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Whitworth Scholarships for Transfer Students


The following scholarships are determined at the time a student is accepted to Whitworth University: Transfer scholarships will be awarded 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 $20,000 per year
3.75 or higher cumulative GPA
Deans' Scholarship $18,000 per year
3.50-3.74 cumulative GPA
Faculty Scholarship $16,000 per year
3.25-3.49 cumulative GPA
Pirate Scholarship $14,000 per year
3.0-3.24 cumulative GPA

Students who enroll at Whitworth full time in 2018-19 will automatically receive the highest scholarship for which they qualify (based on information received in the admissions office by July 15, 2018). 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 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), these scholarships are considered a resource in meeting a student's demonstrated financial need.

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 awards $1,500 scholarships to 2018 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.

Other Whitworth Scholarships

Visit Scholarship: $1,000

Awarded to students who complete a Whitworth admissions visit program during their senior year.

Diversity Scholarship

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

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

Awarded to dependents of Whitworth alumni.