Scholarships

Master of Public Administration Scholarships

Public Administration Departmental Scholarship

Seattle University's Graduate Public Administration Departmental Scholarships support students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public and nonprofit sectors. All incoming students are eligible to apply, and financial need is strongly considered when selecting recipients and the amount of their award. 

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AmeriCorps Alumni Scholarship

Applicants to Seattle University's Master of Public Administration program are eligible to apply for the AmeriCorps Alumni Scholarship. Scholarship recipients receive a total award of $3,000 toward tuition, which is distributed over the first two years of the student's academic program. Eligible applicants must have successfully completed (or will have completed) an AmeriCorps term of service by the time of enrollment in their graduate program. Financial need is strongly considered when selecting recipients. 

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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.