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Federal Pell Grant

  • Description:

    A federal grant for undergraduate students with financial need.

  • Eligibility:

    Financial need as determined by federal formula, for highest-need students.

  • Amount:

    $5920 maximum - 2017-18 academic year

  • More Information:

    The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds a student may receive over his/her lifetime is limited by a new federal law to be the equivalent of 6 years of Pell Grant funding. Once a student reaches this limit, he/she will no longer be eligible to receive Pell Grant funds. Students can view their lifetime eligibility on the NSLDS website at www.nslds.gov .


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • Description:

    A grant for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.

  • Eligibility:

    To get an FSEOG, you must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) so the financial aid office can determine how much financial need you have.  Students who will receive Federal Pell Grants and have the most financial need will receive FSEOGs first.  The FSEOG does not need to be repaid.

  • Amount: varies

Federal TEACH Grant

  • Description:

    For students enrolled in coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching in a high-need field such as Math, Science, Foreign Language, Bilingual Education, English Language Acquisition, Special Education, or Reading Specialist. Must meet certain academic achievement requirements.

  • Eligibility:

    Must be a U.S. citizen, or eligible non-citizen and complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Students do not need to demonstrate financial need but must be admitted to the Education program (typically during sophomore year) pursuing a major or minor in one of the high-need subjects listed above. Must be willing to repay the grant as loan with interest if fail to meet the four-year service requirement.

  • Application:

    Contact the Whitworth Financial Aid Office.

  • Amount: Award amounts are up to $4,000 a year.

Washington State Need Grant

  • Description:

    The State Need Grant (SNG) program helps the state's lowest-income undergraduate students pursue college degrees.

  • Eligibility:

    Must have financial need as determined by SNG formula and be a Washington resident not majoring in Theology. To maintain eligibility, students must complete at least half of the credits upon which their grant was based each semester and cannot go more than two consecutive semesters in which they complete less than the full number of credits upon which the grant was based.

  • Amount: Maximum of $8517 for 2017-18

Whitworth Diversity Grant

  • Description:

    Awarded to students from an underrepresented racial or ethnic population (Hispanic, Asian American, African American, Native American, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander) OR to students who, during the past three years, have lived in a culture outside their own in which they have been a part of a significantly underrepresented population for a year or more.

  • Application:

    Whitworth University Admissions Application

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Renewal: yes, up to four years

Whitworth Grant

  • Description:

    Funded, in part, by the generous donors of the Whitworth community.

  • Eligibility:

    Financial need as determined by the Whitworth Financial Aid Office.

  • Application:

    Awarded Based on Admissions Application and/or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Amount: varies

Whitworth Partnership Grant

  • Description:

    Whitworth's commitment to partner with students who do not demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and who do not qualify for an academic scholarship. Funded, in part, by the generous donors of the Whitworth community.

  • Eligibility:

    Admitted students who only qualify for federal loans and no other institutional scholarship/grants that are tuition based.

  • Application:

    Awarded based on admissions application and/or the FAFSA.

  • Amount: $5000 per academic year