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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 or 503.699.6253 if you have questions or need help with any step in the financial aid application process.

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

Art & Interior Design Certificate
Receive up to $1,000 total to pursue an art or interior design program at Marylhurst. Four award certificates are offered each year.

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 May 1. Note: For 2017, the deadline has been extended to June 1, 2017.

English and Writing – Jackie Mosier Emerging Writer Scholarship
The Jackie Mosier Emerging Writer Award is presented each spring in memory of Jackie Mosier, class of 2008. The award is presented to a student of junior-level standing who shows promise and dedication as a creative writer and who also engages in generous participation with the English literature and writing community.

The awardee receives a $2,500 tuition credit the following fall term. The recipient also has the opportunity for an individual conference with a selected author as part of the following year’s Marylhurst Reading Series, and to read a selection from his or her work as part of that author’s reading.

A plaque with each year’s recipient is displayed in Flavia Hall. The Jackie Mosier Emerging Writer Award has been made possible by the generosity of John Mosier and the family of Jackie Mosier.

The Jackie Mosier Scholarship is awarded based on need and a student’s dedication and effort to improve his or her writing skills. All generous members of the English Literature and Writing program community are considered.

Hospitality Management – “Own Every Moment” Hospitality Management Scholarship sponsored by Provenance Hotels
Provenance Hotels has established a $3,000 scholarship to provide financial assistance to students pursuing a degree in Hospitality Management at Marylhurst University. The scholarship may be used for tuition and fees by a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident enrolled in the Hospitality Management program at Marylhurst University, who has demonstrable financial need.

Hospitality Management – Travel Portland Education Foundation Scholarship
Beneficiaries of the Travel Portland Educational Foundation Scholarship will receive $2,500 to apply towards tuition and fees. Established by the Travel Portland Educational Foundation, this scholarship provides financial assistance to a culturally diverse U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident with demonstrable financial need. The recipient must be enrolled in the Hospitality Management program at Marylhurst University.

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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