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Scholarships for Transfer Students

Whitworth scholarships are available to cover Whitworth tuition costs only.

2021-22 University Scholarships: $12,000 to $25,000

For transfer students enrolling at Whitworth in fall 2021 or spring 2022.

Whitworth offers generous scholarships ranging from $12,000-$25,000 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 toward an undergraduate degree. Explore additional financial aid resources at

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

Offered to students who complete a qualifying Whitworth admissions visit program during the academic year prior to enrolling at Whitworth. For more information and to see a list of qualifying visit programs, visit

Pirate Pathways Scholarship: $1,500

Offered to students from Washington State Community Colleges and North Idaho College who sign up for the Pirate Pathways Program. Click here to learn more.

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 or higher cumulative college GPA. For more information, visit

Whitworth University Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

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.

Recipients of the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship are not eligible for the American Honors Scholarship. This scholarship is renewable. Contact Transfer Admissions at or 509.777.4786.

Whitworth University American Honors Scholarship

Transfer students graduating from an American Honors program with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher who enroll full time at Whitworth to pursue a first bachelor's degree are eligible to receive a $1,500 American Honors Scholarship. The scholarship is renewable. Recipients of the American Honors Scholarship are not eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship or the All-Washington Academic Team Scholarship. Contact the admissions office at or 509.777.4786.

Whitworth University All-Washington Academic Team Scholarship

Whitworth University offers $1,500 scholarships to All-Washington Academic Team members who enroll at Whitworth. This scholarship is renewable. Recipients of the All-Washington Academic Team Scholarship may receive the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, but are not eligible for the American Honors Scholarship. For information, contact Vice President for Admissions & Financial Aid Greg Orwig at or 509.777.4580.

Talent & Participation Scholarships: $1,000+

Offered 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. Click here for more information about these scholarships and the audition/application process.

Military Service Scholarship: Up to $1,500

Offered to veterans and their dependents whose tuition is not fully covered by veterans benefits. Click here to see an extensive list of outside scholarship/grant opportunities for military-connected students. 

Outside Scholarships

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

2020-21 Academic Scholarships: $14,000 to $22,000

For transfer students enrolling at Whitworth in fall 2020 or spring 2021.

The following scholarships are determined at the time a student is accepted to Whitworth University: Transfer scholarships will be offered to students who are enrolled full time, who have completed one or more terms at an accredited college or university, and who are working toward their first bachelor's degree. The scholarship amount will be determined from the student's official college transcript(s). If the student has attended more than one university, Whitworth will calculate a combined cumulative GPA. If the student has completed less than one full term of college work, the scholarship will be determined based on the student's high school cumulative GPA.

Provost's Scholarship $22,000 per year
3.75 or higher cumulative college GPA
Deans' Scholarship $20,000 per year
3.50-3.749 cumulative college GPA
Faculty Scholarship $18,000 per year
3.25-3.499 cumulative college GPA
Pirate Scholarship $16,000 per year
3.0-3.249 cumulative college GPA
Crimson & Black Scholarship $14,000 per year
2.5-2.999 cumulative college GPA

Students who enroll at Whitworth full time will automatically receive the highest scholarship for which they qualify based on information received in the admissions office by Jan. 1 (spring start) or July 15 (fall start) before enrolling. These scholarships are available to cover Whitworth tuition costs only. Whitworth will renew the academic scholarship each year a student is enrolled full time and maintains satisfactory academic progress. When students apply for additional financial aid with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid), these scholarships are considered a resource in meeting a student's demonstrated financial need.