Scholarship Competition

Students at George Fox University's Scholarship Competition

It’s a question we get a lot: What kind of scholarships do you offer? The answer: dozens! Among them are those we offer through our annual Scholarship Competition, an invitation-only event where prospective Bruins interview for scholarships awarded by each academic department. Each department has multiple scholarships to hand out, so the odds are good!

Scholarship Competition Dates 2020

We host two scholarship weekends, so you have a choice as to which you’d like to attend:

Jan. 30-31 & Feb. 6-7

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Beyond getting to interview for renewable academic scholarships (yes, that means your scholarship is awarded each year you’re a student here), you’ll also get to meet your future professors and classmates, stay overnight on campus in a dorm, sit in on classes, tour our campus, and begin to picture your life here at Fox.

Sounds great! How do I get invited?

Other Eligibility Notes

  • Awards are available to incoming first-year college students and college transfers
  • If you qualify for any amount of tuition remission at George Fox, you’re not eligible to compete at Scholarship Competition because your tuition is discounted already!
  • International students are not eligible for Scholarship Competition. Information about international student admissions and financial aid is available here.

83% of Scholarship Competition participants receive an award.

Important Dates

Nov. 1

Deadline for Admission & Scholarship Competition Applications

All admissions application materials (including your Scholarship Competition Application) must be postmarked by Nov. 1. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that the SAT or ACT scores earned after the October test dates will reach our office by Nov. 1. Scores must arrive by that date to be used in determining Scholarship Competition eligibility. Later scores may still be used for application for admission and financial aid purposes.

Dec. 13

Scholarship Competition Invitations Mailed

Jan. 15

Scholarship Competition RSVP Due

RSVP directions will be included in Scholarship Competition invitations.

Jan. 30-31


Feb. 6-7

Scholarship Competitions

Students must be present at Scholarship Competition to compete for all scholarships associated with this event.

Early March

Scholarship Competition Award Results Mailed

What does the competition look like?

Click on the major to learn more about the specifics of each subject’s competition. Scholarship details are subject to change.

Scholarship details are subject to change.

*These departments also have participation scholarships available that do not have a major requirement. For details, please visit the  Additional Scholarships webpage. The participation scholarships are not a part of Scholarship Competition.

George Fox awards $400,000 annually to Scholarship Competition participants.

Schedule for Scholarship Competition 2020

Below is a tentative schedule and subject to change. Academic exams and interviews will take place at various times on Friday. You will receive more details regarding your specific academic interview upon arrival during check-in.


3:30-4:30 p.m. Check-in
3:45-4:45 p.m. Activities Club Fair
4:45-5:15 p.m. Welcome to Scholarship Competition
5:30-7 p.m. Dinner for Students
5:30-7 p.m. Presidential Reception for Parents & Guests
7-10 p.m. Evening Activities (ASC Event, Coffee Night)


8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday Arrival Check-in and Continental Breakfast (for people arriving Friday)
9:30-10 a.m. Welcome to Scholarship Competition (all participants required to attend this session)
10-11 a.m. Spiritual Life Session, Class Options, Department Tours, Admission Counselor Visits, Campus Tour, Housing Tour
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Scholarship Exams & Interviews (you will receive your specific time upon arrival)
11 a.m. – Noon Financial Aid Session, Class Options, Department Tours, Campus Tour, Housing Tour
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch Open
Noon – 1 p.m. Class Options
1-2 p.m. Class Options, Department Tours, Admission Counselor Visits, Campus Tour, Housing Tour
2-3 p.m. Class Options, Department Tours, Admission Counselor Visits, Campus Tour, Housing Tour
3:15-3:45 p.m. Closing Session
4-4:30 p.m. Admission Counselor Visits, Campus Tour, Housing Tour

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