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 Competition.

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.


William Penn Honors Scholarships

Honors Program Scholarships available

Selected applicants who complete both the admissions application and the William Penn Honors Program application by the Early Application Deadline (November 1st) will be invited to attend the William Penn Honors Fellowship Day on December 7th. This on-campus experience introduces students to the program and provides an opportunity to interview for admission into the honors program and to compete for a William Penn Honors Fellowship. The William Penn Honors Fellowship Day affords students a unique scholarship opportunity and an up-close experience with our University's great books program. Save the date!

  • Friday, December 7  - William Penn Honors Fellowship Day (Must have completed separate applications for admission to George Fox University and the honors program by November 1). William Penn Honors Fellowships range from $14,000 to $22,000. These scholarships replace merit scholarships and void participation in Scholarship Competition.

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 21, 2019 (first year only)
  • President's Welcome BBQ - August 21, 2019 (first year only)
  • Welcome Weekend - August 22-25, 2019 (first year only)
  • Mosaic Retreat - August 30-September 1, 2019 (first year only)
  • Peer Mentor Meetings - twice a month (first year only)
  • Cohort Meetings - monthly
  • Voice Conferences (Fall); Martin Luther King Jr. Serve Day (Spring)
  • Hold a leadership position (starting second year) 
  • All-Scholar Meetings - twice a year              

The application deadline is February 1.  Recipients will be notified early March. 

For more information, please contact the Associate Director of Multicultural Student Development, Bryce Coefield, at

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 May 1. 

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

We highly encourage all students to pursue scholarship opportunities from external organizations in their local communities and from national organizations. Many times, high school counselors and College and Career offices can help provide resources for applying for such awards. George Fox University also keeps a limited but helpful list of external scholarships that many of our students have had success in obtaining. Please visit the External Scholarships page for further information.