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Linfield First-Generation Scholarships


Linfield is committed to the success of all our students.

We recognize that first-generation students face unique challenges, but also bring an incredible wealth of knowledge that builds on the vibrancy of our liberal arts university. The Linfield First Scholarship is designed to support first-generation students and build upon the skills and experience first-generation students bring to campus.


Linfield defines “first generation” as a student whose parents did not complete a bachelor’s degree, OR a student from a single-parent home whose parent did not complete a bachelor’s degree. The Linfield First Scholarship is open to first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students. The scholarship award is determined based on the student's financial need. The Linfield First Scholarship is automatically renewable as long as the student is meeting satisfactory academic progress.

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Linfield First Scholarship Eligibility

  • Be a first-generation student
  • Contributed to school, family and/or community (including work)

Application process

  • Apply for Linfield admission via the Common Application by November 1 for Early Action and February 1 for Regular Decision.
  • Students will be considered for the Linfield First Scholarship at the time of admission.

Linfield First Scholar Commitment

In addition to the financial support students receive, students are expected to:

  • Arrive on campus early with a fall spot, activity or pre-orientation program.
  • Participate in the Linfield First Scholars Mentorship program where you will be paired with a returning first-generation student and faculty or staff member.
  • Attend regular monthly resource meetings to learn about Linfield programs and support.
  • Commit to carrying out Linfield’s mission of connecting learning, life and community.
  • Scholarship renewal is based on students fulfilling these commitments including pre-orientation mentorship and monthly meeting attendance.


Please contact Linfield University's Office of Admission if you have any questions about your eligibility or the application process.

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The Office of Admission
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900 SE Baker St, McMinnville, OR 97128