Scholarship Summit

An illustration of a man and woman in hiking gear looking at a mountain top, with the text Scholarship Summit at George Fox University

What happens when your calling leads you on the path less travelled, to a destination you can only find through wayfinding and blazing your own trails? That's what it means to be a Bruin. We know that the best views come from the hardest climbs and we’re not afraid of the challenge.

That’s why we’re so excited for you to join us on the trails of Scholarship Summit, a two-part scholarship experience that guarantees you an additional $1,000 in scholarship if you complete Trail 1 and the chance to earn an additional $1,000-$3,000 if you complete Trail 2.

Apply to George Fox by Nov. 1 and complete one or both trails by Feb. 15 to earn up to $4,000 on top of your merit scholarship! There are two trails you need to take to get to the top, and we’ll guide you along the way.

Interested? Here’s the map to your trek:
Graphic showing a summit with a line labeled trail 1 going to the top. An optional line named trail 2 branches off and reconnects with the main path.

Trail 1: Earn a guaranteed $1,000 scholarship

Kick-off your journey by seeing what makes George Fox such an incredible place. On trail one, you’ll journey through different parts of campus, in person or virtually, catching glimpses of what it means to be a Bruin.

Here’s what you’ll need to do

  • Apply to George Fox by Nov. 1 
  • Go on a George Fox campus tour by Feb. 15 (on-campus or our live virtual tour
  • Meet with an admissions counselor by Feb. 15 (on-campus or video chat)
  • Participate in a George Fox Community Engagement opportunity to learn about other parts of campus and what it’s like to be a Bruin by Feb. 15

Community Engagement Opportunities

On-Campus Options

To sign up for any of these options please register for an individual campus visit and select the option on your registration form.

  • Meet with a professor
  • Meet with a current student
  • Meet with a coach
  • Meet with the Intercultural Resource Center
  • Go to lunch with a current student

Virtual Options

To sign up for any of these options please visit the virtual community engagement event page and select the activity you want to register for.

  • Athletics at Fox session
  • Paying for college session
  • Intercultural Life at Fox session
  • Honors information session
  • Travel Abroad at Fox
  • Housing and Residence Life at Fox session

Complete by Feb. 15 to earn a $1,000 scholarship

Complete all four parts of this journey by February 15, and you’ll receive an additional $1,000 on top of your merit scholarship, no questions asked.

The campus tour, admissions counselor visit, and community engagement opportunity can be done all in person, all virtually, or a combination of the two!

Trail 2: Chance for an additional $1,000-$3,000 scholarship

You’ve heard about our Be Known promise, but are you ready to experience it? Now is your chance to connect with professors and students in your future major for a chance to win additional scholarships ranging from $1,000-$3,000. Not sure what you want to major in yet? That’s normal! Just choose the major you’re leaning most towards at this point, and if you win a scholarship from the summit, you’ll keep your scholarship even if you change majors later on.

Department Summit

Every department will host departmental summits - a chance for you to come to campus or interact virtually with your future department. During these summits, you’ll have the chance to interview with a professor, learn more about your major and department, and get a chance to meet some future classmates! Sure, there’s an interview, but don't be intimidated; Our professors are AMAZING people who teach because they love engaging with students. This will be a lot of fun.  Departmental summits  will take place in person on our beautiful campus or virtually, so you can pick the date, time, and means that works best for you.


Trail 2 registration is coming soon. In the meantime, you can explore our majors & minors.

Interested in our Honors Program?

If you're interested in being in the Honors program while you're a student at Fox, participate in the Honors Trail in addition to completing Trails 1 and 2 for a chance to interview for acceptance into the program and a chance to win up to $6,000* in scholarships. To be considered, here's what you need to know:

Students who apply by the Nov. 1 Early Application deadline while also submitting supplemental honors application pieces have maximum scholarship potential - up to $6,000 in addition to their Merit Scholarship. Honors program admissions decisions and scholarship awards will be determined after completing an applicant interview with one of our program faculty.

*This $6,000 also includes Trail 1 & Trail 2 awards from the university and is not guaranteed.


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all students must complete a George Fox admissions application by Nov. 1 and be admitted in order to be eligible to participate.

Not necessarily. If you’d like to complete Trail 1 and Trail 2 during one visit, you are more than welcome to do that! 

No! We offer each component of Scholarship Summit in person and virtually, so you can choose to complete it all in person, all online, or a combination of two.

Ascend both trails by February 15 to remain eligible.

There is no catch.

No sweat! If you’ve already attended an admissions office coordinated campus tour or met with an admissions counselor, you don’t need to do that again! You’ll just want to sign up for a community engagement opportunity and you’ll be good to go!

We bet you have some sort of idea of what you’d like to major in - even if it’s between a couple of options. We encourage you to pick the one you’re leaning towards most and set off on your Summit journey!

Great question! You can look at all of the different opportunities to engage with different parts of our campus and that count towards trail one. Some examples include chatting with a professor, meeting with a current student, or attending one of our financial aid sessions. 

Once you are admitted to the university, you’ll receive an official invitation via email and also in your acceptance packet! Be on the lookout for both!

Once you’re admitted to the university, you’ll receive access to a checklist through your application portal, where you applied to George Fox. A checklist will not only be listed there to help you stay on track with Scholarship Summit, but also with other tasks related to the admissions process. We’re committed to making this easy for you!

Once you’re admitted and have received your invitation to Scholarship Summit, you can start signing up for Trail 1 and Trail 2 experiences! Both registrations are on our Scholarship Summit website, so just return whenever you’re ready. Just be sure to have both trails completed by Feb. 15.