Friday-Saturday, Feb. 1-2 or Feb. 8-9, 2013
George Fox University hosts a scholarship event each year for prospective students to compete for awards based on leadership and/or academic disciplines. Participation in Scholarship Competition is by invitation only.
Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in leadership and/or academic interviews as part of the Scholarship Competition, either Feb. 1 & 2 or Feb. 8 & 9. Leadership interviews will take place on Friday and academic competitions will be held on Saturday.
To qualify for consideration, you must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have the following items postmarked by Nov. 15, 2012.
- A completed application for admission. You can either apply online or you can download the application as a PDF. To see what makes a complete application please visit the application requirements page.
- A complete Scholarship Competition Application Form
Important Eligibility Notes:
- Academic and Leadership 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.
Deadline for Admission & Scholarship Competition Applications
All admissions application materials (including your Scholarship Competition Application) must be postmarked by Nov. 15. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that the SAT scores earned after the Oct. 6 test date or ACT scores earned after the Oct. 27 test date will reach our office by Nov. 15. 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
R.S.V.P directions will be included in Scholarship Competition Invitations.
February 1 & 2 orFebruary 8 & 9
Students must be present at Scholarship Competition to compete for all scholarships associated with this event.
Scholarship Competition Award Results are Mailed
For additional information regarding Scholarship Competition, check out the Frequently Asked Questions section or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Phone: 800-765-4369, ext. 2240
Academic scholarships are available to incoming first-year college students and college transfers.
Each student may participate in one academic competition and should reflect the student's academic interest. Scholarships range from $1000 to $2500.
The Competitive Academic Scholarship is automatically renewable. All award winners must maintain a 2.5 George Fox grade point average and remain in good standing with the university.
The following academic subject descriptions are for Scholarship Competition 2013.
Click on the category to learn more about the specifics of each subject's competition. Scholarship details are subject to change.
- Art - Fashion Design
- Art - Graphic Design
- Art - Interior Design
- Art - Studio
- Athletic Training
- Biblical Studies
- Business Majors
- Christian Ministries
- Cinema/Media Communication
- Cognitive Science
- Communication Arts*
- Computer Science
- Education - Music
- Elementary Education
- Engineering - Civil/Mechanical
- Engineering - Electrical/Computer
- Health/Human Performance
- Information Systems
- International Studies
- Music - Instrumental*
- Music - Vocal*
- Organizational Communication
- Pre-professional Programs
- Social Work
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. These scholarships are not a part of Scholarship Competition.
** To be competitive for this award, you need to have at least a 600 math score on the SAT.
Leadership scholarships are available to incoming first-year college students and college transfers.
The Leadership Awards are intended to recognize students who demonstrate outstanding leadership experience or involvement in co-curricular activities and who intend to contribute to the George Fox University community through participation, involvement and continued development of leadership skills.
These awards are available in the following areas. Click on the award name to learn more about the specifics of each awards's competition.
- Miller Leadership (variety of co-curricular experiences)
The Jim and Lila Miller Award is for students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership characteristics through co-curricular activities, student government, local, church, or community activities. Significant emphasis is placed on the interview process during Scholarship Competition. In order to continue receiving the scholarship, students must complete requirements laid out through the ISLP (Inclusion and Student Leadership Programs) department once enrolled.
Students that are invited to compete for the Miller Scholarship should bring the following items to campus with them for the interview process.
- A photo of yourself
- A resume listing extracurricular activities, leadership positions, and honors or awards received related to involvement in school, church and communities.
- Multicultural Leadership (involvement in multicultural communities/clubs/activities)
Multicultural: George Fox University is committed to living out the core value of "reflecting the diversity of God's kingdom" (GFU values). In order to live out this value, we have created a program that is designed to recruit and retain students who are committed to diversity (ethnicity, socio-economic status, and physical disability) and have a passion for promoting multiethnic awareness. These students will help GFU achieve our mission to "demonstrate the meaning of Jesus Christ by offering a caring educational community in which each individual may achieve the highest intellectual and personal growth, and by participating responsibly in our world's concerns."
