Additional Scholarships

This page provides details about additional scholarships that incoming students may apply for. Please note that incoming students may not receive more than $5,000 in university funded scholarships in addition to their academic merit scholarship. This includes scholarships awarded through Scholarship Summit.

Artistic Achievement and Participation Awards

Music Scholarships available

The George Fox University Artistic Achievement and Participation Awards are intended to recognize students who demonstrate outstanding talent and who intend to contribute to the George Fox University community through participation and involvement (but not necessarily as majors) in the following areas:

  • Debate 
  • Music (instrumental and vocal)
  • Theatre

These awards are open to all new incoming students. To be considered for an Artistic Achievement and Participation Award, students must:

  • Start an application for admission by Jan. 15 (requires that the actual application be submitted, not all accompanying pieces). You can apply online, via the Common Application, or you can download the application as a PDF. Application must be postmarked by Jan. 15
  • Audition or meet portfolio submission deadlines as outlined by the department awarding the scholarship
Theatre Scholarships available

Faculty in each academic department will select the Artistic Achievement and Participation Award recipients and the amount of each scholarship. Awards will vary between $1,000 and $1,500 per year. Announcements of award winners will be made after March 1.

All participants will be notified of their results by mail. Artistic Achievement and Participation Award recipients are expected to participate in and contribute to the activities on campus and must enroll at George Fox in order to receive the scholarship. The Artistic Achievement and Participation Award will be added to the financial aid award.

For more information, please contact the scholarship department representative for the award you're interested in.

Honors Program Scholarships

Honors Program Scholarships availableApplicants interested in our Honors Program who complete the following steps by the early application deadline (Nov. 1) will be automatically considered for additional scholarship award by participating in our Scholarship Summit process, which includes the following:

  • Complete the undergraduate application by Nov. 1
  • Complete the Honors Program supplemental application and recommendation form by Nov. 1
  • Participate in one Honors Program community engagement opportunity 

Multicultural Leadership Scholarship

Multicultural Leadership Scholarships available

Recipients of the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship are seen as leaders on campus who are trained to intentionally engage conversations regarding diversity and reconciliation. These students not only receive mentorship and staff support, but also gain professional and leadership experience. Students who receive this scholarship, which ranges from $1000-$2500, will be a part of the Mosaic Scholars Program and are required to participate in on-going events throughout the year to retain their renewable scholarship:


  • Mosaic Scholars Orientation - August 26, 2021 (first year only)
  • President's Welcome BBQ - August 27, 2021 (first year only)
  • Welcome Weekend - August 27-29, 2020 (first year only)
  • Mosaic Retreat - September 3-5, 2021 (first year only)
  • Peer Mentor Meetings - twice a month (first year only)
  • Cohort Meetings - monthly
  • Voices Project Conference (fall); MLK Program (spring)
  • All-Scholars Meetings: twice a year
  • Hold a leadership position (starting second year)

The application deadline is February 15, 2021. Recipients will be notified early to mid-March. 

For more information, please contact Mari Ortega in the Intercultural Life office at

Alumni Certificate Scholarship

Our alumni stand tall in our world and George Fox University is proud to support the legacy of our past Bruins! If you are a child of a George Fox alum, we are happy to offer you a one-time $500 Alumni Certificate scholarship. The Alumni Certificate Scholarship will be applied to your first year as an incoming freshman or transfer student and is not renewable.

Donor-Funded Scholarships

Incoming freshmen are invited to apply for the following donor-funded scholarships. To apply, submit the Freshmen Donor-Funded Scholarship Application by March 15th. 

Ken & Joan Austin: To award an outstanding first-year student attending George Fox, from Newberg, Yamhill County or home state of Oregon.

Grandpa Roy Hiebert Memorial Award: Awarded to new incoming freshmen with an interest in short or long term missions with an on campus meal plan.

Kristine Dicus Memorial Award: To assist a first-year freshman Protestant student at George Fox whose major is music.

Minthorne Family Grant: To assist first-year freshman students at George Fox who are children of Friends ministers or missionaries.

Nard and Sis McGrath Scholarship: To assist and encourage a first-year freshman at George Fox who graduated from Newberg High School. 

Arthur & Fern Roberts Scholarship: To assist and encourage first-year Quaker freshman students to attend George Fox.

Dwight and Marie Macy Family Scholarship: To assist first-year students attending George Fox who graduated from Madras or Culver high schools.

Juan Young Trust Scholarship

This is a donor funded scholarship to provide money for college scholarships for Oregon residents that are descendants of former employees of Kienow’s Food Stores Inc. and/or Kienow’s Wholesale Grocery Company.


  • Lineal descendent of Kienow’s employee that was employed a minimum of two years of part- or full-time employment
  • Under 21, May 1 of the year the student plans to enroll in college
  • Resident of Oregon
  • Accepted in an Oregon college or university

To apply, submit the Juan Young Trust Scholarship application by April 15. The scholarship application will be available in early spring.

FIRST Robotics Scholarship

FIRST Robotics Scholarship available

In support of the FIRST mission, George Fox University is offering a merit-based scholarship, in the amount of $2,500, to a high school senior who has participated on a FIRST team during high school. This scholarship may be utilized for any undergraduate course of study at George Fox University. The scholarship is renewable each year for up to a total of four years. The recipient must meet the regular academic requirements for admission to the university.


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a senior in high school
  • Have participated on a FIRST Robotics Competition team or a FIRST Tech Challenge team
  • Apply, be admitted and enroll at George Fox University as a full-time student (you do not have to be admitted at the time of applying for the scholarship)
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

Scholarship Application Package Content

To apply for the George Fox University FIRST Scholarship, complete the application package, including:

  • A completed FIRST Scholarship Application
  • A 500-word essay regarding how your FIRST experience has affected your career goals
  • A letter of recommendation from one of your FIRST adult mentors

Submission of Scholarship Application

The completed FIRST Scholarship application package must be received no later than Jan. 1, by 

Lindsay Knox
Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Financial Aid
George Fox University
414 N. Meridian Street #6089
Newberg, OR 97132

External Scholarships

George Fox University offers some great resources on finding free money to pay for school. Please visit the External Scholarships page for further information. Many times, high school counselors and College and Career offices can also help provide resources for finding local scholarships.