The graduate school is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student body that incorporates multiple perspectives, cultures, learning styles and ways of knowing. Awarded by individual departments, the scholarships are intended to further this goal by offering financial assistance to prospective and continuing students who need financial support to pursue their graduate education and who meet each scholarship’s eligibility requirements. Scholarships range from $1,000 - $8,000. We do not offer scholarships that cover the full cost of tuition.
Scholarship awards and application processes vary per program. Program application materials and financial need as determined by the FAFSA or the ORSAA* may be used to select scholarship recipients unless otherwise noted. All students who apply for admission and file a FAFSA or the ORSAA* will be considered for the maximum loans and scholarships available. Timely completion of the program application and the FAFSA or the ORSAA* is strongly recommended.
Please use the links below to find information about scholarships, assistant positions, and grants:
Lewis & Clark’s Division of Student Life offers graduate assistantship positions every year. Currently enrolled and new, deposited students in the Student Affairs Administration program are eligible to apply and are given priority. Students in the School Counseling and Counseling Psychology programs are eligible to apply only to positions available through the Office of Health Promotion. Application information can be found by clicking Graduate Assistantship positions.
The Financial Aid Office also hosts a website with information about searching for external scholarship opportunities. For example, students who are Oregon residents may be eligible for scholarships sponsored by the Office of Student Access and Completion. Your field’s professional organizations may also sponsor scholarships. Throughout the year we may share scholarship opportunities below:
Information about graduate scholarships that don’t require proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency.
Our women graduate students and scholars are encouraged to apply for an American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship!. For more information, go to the AAUW website.
*Oregon Student Aid Application for Oregon residents who are undocumented, or have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS.)