Grants & Scholarships

Federal and State Grant ProgramsStudent taking notes in a classroom.

Important Note: The FAFSA calculates an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). This is an index number that colleges use to determine your financial need.

Federal Pell Grant

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

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

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 provided at

Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG)

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

See for more information.

Note: OSAC will notify colleges of eligible students beginning in March

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

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. 

*Learn more information or apply for a TEACH Grant 

University Scholarships and Grants

George Fox Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships are:

  • Determined by the Admissions office at the time of admittance 
  • Renewable each year
  • Require no minimum GPA 

You must be enrolled full-time each semester to receive the Merit Scholarship.

Students are not eligible to receive their Merit Scholarship while enrolled in George Fox Digital.

George Fox Need Grant

This grant is awarded to students who:

If eligible, a student may receive a George Fox Need Grant in addition to federal and state grants. 

You must be enrolled full-time each semester to receive the George Fox Need Grant.

Students are not eligible to receive their George Fox Need Grant while enrolled in George Fox Digital.

Scholarship Competition/Scholarship Summit Awards 

This scholarship:

  • Is determined by the academic faculty when you enter the university. 
  • Is renewable each year
  • Requires that students maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards

You must be enrolled full-time each semester to receive the Scholarship Competition/Scholarship Summit Award.

Students are not eligible to receive their Scholarship Competition/Scholarship Summit awards while enrolled in George Fox Digital.

*Note: George Fox University reserves the right to reduce or eliminate university grant or scholarship funding at any time due to deadlines and award criteria.

University Endowed Scholarships (Continuing Students)

George Fox offers many donor funded scholarships given by friends of the university. These scholarships are awarded by the academic departments and the Scholarship Committee of the University and are offered to continuing students only. The application process for these scholarships is open between mid-December through mid-February of each academic year and is accessible through the students myGeorgeFox, under the Newberg UG Scholarship link. Students are notified through their George Fox email account when the application becomes available.

*At the request of the North West Yearly Meeting, all friends students receiving scholarships or grants funded by Friends donors will be required to complete RELI 260 - History and Doctrine of Friends. 

External Scholarship Information

External scholarships must be counted as part of your total financial aid award. External scholarships must be reported to your financial aid counselor through your myGeorgeFox. 

There are many scholarship opportunities for students from sources outside George Fox University. Visit our Scholarship Resource Center for some great information on finding outside aid to help pay for school.

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