Financial Aid



Whitworth Academic Scholarships

Whitworth Bound Scholarship/College Bound Scholarship

    Whitworth Bound Scholarship
    Incoming freshmen and transfer students from the state of Washington who meet all requirements for the College Bound Scholarship may be entitled to receive the Whitworth Bound Scholarship, which covers 100 percent of Whitworth tuition (using federal, state and university funds). Admitted College Bound-eligible freshmen who submit their FAFSAs to Whitworth and have a 3.5 cumulative, weighted high school GPA, or, if home-schooled, have a 1700 SAT (2400 scale)/1220 (1600 scale)/25 ACT super score, will automatically receive the Whitworth Bound Scholarship. Likewise, admitted College Bound-eligible transfers who submit their FAFSAs to Whitworth and have a 3.25 cumulative college GPA will automatically receive the Whitworth Bound Scholarship, which can be renewed as long as the student maintains College Bound Scholarship eligibility and meets satisfactory academic progress requirements. To be considered automatically, just apply for admission to Whitworth University and submit your FAFSA.

    College Bound Scholarship
    The College Bound Scholarship program is an early commitment of financial aid from the state of Washington. To be eligible, students must sign up for the program in middle school, graduate from a Washington high school or home school program with a 2.0 GPA or higher, be a good citizen and not be convicted of a felony, 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; the full amount of the scholarship is applied to tuition, room and board costs at Whitworth.  

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 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: 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 listed
  • 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