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Portland, OR Area Scholarships

Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. As of 2017, Portland had an estimated population of 647,805, making it the 26th-largest city in the United States, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest (after Seattle). Approximately 2.4 million people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), making it the 25th most populous MSA in the United States. Its Combined Statistical Area (CSA) ranks 18th-largest with a population of around 3.2 million. Approximately sixty percent of Oregon's population resides within the Portland metropolitan area.[a]

Named after Portland, Maine, the Oregon settlement began to be populated in the 1830s near the end of the Oregon Trail. Its water access provided convenient transportation of goods, and the timber industry was a major force in the city's early economy. At the turn of the 20th century, the city had a reputation as one of the most dangerous port cities in the world, a hub for organized crime and racketeering. After the city's economy experienced an industrial boom during World War II, its hard-edged reputation began to dissipate. Beginning in the 1960s, Portland became noted for its growing progressive political values, earning it a reputation as a bastion of counterculture.

The city operates with a commission-based government guided by a mayor and four commissioners as well as Metro, the only directly elected metropolitan planning organization in the United States. The city government is notable for its land-use planning and investment in public transportation. Portland is frequently recognized as one of the world's most environmentally conscious cities because of its high walkability, large community of bicyclists, farm-to-table dining, expansive network of public transportation options, and over 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) of public parks. Its climate is marked by warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. This climate is ideal for growing roses, and Portland has been called the "City of Roses" for over a century.

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Portland, OR Area Scholarships

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John F. and Janice Moon Engle Memorial Scholarship

Oregon State University - College of Engineering

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John F. and Janice Moon Engle Memorial Scholarship

Oregon State University - College of Engineering

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Portland Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship

Oregon State University - College of Veterinary Medicine

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Portland Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship

Oregon State University - College of Veterinary Medicine

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Schools in and around Portland, OR

Portland State University
Four or more years; Public; $24,750 average out-state tuition; $7,403 average in-state tuition
Portland Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,496 average out-state tuition; $3,744 average in-state tuition
University of Portland
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $43,686 average out-state tuition; $43,686 average in-state tuition
Lewis & Clark College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $48,628 average out-state tuition; $48,628 average in-state tuition
Reed College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $53,900 average out-state tuition; $53,900 average in-state tuition
Oregon Health & Science University
Four or more years; Public; $25,020 average out-state tuition; $13,644 average in-state tuition
Concordia University-Portland
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $29,620 average out-state tuition; $29,620 average in-state tuition