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College Bound Scholarship/Whitworth Bound Promise

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 meet all requirements as set by the Washington Student Achievement Council:

  • Sign up for (or be automatically enrolled in) College Bound in middle school
  • Graduate from a Washington high school or homeschool program with a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Be good citizens who have never been convicted of a felony
  • Apply to an eligible college
  • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid)
  • 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 Washington state university, and the full amount of the scholarship can be applied to tuition, housing and meal costs at Whitworth.

Whitworth Bound Promise – Tuition 100 Percent Covered!*

First-year and transfer students from the state of Washington who meet all requirements for the College Bound Scholarship may be eligible to receive the Whitworth Bound Promise, which covers 100 percent of Whitworth tuition* (using federal, state and university funds).

*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. 

To automatically receive the Whitworth Bound Promise...

Admitted first-year applicants (including Running Start) must:

  • Meet College Bound Scholarship requirements listed above
  • File the FAFSA or WASFA and send it to Whitworth (school code 003804)
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative, weighted high school GPA (homeschool students not in an accredited high school program must have a superscore of 1000 SAT, 19 ACT or 64 CLT)

Admitted transfer applicants must:

  • Meet College Bound Scholarship requirements listed above
  • File the FAFSA or WASFA and send it to Whitworth (school code 003804)
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative college GPA

The Whitworth Bound Promise covers 100 percent of tuition through federal, state and university funds. It can be renewed as long as the student maintains College Bound Scholarship eligibility and meets satisfactory academic-progress requirements. Students have eight semesters of eligibility in the College Bound Program. The Whitworth Bound Promise is only offered to students with College Bound eligibility and is only available in the fall and spring semesters. Students can choose to use College Bound Scholarship funds during the summer, but this would count toward their eight semesters of eligibility. Eligibility for the Whitworth Bound Promise ends once a student has received their full eight semesters of the College Bound Scholarship.

To be considered automatically, just apply for admission to Whitworth University and submit your FAFSA or WASFA.

Questions? Please contact the Whitworth Admissions Office at 509.777.4786 or You can also contact your personal admissions counselor to learn more!