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Young Life Scholarships

Whitworth offers up to 25 one-year, $1,000 scholarships for students who plan to participate in Young Life leadership as part of their college experience. Scholarships are available in subsequent years to students who prove themselves committed and exemplary Young Life leaders.


  • Enroll in Foundations for Christian Leadership Course (TH 172/173), a two-credit course taught each semester of the freshman year that is designed to help students build a strong spiritual foundation for Christian leadership as they consider  service opportunities in a local Young Life club, campus ministry, or church youth group.

  • After completing the foundations course, students are evaluated and encouraged to take on leadership duties in the area of ministry to which they feel called.
  • Students seeking to continue their involvement in Young Life leadership at Whitworth beyond their freshman year are encouraged to take three additional courses that challenge students to live out and expand their sense of calling in Young Life, youth ministry and the world.

    • Young Life Practicum/Student Staff Program (TH 380), an advanced discipleship/training program that allows sophomores, juniors and seniors to live out and expand their sense of calling to Young Life and youth ministry.

    • Gospel & Growth in a Post Christian Society Context (TH 339) gives students an introduction to the theology, history and methodology of proclaiming the gospel and Christian spiritual formation.

    • Youth Ministry (TH 334) helps students develop a theology of youth ministry and provides tools for analyzing virtually all aspects of youth ministry, culture, and the church.

Application process
Students who are admitted to Whitworth and indicate on their enrollment application that they are interested in participating in Young Life at Whitworth will be directed to an online scholarship application. Students selected to receive the Whitworth Young Life Leadership Scholarship will be notified by letter, and the scholarship will be added to their Whitworth financial aid award.