Undergraduate Athlete

Scholarships

What makes you stand out? Maybe it’s your passion for starting your own business after graduation. Maybe it’s the work you are doing, even now, to empower a diverse community of Christ-followers. Whatever it is, we want to see you move forward. MU scholarships and awards are awarded based on different backgrounds, pursuits, and more.

Scholarships are gift aid, meaning they don’t need to be repaid. Explore your options and eligibility for Multnomah scholarships and awards in the tabs below.

Multnomah-controlled scholarships will be reduced if students’ total gift aid from all sources exceeds the financial aid budget for tuition, fees, room, board, books, and supplies. If you have any questions about this policy and how it could impact your financial aid, please contact your financial aid counselor.

Multnomah Athletic Scholarship

As a Multnomah student-athlete, the amount identified on your athletic contract may exceed the amount of academic scholarship you are eligible to receive. In this case, the larger of the two scholarships will be reflected on your financial aid offer. Please contact your coach for more details.

You must be admitted to Multnomah with an official Athletic offer before a Financial Aid offer is made.

Additional Scholarships & Grants that Student-Athletes can apply for are listed below.

Scholarships & Awards
$11,000 Honor’s Scholarship

4.0 GPA

$10,000 Trustee’s Scholarship

3.75 – 4.0 GPA

$9,000 Founder’s Scholarship

3.4 – 3.74 GPA

$8,000 President’s Scholarship

3.0 – 3.39 GPA

$7,050 Dean’s Scholarship

Below 3.0 GPA

The information provided here pertains to undergraduate students enrolling at Multnomah University’s Portland campus for the first time in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023.

These scholarships are renewable for up to 3 years as long as satisfactory academic progress is maintained.

Application Deadline: August 1

$8,500 Transfer Merit Award

3.5+ GPA

$7,500 Transfer Merit Award

3.0 – 3.49 GPA

$6,500 Transfer Merit Award

Below 3.0 GPA

The information here pertains to undergraduate transfer students enrolling at Multnomah University’s Portland campus for the first time in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. MU Admissions designates transfer status to incoming students who have earned 24+ credits at another institution.

These scholarships are renewable for up to 3 years as long as satisfactory academic progress is maintained.

Application Deadline: August 1

Global Ministry Scholarship
Amount Up to $7,500
Application Criteria Intended for full-time third or fourth year Global Studies majors.
Deadline April 1

Additional application required. Available for those students who are committed to serving within a missions context in under-resourced communities in developing countries around the world where there is great need. Replaces the Multnomah Grant. Applicants may reapply each year to be considered for this scholarship.

Diversity Scholarship
Amount Up to $3,000
Application Criteria Intended for full-time students who embody Multnomah's vision for developing an intentionally diverse academic community.
Deadline August 1
Heritage Award
Amount $1,000 - $2,000
Application Criteria Intended for full-time students with parent or grandparent who graduated from Multnomah, and/or two full-time students from the same financial household (according to FAFSA definition of a financial household) enrolled at Multnomah University simultaneously.
Deadline August 1

Renewable 4 years (students must be considered in the same financial household to renew the multi-student portion of this award).

Christian Service Award
Amount $1,000
Application Criteria Intended for full-time students with one parent in full-time ministry.
Deadline August 1

Parent must be in full-time ministry as a pastor or missionary. Renewable 4 years

Military Service Award
Amount $1,000
Application Criteria Intended for full-time students who are veterans.
Deadline August 1

Award for honorably discharged veterans who did not receive 100% Post-9/11 GI Bill. Renewable 4 years.

Church Matching Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Application Criteria Intended for full-time students.
Deadline August 1

MU will match one church’s contribution at rate of 50% up to $1,000 maximum. Additional application required.

Christian High School Merit Scholarship
Amount $2,500
Application Criteria Intended for full-time students who graduated from a Christian High School.
Deadline August 1

This is a merit-based award renewable for 3 years.

Homeschool Merit Scholarship
Amount $2,500
Application Criteria Intended for full-time students who graduated from a homeschool program.
Deadline August 1

This is a merit-based award renewable for 3 years.

Amount Type of Aid Application Criteria Deadline
Up to $7,500 Global Ministry Scholarship Intended for full-time third or fourth year Global Studies majors. April 1

Additional application required. Available for those students who are committed to serving within a missions context in under-resourced communities in developing countries around the world where there is great need. Replaces the Multnomah Grant. Applicants may reapply each year to be considered for this scholarship.

Up to $3,000 Diversity Scholarship Intended for full-time students who embody Multnomah's vision for developing an intentionally diverse academic community. August 1

Additional application required.

$1,000 - $2,000 Heritage Award Intended for full-time students with parent or grandparent who graduated from Multnomah, and/or two full-time students from the same financial household (according to FAFSA definition of a financial household) enrolled at Multnomah University simultaneously. August 1

Renewable 4 years (students must be considered in the same financial household to renew the multi-student portion of this award).

$1,000 Christian Service Award Intended for full-time students with one parent in full-time ministry. August 1

Parent must be in full-time ministry as a pastor or missionary. Renewable 4 years

$1,000 Military Service Award Intended for full-time students who are veterans. August 1

Award for honorably discharged veterans who did not receive 100% Post-9/11 GI Bill. Renewable 4 years.

$1,000 Church Matching Scholarship Intended for full-time students. August 1

MU will match one church’s contribution at rate of 50% up to $1,000 maximum. Additional application required.

$2,500 Christian High School Merit Scholarship Intended for full-time students who graduated from a Christian High School. August 1

This is a merit-based award renewable for 3 years.

$2,500 Homeschool Merit Scholarship Intended for full-time students who graduated from a homeschool program. August 1

This is a merit-based award renewable for 3 years.

Be sure to check with your local Chamber of Commerce to see what service organizations are in your community:

Student Aid is a federally sponsored website that contains information on federal financial aid, in addition to private scholarships and grants.

Fastweb is a free scholarship database that will link you to scholarships and other resources based on your profile.

The Department of Education has an Educational Resource Search on their website to help identify organizations in your region that specialize in scholarships, grants, and other resources.
Additional Scholarship Aid & Resources

The Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) connects Oregon State residents to all types of Oregon scholarship providers, whether you are attending college in-state or out-of-state. Registration is free and OSAC staff and contractors may not disclose any nonpublic personal information to anyone except as permitted by state or federal law.

WashBoard connects Washington State residents to all types of Washington scholarship providers, whether you are attending in-state or out-of-state.

Registration is spam-free and your information will not be sold.
Community Foundation of Southwest Washington provides SW Washington residents access to scholarship funds that are funded by charitable donors in the community.

Broke Scholar houses information regarding millions of scholarships, grants, and fellowships that can be searched by specific eligibility criteria. Any student can use this free service to help find third-party scholarship money for school.

Best Colleges offers another comprehensive scholarship database that can be searched by demographic or area of study.

The Ford Family Foundation provides three types of scholarships to Oregon residents: the Ford Scholars program, Ford Transfer Scholars program, and Ford Opportunity Scholars program.

Trinity Education Foundation is a private foundation that offers scholarships to incoming and returning students attending Christian colleges and seminaries in the Pacific Northwest.

It’s worth noting that some of these scholarship search engine sites require registration. And, while this registration won’t entail bank account numbers, the administrators of these sites can make your registration information (name, email address, major, etc.) available to interested third parties.

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