Financial Aid



Whitworth Academic Scholarships

College Bound Scholarship/Whitworth Bound Scholarship

    Description: The College Bound Scholarship Program is an early commitment of state financial aid to eligible students who sign up in middle school. To be eligible, students must sign up for the program while in middle school, graduate from a Washington high school or home school with a 2.0 GPA or higher, be a good citizen and not be convicted of a felony, and apply to an eligible college and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in a timely manner. They must also have a family income that falls within 65% of the state's median family income.

    The amount of the scholarship is based on tuition and an allowance for books at a public university and is covered through a combination of funding through the College Bound Scholarship, Washington State Need Grant, Passport to College Promise and Opportunity Scholarship. While an allowance for books is used in determining the amount of the scholarship, at Whitworth the full scholarship is applied to tuition and room and board costs, so there is not a separate amount set aside for books.

    If you are eligible for the College Bound Scholarship and attend Whitworth University, you can also receive the Whitworth Bound Scholarship, which entitles you to 100 percent of your Whitworth tuition covered during your four years of enrollment! Just apply for admission to Whitworth University and submit your FAFSA to be automatically considered.

    Whitworth Bound students receive:
  • Full tuition, covered by federal, state, and Whitworth grant and scholarship aid
  • A four-year commitment to cover your tuition, as long as you meet the College Bound Scholarship requirements each year.
  • Other traditional financial aid resources to help cover room and board, as well as books (e.g., work study, loans)


  • Incoming freshmen
  • Eligible for the College Bound Scholarship
  • 3.5 or higher high school GPA
  • Maintain College Bound Scholarship eligibility and satisfactory-progress requirements

Talent and Participation Scholarships

Whitworth University Diversity Scholarship

  • Description: Awarded to students from an underrepresented racial or ethnic population (Hispanic, Asian American, African American, or Native American) OR to students who, during the past four years, have lived in a culture outside their own where they experienced being in the significantly underrepresented population for a year or more.
  • Application: Admissions application
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Renewal: Up to four years
  • Deadline: None listed

Whitworth University Alumni Scholarship

  • Description: Awarded to incoming students who are dependents of Whitworth University alumni
  • Application: Admission's application
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Renewal: Up to four years
  • Deadline: None listed

Whitworth Donor-Sponsored Scholarships

  • Scholarships established by individual donors, corporations and foundations are available for students currently attending Whitworth full time. These scholarships are generally greater than $500 and less than $5,000. The Donor-Sponsored Scholarship Application for currently enrolled Whitworth students planning to return for the 2016-17 academic year is now LIVE. The deadline to submit your application is Jan. 31, 2016.

Whitworth Church Matching Scholarship

  • Description: Whitworth University will match up to $500 a scholarship that a student receives from his or her home church.
  • Eligibility: Church-sponsored scholarship recipients.
  • Amount: Dollar for dollar up to $500 maximum
  • Deadline: None Llsted
  • More Information:To access the Church Matching Scholarship Form, click here.

Whitworth Partnership Scholarships

Outside Scholarship Information

Reporting Expected Outside Scholarship Funds

Outside-scholarships database maintained by Whitworth

Whitworth maintains a database of outside scholarships. Information about these scholarships is sent to us by various organizations (none of which is endorsed by Whitworth), and while we do our best to validate this information and to keep it up to date, we ask that you use discretion when applying for any outside scholarship. Please click here to access the outside-scholarship database.

Outside-scholarship search engines

Need-Based Undergraduate Grants