Additional Scholarships

Ready to make your George Fox education even more affordable? Every scholarship listed on this page is for incoming students just like you. There’s no better way to make a dent in your tuition!

A quick note: Incoming students may not receive more than $5,000 in university-funded scholarships in addition to their academic merit scholarship, which includes scholarships awarded through Scholarship Summit.

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Visit Experience Scholarship

New students can receive an annual $1,000 scholarship by completing three steps of a Visit Experience. Simply participate on a campus or virtual tour, meet with an admissions counselor and participate in a Campus Connection.

Artistic Achievement and Participation Awards

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:

  1. Complete an application for admission (requires that the actual application be submitted, not all accompanying pieces). You can apply online or via the Common Application.
  2. Audition or meet portfolio submission deadlines as outlined by the department awarding the scholarship

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.

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All participants will be notified of their results by email. Artistic Achievement and Participation Award recipients are expected to participate in and contribute to the activities on campus and must enroll at George Fox 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:

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Honors Program Scholarships

If you're interested in being in the  Honors Program  while you're a student at Fox, participate in the Honors Fellowship Day for a chance to interview for acceptance into the program and a chance to win up to $5,000 in scholarships per year. Honors students may also take part in Scholarship Summit for maximum scholarship potential*. Applicants interested in our Honors Program who complete the following steps by the early application deadline (Nov. 8) will be considered for an invitation  to Fellowship Day, our premier Honors scholarship event:

  • Complete the undergraduate application by Nov. 1
  • Complete the Honors Program supplemental application and recommendation form by Nov. 8

*Honors Program students may win a  maximum total award of $6,000 in addition to their merit scholarship. This includes Fellowship Day, the Visit Experience Scholarship, and Scholarship Summit awards from the university and is not guaranteed.

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Act Six Scholarships

Act Six is a leadership development and college scholarship program that brings together diverse, multicultural cadres of emerging urban leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home.

Conducted in partnership with the Portland Leadership Foundation, the initiative provides student leaders the opportunity to develop exceptional leadership skills, earn a four-year college scholarship and make a difference on the college campus and in their communities.

Each year, a select group of students – many from multicultural backgrounds – are selected to participate in the program. They are provided a full-need scholarship to cover all tuition and housing costs. To learn more about Act Six program, visit the Act Six website.

Multicultural Leadership Scholarship

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 $1,000 to $2,500, will be a part of the Mosaic Scholars Program and are required to participate in ongoing events throughout the year to retain their renewable scholarship.

Tentative event schedule:

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  • Mosaic Scholars Orientation - August (first year only)
  • President's Welcome BBQ - August (first year only)
  • Welcome Weekend - August (first year only)
  • Mosaic Retreat - September (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 March 15, 2022. Recipients will be notified early to mid-April.

For more information, please contact the Director of Intercultural Life, D'Metri Mattocks, at dmattocks@georgefox.edu.

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

As an incoming freshman at George Fox University, you could be eligible for one of 12 available donor-funded scholarships. Ranging from $700-$4,000, these scholarships seek to support students that may be one of the following: 

  • An upcoming graduate of Newberg High School, Yamhill County, or the state of Oregon
  • A student graduating from a Madras or Culver, Oregon high school
  • A member of the Friends Church
  • The child of a Friends minister or missionary
  • An individual with interest in short or long-term missions
  • A music major
  • A student from the state of Colorado 
  • A student from the state of California
  • A social work major

Do you meet one of the above criteria? Apply now! Here are the steps you need to take: 

  1. Prepare your resume. 
  2. Write the essay (choose one of the following prompts, and please limit it to 2 pages)
    • What are your passions, and how do they contribute to your academic and career goals?
    • Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
  3. Complete the application

Note: You must be logged into your George Fox Gmail account to access the application. Account login info is sent to students from servicedesk@georgefox.edu shortly after being admitted to the email address provided on their application for admission. 

This application has a due date of March 14, 2022. Only 2022-2023 freshmen may be eligible.

FIRST Robotics Scholarship

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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.

Eligibility

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:

Undergraduate Admissions
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. High school counselors and College and Career offices can often also help provide resources for finding local scholarships.