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Whitworth University is widely regarded as one of the best higher-education values in the Western United States. A Whitworth degree is a great investment for the student who seeks to prepare for a successful career and a life that makes a difference in the world. We recognize that this investment is significant, and we are committed to partnering with families to keep a Whitworth education within reach.

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Spotlight Scholarships

Washington Women in Need (WWIN) is a nonprofit organization that provides education and health care grants to low-income women in Washington State to help them improve their lives. The spring application cycle for the Washington Women in Need Education Grant is now OPEN!

WWIN makes grants to determined women who are looking to build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities for generations to come. This summer, WWIN will award 50-60 Education Grants to women from across Washington. Grantees will receive up to $5,000 over a one-year period, which can be used for tuition, mandatory fees, and required books and supplies.  Applicants must meet WWIN's eligibility criteria to be considered. Prospective applicants should visit the WWIN website for additional information and to submit an application. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, April 30!

The Edmund F. Maxwell Foundation

The Edmund F. Maxwell Foundation offers financial aid of up to $5,000 per year for freshmen starting a four-year private college program during the 2016-17 academic year. The scholarship is renewable each year for a total of up to $20,000 over a four-year period. Students who plan to pursue a four-year degree at an accredited private college or university and who are bona fide residents of Western Washington are urged to apply in early 2016. Other requirements include full completion of the application, composition of a short essay, and test scores on the combined math/reading SAT of 1200 or more (or equivalent ACT scores). Scholarships require that there must be financial need as determined by the standard FAFSA process. Newly awarded scholarships will be limited to entering freshmen. These scholarships are designed to provide assistance to those who have shown ability, aptitude and promise of useful citizenship.

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Deadline: May 13, 2016


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