Scholarships for Students


Palma Scholars Program

The Palma Scholars Program launched in the fall of 2011 and was named for Lark Palma, who was the former Head of School for nearly twenty years. This innovative program’s goal is to bring a cadre of academically accomplished students with notable potential in athletics, leadership, and service to the Catlin Gabel Upper School. Students selected as Palma Scholars will receive their scholarship amount each year the student is enrolled and fulfills the expectations of the program.

Who is eligible?

New Catlin Gabel students entering grade 9 who have demonstrated or show potential in the four pillars of the program: Academics, Athletics, Leadership, and Service.

How do I apply?

Visit the Palma Scholars Program page for more details and application information

Malone Scholars Program

The Malone Scholars Program was established at Catlin Gabel in 2005 with a $2 million donation from the Malone Family Foundation. Catlin Gabel is the only school in Oregon and one of only 50 independent schools nationwide to be awarded a Malone Scholars Program endowment. We are honored to partner with the Malone Family Foundation towards achieving its mission to improve access to quality education for gifted students who lack the financial resources to best develop their talents. Students selected as Malone Scholars will receive this need-based scholarship every year the student is enrolled, is in excellent academic standing, and qualifies for financial assistance.

Who is eligible?

  • New or current Catlin Gabel students entering grades 7 through 12
  • Students must be in the top 5% of their class, be of high character, and be motivated to make the best use of this opportunity to reach their potential
  • Malone Scholars must be U.S. citizens
  • Families must qualify for at least 30% of tuition in need-based financial assistance

How do I apply?

There is no separate application. Interested candidates should follow the regular application process for admission and financial assistance. Malone Scholars are selected by the financial assistance committee and will be notified of their status. Students are not eligible to receive both the Malone and Palma scholarships.

Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship

The mission of the Institute for Educational Advancement’s Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship is "to identify exceptionally gifted middle school students who exhibit advanced intellectual talent and have the ability to demonstrate academic and personal excellence." Students selected as Caroline D. Bradley Scholars are then monitored through their remaining middle school years and then receive a four-year high school scholarship covering tuition at a day school or an approved alternative educational program of their choice.

Please Note: Catlin Gabel does not administer this program; however, we are fortunate that, except for students opting to attend out-of-state boarding schools, all Portland-area scholars have chosen Catlin Gabel for their high school experience.

Who is eligible?

U.S. citizens that are currently students in the grade 7 and residing in the United States.

How do I apply?

Please see the IEA’s website for detailed information on the application process. The deadline is typically in April of a student’s 7th grade year.

For More Information

Mary Yacob
Director of Financial Assistance
(503) 297-1894 ext.5053