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Whitworth introduces new full-tuition scholarship for high-need students

February 4, 2016
Whitworth University is introducing a new scholarship that covers 100 percent of tuition for students enrolling in 2016-17 who qualify for the state of Washington’s College Bound Scholarship and meet other requirements.

The Whitworth Bound Scholarship is a major commitment of university support for high-need, high-achieving students beyond the aid provided through the College Bound Scholarship Program and other state and federal resources, says Vice President for Admissions & Financial Aid Greg Orwig. “We are proud to partner with the state of Washington to make a Whitworth education accessible to more students who believe they would be best served by the relational, experiential, mind-and-heart education we offer,” Orwig says. “The College Bound Scholarship Program is designed to engage and inspire students in middle school with the dream of getting a college education. We want those dreams to include the option of attending Whitworth University.”

To be eligible for the College Bound Scholarship, students must sign up while in middle school, graduate from a Washington high school or home school with a 2.0 GPA or higher, be a good citizen and not be convicted of a felony, and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in a timely manner. They must also have a family income that falls within 65 percent of the state's median family income. For more information, please visit

Incoming freshmen eligible for the College Bound Scholarship who are accepted to Whitworth University with a GPA of 3.5 or higher will automatically receive the Whitworth Bound Scholarship. The scholarship ensures that 100 percent of tuition will be covered through university, state, federal and other resources. Students can receive the Whitworth Bound scholarship for up to four years as long as they meet eligibility requirements for the College Bound Scholarship and maintain satisfactory academic progress each year.

“We hope this scholarship will remove both real and perceived barriers for great Washington students to access a Whitworth education,” says Orwig.

To be considered for the Whitworth Bound Scholarship, students should apply for admission at by March 1 and submit their FAFSA information to Whitworth as soon as possible. For more information about the Whitworth Bound scholarship, please visit Whitworth’s Academic Scholarship page.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of 3,000 students, offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Greg Orwig, vice president for admissions & financial aid, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4580 or

Lauren Clark, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or