Portland Housing Authority Scholarship

The PHA Scholarship is open to residents of Portland Housing Authority Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher participants. 

Funding for the scholarship is provided by annual contributions from the Portland Housing Service Corporation as well as grants, donations, and commitments from foundations and private donors. 

The PHA Scholarship application is typically posted in February and applications are due in May. 


You can sign up for text or email notifications for our scholarship and other housing related scholarships on our notification page.


  • Applicants must be current residents on the lease for Portland Housing Authority Public Housing / HCV Section 8 / Low Income / Subsidized Housing.
  • Applicants must be pursuing higher education through an accredited college, university, trade school or program during the upcoming academic year.
  • Applicants can demonstrate financial need in order to attend such an institution.
  • Applicant can demonstrate community engagement through volunteer work or involvement at school or in the community.