Grants & Scholarships

Federal and State Grant Programs

The Federal Pell Grant is funded by the federal government.  Funds are awarded to high need students based on results from the FAFSA.  Eligibility for the Pell Grant is set by the federal government. 

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is awarded to high need students according to eligibility standards set by the federal government. Funds from this program are available only to students who file the FAFSA and demonstrate extremely high need. Awards may be limited due to availability of funds.

The Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG) program is funded through The Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC). This grant is generally awarded to high need students as determined by the FAFSA, policies set by OSAC and who are residents of the State of Oregon. 

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who agree to teach full-time in a high-need field for four years at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families. The TEACH Grant does not have to be repaid unless the student fails to carry out service obligations, in which case the student must repay TEACH Grant as Direct Unsubsidized Loan with interest accrued from date grant was disbursed. To be eligible, students must complete the Agreement to Serve and TEACH Entrance Counseling each year. To learn more information or apply, visit

University Grants

George Fox University awards university grants to students who demonstrate need when filing the FAFSA. If eligible on the basis of financial need, a student may receive a George Fox Need Grant as well as federal, state and other university funds.

Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships are awarded by the Admissions office at the time of acceptance to the university. Merit scholarships are renewable and there is no minimum GPA requirement to maintain them. 

Scholarship Competition Awards

Freshmen and new transfer students compete for additional academic scholarships during the Scholarship Competition that is held each February. This is an invitation only event, contact your Admission counselor for more information. Visit  Scholarship Competition for eligibilty and renewal requirements.

Participation Scholarships

Freshmen and new transfer students can also apply for participation scholarships that do not have a major requirement. The participation scholarships are not a part of Scholarship Competition.

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 MyGFU sign-in. 

There are many scholarship opportunities for students from sources outside George Fox University. Students can locate scholarships through online searches. Students should never pay a fee in order to apply for a scholarship.

Visit  External Scholarships Information to find search engines and a listing of available scholarships George Fox has been notified of.