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Linfield Scholarships and Grants

Linfield College offers scholarships and grants to help students enroll in and graduate from Linfield College. 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 towards 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 financial aid will be comparable for students 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 15) will be considered for merit-based scholarships.

A student who is interested in being invited to the Competitive Scholarship Day (our on-campus, exam-based scholarship program) must submit his or her application for admission by December 1 and mark (on the Linfield Supplement form) the exams they are interested in sitting for.

Learn more about Linfield Scholarships and renewability of the awards, such as Merit awards, Faculty Scholarships, Academic Scholarships, Trustee Scholarships, and Competitive Scholarships, by referring to the College Catalog under “Financial Aid”.  In the College Catalog you can also learn more about grants Linfield offers, such as the Linfield College Grant.

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 College merit-based scholarships and grants, if a student completes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).