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    Willamette is a great value

    Willamette students gain an enriching college experience, supported by financial aid and scholarships to make earning a degree affordable.

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Willamette is a great value

Merit Scholarships, up to $25,000 per year

Students who apply are automatically considered for merit scholarship, primarily based on academic achievement. Qualified students can receive additional funds for the following programs:

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, $2,000

Transfer students must be active members of the honor society.

National Merit scholarships, $1,000

Students must be National Merit finalists or National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars to qualify.

Competitive Scholarships

Stackable on top of merit awards.

Music, up to $10,000

Students with significant experience and interest in continued participation in composition, vocal, band or orchestra performance are eligible. Candidates must submit a scholarship application and audition with the faculty.

Contact Diane Trevett at dtrevett@willamette.edu.

Debate, up to $5,000

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of accomplishments in high school. Applicants may be invited to interview for selection. Contact Robert Trapp at trapp@willamette.edu.

Theatre, up to $8,000

Students must demonstrate outstanding achievement in theatre and plan to devote serious attention to the theatre program at Willamette, but are not required to major or minor in it. Contact Susan Coromel at scoromel@willamette.edu.

S-STEM, up to $8,150

In partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), Willamette offers scholarships for students majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, computer science and math. The program includes peer and faculty mentoring, field trips, tutoring and grants for summer research. Contact Sarah Kirk at skirk@willamette.edu.

Need-Based Grant & Aid

Willamette’s financial aid process is both merit- and need-driven, and considers a student’s academic record and financial resources. To be considered for aid, all students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. Willamette’s FAFSA School Code is 003227. The priority deadline for the FAFSA for new students is February 1, but can be submitted as early as October 1.



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