Scholarships for Graduates

Visit Seattle U's ScholarshipUniverse to search for and apply for scholarships! 

Seattle University offers a limited number of scholarships to graduate students. These scholarships are provided in recognition of the student's ability to enhance Seattle University's  educational community. Scholarship renewal is based upon scholarship specifics, satisfactory academic progress and, in some cases, continued need.

All scholarships are financial resources and must be coordinated with other types of financial aid. Students must notify the Student Financial Services Office of any scholarships received that do not appear on their award letters. Students must also notify the Student Financial Services Office if an outside scholarship is renewable so it can be automatically included in subsequent award years.

Graduate students at Seattle University may receive scholarships from the following sources:

General Scholarships for SU Graduate Students

The Sinegal Fellowship

The Sinegal Fellowship provides support for underrepresented minority Costco Scholars who have graduated from either the University of Washington or Seattle University and who are pursuing an advanced degree at SU.  The Sinegal Fellowship is a 2 year award with a stipend of $5,000 for each year.  Questions about this fellowship should be directed to Janet Shandley at or Christa Callanan at

Catholic School Special Tuition Grant

Eligible full-time religious and lay teachers and principals of Catholic schools under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Seattle may apply for this grant. Master in Teaching (MIT) and Doctor of Education (EdD) students are not eligible. The grant cannot be used to pay for MIT or EdD credits. Grants pay half of regular tuition for eligible graduate education courses and the student is responsible for the remainder of the charges. Additional information and the application for this grant become available on May 1 preceding the upcoming academic year by following this link to our Forms and Documents page. 

Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships are scholarships students bring with them to Seattle University. Students must inform Student Financial Services if they are receiving outside scholarships because they must be included in the resources available to meet costs. These scholarships then are listed as Private Outside Scholarships on the Seattle University Award Letter.

SU College and Departmental Scholarships for Graduate Students

Several graduate departments offer program-specific scholarships. Scholarships are generally limited; some awards may be need-based and some may be renewed. Please consult college, department or program web sites, faculty or staff for more information about availability, eligibility and application procedures.


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