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Whitworth Scholarships for Freshmen

Whitworth scholarships are available to cover Whitworth tuition costs only.

Academic Scholarships: $18,000 to $25,000 per year

Whitworth offers generous academic scholarships to incoming freshman students based on their cumulative high school GPA (weighted) and/or their SAT/ACT superscore (highest combination of subscores from each test). These scholarships are awarded 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 home-schooled 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 award.

Use our scholarship calculator to see which scholarships you are eligible to receive 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 509.777.4768. 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.
  • Visit Scholarship: $1,000: Awarded to students who complete a Whitworth admissions visit program during their senior year.
  • Diversity Scholarship: $2,000: Awarded to students from underrepresented racial/ethnic backgrounds or who have lived in a culture outside their own throughout high school.
  • Whitworth Bound Scholarship: Up to tuition: Awarded to Washington residents who are eligible for the College Bound Scholarship and have a 3.5 weighted, cumulative GPA.
  • Talent and Participation Scholarships: $500-$10,000: Awarded based on audition or application to students who participate in music, theatre, visual arts, journalism and media, forensics (speech and debate) or Young Life at Whitworth.
  • Military Service Scholarship: $1,500: Awarded to veterans and their dependents whose tuition is not fully covered by veterans benefits.
  • Alumni Scholarship: $1,000: Awarded to dependents of Whitworth alumni.
  • Family Grant: $1,000: Awarded to students with one or more sibling attending Whitworth.
  • Outside Scholarships: Scholarships from local, regional or national organizations can usually be stacked on top of Whitworth scholarships and grants.

Whitworth FIRST Robotics Scholarship

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 https://www.firstinspires.org/scholarships.

Need-Based Aid

Most Whitworth students also quality for need-based aid from Whitworth, state or federal sources and/or are eligible for student employment. To ensure you receive all of the resources available to you, be sure to submit your FAFSA to Whitworth.