Financial Aid

2016-17 Whitworth Academic Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen and
Running Start Students

Mind & Heart Scholarship: $22,000 per year for four years
3.75 GPA* AND 2020 SAT/30 ACT

Presidential Scholarship: $20,000 per year for four years
4.0 GPA* regardless of test scores
3.75 GPA* AND 1870 SAT/28 ACT

Trustee Scholarship: $18,000 per year for four years
3.9 GPA* regardless of test scores
3.6 GPA* AND 1800 SAT/27 ACT

Whitworth Scholarship: $16,000 per year for four years
3.5 GPA* regardless of test scores
1720 SAT/25 ACT

Founder's Scholarship: $14,000 per year for four years
3.4-3.49 GPA* regardless of test scores
1650 SAT/24 ACT

*Whitworth uses weighted GPAs (either from transcripts or calculated internally) to determine academic scholarships. If a weighted GPA is not available on a student's high school transcript, Whitworth will weight all honors, AP and IB classes on a 4.5 scale.

For home-schooled students: Whitworth will consider the GPA from accredited home-schooled programs and/or scores on the SAT or ACT. For students home-schooled in programs that are not accredited, Whitworth awards these scholarships based solely on the SAT or ACT score.

Based on combined highest scores for critical reading, math and writing tests on the SAT or highest averaged scores of English, math, reading and science tests on the ACT. If a student retakes the SAT or ACT exam after being admitted and improves his/her test score, the student should notify the admissions office. If a student's cumulative GPA increases after the student is admitted, s/he should send an updated official high school transcript to the admissions office. Please note that all updated information must be received by March 1 to be considered in determining academic scholarships.

Students who enroll at Whitworth full time in 2015-16 will automatically receive the highest scholarship for which they qualify (based on information received by the admissions office by March 1). These scholarships are available for four consecutive years to cover Whitworth tuition costs. Whitworth will renew the academic scholarship each year a student is enrolled full time and maintains satisfactory academic progress. When students apply for additional funding with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), these scholarships are considered a resource in meeting a student's demonstrated financial need.

National Merit Semifinalists

National Merit semifinalists who advance to finalist standing and enroll at Whitworth University are eligible to receive the $2,000 Academic Achievement Scholarship, which is renewable for up to four years. Please contact the Whitworth Financial Aid Office if you qualify for this scholarship.


Whitworth University Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships for
Running Start Students

To be eligible for a $1,500 PTK scholarship, a student must be member of Phi Theta Kappa, newly admitted to Whitworth University, planning to enroll full time for the next academic year, and pursuing a first bachelor’s degree.This scholarship is renewable. Contact Transfer Admissions Counselor CJ Perry at or 509.777.4768.