This is a limited need-based scholarship awarded by Seattle University to new students admitted to selected graduate programs for up to two years.
The MAP Scholarship is a yearly, renewable award given to some incoming and current students who demonstrate financial need, strong program fit, and evidence of working with or an interest in working the underserved or marginalized groups. No separate application is necessary. Recipients receive approximately $2,500 per academic year, for two years, if they remain in good academic standing in the program.
The MAP scholarship requires the student complete 12 credit hours minimum per year. Funds are distributed equally across academic quarters with the option of using a summer quarter as one of the quarters.
The MAP scholarship is based on financial need demonstrated through FAFSA scores and the ordinary admissions process. Weight is given to strength of fit with program and evidence of working with or interest in working with the underserved and marginalized groups such as homeless individuals, sexual minorities, multicultural families, refugees, and women with children recovering from domestic violence.
Applicants who are awarded either a Wyse Award or MAP Scholarship are generally notified at the time of their acceptance into the program. All notices of financial aid, scholarships and awards are given by the Office of Graduate Admissions.