George Fox University hosts a scholarship event each year for prospective students to compete for awards based on academic disciplines. Participation in Scholarship Competition is by invitation only.
Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the competition of their academic interest as part of the Scholarship Competition, March 16-17, 2017. Students may elect to arrive on Thursday evening to experience student life and participate in interviews, tours, and other campus events on Friday. Students may earn $1,000-$3,000 per year in academic scholarships.
Scholarship Competition Dates
Thursday-Friday, Mar. 16-17, 2017
Scholarship Competition Webinar
Register for our March 6 Webinar to find out more information and prepare for the event.
Important Eligibility Notes:
- Awards are available to incoming first-year college students and college transfers.
- Students who qualify for any amount of tuition remission at George Fox are not eligible for Scholarship Competition.
- Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are not eligible for Scholarship Competition. Information about international student admissions and financial aid is available here.
Deadline for Admission & Scholarship Competition Applications
All admissions application materials (including your Scholarship Competition Application) must be postmarked by Nov. 1. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that the SAT or ACT scores earned after the October test dates will reach our office by Nov. 1. Scores must arrive by that date to be used in determining Scholarship Competition eligibility. Later scores may still be used for application for admission and financial aid purposes.
Scholarship Competition Invitations will be mailed
All Scholarship Competition invitations guaranteed to be mailed by this date.
Scholarship Competition R.S.V.P. Due (RSVP for March date due Feb. 20)
R.S.V.P directions will be included in Scholarship Competition Invitations.
Feb. 2-3 or Feb. 9-10 and Mar. 16-17
Students must be present at Scholarship Competition to compete for all scholarships associated with this event.
Scholarship Competition Award Results are Mailed (Results of the March competition will be mailed in April)
For additional information regarding Scholarship Competition, check out the Frequently Asked Questions section or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Scholarships are available to incoming first-year college students and college transfers.
Each student may participate in one academic competition and it should reflect the student's academic interest.
These scholarships are automatically renewable. All award winners must maintain a 2.5 George Fox grade point average and remain in good standing with the university.
Specifics of Each Subject's Competition
Click on the category to learn more about the specifics of each subject's competition. Scholarship details are subject to change.
- Art - Graphic Design
- Art - Interior Design
- Art - Studio
- Athletic Training
- Biblical Studies
- Business Administration
- Christian Ministries
- Cinema/Media Communication
- Cognitive Science
- Communication Arts*
- Computer Science
- Education - Music
- Elementary Education
- Engineering - Civil/Mechanical
- Engineering - Electrical/Computer
- Exercise Science
- Global Business
- Health/Human Performance
- Information Systems
- International Studies
- Music - Instrumental*
- Music - Vocal*
- Organizational Communication
- Pre-professional Programs
- Social Work
- Sociology - Global and Cultural Studies
- Sociology - Social Justice & Inequality
Scholarship details are subject to change.
* These departments also have participation scholarships available that do not have a major requirement. For details, please visit Additional Scholarships Website. The participation scholarships are not a part of Scholarship Competition.
Schedule for Scholarship Competition 2017
Below is a tentative schedule and subject to change. Academic exams and interviews will take place at various times on Friday. You will receive more details regarding your specific academic interview upon arrival during check-in.
|3:30 - 4:30 p.m.||Check-in|
|3:45 - 4:45 p.m.||Activities Club Fair|
|4:45 - 5:15 p.m.||Welcome to Scholarship Competition|
|5:30 - 7 p.m.||Dinner for Students|
|5:30 - 7 p.m.||Presidential Reception for Parents & Guests|
|7 - 10 p.m.||Evening Activities (ASC Event, Coffee Night)|
|8:30 - 9:30 a.m.||Friday Arrival Check-in and Continental Breakfast (for people arriving Friday)|
|9:30 - 10 a.m.||Welcome to Scholarship Competition (all participants required to attend this session)|
|10 - 11 a.m.||Spiritual Life Session, Class Options, Department Tours, Campus Tour, Housing Tour|
|10 a.m. - 3 p.m.||Scholarship Exams & Interviews (you will receive your specific time upon arrival)|
|11 a.m. - Noon||Financial Aid Session, Class Options, Department Tours, Campus Tour, Housing Tour|
|11 a.m. - 2 p.m.||Lunch Open|
|Noon - 1 p.m.||Class Options|
|1 - 2 p.m.||Student Outcomes/Alumni Panel, Class Options, Department Tours, Admission Counselor Visits, Campus Tour, Housing Tour|
|2 - 3 p.m.||Class Options, Department Tours, Admission Counselor Visits, Campus Tour, Housing Tour|
|3:15 - 3:45 p.m.||Closing Session|
|4 - 4:30 p.m.||Admission Counselor Visits, Campus Tour, Housing Tour|
Frequently Asked Questions
$490,700 (2016 competition figure)
This is a highly competitive scholarship event. Traditionally, over 50% of competitors have walked away with an award.
Yes, until Feb. 20. Please contact our office at 503-554-2240.
Once awarded an academic scholarship, it is renewable for four years as long as you remain in good academic standing.
Thursday afternoon/evening activities are optional. All scholarship interviews will take place on Friday.
You can see the online sample schedule to get an idea what the schedule will look like. You will receive your personal schedule with interview/exam times when you check in for Scholarship Competition.
For additional information regarding Scholarship Competition, call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 503-554-2240, or email email@example.com.