CENTRL Office Scholarship

When our spaces reflect the community around us, everyone benefits. The CENTRL Office Scholarship Program creates space for BIPOC-owned businesses, organizations and individuals to focus, network, and grow. 


Scholarship recipients will receive an Open Membership to CENTRL Office for 12 months. Open Members have access to workspaces and private phone booths in our designated “open areas” of our offices. This area includes a variety of workspaces, from community tables to couches and chairs, with outlets easily accessible. Recipients will select their preferred CENTRL Office location, but will have access to all three Portland offices (Pearl, Downtown, Eastside).  

Open Membership Benefits & Amenities 

An Open Membership at CENTRL Office gives you access to all three of our Portland spaces during business hours: M-F 8:30a-5:30p. Amenities include: 

  • High-speed wifi, printing and scanning  
  • Complimentary coffee and tea all day, including our daily happy hour with beer and kombucha on tap! 2p-5:30p
  • Access to our member community, including slack channels and community boards where information is shared among members
  • Access to member events at all three Portland locations, including parties, pop-ups, free workshops (even private comedy shows and concerts!) 
  • Access to secured bike storage
  • Private showers with towel service 
  • Member discounts at local retailers
  • Private meeting rooms are available to book at member prices (20% off) 


Scholarship Eligibility  

To be eligible to apply for the CENTRL scholarship, an individual must:  

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Live in the Portland Metropolitan area 
  • Identify as a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color)
  • Be the owner or employee of a start-up with the intention of using CENTRL Office as their primary place of work
  • Express interest in coworking and networking within the CENTRL community