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Whitworth Scholarships for Freshmen

Academic Scholarships: $18,000 to $25,000 per year

Whitworth offers generous academic scholarships to incoming freshman students based on their cumulative high school GPA (weighted) and/or their SAT/ACT superscore (highest combination of subscores from each test). These scholarships are awarded automatically at the point of admission and can be renewed up to four years for students making satisfactory academic progress. Students who submit updated transcripts or test scores by April 1 will be considered for scholarship upgrades. Students who are home-schooled or who choose on their admission application to request an interview instead of submitting test scores should contact their admissions counselor regarding their academic scholarship award.

National Merit Semifinalists: $2,000

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: $1,500

To be eligible for a $1,500 PTK scholarship, a student must be a 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.

Visit Scholarship: $1,000

Awarded to students who complete a Whitworth admissions visit program during their senior year.

Diversity Scholarship: $2,000

Awarded to students from underrepresented racial/ethnic backgrounds or who have lived in a culture outside their own throughout high school.

Whitworth Bound Scholarship: Up to tuition

Awarded to Washington residents who are eligible for the College Bound Scholarship and have a 3.5 weighted, cumulative GPA.

Talent and Participation Scholarships: $500-$10,000

Awarded based on audition or application to students who participate in music, theatre, visual arts, journalism and media, forensics (speech and debate) or Young Life at Whitworth.

Military Service Scholarship: $1,500

Awarded to veterans and their dependents whose tuition is not fully covered by veterans benefits.

Alumni Scholarship: $1,000

Awarded to dependents of Whitworth alumni.

Family Grant: $1,000

Awarded to students with one or more sibling attending Whitworth.

Outside Scholarships

Scholarships from local, regional or national organizations can usually be stacked on top of Whitworth scholarships and grants. 

Use our scholarship calculator to see which scholarships you are eligible to receive at Whitworth.

Most Whitworth students also quality for need-based aid from Whitworth, state or federal sources and/or are eligible for student employment. To ensure you receive all of the resources available to you, be sure to submit your FAFSA to Whitworth.