunch of people who will also be airing their show the same week.  One lady is a pastor’s wife from Canada, who actually knows of Multnomah!  I also sat with a teacher from Arizona and met her husband and kids after the show (she hung out to see how I did)… you know, after we were allowed to talk to our guests.  My friends Rob Fox (MU alum) and Laura  took the trip to cheer me on in L.A.  After I was done taping, there was a guy in the audience that came up to introduce himself to me.  He is a student at PSU, and thinking about coming to MU, so I gave him my card and a little shout-out for why MU is a great place to be.


Making a Commercial

We got the chance to tape a commercial for our local station, so watch for that if it airs.  We also got a chance to practice spinning the wheel, and we met Charlie, the voice behind the prize descriptions.  Pretty surreal to listen to his voice and watch him talk at the same time.  There was a group of junior high kids there that day touring the studio, it was so fun to watch them go around on the stage and get to touch the wheel.

Um, A Different Kind of "Taping"

Oh, and the prizes on the wheel… attached with double-sided tape!  Pretty funny – after all these years, they still don’t do anything fancy to attach them.  We taped 6 shows that day – and Pat and Vanna go back behind the puzzle board and change in between each one.  When it was our turn to tape, we had our makeup touched up in between each puzzle, and a bubbly contestant crewmember would give us a pep talk about smiling a lot and being smart with spinning and using vowels.  Lots of direction, and voices, and stand up taller, smile, clap, etc.!

Viewing Party

You are invited to join us in the JCA Commuter Center on Thursday to watch with Frankie and her family and celebrate with them. The show begins at 7:30 and only lasts until 8:00 but we would love to have as many of you there as can join us and squeeze in the Commuter Center!

Look Who’s On Wheel of Fortune!

Comments Off on Look Who’s On Wheel of Fortune! Written on March 5th, 2010 by
Categories: Financial Aid, General, Media

FrankieFor those of you that haven’t heard, our Assistant Director of Financial Aid Frankie Everett will be appearing on an episode of “Wheel of Fortune” this next week!

Watch It

  • Thursday
  • March 11th
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • ABC (KATU-Channel 2).

wheelAfter auditioning in Lincoln City, OR this last fall, Frankie was chosen as a contestant and flew to Los Angeles, CA to tape her episode in December 2009. She hasn’t been able to tell us much about how she did so we are very anxious to watch on Thursday!

Viewing Party

You are invited to join us in the JCA Commuter Center on Thursday to watch with Frankie and her family and celebrate with them. The show begins at 7:30 and only lasts until 8:00 but we would love to have as many of you there as can join us and squeeze in the Commuter Center!

The producers of “Wheel of Fortune” have notified KATU that we will be having an event on campus so they might even send a crew out to film us (then we can all get our 15 seconds of fame!) celebrating with her.

Does Your College Job Pay $250 an Hour?

2 comments Written on January 15th, 2010 by
Categories: Financial Aid, Students

Today's guest post features some sound advice from a Multnomah student about how to easily raise funds for your college education. What's the best part? She has the college funding to back up her advice!


My name is Kaitlyn Reidt and I’m a junior majoring in elementary education.  My search for scholarships started my senior year of high school and it has been really beneficial to me.  I didn’t want to have to take out loans to pay for school so I applied for scholarships and have received $21,100 in funds since I started Multnomah.  Scholarships are worth the work and they are money that doesn’t need to be paid back! I’m going to give you a few tips about where to look for scholarships and what criteria most scholarships look for in applicants.

Sources for Scholarships

Sources for scholarships range anywhere from the internet to businesses to private funds.  Some internet sites that I have found useful are:

  • - this site has you fill out a profile and sends scholarship applications your way that you meet the criteria for.
  • - this site is similar to fastweb and can direct you to other sites with scholarship availability.

Beyond the internet, a student can look at local businesses in the area.  Some restaurants have scholarships, insurance agencies have them, churches usually want to fund students attending a Bible College, and another good place to look would be with organizations such as the VFW or the Masons.

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarships are usually quite specific on the type of applicant they want to receive their funds.  I have found that several things listed on scholarship applications ask for the same type of materials, so I have provided you with a list of the most common criteria for a scholarship applicant.

  • Character-the scholarship committees want to know that you are a trustworthy and worthy applicant, so you need to illustrate to some degree the type of character that you possess.
  • Scholastic Ability-GPA does factor into applications for scholarships.  It is not the only thing that is looked at, but it does often decide whether a person is eligible to apply for a scholarship or not.  But don’t fear! Not all scholarships have a minimum GPA for their applicants.
  • Community Service/Campus Involvement-scholarship committees are looking for well-rounded applicants.  It is important that you are involved in your community with volunteer activities.  You can help at your church, volunteer for a non-profit organization, or be a part of a club at your school.  The more activities the better! Scholarship committees want students who are involved not only in school, but the community as well.
  • Essays-There are usually 2-4 essay questions on scholarship applications that ask questions like, “What do you want to do when you graduate,” “What types of community service activities have you been involved in,” and other personal questions.  These are considered heavily, so it is important that correct grammar and spelling be used in these.

$250 an Hour? Really?

Scholarship applications take anywhere from 1 hour to 10 hours.  They may seem time consuming, but think about taking 2 hours to apply for a $500 scholarship. You just made $250 an hour! I’d say that’s a time investment well worth it.  If you have any questions or want help with scholarships, e-mail me at

Scholarship $$ Still Available!

1 Comment » Written on February 23rd, 2009 by
Categories: Students

Has This Ever Happened To You?
Conscientious Student: "Oh no! I want to have a successful year at Multnomah next year, but this harsh economy really has me worried! How am I going to pay for everything?"


How Does $1000 - $7000 sound?
It was recently brought to my attention by our esteemed Financial Aid Director Mary McGlothlan, that there is still $$ left for Multnomah scholarships - all you have to do is apply. Soon. By March 1st, to be exact.

5 Steps To Scholarship $$

  1. Go online to MU Finaid right now.
  2. Select "College" or "Seminary"
  3. Select "Multnomah Aid" from the left-menu.
  4. Download/Fill out short applications and turn in to Finaid ASAP!
  5. Breathe out a sigh of relief.

Don't forget - March 1st, 2009

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