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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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Independent Colleges of WashingtonThe Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW) is able to provide more than $1,000,000 in scholarships, financial assistance, and in-kind gifts to students attending their member colleges (Whitworth is an ICW member). Scholarship applications for the 2016-17 academic year are now being accepted. Please visit www.ICWashington.org/scholarships for scholarship guidelines and information. Required application materials include the online application, a one-page résumé, unofficial transcripts, and a character essay. The deadline to submit application materials for the various scholarships is March 16.

College Success FoundationThe College Success Foundation is now accepting applications for the following three scholarships for resident students from Washington state:

  • The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship for students pursuing an eligible high-demand major in science, technology, engineering, and/or math. Please visit the scholarship webpage at www.waopportunityscholarship.org for requirements and an application checklist. The deadline for this scholarship is Feb. 29.

  • The Leadership 1000 Scholarship is funded by individuals, foundations, and/or businesses to provide college scholarships to deserving students who need assistance attending an eligible four- year college or university. Please visit http://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/scholarships/leadership-1000 for application materials and requirements. The deadline for this scholarship is Feb. 24th.

  • The Washington State Governor's Scholarship for Foster Youth assists young men and women from foster care to continue their education and earn a college degree. Please visit www.collegesuccess foundation.org /wa/scholarships/governors for more information. The deadline to submit application materials is Feb. 29.

    Presbyterian Church USA
    The National Presbyterian College Scholarship is now accepting applications from rising freshmen. Each applicant must be a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA); must be preparing to enter a participating college or university related to the PCUSA (Whitworth included) as a full-time freshman; and must demonstrate financial need to the university's financial aid office. The deadline to submit application materials, including an essay, a résumé, and a church-membership verification/pastor's endorsement, is
    March 1
    . Please visit http://www.pcusa.org/media/uploads
    /financialaid/pdfs/npcs_freshman.pdf
    for more information.

Whitworth University is committed to delivering a mission-driven educational program that cultivates in students the capacity to engage effectively across myriad dimensions of diversity; therefore, the university complies, in its admissions and financial aid policies, with all federal, state and local non-discrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability.