Outside Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available from sources outside George Fox University. We in the Financial Aid Office are here to help you find, prioritize and apply for external scholarships.

For starters, check out our video tutorials and podcast links below, as well as links to program-specific listings of grants and scholarships you can potentially apply for.

Note: It’s important that you report any outside scholarships to the financial aid office.

Regional Scholarship Databases

Interested in searching out resources specific to your state? Consider these options:

Scholarship Tutorials

We’ve created a series of videos and short podcasts to assist you in your search:

Step 1: Learn how to find the best scholarship leads, when you should apply, and how much time you need to spend on the scholarship search to be successful.

Step 2: It's not a good idea to apply for every scholarship you find. Instead, use this video to help you determine which scholarships you have the best chance of getting so you can focus on those.

Step 3: Learn about the things scholarship donors need and want to hear when you're applying for a scholarship.

Scholarship Databases and Search Engines

Step 4: Take a listen as we chat about the how to use scholarship databases and search engines. Gain some valuable tools for narrowing down your results, and learn how to protect your personal info from scholarship pain!

External Scholarships Timeline

October - December
Applications begin to open  time to start searching and applying for scholarships!
  • October 1 - FAFSA Opens
  • November 1 - OSAC Scholarship Application opens (for Oregon residents)
  • November - Donor Funded Scholarship Application opens (for continuing traditional undergraduate students)
January - February
  • Febuary - Donor Funded Scholarships Application closes
  • Febuary 15 - Early bird deadline for OSAC Scholarships
March - May
Applications begin closing
  • March 1 - Final OSAC Scholarship deadline
June - August
  • Students are notified of scholarship awards
  • Report outside aid to the university
Tips & Details
  • These are average assessments. There are external scholarships with applications that open sooner and/or later than fall and close sooner and/or later than spring.
  • Scholarships are typically awarded on an annual basis for the following academic year.


Report Outside Scholarships to George Fox

Watch | How to Report Outside Scholarships

As mentioned above, it’s critical that you report any outside scholarship(s) to our office. This will allow us to include the anticipated scholarship on your financial aid package and decrease the amount due to student accounts at the beginning of the semester.

Helpful tip for Oregon students: We will get a list from OSAC of any state scholarships you win. There is no need to report these.

  1. Click on the Financial Aid tile in your MyGeorgeFox account
  2. Select “Outside Aid”
  3. If this is the first scholarship you are reporting, then select “Report Outside Aid”
  4. Report the Award
    1. Choose an external scholarship number for the award type. Report your first award as #1, second as #2, and so on.
    2. Write in the scholarship name for the Award Description
    3. Write in the amount of the scholarship
    4. Select “Submit”
  5. If you are reporting scholarships after your first award, click the + icon to report additional scholarships.

Contact Us

If you have any questions at all, stop by our office on the second floor of the Stevens Center, give us a call at 503-554-2302 or schedule an appointment online. We’re here to help!