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Thank you for your interest in applying for Carpe Mundi. We are now accepting application for the 2018-2019 cohorts.   For more information,  please call our office: 503-610-2723.  

If you don't want to do the online application, you can download and print a PDF copy. Once you fill it out you can drop it off at our office, mail it in, or scan and email a PDF. 

Drop off or mail in location: Carpe Mundi 1529 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217

Scan and email: info@carpemundi.org


When is the application deadline?

Applications for Carpe Mundi scholarships are accepted on a rolling basis – meaning that they are reviewed as they are received and award decisions are then made. Once we receive your full application, Carpe Mundi will give you a call, followed by an in-person interview. The sooner you apply the better your chances of being accepted! 

Priority Deadline: February 1st 2018: If you get your application in before this date, you have a better shot an getting your first choice travel location.

Final Deadline: April 15th 2018


Who is eligible for the Carpe Mundi scholarship programs?

To be eligible for both programs, students must demonstrate the following:

✓ Residence in the Portland Metro area

✓ High school diploma or GED by the time the program begins

✓ A student of Portland Community College, Mount Hood Community College, Clark Community College, Clackamas Community College or PSU as of Fall 2017

✓ Eligible for entrance into Portland State University (ask us if you are uncertain) 

✓ Preference given to students that can obtain an United States passport (though not required)

To be eligible for Carpe College, students must demonstrate the following:

✓ First generation college student (no more than one immediate family member can have a college degree)

✓ Eligibility for the Pell Grant and the Oregon Opportunity Grant - applied for through FAFSA (the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid)

To be eligible for PDXchange, students must demonstrate the following: 

✓ Eligibility for the Oregon Opportunity Grant - applied for through OSAC (Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion)