Warner Pacific believes that a Christ-centered, private, liberal arts education should be accessible to all students, regardless of their financial background.

In addition to offering the most competitively priced private college tuition in Oregon, Warner Pacific provides opportunities for incoming and continuing students to earn scholarships to reduce their college costs.

Act Six Scholarship Initiative
Athletic Scholarships
Church Matching Grant
City Builder Scholars
Drama Awards
Murdock Scholars
Music Scholarships
Other Opportunities

Church Matching Scholarship

Warner Pacific University will match up to $500 each semester of church contributions toward education. Church contribution required must be received by the 10th day of each semester. Download an informational letter for your church.

City Builders Scholars

Equipped with a strong cohort, a clearly defined sense of purpose, and practical skills, our City Builder scholars come to Warner Pacific with a built-in support network, ready to engage the campus and persist through adversity. Many of our City Builder students are the first in their families to attend college.

Nationally, only 11% of first-generation students graduate from public institutions in six years, and only 4% from community colleges. Our City Builders program is tailored to meet the needs of these students, empowering them to follow their dreams.

City Builder Scholars receive $1,000 per year and are required to attend weekly leadership training seminars throughout the summer leading up to the start of their first year at Warner Pacific University.

Drama Awards

Recipients must participate in theatre productions while enrolled at WPU. Application and audition required. Awards up to $1,500 each year. Contact the Drama Program at 503.517.1077 to schedule an audition.

Murdock Scholars

Selected by faculty, Warner Pacific Murdock scholars are young scientists who spend ten weeks during the summer between their junior and senior years working full-time on a scientific project under the direction of an established scientist at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).

During their senior year, the scholars continue to work part-time with their mentors to complete their research projects and write their scientific theses. Meet some of our Murdock Scholars.

The Murdock Scholars Program at OHSU, funded by the trustees of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and directed by Dr. Samantha Louey at the OHSU Heart Research Center, brings the brightest science majors from local private institutions of higher education to work in the nationally recognized laboratories of the OHSU Heart Research Center and the Knight Cancer Institute.

The Murdock Scholars Program was created in 1993 to address the national concern that outstanding science students were choosing private medical practice over medical research. Since the program started, over 100 scholars have graduated, many of whom have gone on to do extremely well in graduate and medical school. Some have joined MD/Ph.D. programs, and others have become faculty members in academic institutions.