Scholarships for Success

Scholarships for Success at Marylhurst University

Congratulations on your academic achievements. We know it takes a lot to be an exceptional student while also managing multiple priorities, like work, being a parent and volunteerism. Through scholarships,  Marylhurst wants to recognize your academic success and help you access an exceptional bachelor’s degree education.

Current Scholarships Available for High Achievers (Like You!)

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship – Receive Up to $15,000

If you’re a member of Phi Theta Kappa (community college honor society), Marylhurst has a scholarship to honor your achievements. Receive up to $5,000 a year for three years (so up to $15,000 total).  In order to continue to receive the scholarship while at Marylhurst, you do need to have continuous enrollment and maintain good academic standing. Most of our students do complete their bachelor’s degree within three years.
Requirement: Membership in Phi Theta Kappa and a minimum of 30 transfer credits.

President’s Scholarship – Receive Up to $12,000

Have you earned a 3.5 GPA in your undergraduate coursework and completed at least 30 college credits? You may qualify for the President’s Scholarship at Marylhurst. Receive up to $4,000 per year for three years (up to $12,000 total). In order to receive the scholarship while at Marylhurst, you do need to have continuous enrollment and maintain good academic standing. Most students do complete their bachelor’s degree within three years.
Requirement: 3.5 GPA and 30 transferable college credits

Trustee Scholarship – Receive Up to $9,000

This scholarship recognizes your hard work so far on your path to complete your bachelor’s degree. If you hold a 3.0 GPA and have at least 30 college credits, you may qualify for the Trustee Scholarship at Marylhurst. Receive up to $3,000 per year for three years (up to $9,000 total). In order to receive the scholarship while at Marylhurst, you do need to have continuous enrollment over the three years and maintain good academic standing. Most students do complete their bachelor’s degree within three years.
Requirement: 3.0 GPA and 30 transferable college credits

Why Choose Marylhurst?

Accreditation iconACCREDITED
Marylhurst University is regionally accredited by NWCCU and many of our programs hold individual accreditations, like our Business Management program (IACBE accredited) or our Interior Design program (CIDA accredited).

FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS
The majority of Marylhurst classes are offered online or online with a mix of campus classes, which often are held in the evenings or on the weekends.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING
With a nationally recognized credit for prior learning program, Marylhurst helps you earn college credit for outside-the-classroom learning, like work or military experience.

DEGREE COMPLETION
MU accepts most transfer credits and has great partnerships with local community colleges – creating clear pathways to a degree. Most Marylhurst students complete their bachelor’s degree major in two-to-three years.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship opportunities go beyond the three options listed here. Marylhurst awards an average of $1 million in scholarships each year. It’s part of our effort to make an exceptional education accessible and affordable.

Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs


CStudent at Marylhurst Universityhoose from a diverse selection of liberal arts and business programs

Marylhurst is a private, nonprofit applied liberal arts and business university that offers diverse bachelor’s degree completion programs. Many of our students start at a community college and transfer their credits to Marylhurst to complete their degree. Our scholarships offer an exceptional opportunity for high achievers to complete a bachelor’s degree from a premier institution but with financial assistance to make a private education accessible.

  • Art (B.A. and B.F.A.)
  • Business Management (Also online and on campus at PCC Cascade or Clackamas Community College)
  • English Literature & Writing (Also Online)
  • Hospitality Management
  • Interior Design
  • Music Therapy
  • Music
  • Psychology

Liberal Studies Program
Marylhurst offers a B.A./B.A.S. program in Liberal Studies that helps students focus their bachelor’s degree based on their individual career goals. The Liberal Studies program gives students the flexibility to combine coursework from various disciplines. In addition, students can focus their Liberal Studies program in the following ways:

  • Communication and Media
  • Cultural and Social Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Individualized Degree

About Marylhurst University

In 1893, MARYLHURST was one of the first schools in the NW to offer a college education to women. Today, our doors are open to women and men of all faiths and backgrounds who are inspiring change locally and globally. Our graduates have launched sustainable businesses and organizations, got jobs that supported their families, and advocated for social justice and equity. Simply put: they make Portland and beyond a better place.

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN.

Complete your bachelor’s degree from Marylhurst and join the ranks of thousands who are making an impact on the world around us.

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Our Beautiful, Historic Campus

In 1929, Marylhurst University (known as Marylhurst College then) moved its campus location after 30+ years in downtown Portland to our serene, scenic spot near the Willamette River along Highway 43. We’re located just 10 miles south of downtown Portland.

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