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Frequently Asked Questions 

What are the criteria for being admitted with honors to Whitworth?

First-year students whose applications reflect a 3.75 or higher weighted GPA will be considered for admission with honors. Additional information about this process can be found on our webpage: Information for Prospective Students.

Is this event in-person or virtual?

The 2024 Honors Scholarship events will be in-person.

How can I prepare myself for the event?

One of the events for this year's Honors Scholarship Weekend will require advance preparation.

  • Faculty discussion group: A Whitworth professor will lead you and a small group in a discussion of one article that will be provided to you in advance. This article will be emailed to you one week prior to your Honors Scholarship Weekend, and you will be expected to read the article on your own and come ready to participate in a discussion of themes explored in the article. Please ensure the email address you have provided on your registration form is correct. Prior preparation is encouraged. 
  • Group activity: Students will be given a project to work on in groups. This project will be explained at the beginning of an hour long session. No prior preparation is required. 
  • Individual interview: You will have approximately 15 minutes to talk one-on-one with a Whitworth faculty or staff member about yourself, your academic goals and anything else you would like us to know about you. No prior preparation is required. 
  • Essay: You will have approximately an hour to type and turn in an essay via email on a given prompt. The essay prompt will be given at the start of your essay session. No prior preparation is required. 

What is the schedule for the weekend? Will there be any free time?

A detailed schedule of events will be provided to you in an email prior to the event date.  

Who will attend Honors Scholarship events?

The events will include prospective first-year students who have been admitted with honors to Whitworth for fall 2024. We limit each program to 120 participants, so register early! We will award three, four-year, full-tuition scholarships and at least 10 $1,000 semi-finalist scholarships at each event. 

What should I wear?

Attire for the event is casual, and most students will wear the same type of clothes they regularly wear to school. 

Will there be events for parents/guests during the day?

The Honors Scholarship Weekend will have activities for parents and guests throughout the event. A detailed parents and guests schedule of events will be provided to you in an email prior to the event date.  

When will the scholarship winners be announced?

Within two weeks of each Honors Scholarship Weekend, the scholarship recipients will be announced via email.

What is the value of the Honors Scholarship?

If you are selected as one of the Honors Scholarship recipients, you will receive full tuition for four years at Whitworth as long as you maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The Honors Scholarship is valued at over $200,000 over four years. Whitworth-sponsored scholarships and grants are awarded to assist students with direct tuition costs only. Therefore, if selected as a winner, your Honors Scholarship would replace all other Whitworth-sponsored awards and scholarships. We also will award at least 10 $1,000/year semi-finalist scholarships to participants at each event; these scholarships may be added on to other grants and scholarships up to the cost of tuition.

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