Highlights

The Seattle University Office of Fellowships has a strong record of supporting SU students and alumni in their applications to nationally competitive scholarship and fellowship programs. For a complete list of honors, please visit the "Award Recipients" tab.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright program is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. Seattle University is currently ranked #8 out of all master's institutions in the nation for our number of 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Program recipients. Thirty-nine SU students earned Fulbrights since the 1994-95 academic year with 30 of those awarded within the past decade alone.

2014-2015

  • Carson Tidyman, '15, Humanities for Teaching, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Malaysia)
  • Eric Sype, '15, Humanities for Teaching, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Colombia)
  • Joey Anchondo, '09, Journalism, Fulbright Scholar (Benin)

2013-2014

  • Arica Jeffery, '14, Interdisciplinary Art, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Czech Republic)
  • Kevin Kopetz, '14, History, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Germany)
  • Jasmine Magana, '11, Art History and Strategic Communications, Fulbright Scholar (United Kingdom)
  • Caitlin Terashima, '13, Humanities for Teaching and Spanish, Fulbright Scholar (El Salvador)
  • Grace Mahoney, '10, English and Visual Arts, Fulbright Scholar (Ukraine)

2012-2013

  • Andrew Battaglia, '13, Philosophy and English, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Germany)
  • Conor Fitzpatrick, '13, History, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Germany)
  • Olivia Gibbons, '13, Spanish and International Studies, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Germany)
  • Sophia Sanders, '11, Humanities for Teaching,Fulbright  English Teaching Assistant (Kenya)

2011-2012

  • Darlene Germino, '12, Humanities for Teaching, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Malaysia)
  • Jessica Boling, '07, Social Work, Fulbright Scholar (Cameroon)
  • Senay Kahsay, '08, Humanitites and Business Economics, Fulbright Scholar (Ethiopia)
  • Michelle de Vera, '12, Economics and Spanish, Fulbright Bi-National Business Scholar (Mexico)

2010-2011

  • Tina Lee, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Malaysia)
  • Tess Cannon, '11, International Studies, Fulbright Scholar (Germany)
  • Zoe Monroe, '11, Humanities for Teaching, Fulbright Scholar (India)

2009-2010

  • Elizabeth Rowan, '10, Humanities for Teaching, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Spain)
  • Steven Lin, '10, Biology, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Thailand)
  • JoEllen Koester, '10, English Literature and Philosophy, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Czech Republic)

2008-2009

  • Zachary Thornhill, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Belgium)

2007-2008

  • Krista Schert, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Germany)
  • Patrick Bell, Fulbright Scholar (Austria)
  • Tara Rice, Fulbright Scholar (Trinidad and Tobago)

2006-2007

  • Joan Lee, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (South Korea)
  • Jennifer Fyllingness, Fulbright Scholar (Norway)
  • Stephanie Kleven, Fulbright Scholar (Nicaragua)

2005-2006

  • James Nau, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Germany)
  • Adam Ziemkowski, Fulbright Scholar (Bolivia)
  • Hong Chhour, Fulbright Scholar (Thailand)

2004-2005

  • Katherine Rodela, Fulbright Scholar (Peru)
  • Elizabeth Harrington, Fulbright Scholar (France)

2003-2004

  • Katherine Fischer, Fulbright Scholar (Germany)
  • Brian Shelton-Kelley, Fulbright Scholar (Morocco)

2002-2003

  • Charlotte West, Fulbright Scholar (Sweden) 

 1990's

  • Kelly Trush, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant '94
  • Nicole Walcher, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant '94
  • Patrick McDonald, Fulbright Scholar (Germany) '98
  • Maureen Chau, Fulbright Scholar (Vietnam) '98

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Fifteen Seattle University Students have received the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, the most prestigious academic award for undergraduates preparing for careers in public service. Seattle University is among the most elite schools in the country for the number of Truman Scholars it produces.

2014-2015

  • Olivia Smith, '16, Political Science and Spanish

2009-2010

  • Kevin Eggers, '11, Philosophy

2008- 2009

  • Aerica Banks

2007-2008

  • Kai Smith

2006-2007

  • Nazir Harb
  • Caroline Dennis

2005-2006

  • Emily James

2004-2005

  • Phuong Luu

2003-2004

  • Dominic Draye

1980's - 1990's

  • Ruth Tressel, '84
  • Shawna Mirghanbari, '90
  • Josh Peterson, '93
  • Manuel Teodoro, '94
  • Julie Flores, '96
  • Kymberly Evanson, '98

David L. Boren (NSEP) Scholarship and Fellowship

The Boren awards fund undergraduate and graduate students to study abroad for a six month to one year period. Scholars study critical languages in regions outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Eleven SU students have received the Boren.

2014-2015

  • Morgan Burdick, '16, Humanities, Social Work, and Biology (India)

2013-2014

  • Alex Ozkan, '15, Humanities for Leadership and International Studies (Kenya)

2012-2013

  • Matthew Chesnut, '15, International Studies and Economics (Tanzania)

2011-2012

  • Logan McDonald, '14, Political Science and Philosophy (Nigeria)

2010-2011

  • Joyce Keeley, '14, International Studies (Tanzania)

2009-2010

  • Hannah Rolston, '12, Civil Engineering (Tanzania)
  • Mariska Kecskes, '12, Political Science and Philosophy (Hungary)

2007-2008

  • George Bayuga (China)

2004-2005

  • Thao-Nguyen Le (Vietnam)
  • David Nelson (China)

2000-2001

  • John Seaman (China)

Critical Language Scholarship Program

The Critical Language Scholarship covers the cost of summer language study for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning one of thirteen languages. Seven Seattle University students have received this award. 

2013-2014

  • Morgan Burdick, '16, Humanities, Social Work, and Biology (India)
  • Ian Carrick, '15, Humanities for Leadership (Indonesia)
  • Joyce Keeley, '14, International Studies (Azerbaijan)

2011-2012

  • Robin Pendery, '14, International Business (Turkey)
  • Danielle Guyer, '12, International Studies (Turkey)

2008-2009

  • Zachary Thornhill
  • Ajla Aljic

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship

This fellowship covers 3 years of graduate study for early graduate students leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees in science, math, engineering & technology. This prestigious award has been received by five SU students.

2014-2015

  • Benjamin Levy-Wendt, '15, Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics

2010-2011

  • Lindsay Stetson, '11, Computer Science

2009-2010

  • Graham Bratzel, '09, Electrical Engineering

2007-2008

  • Erika Tyler

1993-1994

  • Merv Casem

Udall Scholarship

Seattle University has produced four Udall Scholars. Named for Stewart and Morris Udall, both known for their vast public service, Udall Scholars focus on environmental and Native American issues.

2009-2010

  • Lauren Ressler, '11, Environmental Studies

2008-2009

  • Aerica Banks
  • Teresa Abrahamson-Richards

2007-2008

  • Sonya Milonova

Rhodes Scholarship

Seattle University's list of honors also includes two Rhodes Scholars, considered the most prestigious academic award in the world.

1995-1996

  • Ryan Sawyer

1974-1975

  • Emile Wilson