Grants & Scholarships

Federal and State Grant Programs

The Federal Pell Grant is funded by the federal government. Funds are awarded to high need students based on results from the FAFSA. Eligibility for the Pell Grant is set by the federal government. 

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is awarded to high need students according to eligibility standards set by the federal government. Funds from this program are available only to students who file the FAFSA and demonstrate extremely high need. Awards may be limited due to availability of funds.

The Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG) program is funded through The Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC). This grant is generally awarded to high need students as determined by the FAFSA, policies set by OSAC and who are residents of the State of Oregon. 

University Grants

The university awards the George Fox Need Grant to full-time students who demonstrate need when filing the FAFSA. If eligible on the basis of financial need, a student may receive a George Fox Need Grant as well as federal, state and other university funds. George Fox University reserves the right to reduce or eliminate university grant or scholarship funding at any time due to deadlines and award criteria.

Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships are awarded by the Admissions office at the time of acceptance to the university.

Scholarship Competition Awards (New Students)

Students may compete for additional academic scholarships during the Scholarship Competition that is held each February. This is an invitation only event, contact your Admission counselor for more information.

Forensics, Music, and Drama Achievement Scholarships (New Students)

There are a limited number of awards that are made each year to talented, new students who show promise of achievement in forensics, drama, and music. To be eligible, applicants must have satisfactory academic records and demonstrate proficiency in one or more of the above fields. Auditions or personal interviews are held during the annual scholarship competition in February. To remain eligible, students must be full-time, maintain satisfactory academic progress and follow the guidelines set by each department.

Leadership Awards (New Students)

Freshmen and new transfer students can apply for leadership awards during the annual scholarship competition in February.

Other Scholarships and Grants

George Fox offers many designated and endowed scholarships given by friends of the university.  These scholarships are awarded by the academic departments and the Scholarship Committee of the University and are offered to continuing students only. The application process for these scholarships is open between Mid-December through Mid-February of each academic year and is accessible through the students MyGFU, Newberg UG Scholarship link.  Students are notified through their GFU email account when the application process becomes available.

International Student Grants - for Second Year or Returning International Students

Along with the GPA requirements below, returning students receiving the International Student Grant are required to follow the college code of conduct and be actively involved in campus life.

International Student Grant

George Fox GPA 2013-2014 or Later Scholarship Amount

2012-2013 or Prior Scholarship Amount

4.0 $16,000 $15,000
3.8+ $14,000 $13,000
3.5+ $12,000 $11,000
3.0+ $11,000 $10,000
2.6+ $6,000 N/A
2.4+ N/A $6,000
2.0+ N/A $4,000

External Scholarship Information

External scholarships must be counted as part of your total financial aid award. These can be reported to your financial aid counselor through your MyGFU.

There are many scholarship opportunities for students from sources outside George Fox University. Students can locate scholarships through online searches. Students should never pay a fee in order to apply for a scholarship.

Additional scholarship information can be found at the following links:

Click here for a listing of scholarships that George Fox has received from outside sources.

www.oregonstudentaid.gov - For Oregon residents only

www.fastweb.com - Free scholarship search website

www.scholarships.com - Free scholarship search website

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