Freshmen Scholarships

Merit Awards for Freshmen

Freshmen 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. Scholarships awarded at the time of admission are not eligible for adjustments. And we guarantee that any amount you receive as an institutional gift will remain constant for all four years you’re eligible at SU.

Admitted freshmen required to meet English Proficiency requirements are not eligible for merit awards.  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.

Merit Awards for First-Year International Students

New full-time Seattle University freshmen who are international students will be considered for a merit scholarship award at the time of their admission. Freshman admits required to complete the English Language and Culture Bridge (ELCB) program to meet English Proficiency requirements are not eligible for merit awards.

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. 

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

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.

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