Transfer Scholarships

2019-20 Merit Scholarships for Transfers

A new full-time transfer who has at least 36 transferable credit hours after high school graduation will be considered for one of the following transfer awards based on GPA prior to enrollment at Seattle University. Both domestic and international students are eligible for consideration. There is no separate application to apply for merit scholarships. Transfer admits required to complete the English Language & Culture Bridge (ELCB) Program to meet English Proficiency requirements are not eligible for merit awards. Please note that post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for merit scholarships.

Transfer ScholarshipsAmountQualifications
Messina Scholarship $18,000 per academic year 3.75 - 4.0 cumulative transfer GPA.
Xavier Scholarship $15,000 per academic year 3.5 - 3.74 cumulative transfer GPA.
Loyola Scholarship $12,000 per academic year 3.25 - 3.49 cumulative transfer GPA.
Hurtado Scholarship $8,000 per academic year 3.0 - 3.24 cumulative transfer GPA.

Amounts are renewable for the number of years remaining to expected degree completion based on the class standing assigned by the Office of the Registrar upon admission.  For instance, students admitted as juniors will receive the awarded scholarship for two years (fall, winter and spring quarters). Additionally, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress which includes continuous full-time enrollment with the required GPA and completion of the required number of credits annually.

Freshman transfer applicants who apply for the winter quarter following their graduation from high school, have provided SAT or ACT scores and a high school transcript, and have a college record that cannot be discerned on a transcript because it is in progress will be considered for the freshman merit awards.

Alfie Scholars

The Alfie Scholars Program was created to make the dream of attaining a bachelor’s degree a reality for transfer students from two-year colleges. The program provides the following:

  • $15,000 annual scholarship to Seattle University
  • Academic support programming that prepares students for the increased academic rigor of a four-year university
  • Opportunities for creating mutually reinforcing relationships
  • Customized curriculum to develop leadership skills
  • Preparation to become leaders to foster civility in their professions

For more information about the Alfie Scholars program and how to apply, please visit

Fostering Scholars

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. For more information, visit the Fostering Scholars website.

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