Grants & Scholarships

For Adult Degree Program Students

Federal & State Grant Programs

Federal Pell Grant

This grant is funded by the federal government. Funds are awarded to high-financial-need students based on a student's Expected Family Contribution. Eligibility for the Pell Grant is set by the Department of Education.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

This grant is a limited fund awarded to high-financial-need students who file the FAFSA. Eligibility standards are set by the Department of Education and awarded by the university.

More information on federal grants is available at

Oregon Opportunity Grant

This grant program is a limited fund through the State of Oregon (OSAC). The grant is awarded to:

  • High-need students as determined by the FAFSA or the ORSAA
  • Residents of the state of Oregon

Visit this Oregon student aid page to learn more. Note: OSAC will notify colleges of eligible students beginning in March

teacher grant

TEACH Grant (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education)

This grant program provides up to $4,000 per year to eligible students. To be eligible, students each year must:

  • Complete the Agreement to Serve
  • Complete TEACH entrance counseling
  • Be enrolled in an approved teaching-related degree
    • Master of Teaching
    • Master of Education* in the English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Reading Interventionist (READ), or Special Education (SPED) specializations.
    • Elementary Education
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Other High Need Fields identified by federal, state or local government
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25

*Students in these programs are required to complete a TEACH Grant Confirmation form to certify their intended post-education teaching plan.

The TEACH Grant does not have to be repaid unless the student fails to carry out service obligations:

  • Teach full time in a high-need field
  • Serve four years at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency
  • Serve students from low-income families
  • Complete the four eligible years of service within eight years of graduation
  • Complete annual certification

If a student fails to complete the requirements, they must repay the TEACH Grant as a Direct Unsubsidized Loan with interest accrued from the date the grant was disbursed.

Get more information or apply for a TEACH Grant  

Finding Outside Scholarships

External scholarships must be counted as part of your total financial aid and must be reported to your financial aid counselor in MyGeorgeFox.

There are many scholarship opportunities for students from sources outside George Fox University.

Visit our Outside Scholarships Page for information on finding outside aid to help pay for school.

Note: Students should never pay a fee in order to apply for a scholarship.