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Endowed Scholarship

University of Portland

A site honoring the lives of Ed and Dee Wallo

How to Give

How to Give

Please join us in honoring Ed & Dee and assisting University of Portland Pilots students with a donation to the Ed and Dee Wallo Endowed Scholarship.

To make a donation: 

       University of Portland

       Office of Development

       5000 North Willamette Blvd

       Portland, OR  97203

       Indicate Ed & Dee Wallo Scholarship in the memo field



Scholarship Information

The Ed and Dee Wallo Endowed Scholarship was established in 1996 by Dee and the Wallo family as the Ed Wallo Annual Scholarship, in loving memory of their father Ed, a 1951 University of Portland graduate.  


In 2010 the funds became an endowment and the award renamed The Ed Wallo Endowed Scholarship.  In 2017, the family renamed the scholarship to include and honor Ed’s wife, Dee, a 1946 University of Portland Nursing School graduate.  In 2016-17, for the first time, the scholarship was given in honor of Dee to a nursing student.  Dee was in attendance in 2017 at the annual institutional award luncheon and met the first recipient. 

For a few years, the endowment funded one scholarship per-year rotating between the criteria honoring Dee and Ed.. On odd years the scholarship was awarded, in honor of Ed, to a strong academic student-athlete, who has demonstrated financial aid beyond need.  On even years, the award was given, to honor Dee, to a strong academic undergraduate nursing student, ideally with a plan to go into surgical nursing.

Beginning in the academic year 2020-21, the endowment grew to the level to fund two scholarships per year, thereby allowing the awarding of one honoring Dee and one honoring Ed each year.  

Scholarship Information


On behalf of the Wallo's children, Edward, Steve, MaryJo and Terri, for information regarding this scholarship


Steve Wallo


If you have a story to tell the family about Ed or Dee...please email  We would love to hear your memories!

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