Act Six students

Act Six

The Act Six program exemplifies George Fox University’s commitment to creating a more diverse campus community.

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 from the greater Portland metro  and Woodburn areas the opportunity to...

  • Develop exceptional leadership skills
  • Earn a four-year college scholarship
  • Step out of their comfort zones
  • 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.

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Act Six Stories

Read more about the history of the Act Six program at George Fox, as well as student stories, in this George Fox Journal feature article .

Alumni Stories

Upon graduating from George Fox, former Act Six scholar Gustavo Vela-Moreno returned to his home community of Woodburn, Oregon, to launch ReNew, a mentorship initiative for college-bound high school seniors. Watch Video

First-generation college student Eduardo Fuentes speaks about the love he has for his parents and his nursing training at George Fox. Watch Video

Sharing Her Dream

Hear former Act Six scholar Asia Greene share her passion for how important it is to find your potential – no matter what your cultural background Watch Video

Student Experiences

Markayla Shattuck

“My experience at George Fox has been nothing but valuable. As a first-generation college student, the education I received exceeded my expectations. My faculty mentors did an exceptional job of preparing me for graduate school and were there to support me personally, spiritually and academically. Being at George Fox I have learned how to be a better person and what it means to truly love your neighbor.”

- Markayla Shattuck, Portland, Oregon, Psychology Graduate

Austin O'Neal

“My experience at Fox has been life-changing, and that is the easy way to word it. It has done so much to me in positive ways – new friends, new experiences and a found relationship with Christ. I will remember and will miss the community here. Everyone knowing everyone, and everyone being so friendly”

- Austin O’Neal, Portland, Oregon, Social Work Graduate