Grants & Scholarships For Traditional Undergraduate Students

University Scholarships & Grants

George Fox Merit Scholarships

We want to award you for how awesome you are! Every student who is admitted to George Fox is awarded a merit scholarship. Our admissions office determines your award at the time you’re admitted, but there’s no minimum GPA required to receive one (you just have to be enrolled full time each semester to receive it), and they’re renewable every year you’re at George Fox! A win all around!

This grant is awarded to students who are enrolled full time (not eligible for those enrolled in George Fox Digital: First Year Online).

Scholarship Summit

Scholarship Summit is totally unique to George Fox and gives you the opportunity to earn an additional $4,000 on top of your merit scholarship, also renewable each year! We want every admitted student to be a part of this event. Visit our Scholarship Summit page to find out more about this incredible opportunity!

This grant is awarded to students who are enrolled full time (not eligible for those enrolled in George Fox Digital: First Year Online).

Oregon Community College Scholarship

Students transferring from an Oregon community college with a 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA will automatically receive an additional $5,000 per year.

This grant is awarded to students who are enrolled full time (not eligible for those enrolled in George Fox Digital: First Year Online).

George Fox Need Grant

This grant is awarded to students who:

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

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.


George Fox Donor-Funded Scholarships

Traditional undergraduate students at George Fox University are encouraged to apply for our donor-funded scholarships. Through the MyGeorgeFox portal, students have access to complete just one application with the opportunity to be matched with over 200 of these scholarships!

Our donor-funded scholarships range from $500 to $15,000! Examples of criteria include but are not limited to: background, academic major, financial need, career goals, and grade level. All students looking for additional financial support for the 2021-2022 academic year are encouraged to complete the application.

Miller BEST Achievement Award

The Miller BEST (Business, Engineering, Science, and Technology) Achievement Award, funded through the James and Lila Miller Charitable Trust, was established in 2013 by their sons Ted and Paul Miller. The scholarship was created in honor of their parents, Jim and Lila Miller, to reward extraordinary students whose commitment to excellence in their chosen field of academic study is also reflected in their career plans and goals.

The Miller BEST Achievement Awards are for currently enrolled undergraduate George Fox students. The application is available as part of the Donor Funded Scholarship Application. This application typically closes in mid-February.

Freshman Donor-Funded Scholarships

As an incoming freshman at George Fox University, you could be eligible for one of 12 available donor-funded scholarships. Ranging from $900 to $4,000, these scholarships seek to support students that may be one of the following:

Do you meet one of the above criteria? Apply now! Here are the steps you need to take:

  1. Prepare your resume.
  2. Write the essay (choose one of the following prompts and please limit to two pages)
    • What are your passions and how do they contribute to your academic and career goals?
    • Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
  3. Complete the application.
    • Note:  You must be logged into your George Fox Gmail account in order to access the application.

Additional George Fox Scholarships

You are more than the sum of your academics, and we know that. That’s why we have a variety of other scholarships that you can apply for that speak to your passions to influence others and our world.

Love music and theatre? Want to have a major impact on diversity work that will impact our world? Find out about some of the amazing scholarship opportunities we offer that allow you to dig into your passions and be the change you wish to see in the world.

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 EFC. 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:

Visit this Oregon student aid page to learn more. 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:

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

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

Did you know that there are tons of organizations out there that are waiting to award you money to pursue your calling and passions?

The opportunities to fund your education through outside scholarships are endless, but it can be a lot to sort though. That’s why we have an amazing Scholarship Resource Center to help you find the scholarships most students don’t know about.

We believe you need to be a Bruin, and we’ll do our part to help you get here.