Scholarships

SU Graduate Scholarships

All admitted applicants are considered for Seattle University Graduate Scholarships based upon a holistic review of all information received in the application process and available funding. Awards are renewable for multi-year programs based upon satisfactory progress toward degree completion. Scholarship amounts are based upon full-time enrollment of minimally 6 quarter credits per term. Students taking less than 6 quarter credits will have their award amount pro-rated accordingly.

Endowed scholarship consideration may require additional documents and recipients may be notified after admission depending upon the selection criteria. Domestic and permanent resident applicants are strongly encouraged to complete a FAFSA to be eligible for any need-based endowed or external scholarships and/or graduate student loans.

Descriptions and Guidelines

Three types of scholarships available to award to select MAP candidates.

Marylou Wyse Award

This is a limited need-based scholarship awarded by Seattle University to new students admitted to selected graduate programs for up to two years.

  • Students must complete a FAFSA form to be eligible.
  • Recipients receive up to $2,400 per academic year for a total of eight quarters if you remain in good standing.
  • Total scholarship dollars cannot exceed $4,800
  • The scholarship requires continuous enrollment taking at least three credits per term, and a minimum of 12 credits per academic year to remain eligible for renewal of the graduate award.
  • Awarded through the Graduate Admissions Office. Filling out a separate application is not needed, i.e. prospective students in the program are automatically considered for this scholarship as long as they have filled out a FAFSA form.

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MAP Scholarship

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.

Minimum Requirements

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.

Selection Criteria and Selection

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.  For international students who are unable to submit a FAFSA, contact the department for details.

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Jan Rowe Scholarship

The Jan Rowe 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.

Minimum Requirements

The Jan Rowe 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.

Selection Criteria and Selection

The Jan Rowe 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. For international students who are unable to submit a FAFSA, contact the department for details.

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Award Notification Process

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.