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Seattle University and the College of Education offer an assortment of financial aid packages, including scholarships, grants and loans to help students meet their college expenses. We encourage you to pursue these opportunities, and others, to help make your college experience more affordable.
All students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Indicate on the FAFSA that you want the results sent to:
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In the past, the three diversity scholarships outside of MIT have been targeted to specific programs. Next year, these three scholarships will be allocated to one or more programs based on one or more programs preparing and forwarding to the dean a written rationale for the need for one or more scholarships and a plan to use these scholarships to attract new students.
As has been the case in previous years any scholarships not awarded by
December 1 will revert to MIT to be distributed to one or more students in their following spring cohort.
The McLeary and Codd scholarships are awarded in May of each year for use by the student in the following year and may be used in the summer. To be eligible, applicants must file a financial aid form with the financial aid office by a specified date (Feb 1st of the year PRIOR to the distribution of the scholarship). Each of these scholarships has financial aid criteria.
The Codd is restricted to students who will be in their last year of studies during the year following the application when the scholarship is distributed. The McCleary is awarded to continuing students who will be continuing in their program during the year following the application when the scholarship is distributed.
The purpose of the Mary C. Pirrung Scholarship is to recognize and support outstanding candidates in the Literacy for Special Needs program. Application information is sent each spring to LITC candidates, and the award is granted by a committee of program faculty. The scholarship must be used in the academic year for which the Pirrung is awarded. Eligibility and application information may be found here.
This scholarship is for EDLR students continuing in the program after their first year. Students are made aware of all scholarships during the application process and availability of scholarships are announced by email to all students. Students write letter to the Program Director describing their need and desire to be considered. The criteria for selecting awardees is based on the need and potential contribution to the field. Letters are reviewed by all EDLR faculty. If consensus is not reached, the faculty will then vote.
This scholarship is limited to new EDLR applicants and will be awarded to the first year students only. Students are made aware of all scholarship during the application process and availability of this scholarship by email. The criteria for selecting awardees is based on the need and potential contribution to the field. Letters are reviewed by all EDLR faculty. If consensus is not reached, the faculty will then vote.
Newly admitted College of Education students are eligible for this scholarship. Recipients must maintain continuous enrollment of at least three credits per term, with a minimum of 12 credits per academic year, and must remain in good standing. The scholarship amount can be up to $2,400 per academic year, up to $4,800 total.The deadline is a rolling basis. To be eligible, apply for a College of Education program and complete a FAFSA. No separate application required. This scholarship is awarded through the Graduate Admissions Office to new students only, based on financial need and fit with the mission of the College.
The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize outstanding students who have financial need.
Criteria for Selection:
Award Procedures: An MIT faculty committee reviews scholarship applications received by the deadline date of October 1. Awards will be communicated to students by the College of Education within 2 weeks after the deadline.
How to Apply:
This scholarship is for students who are beginning their master's degree in Special Education. This award amount is $2,000 and only can be used for tuition, textbooks and/or materials. All scholarship application materials must be received by August 1, 2013! If you have any questions about these scholarships, please contact the SPED program director, Dr. Cinda Johnson.
This award is only for students who have successfully complete at least 15 credits in their Master's program in Special Education.This award amount is $2,000 and only can be used for tuition, textbooks and/or materials. All scholarship application materials must be received by August 1, 2013! If you have any questions about these scholarships, please contact the SPED program director, Dr. Cinda Johnson.
The Boeing Scholarship for Diversity in Education will be awarded to an MIT student from a minority population. Preference will be given to a student seeking to teach math and/or science in K-12.
The Boeing Scholarship for Diversity in Education will be used to recruit a person of color as a candidate for a Master in Teaching (MIT) at Seattle University. We would utilize the scholarship to recruit a candidate for the Spring 2014 Cohort (which begins in March 2014) and runs through June 2015.
The Dean of the College of Education, in consultation with the Master in Teaching faculty, will review appropriate candidates applying for admission for the Spring 2014 Cohort, entering in March 2014. These students will be notified of the award during the admission season of Fall 2013. Students will be selected on the basis of academic merit, leadership potential and financial need. Recipients must be from an ethnically diverse population.
