The Bannan Scholars Enrichment Program includes social, scholarly, and service activities recommended/ identified by the Bannan faculty mentor and selected/decided upon by the group. The activities are based on student preferences and differ annually. The students form strong bonds within the cohort and encourage each other through their junior and senior years at SU.
Recent projects have included working with local non-profits to support technical needs in computers, engineering, tutoring and education. Recently the scholars participated in the project: How a Seattle Game of Telephone Became a Worldwide Art Event. The scholars also visited local galleries and have been frequent users of the new Seattle University Maker Space. Current projects involve planning a wild-pollinator garden to promote bird and insect populations on Capitol Hill and helping to develop signage to promote the new art that is in the Sinegal and Bannan buildings that have a science and engineering inspiration.
We encourage all eligible students to apply for the Bannan Scholarship. We are committed to creating an environment of learning and support for a diverse population of students, and building a community of scholars who will thrive and lift each other up.
Learn more about our application process here.
"The support given by the Bannan Scholarship Program has made my time at Seattle University so special. It has given me the opportunity to interact with a cohort of students outside my major who are equally motivated in both the educational and service aspect. We’ve been able to participate in many fun bonding activities like a retreat to Vashon Island as well as ice skating at the Kraken Ice Rink. Activities like these have allowed me to be an active member on campus and contribute to giving back to our community."
"The Bannan scholarship provides me with the means to fulfill my academic aspirations at a distinguished university while also giving me the occasion to establish valuable connections with fellow students from different majors within the School of Science and Engineering, whom I may not have otherwise encountered."
"The Bannan Program has not only provided me with financial support but also with a sense of belonging and a community of like-minded individuals. I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to connect with and grow close to other Bannan Scholars. I am also grateful for the events organized by the program which have enriched my academic and personal experience. Being a Bannan Scholar has instilled in me a sense of pride in representing Seattle University and advocating for the student body."
"The Bannan Scholars program has helped me meet students in the College of Science and Engineering that are in different majors than myself, which has helped grow my network of connections at SeattleU!”
"As a Bannan scholar, I got to be a part of a strong and active community of students trying to succeed, have an impact on campus, and improve the world. I loved taking part in this community, the projects, and the events!"
“It has been a really rewarding experience being a Bannan Scholar. Having a community of like-minded people with a shared passion in STEM has made me feel welcome in a field that can be rather isolating at times. I’ve grown as a person through projects associated with the scholarship program and have made many close friends because of it.”
“The Bannan scholar’s program has given me the opportunity to forge meaningful connections with students from diverse academic backgrounds and become a more engaged and impactful member of the Seattle University community.”
Year End Banquet
Date: May 31st, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Location: Oberto Commons in the Sinegal Center
Date: September 28th, 12:30PM-1:25PM
TBD, either late September or early October