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2024-25 Scholarships for First-Year Students

Whitworth scholarships are available to cover Whitworth tuition costs only.

University Scholarships: $17,000 to $30,000

Whitworth offers generous scholarships ranging from $17,000-$30,000 per year, based on students' academic achievement, personal background and other factors. These scholarships are offered after a holistic review of your admissions application and are renewable up to four years as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress. Explore additional financial aid resources at

Incoming students starting in fall 2023 or spring 2024 can expect a University Scholarship between $16,000 to $30,000 per year. 

Additional Scholarship Resources

Campus Housing Grant: $4,000

Offered automatically for 2024-25 incoming students living on campus to cover tuition.

Visit Scholarship: $1,000 (one-time)

Offered to students enrolling in 2024 who complete a qualifying 2023-24 Whitworth admissions visit program.

Talent and Participation Scholarships: $1,000+

Offered based on audition or application to students who participate in art & design, forensics (speech and debate), media, music, theatre or Young Life at Whitworth. Click here to learn more and to apply for these scholarships.

Whitworth Bound Promise: Up to Full Tuition*

Offered and renewed to Washington residents who are eligible for the College Bound Scholarship and have a 3.0 weighted, cumulative GPA.

*Or 100% of financial need covered, if lower than tuition. Financial need equals cost of attendance minus expected family contribution from the FAFSA or WASFA. 

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 good citizens who have never been 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 percent 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, and the full amount of the scholarship is applied to tuition, room and meal costs at Whitworth.

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

This scholarship is renewable. Contact Admissions at or 509.777.4786. To be eligible for a $1,500 PTK scholarship, a student needs:

  • To be newly admitted to Whitworth University, planning to enroll full time for the next academic year, and pursuing a first bachelor’s degree.
  • To be enrolled in PTK for a minimum of one full-time academic school year (or the equivalent of three full-time quarters).
  • An advisor of the PTK chapter at the local community college to write an email detailing the student's active participation in the PTK chapter during that time frame.

Military Service Scholarship: Up to $1,500

Offered to veterans (including their dependents), active-duty members of the military (including their dependents) and ROTC cadets whose tuition is not fully covered by veterans benefits.

Outside Scholarships

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