Students at George Fox University's Scholarship Competition

Scholarship Competition Dates

Feb. 1-2  or  Feb. 8-9, 2018

George Fox University hosts a scholarship event each year for prospective students to compete for awards based on academic disciplines. Participation in Scholarship Competition is by invitation only.

Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the competition of their academic interest as part of the Scholarship Competition, either February 1-2 or February 8-9, 2018. Students may elect to arrive on Thursday evening to experience student life and participate in interviews, tours, and other campus events on Friday. Students who attend can earn up to $4,000 in scholarships.

Scholarship Competition Webinar

Register for our January 22 Webinar or January 24 Webinar to find out more information and prepare for the event. 

Eligibility & November 1 Deadline

To qualify for consideration, you must have a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and submit the following items by November 1:

Apply for admission
You can either apply online or via the Common Application. To see what makes a complete application, please visit the application requirements page.

Apply for Admission
Apply for Scholarship Competition
Submit a complete Scholarship Competition application by November 1:

Apply for Scholarship Competition

Important Eligibility Notes

  • 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
  • Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are not eligible for Scholarship Competition. Information about international student admissions and financial aid is available here.

Important Dates

Nov. 1

Deadline for Admission & Scholarship Competition Applications

All admissions application materials (including your Scholarship Competition Application) must be postmarked by Nov. 1. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that the SAT or ACT scores earned after the October test dates will reach our office by Nov. 1. 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.

Dec. 8

Scholarship Competition Invitations will be mailed

All Scholarship Competition invitations guaranteed to be mailed by this date.

Jan. 15

Scholarship Competition R.S.V.P. Due

R.S.V.P directions will be included in Scholarship Competition Invitations.

Feb. 1-2


Feb. 8-9

Scholarship Competition

Students must be present at Scholarship Competition to compete for all scholarships associated with this event.

Early March

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: 503-554-2240


Academic Scholarships Academic Scholarships Scholarships are available to incoming first-year college students and college transfers.

Each student may participate in one academic competition and it should reflect the student's academic interest. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year.

These scholarships are automatically renewable. All award winners must maintain a 2.5 George Fox grade point average and remain in good standing with the university.

Specifics of Each Subject's Competition

Click on the category to learn more about the specifics of each subject's competition. Scholarship details are subject to change.

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. The participation scholarships are not a part of Scholarship Competition.

Schedule for Scholarship Competition 2018

Below is a tentative schedule and subject to change. Academic exams and interviews will take place at various times on Friday. You will receive more details regarding your specific academic interview upon arrival during check-in.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Check-in
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Activities Club Fair
4:45 - 5:15 p.m. Welcome to Scholarship Competition
5:30 - 7 p.m. Dinner for Students
5:30 - 7 p.m. Presidential Reception for Parents & Guests
7:00 - 10 p.m. Evening Activities (ASC Event, Coffee Night)
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Friday Arrival Check-in and Continental Breakfast (for people arriving Friday)
9:30 - 10 a.m. Welcome to Scholarship Competition (all participants required to attend this session)
10 - 11 a.m. Spiritual Life Session, Class Options, Department Tours, Admission Counselor Visits, Campus Tour, Housing Tour
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Scholarship Exams & Interviews (you will receive your specific time upon arrival)
11:00 a.m. - Noon Financial Aid Session, Class Options, Department Tours, Campus Tour, Housing Tour
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch Open
Noon - 1 p.m. Class Options
1 - 2 p.m. Class Options, Department Tours, Admission Counselor Visits, Campus Tour, Housing Tour
2 - 3 p.m. Class Options, Department Tours, Admission Counselor Visits, Campus Tour, Housing Tour
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. Closing Session
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Admission Counselor Visits, Campus Tour, Housing Tour

Frequently Asked Questions

$416,500 (2017 competition figure)

This is a highly competitive scholarship event.

Once awarded an academic scholarship, it is renewable for four years as long as you remain in good academic standing.

Thursday afternoon/evening activities are optional.  All scholarship interviews will take place on Friday.

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.

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.

For additional information regarding Scholarship Competition, call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 503-554-2240, or email