Undergraduate On-Campus

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.

Scholarships & Awards
$9,000 Trustee’s Scholarship

3.75 – 4.0 GPA

$7,000 Founder’s Scholarship

3.5 – 3.74

$5,000 President’s Scholarship

3.25 – 3.49 GPA

$3,000 Dean’s Scholarship

3.0 – 3.24 GPA

$1,000 SAT / ACT Academic Scholarship

SAT 1300+ or ACT 27+

The information provided here pertains to undergraduate students enrolling at Multnomah University’s Portland campus for the first time in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.

These scholarships are renewable for 4 years with a 3.0 Multnomah semester and cumulative GPA.

Deadline August 1, 2020

Global Ministry Scholarship
Amount $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 April 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.

Campus Visit Scholarship
Amount $500
Application Criteria Intended for full-time students.
Deadline August 1

Available for students who have participated in a “qualified visit” to Multnomah’s Portland campus before August 1st. Determination of a “qualified visit” is made by the Admissions and Financial Aid departments. Schedule a visit or call Admissions at 800.275.4672.

Homeschool Award
Amount $500
Application Criteria Intended for full-time students homeschooled through high school.
Deadline August 1

One time award.

Amount Type of Aid Application Criteria Deadline
$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. April 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.

$500 Campus Visit Scholarship Intended for full-time students. August 1

Available for students who have participated in a “qualified visit” to Multnomah’s Portland campus before August 1st. Determination of a “qualified visit” is made by the Admissions and Financial Aid departments. Schedule a visit or call Admissions at 800.275.4672.

$500 Homeschool Award Intended for full-time students homeschooled through high school. August 1

One time award.

Erma Wolgemuth Diller Scholarship
Amount $11,000
Application Criteria Returning full-time Portland Campus undergraduate students with a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and are in compliance with Multnomah’s standards for student conduct. Preference given to students who plan to pursue Women’s Ministry or are currently leading a Bible study.
Deadline August 1, 2020
Ione (Widing) Winquist ’41 Memorial Scholarship
Amount $5,000 - $10,000
Application Criteria Full-time Portland Campus students with demonstrated financial need, a semester and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, who are pursuing a degree in ministry and plan to serve in full-time missions overseas.
Deadline June 1, 2020
Greely Herrington Memorial Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Application Criteria Full-time Portland Campus undergraduate students with a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, who plan to pursue vocational ministry. Preference is given to students currently employed who are married.
Deadline June 1, 2020
Lawrence Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Application Criteria Full-time Portland Campus undergraduate students with a semester and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Deadline June 1, 2020
David C. Needham Scholarship
Amount $1,000
Application Criteria Full-time Portland Campus undergraduate students with a semester and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Deadline June 1, 2020
Amount Type of Aid Application Criteria Deadline
$11,000 Erma Wolgemuth Diller Scholarship Returning full-time Portland Campus undergraduate students with a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and are in compliance with Multnomah’s standards for student conduct. Preference given to students who plan to pursue Women’s Ministry or are currently leading a Bible study. August 1, 2020

Additional application required.

$5,000 - $10,000 Ione (Widing) Winquist ’41 Memorial Scholarship Full-time Portland Campus students with demonstrated financial need, a semester and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, who are pursuing a degree in ministry and plan to serve in full-time missions overseas. June 1, 2020

Additional application required.

$1,000 Greely Herrington Memorial Scholarship Full-time Portland Campus undergraduate students with a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, who plan to pursue vocational ministry. Preference is given to students currently employed who are married. June 1, 2020

Additional application required.

$1,000 Lawrence Scholarship Full-time Portland Campus undergraduate students with a semester and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. June 1, 2020

Additional application required.

$1,000 David C. Needham Scholarship Full-time Portland Campus undergraduate students with a semester and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. June 1, 2020

Additional application required.

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.

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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