International First-Year Student Scholarships and Need-Based Financial Aid
Whitworth scholarships are available to cover Whitworth tuition costs only.
2021-22 Academic Scholarships: Up to $28,000 per year
Whitworth offers generous academic scholarships to incoming first-year students based on their cumulative high school GPA (weighted) and/or one of the following standardized tests:
- ACT or SAT
TOEFL or IELTS
British or Singapore A-Level Exams, or predicted A-Level exam grades, if you are still in school
International or European or Scottish Baccalaureate, or predicted exam grades if you are still in school
South African Matric (NSC)
Students who submit more than one of the above exams will be offered based on the highest exam grades they have submitted. For students submitting more than one SAT/ACT exam, we will use the superscore – the highest combination of subscores from each test.
These scholarships are offered 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 homeschooled 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 offer.
Campus Housing Grants: $3,000 per year
Offered automatically for 2021-22 incoming, first-year students living on campus to cover tuition.
Visit Scholarship: $1,000 (one-time)
Offered to students enrolling in fall 2021 who complete a qualifying 2020-21 Whitworth admissions visit program.
Need-Based Financial Aid
If you are an international student planning to apply for need-based aid, you must submit the College Board CSS Profile application.
- Create your CSS Profile Account and apply: student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile
- Whitworth CSS Profile Code: 4953
Please scroll down on the CSS PROFILE homepage and download the instructions. We encourage you to print the instructions and to view the interactive tutorial. Whitworth does not provide fee waivers for the CSS Profile.
If you experience technical difficulties with the CSS Profile, please contact their support services:
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE Support
Web: CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time. Service hours are extended January through April to 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern time, and are subject to change.
Please note: Whitworth requires applicants (who file) and their parents to submit their most recent tax return(s)/form(s) to Whitworth. Whitworth aid does not offer scholarships or other financial aid that covers the full cost of attendance, and we do not guarantee need-based aid to applicants. All applications are carefully reviewed based on need and overall academic profile. Need-based aid is given in the form of international grants. Whitworth does not offer loans.
If we receive your CSS Profile application by Nov. 15, you will receive a financial aid offer as early as mid-February. CSS Profiles received after Nov. 15 will be processed on a rolling basis.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of International Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Sources of Support
Whitworth International Grant – amount varies based on need
Whitworth Education USA Scholarship
To encourage students to take advantage of the resources EducationUSA offers to prepare students for study in the United States, Whitworth University is offering a $1,000 scholarship to any student who is registered at an EducationUSA center around the world and is admitted to Whitworth and enrolls. This scholarship would be in addition to any academic scholarship and/or need-based institutional grants (amounts vary) for which the student qualifies and is renewable.
On-Campus Student Employment
Although not guaranteed for every student, on-campus part-time job opportunities are also available to international students with F-1 and J-1 visas. A student working just 10 hours a week, for example, could earn about $4,000 in a nine-month academic year.