Additional Scholarships

Ready to make your George Fox education even more affordable? Every scholarship listed on this page is for incoming students just like you. There’s no better way to make a dent in your tuition!

A quick note: Incoming students may not receive more than $5,000 in university-funded scholarships in addition to their academic merit scholarship, which includes scholarships awarded through Scholarship Summit.


Artistic Achievement and Participation Awards

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The George Fox University Artistic Achievement and Participation Awards are intended to recognize students who demonstrate outstanding talent and who intend to contribute to the George Fox University community through participation and involvement (but not necessarily as majors) in the following areas:

  • Debate
  • Music (instrumental and vocal)
  • Theatre

These awards are open to all new incoming students. To be considered for an Artistic Achievement and Participation Award, students must:

  1. Start an application for admission by Jan. 15 (requires that the actual application be submitted, not all accompanying pieces). You can apply online or via the Common Application.
  2. Audition or meet portfolio submission deadlines as outlined by the department awarding the scholarship

Faculty in each academic department will select the Artistic Achievement and Participation Award recipients and the amount of each scholarship. Awards will vary between $1,000 and $1,500 per year. Announcements of award winners will be made after March 1.

All participants will be notified of their results by mail. Artistic Achievement and Participation Award recipients are expected to participate in and contribute to the activities on campus and must enroll at George Fox in order to receive the scholarship. The Artistic Achievement and Participation Award will be added to the financial aid award.

For more information, please contact the scholarship department representative for the award you're interested in:

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Honors Program Scholarships

If you're interested in being in the Honors Program while you're a student at Fox, participate in the Honors Fellowship Day for a chance to interview for acceptance into the program and a chance to win up to $5,000 in scholarships per year. Honors students may also take part in Scholarship Summit for maximum scholarship potential*. Applicants interested in our Honors Program who complete the following steps by the early application deadline (Nov. 1) will be considered for an invitation to Fellowship Day, our premier Honors scholarship event:

  • Complete the undergraduate application by Nov. 1
  • Complete the Honors Program supplemental application and recommendation form by Nov. 1

*Honors Program students may also particiapte in Scholarship Summit to win a maximum total award of $6,000 in addition to their merit scholarship. This includes Fellowship Day and Scholarship Summit Trail 1 & Trail 2 awards from the university and is not guaranteed.

Multicultural Leadership Scholarship

Recipients of the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship are seen as leaders on campus who are trained to intentionally engage conversations regarding diversity and reconciliation. These students not only receive mentorship and staff support, but also gain professional and leadership experience. Students who receive this scholarship, which ranges from $1,000 to $2,500, will be a part of the Mosaic Scholars Program and are required to participate in ongoing events throughout the year to retain their renewable scholarship:

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The application deadline is February 15, 2021. Recipients will be notified early to mid-March.

For more information, please contact the Director of Intercultural Life, Jesse Cetz, at

Students invited to participate in the Act Six program

Act Six

Act Six is a leadership development and college scholarship program that brings together diverse, multicultural cadres of emerging urban leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home.

Conducted in partnership with the Portland Leadership Foundation, the initiative provides student leaders the opportunity to develop exceptional leadership skills, earn a four-year college scholarship and make a difference on the college campus and in their communities.

Each year, a select group of students – many from multicultural backgrounds – are selected to participate in the program. They are provided a full-need scholarship to cover all tuition and housing costs. To learn more about Act Six program, visit the Act Six website.

Alumni Certificate Scholarship

Our alumni stand tall in our world and George Fox University is proud to support the legacy of our past Bruins! If you are a child of a George Fox alum, we are happy to offer you a one-time $500 Alumni Certificate scholarship. The Alumni Certificate Scholarship will be applied to your first year as an incoming freshman or transfer student and is not renewable.

Donor-Funded Scholarships

Incoming freshmen are invited to apply for the following donor-funded scholarships. To apply, submit the Freshmen Donor-Funded Scholarship Application by March 15.

Ken & Joan Austin: Awarded to an outstanding first-year student attending George Fox from Newberg, Yamhill County or home state of Oregon.

Grandpa Roy Hiebert Memorial Award: Awarded to new incoming freshmen with an interest in short- or long-term missions with an on-campus meal plan.

Kristine Dicus Memorial Award: To assist a first-year freshman Protestant student at George Fox whose major is music.

Minthorne Family Grant: To assist first-year freshman students at George Fox who are children of Friends ministers or missionaries.

Nard and Sis McGrath Scholarship: To assist and encourage a first-year freshman at George Fox who graduated from Newberg High School.

Arthur & Fern Roberts Scholarship: To assist and encourage first-year Quaker freshman students to attend George Fox.

Dwight and Marie Macy Family Scholarship: To assist first-year students attending George Fox who graduated from Madras or Culver high schools.

Juan Young Trust Scholarship: To provide money for college scholarships for Oregon residents who are descendants of former employees of Kienow’s Food Stores Inc. and/or Kienow’s Wholesale Grocery Company.

FIRST Robotics Scholarship

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In support of the FIRST mission, George Fox University is offering a merit-based scholarship in the amount of $2,500, to a high school senior who has participated on a FIRST team during high school. This scholarship may be utilized for any undergraduate course of study at George Fox University. The scholarship is renewable each year for up to a total of four years. The recipient must meet the regular academic requirements for admission to the university.


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a senior in high school
  • Have participated on a FIRST Robotics Competition team or a FIRST Tech Challenge team
  • Apply, be admitted and enroll at George Fox University as a full-time student (you do not have to be admitted at the time of applying for the scholarship)
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

Scholarship Application Package Content

To apply for the George Fox University FIRST Scholarship, complete the application package, including:

  • A completed FIRST Scholarship Application
  • A 500-word essay regarding how your FIRST experience has affected your career goals
  • A letter of recommendation from one of your FIRST adult mentors

Submission of Scholarship Application

The completed FIRST Scholarship application package must be received no later than Jan. 1, by:

Undergraduate Admissions
George Fox University
414 N. Meridian Street #6089
Newberg, OR 97132

External Scholarships

George Fox University offers some great resources on finding free money to pay for school. Please visit the External Scholarships page for further information. High school counselors and College and Career offices can often also help provide resources for finding local scholarships.