Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Fund

Northwest Academy was founded on the principle that every child deserves an excellent education. While Northwest Academy’s tuition is lower than many local independent schools, the cost is still a significant challenge for many families to meet. Northwest Academy is committed to fostering a vibrant, diverse community and offers need-based scholarships for nearly 25% of our students.

Each year, Northwest Academy dedicates a portion of the school’s annual operating budget for the Scholarship Fund. Supplemental funds are raised through annual giving, events, and foundation support. While Club Cabaret, our annual auction, is the most significant source of support for scholarships, we rely on all school fundraising efforts to off-set our commitment to student scholarships.

Our community has made an incredible difference in the lives of so many students through their gifts to the Scholarship Fund, and you can too!

To make a gift to support student scholarships:


If you have questions about the Scholarship Fund, contact Cris Gilman, Director of Development, at or 503-223-3367 x310


  • Giving

    The hottest ticket in town: Our annual auction features performances and art by Northwest Academy students. The event draws a broad audience of current families and community arts patrons.

    Club Cabaret
  • Scholarships

    About 25% of Northwest Academy students receive scholarship support each year.