George Fox University offers scholarship competition for incoming students

December 16th, 2009

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Undergraduates who apply to Christian college by Jan. 1 are eligible to apply for participation

NEWBERG, Ore. (Dec. 16, 2009) – Undergraduate students interested in competing for academic and leadership scholarships at George Fox University may be eligible to participate in the university’s annual Scholarship Competition, scheduled Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13, 2010, on the school’s Newberg, Ore., campus.

The invitation-only event is open to students with outstanding academic records, test scores and leadership ability. Those who wish to apply for participation must complete an application to the university by Jan. 1. Application is available online at georgefox.edu/admission/how-to-apply.html.

Among the college scholarships available are academic scholarships and leadership awards. It is anticipated that the university’s scholarship committee will award approximately 80 academic scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $16,000 (distributed over four years).

Scholarships will potentially be awarded in more than 30 areas of study, including accounting, art, biology, chemistry, English, music, nursing, psychology and theatre.

Each student may participate in one academic competition, and up to three scholarships may be awarded in each subject category. First-place winners receive $16,000; second-place recipients earn $12,800; and those who earn third place receive $10,000.

The competitive academic scholarship is automatically renewable for the sophomore year. All award winners must maintain a 2.5 George Fox grade point average and remain in good standing with the university to continue receiving the scholarship beyond the sophomore year.

Also available are leadership awards, intended to recognize students who demonstrate outstanding leadership experience or involvement in co-curricular activities and who intend to contribute to the George Fox University community through participation, involvement and continued development of leadership skills. Leadership awards range from $2,000 to $20,000 per year.

More information on George Fox’s Scholarship Competition is available at georgefox.edu/college-admissions/scholarships/scholarship-competition.html.

George Fox undergraduate students have a wide range of majors to choose from, as the university offers more than 40 bachelor’s degrees in disciplines ranging from the arts and sciences to business, education, psychology and social work. In the 2008-09 academic year, the top three areas of study were the university’s business administration major, nursing major and elementary education major.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes as one of the top 100 colleges in the country and highest among Christian colleges. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a national university. More than 3,300 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 12 master’s and doctoral degrees.

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Contact:
Lindsay Peterson
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
800-765-4369
lpeterson@georgefox.edu

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