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Applying for Scholarships at Marylhurst

Marylhurst awards a range of scholarships to degree-seeking students who need financial assistance. When you apply for admissions, you are automatically considered for Marylhurst scholarships. But, know that some scholarships require a separate application. Check out the scholarship information below for details. And please contact us at finaid@marylhurst.edu or 503.699.6253 if you have questions or need help with any step in the financial aid application process.

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarships listed below are for the 2018-19 academic year. We revise scholarship opportunities each year so availability and scholarship amounts are subject to change. Updated list of scholarships and amounts are typically posted no later than July 1 of each year.

Graduate Student Scholarships

When you apply for admissions, you are automatically considered for Marylhurst scholarships. No additional application is required for these graduate scholarships.

Undergraduate Student Scholarships

When you apply for admissions, you are automatically considered for Marylhurst scholarships. No additional application is required for these undergraduate scholarships.

Military Service Scholarship

We’re a military friendly school and that means providing financial resources to our military students as well as their spouses, domestic partners and dependents. Marylhurst offers a scholarship to those who are:

  • Currently serving on active duty,
  • Have been honorably discharged from active duty in any branch of the United States armed forces, or
  • National Guard or Reserve personnel who have been federally mobilized for more than 30 days for purposes other than training.

Download the Military Scholarship application

Program-Specific Scholarships

Caldera Scholarship – Creative Arts Majors
Receive up to $7,500 per year if you’re a minority attending Marylhurst full-time.

English and Writing – Binford Scholarship
The Binford Writing Scholarship is available to new students who have a strong interest in writing. Preference is given to community college transfer students and English majors; we’ll consider other applicants with a strong interest in writing on a funds-available basis. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2018.

NEW: Binford Scholarship also applicable to new graduate students in the MFA in Creative Writing program. As a graduate student, you don’t need to complete the separate Binford application (that’s just for undergraduate applicants). You will be automatically considered for this scholarship when you apply to the MFA.

Music and Music Therapy 
If you plan to pursue your bachelor’s in music or music therapy, you may be eligible for several scholarships. Learn more about these options.

Did you qualify for a scholarship? Congratulations! Because our scholarship funds are available due to the generosity of our donors, we ask that you complete some additional tasks as part of receiving your scholarship – like sending a “thank you” letter.

Go to the Guide

Scholarships are a great resource for helping you finance your education. Even before you submit specific applications for scholarships, make sure to apply for financial aid. When we receive your financial aid application, we’ll consider you for various Marylhurst scholarships – even beyond what’s listed here. And apply early because some funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

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