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Whitworth University is widely regarded as one of the best higher-education values in the Western United States. A Whitworth degree is a great investment for the student who seeks to prepare for a successful career and a life that makes a difference in the world. We recognize that this investment is significant, and we are committed to partnering with families to keep a Whitworth education within reach.


Independent Colleges of Washington




The Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW)) provides more than $1 million in scholarships, financial assistance, and in-kind gifts to students attending their member colleges (including Whitworth). Scholarship applications for the 2017-18 academic year are now being accepted! Visit scholarships for scholarship guidelines and information.  Required application materials include the online application, a one-page resume, unofficial transcripts, and a character essay. The deadline to submit application materials for these scholarships is March 17, 2017. 

https:/ College Success Foundation is now accepting applications for the following three scholarships for Washington state resident students:

  • The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship This scholarship supports students pursuing an eligible high-demand major in the STEM  (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. Visit the WAOS webpage at for requirements and an application checklist. The deadline for this scholarship is Feb. 28, 2017.
  • The Leadership 1000 Scholarship This scholarship program, funded by individuals, foundations, and businesses, provides college scholarships to students who need assistance attending an eligible four-year college or university. Go to: for application materials and requirements. The deadline for this scholarship is
    Feb. 28, 2017.
  • The Washington State Governor's Scholarship for Foster Youth This scholarship program helps young men and women who are currently covered by an open dependency court order in Washington state. Visit for more information.  The deadline to submit application materials is Feb. 28, 2017.

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The National Presbyterian College Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications. Each student must be a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA), must be preparing to enter as a full-time freshman in a participating college or university related to the PCUSA (Whitworth is a participant), must have a high school cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater, and must demonstrate financial need. Awards are up to $2,000 and are matched by Whitworth up to $500.

The deadline to submit application materials, including an essay, a resume and a church member's/pastor's endorsement is March 1, 2017. Visit more information.

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Whitworth University is committed to delivering a mission-driven educational program that cultivates in students the capacity to engage effectively across myriad dimensions of diversity; therefore, the university complies, in its admissions and financial aid policies, with all federal, state and local non-discrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability.