Departmental Scholarships


Maureen Emerson Feit, Director, Nonprofit Leadership

Maureen Emerson Feit



Angela Cabatbat, Program Coordinator, Nonprofit Leadership

Angela Cabatbat

Program Coordinator


Sarah Curtis-Tilton, Senior Admin Assistant, Nonprofit Leadership

Sarah Curtis-Tilton

Senior Administrative Assistant


Scholarships Overview and Application

The 2020 Nonprofit Leadership Scholarships Overview and Application will be available online starting January 1, 2020.  


The Master of Nonprofit Leadership (MNPL) departmental scholarships are awarded on the basis of the student’s potential for leadership in the nonprofit sector. Financial need is strongly considered when selecting recipients and determining the amount of their award.

Award Amount and Timeline:

Awards typically range from $1,000 to $7,000. The scholarship is distributed in equal quarterly installments over the first two years of the program (Fall 2020-Spring 2022). Recipients must remain enrolled in the MNPL program, maintain good academic standing, and must also continue to qualify for federal financial aid (through FAFSA completion) each year, to continue receiving the scholarship.

Closing Date:

Scholarship awards are prioritized for those who meet the March 15, 2020 priority application deadline. Scholarship applications received after March 15 will be reviewed and awarded on a case-by-case basis depending on remaining funds.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Recipients must be newly admitted into the MNPL program for Fall 2020.
  • Recipients must have completed the 2020-2021 FAFSA. DO NOT include your FAFSA information. The MNPL program will contact Student Financial Services to confirm your FAFSA is on file. 
  • Recipients must be enrolled in 6 credits their first quarter and must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits each consecutive quarter for both years of the program (Fall 2020-Spring 2022).
  • Priority is given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Notice of Scholarship Award:

Departmental scholarship award decisions will be made after admissions decisions. For applications submitted by March 15, 2020, we will notify applicants of scholarship decisions by May 15. For applications submitted after March 15, we will notify applicants of scholarship decisions made on a case-by-case basis depending on remaining funds.

How to Apply:

  • Complete the online Master of Nonprofit Leadership Graduate Admission Application. We will refer to your Personal Statement from your MNPL application.
  • Complete the online Master of Nonprofit Leadership Scholarship Application.
  • Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA.
  • Optional: You are invited to attach a separate document (500 words max) to describe any special circumstances we should consider in determining your financial need.


Additional Information:

Students are strongly encouraged to explore other financial opportunities by contacting Seattle University’s Office of Student Financial Services at (206) 220-8020 or  

For MNPL scholarship questions, please contact Angela Cabatbat, Graduate Program Coordinator, at

Events and Information Sessions

Alumni & Students at Work

Follow us on Facebook