Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Scholarships

2016-17 Merit Scholarships for Transfers 

A new full-time domestic transfer who has at least 36 transferable credit hours after high school graduation will be considered for one of the following transfer awards beginning in Fall Quarter 2015, based on GPA prior to enrollment at Seattle University.  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 $16,000 per academic year 3.75 - 4.0 cumulative transfer GPA.
Xavier Scholarship $13,000 per academic year 3.5 - 3.74 cumulative transfer GPA.
Loyola Scholarship  $10,000 per academic year 3.25 - 3.49 cumulative transfer GPA.
Hurtado Scholarship  $5,000 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.