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Linfield Scholarships and Grants

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We offer scholarships and grants to help our students enroll in and graduate from Linfield University.

Grants and scholarships are often called “gift aid” because they are free money – financial aid that does not have to be repaid. Grants are often need-based, while scholarships are usually merit-based. Both merit-based and need-based grants and scholarships are considered toward the need-based financial aid calculation when determining a student’s eligibility for their financial aid awards.

Academic scholarships at Linfield are available to the most-qualified applicants each year, regardless of eligibility for other types of financial aid. Eligibility for and packaging of need-based and merit-based financial aid will be comparable for anyone admitted under Early Action and Regular Decision programs.

Linfield offers several different academic scholarships

Merit-based scholarships are awarded and based on academic qualifications included in the application for admission. No separate application is required for merit-based scholarships. Students who meet the preferred admission application deadline (February 1) will be considered for merit-based scholarships.

A student who is interested in being invited to the Linfield Scholarship and Visit Weekend (our on-campus, exam-based scholarship program) must submit their application for admission by December 1 and indicate on their Common Application the exams they are interested in sitting for.

Linfield will review a student's eligibility for additional financial aid, such as federal and state grants, federal student loans, and student employment, in addition to the Linfield University merit-based scholarships and grants, if a student completes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).

Additional scholarship information

First-year students

Linfield offers a number of academic scholarships to entering first-year students attending full time.

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Transfer students

Linfield offers a number of scholarships to students transferring to Linfield and attending full time.

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Online and Continuing Education

Alumni and friends of Linfield University's Online and Continuing Education program have generously donated funds to establish scholarships specifically for students in the program. 
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Grants, special awards and scholarships

From talent awards in various activities to special endowments and opportunities for international students.

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