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Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Program
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MNPL Departmental Scholarship Application will be available on December 31, 2018.


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. Scholarship awards are prioritized for those who met the March 15th priority application deadline.

Award Amount:

Awards typically range from $1,000 to $7,000.

Closing Date:

Scholarship applications received after March 15th, 2019 will be reviewed and awarded on a case-by-case basis depending on remaining funds.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Recipients must be admitted into the MNPL program.
  • Recipients must apply during the initial application process to the MNPL program.
  • Recipients must be enrolled in 6 credits their first quarter.
  • Priority is given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Application Requirements:

  • Completed 2019-20 Application for Departmental Scholarship.
  • Completed FAFSA. Contact Student Financial Services for assistance.
  • Personal statement from your MNPL application (we will refer to the statement already in your file).

    Submit materials to: Seattle University
    Master of Nonprofit Leadership
    901 12th Avenue
    PO Box 222000
    Seattle, WA 98122-1090
    or email to

Application Process and Timeline:

Departmental award decisions will be made after admissions decisions. We will provide you with the departmental award application upon admission into the MNPL program.

Scholarships are paid out over several academic quarters during the first two years of the program. Recipients must remain enrolled in the MNPL program and in good standing in order to continue receiving the scholarship.

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

MNPL Departmental Scholarship Guidelines and Application Form (MNPL Departmental Scholarship Application Available 12/31/18)

Contact Graduate Program Coordinator, Angela Cabatbat, for questions.

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