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2020-21 Scholarships for Freshmen

Whitworth scholarships are available to cover Whitworth tuition costs only.

University Scholarship

Whitworth offers generous scholarships ranging from $10,000-$24,000 per year, based on students' academic achievement and personal background. 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 whitworth.edu/undergraduateaid.

Other Scholarship Resources

Campus Housing Grants: $3,000: Offered automatically for 2020-21 incoming freshmen living on campus to cover tuition.

Visit Scholarship: $1,000 (one-time): Offered to students who complete a Whitworth admissions visit program during their senior year.

Talent and Participation Scholarships: $1,000+: Offered based on audition or application to students who participate in music, theatre, visual arts, journalism/media, forensics (speech and debate) or Young Life at Whitworth.

Whitworth Bound Promise: Up to Full Tuition: Offered and renewed to Washington residents who are eligible for the College Bound Scholarship and have a 3.25 weighted, cumulative GPA.

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 Transfer Admissions at admissions@whitworth.edu 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: $1,500: Offered to veterans and their dependents whose tuition is not fully covered by veterans benefits.

FIRST Robotics Scholarship: $1,000: In support of the FIRST mission, Whitworth University is offering five renewable $1,000 scholarships for students who have been actively involved with a FIRST Robotics Competition team during high school. This scholarship is offered to incoming first-year students who will be attending Whitworth full time and pursuing a baccalaureate degree in computer science, engineering or physics. The scholarship is renewable for four years, at $1,000 per year, as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress and remains in an eligible major. To apply, go to www.firstinspires.org/scholarships.

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