Diversity Scholarship

through the Jen Gouvea Memorial Scholarship Fund


Update: the scholarship application period is now closed.

Are you working to create positive change in the world? Are you interested in the healing modality of astrology? Are you a member of a marginalized or disenfranchised community? You may be an ideal candidate for an upcoming scholarship with the Portland School of Astrology!

Announcing the 1st-Year Astro Empowerment scholarship through the Jen Gouvea Memorial Fund for the upcoming 2016-2017 School Year. We are offering a $500 scholarship toward the tuition of the 1st-Year Program for people in marginalized communities in Portland or surrounding Portland areas.

Requirements when applying for the scholarship:

  • You must be able to attend the entire 1st-Year Program (double check all upcoming dates).

  • Applicants must live in the greater Portland, Oregon area.

  • Be a member of a community that is largely marginalized or disenfranchised. 

  • Be able to produce some sort of wrap-up piece about your experience of the 1st-Year Program for PSA to share with the greater community at large, such as a blog post, photo essay, video, presentation, etc.

  • Apply to the 1st-Year Program and have an interview with the administrator to determine if PSA and the student are a good fit.

Favourable consideration for:

  • Applicants who can demonstrate how they are working to create positive change in the world.

  • Applicants who work closely with marginalized or disenfranchised communities in some way.

  • Applicants who have a clear vision of what they want to do with knowledge learned from PSA, after completing the program.


  • June 1st: Announcement of the Jen Gouvea Memorial Scholarship for the 2016-2017 School Year.

  • August 7th: Last day to apply for the scholarship by midnight.

  • August 22nd: Recipient will be notified before this date.

  • June 2017: Report project due to PSA to display to the community.


About the Jen Gouvea Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jen Gouvea 1976 - 2014

Jen Gouvea 1976 - 2014

JGMS aims to reward students in the community with a generous mission to make a difference in the greater world around them. This fund was created in memory of a key founder to PSA and hopes to continue her legacy of being a compassionate warrior. The JGMS Committee is made up of past students, past clients, and friends of Jen Gouvea, who act as ambassadors to her vision to spread the healing tools of both astrology and flower essences in marginalized and disenfranchised communities. Read more about Jen here.

Please consider donating to the Jen Gouvea Memorial Scholarship Fund to support efforts like these in the future!