Measurement Plan (required)
The College of Education will keep Boeing apprised of the progress of the student at various stages. After the candidate has begun his or her studies, Boeing will be notified and given the opportunity to meet the scholarship recipient.
Master in Teaching Program and Special Education Program Scholarships
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Edgar and Holli Martinez established the Martinez Foundation to promote diversity in the classroom for the benefit of students, teachers and ultimately the community. The Foundation will provide funding for teacher preparation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as ongoing professional development. The Martinez Foundation has selected three universities, Seattle University, University of Washington and Washington State University, as partners in developing the Martinez Fellows Program.
The Martinez Foundation has provided support for four $7,500 scholarships (two in the fall, two in the spring) available to teachers of color in the Master in Teaching (pre-service teacher education) program. Read more about this fellowship!
The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) has funding available to support teachers to add the following endorsement:
Funding is also available for unemployed Washington certified Elementary Education teachers to add Middle Level Math and Science endorsements via Pathway II- Taking the Praxis II and completing the pedagogy assessment. This option is not available at Seattle University but is offered at other Washington state colleges and universities.
Funds may be used to pay for Praxis II exams, university administration for the pedagogy assessment, and tuition for coursework.
Funding for this program is through the Conditional Loan Scholarship program. The conditional scholarship is a loan that is forgiven for teaching service (in the added endorsement area) in a Washington state K-12 public school. The state shall forgive the loan obligation entirely if the recipient teaches in the shortage area endorsement area in a Washington state public school for two years.
Teachers who are interested in this opportunity can request an application by clicking on Request for an Application and submitting their request to PESB@k12.wa.us or mail to: Mea Moore, Coordinator of Educator Programs and Standards, PO BOX 47236, Olympia, WA 98504-7236.
Applicants who receive priority during the selection process MUST teach those subjects in Washington K-12 public schools, or repay the money they received.
This program is available through the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating (HEC) Board and application information for this year.
There are three College of Education endowed scholarships (MIT, EDLR, and Krueger) that are awarded by a College committee based on a list of eligible students provided by student financial services in the March of the year before the scholarships can be used. In order to be considered for inclusion in the list for the endowed McCleary scholarship, a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be filled out by no later than February 1 of the academic school year proceeding the academic school year when the scholarship can be used.Seattle University901 12th AvePO Box 222000Seattle, WA 98122-1090Code No. 003790
The Seattle University Special Tuition Grant provides up to a 50 percent tuition reduction for full-time teachers and principals in Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Seattle who are enrolled in the College of Education. A separate application from the Seattle University Student Financial Services OfÞce is required. Students must be fully admitted to a master's program in the College of Education. The grant is not available for doctoral, pre-service teacher preparation (MIT) classes or to students eligible for Matteo Ricci College tuition remission. For 2012-13, apply for the SU Catholic School Teacher and Principal Tuition and Grant.
Federal Financial Aid
Forgiveness of Student Loans for Counselors
The federal government offers grants of up to $4,000 per year for students seeking a master’s degree in teaching. Interested students MUST agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. Recipients must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant. Eligible students must meet the following criteria:
For more details, visit the Federal Student Aid website.
The Rachel Royston Permanent Scholarship Foundation supports scholarships for women educators working on post baccalaureate studies in the field of education at a nationally or regionally accredited college or university and who are bona fide residents of Washington state. Awards support program tuition, fees, books and some supplies. Applications are generally due in November of one calendar year and potential finalists are asked to interview in early March of the following calendar year. Awards are announced in later winter for use between July 1-June 30th of that same year. Awards are available for new and continuing applicants. Membership in Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is not a requirement. Successful finalists will show evidence of scholarship, professional service, potential for future service in education and promise of distinction.
New applicants need to submit a resume, the two-page signed application form, an essay, three letters of recommendation and an official, sealed transcript. Please direct questions to and if you are re-applying: Annamarie Lavieri, Secretarial Assistant by email or phone :(360) 638-1088.
Read more about this scholarship and application materials.
The federal government offers a variety of programs and benefits to help students pay for college. You may be eligible for one or more of the federal programs or tax benefits listed on the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating board website.
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