Who is eligible?
Students of any ethnicity who are engaged in a multiethnic community (i.e. Hispanic/Latino, African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan native), have been accepted to George Fox and have a 3.0 GPA or above are eligible. The Multicultural Leadership scholarship committee will select students who best meet the application requirement and who demonstrate academic strength and leadership qualities.
Students that are invited to compete for the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship should bring the following items to campus with them for the interview process.
- A photo of yourself
- A resume listing extracurricular activities, leadership positions, and honors or awards received related to involvement in school, church
- Friends Church Leadership (involvement in Quaker church/youth activities)
The Friends Leadership Program at George Fox University is designed to build upon your strengths as a leader, strengthen the Quaker Church, and provide opportunities to serve at George Fox, in the local church, and throughout the world.
The Friends Leadership scholarship will consist of two parts: a group interview and and a personal interview, both of them occurring on campus. Students that are interested in the Friends Leadership scholarship, and who have completed both their application for admission and their scholarship competition application by November 15, will be invited to campus to participate in the interviews.
Each student may only receive one Leadership Award but should express interest in any for which they may qualify. Amounts of the Leadership Awards vary and range from $1,000 to $2,500 per year. All of the awards will be added to the financial aid award and other scholarships the student may qualify for.
Leadership Award recipients are expected to participate in and contribute to campus activities and events, including leadership development programs/seminars. All award winners must maintain a 2.5 George Fox grade point average and remain in good standing with the university to continue receiving the scholarship beyond the sophomore year.
For additional information regarding Scholarship Competition, call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 800-765-4369, ext. 2240, or e-mail at email@example.com.
|Friday - Leadership Scholarship Competition|
|8:30 a.m.||Check-in and Continental Breakfast|
||Welcome to Scholarship Competition|
||Attend a Class, Campus Tours, Life in the Fox Lane Admissions Presentation
||Friday Worship, Campus or Residence Hall Tours, Admissions Counselor Visits|
|11:40 a.m.||Campus or Residence Hall Tours, Attend a Class|
||Parent Activities - Financial Aid Session, Class Options, Admission Counselor Visits, Parent Reception
||Miller and Multicultural Leadership Interview Kick Off (Parents welcome at this session)
||Miller and Multicultural Leadership Interviews
||Activity & Club Fair|
||Friday Closing Session, Meet Overnight Hosts|
||Dinner with Hosts|
|7:00 p.m. - Bedtime||Evening Activities: ASC Event, Basketball Games, Bruin Grounds Coffee Shop Open|
|Saturday - Academic Scholarship Competition|
|8:30 a.m.||Check-in and Continental Breakfast (for people checking in on Saturday)
|9:15 a.m.||Welcome to Scholarship Competition (all Saturday participants need to attend this session)
|10:00 - noon||Departmental Exams, Interviews and Auditions
||Student Outcomes Panel (George Fox Alumni will share how Fox helped them get to where they are)
||Lunch Opens, Financial Aid Presentation, Admissions Counslor Visits, Campus or Residence Hall Tours|
||Academic Department Showcases and Open Houses|
||Saturday Closing Session|
||Campus or Residence Hall Tours, Admissions Counselor Visits|
- How many students received scholarships last year?
- How much money do they have to distribute?
- How competitive is it?
This is a highly competitive scholarship event.
- Can I change the academic scholarship I'd like to compete for after I've submitted my admissions application?
Yes, until Nov. 15. Please contact our office at 503-554-2240.
- What happens if I win an academic scholarship, and then change my major?
Once awarded an academic scholarship, it is renewable for four years as long as you remain in good academic standing.
- Do I have to be there on Friday & Saturday?
You must be present for your scheduled interview times. Leadership interviews take place on Friday. Academic interviews take place on Saturday.
- When will I know my schedule?
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.
- Can parents come?
Absolutely. There are actually some very helpful activities for parents planned during Scholarship Competition (see the online sample schedule for more details). However, they are not allowed in students' exams and interviews. The fee per guest is $10.