First-year and transfer students who complete an admissions application to Seattle University are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years and are based on the information in the admissions application, not family finances. Merit-based scholarships for first-year students generally range from $13,000 - $30,000 per year, and we guarantee that any amount you receive as an institutional gift will remain constant for all four years you’re eligible at SU.
Scholarship recipients must meet all university requirements for regular admission to the fall, winter, or spring quarter. Students may qualify for additional need-based aid, as determined by the FAFSA. Scholarships awarded at the time of admission are not eligible for adjustments.
New full-time Seattle University freshmen who are international students will be considered for a merit scholarship award at the time of their admission.
Scholarship recipients must meet all university requirements for regular admission to the fall, winter, or spring quarter.
International students are those students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and typically require a visa to study in the United States.
The Sullivan Leadership Award is a full scholarship that covers tuition, room and board for each of four years of undergraduate study at Seattle University and is awarded to nine incoming freshmen each year.
Fostering Scholars is a full scholarship and program of support awarded to eligible students currently in or who aged-out of the foster care system. Recipients receive financial, academic, and personal support towards the completion of an undergraduate degree at Seattle University.
The Fr. McGoldrick Endowment Fund helps support siblings, children, and grandchildren of Seattle University alumni.
The Sperry Goodman Endowed Scholarship was established with a one million dollar gift from the estate of Sperry Goodman in 1999. The scholarship is for College of Science and Engineering incoming freshmen majoring in Computer Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, or an Engineering discipline. Preference is given to students with financial need. A Sperry Goodman scholarship is an award of $5,000 per year.
Students enrolled in Washington's College Bound Program may be eligible for a full tuition scholarship at Seattle University. The scholarship is equal to full tuition for four years for incoming first-year students, covered by federal, state, and Seattle University grants and scholarships—combined with the College Bound scholarship.
Merit scholarships are renewable for up to four years (i.e., $12,000 = $48,000 over 4 academic years) for students who maintain satisfactory academic progress, which includes continuous full-time enrollment with the required GPA and completion of the required number of credits annually.
Please note, merit scholarships awarded at the time of admission to undergraduate programs, including 3+3 programs, can only be applied towards undergraduate coursework. Students are not able to apply undergraduate scholarships towards graduate coursework regardless of whether they have completed their initial bachelor’s degree.