Initiatives & Programs

Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative is Portland's only full-need, 4-year urban leadership scholarship for emerging urban leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home using a four-part strategy.

Recruit and Select - Locally recruit and select diverse, multicultural cadres of promising urban student leaders.

Train and Prepare - Intensively train these groups of students in the year prior to college, equipping them to support each other, succeed academically and grow as service-minded leaders.

Send and Fund - Send the teams together with unsurpassed scholarships for four years of education at partner colleges. George Fox University provides the scholarship funding (inclusive of tuition, room and board) that allows these students to pursue their academic dreams while at our institution.

Support and Inspire - Provide strong campus support, ongoing leadership development and vocational connections to inspire scholars to serve their home communities.

Multicultural Leadership Scholarship

Each year George Fox awards Multicultural Leadership Scholarships to students in the amount of $2,500 or $3,000. For more information, visit the undergraduate financial aid page.

East Asia Program

Students from China study at George Fox.George Fox began a teaching exchange relationship with China’s Wuhan University of Technology in the early 1990s, but it wasn’t until the fall of 2007 that the university initiated a program – under the direction of alumnus Thomas Peng – that would recruit a significant number of Chinese to campus each year.

George Fox initiated the China and East Asia Studies Program at a pivotal point in China’s history. China, long isolated from the West under communism, is emerging as a global economic power. “China and India are the largest emerging economies in the world today,” George Fox President Robin Baker says. “If we want to reflect the future and not the past, we need to embrace these cultures. We in the U.S. had a tendency to be isolationists in the past. We can’t afford to do that anymore.”

The program is also an extension of the university’s emphasis on international experiences – George Fox is ranked among the top 60 out of more than 1,800 schools in the country for the percentage of students who study abroad – and the school’s commitment to bridging cultural, racial and religious boundaries.