Portland State University - International Retention Scholarships 2009
Introduction: The International Retention Scholarship is an award ranging between $500 - $4000 for international students who are in good academic standing at Portland State University and who have recently experienced a sudden and unexpected substantive change in their financial support.These scholarships may be renewable upon re-application and will be awarded on an on-going basis as funding allows. Funding availability is not guaranteed and is subject to change at any time. Based on the date of the award, the overall awarded amount is divided equally between remaining terms in an academic year.
Eligibility: Applicants for the PSU International Retention Scholarship must meet the following criteria:
Be an international undergraduate student
Be enrolled in full time coursework each term (minimum 12 hours per term)
Show academic promise
Experienced an unexpected and substantial change in your financial support or circumstance.
How to Apply:
1.Write a 350-500 word essay explaining in detail the sudden and unexpected change in your financial situation. While it may be difficult to explain the circumstances, it is very helpful to the scholarship committee in making award decisions. Your essay will only be reviewed by the committee and will not be shared externally. Please provide any supporting documentation or materials along with this essay.
2.Write a 350-500 word essay explaining why you choose Portland State University and why you would like to continue your education at PSU.
3.To apply, please complete the application questions and essays, provide any supporting documentation for the change in your financial situation, and sign and submit your application to the Office of Admission, Registration & Records in 104 Neuberger Hall.Mail to:
Portland State University
Admissions, Registration, and Records - ADM
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751