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College of Education Scholarships

If you are applying for a needs-based scholarship, remember to file a FAFSA in order to determine your eligibility.  

COE Dean's Scholarship

Amount Awarded: 30, $2,500 scholarships will be awarded

Duration: One-time award

Application Deadline: 11:59pm on April 28, 2017

Criteria for Selection: 

  • Financial need as demonstrated through the FAFSA (applicant MUST have completed a FAFSA for the 2017-2018 academic year)
  • Professional promise and leadership in chosen field of study
  • Academic merit with minimum graduate GPA of 3.50

COE Diversity Scholarships

Two scholarships are awarded annually by the Scholarship and Awards Committee to College of Education students with financial need who will contribute to the diversity of their academic fields and departments.

Amount Awarded: $2,475 per year

Duration: Two years

Application Deadline: 11:59pm on April 28, 2017

Criteria for Selection:

  • Compatibility with the philosophy and mission of the College of Education and the Jesuit mission of Seattle University: “Preparing ethical and reflective professionals for quality service in diverse communities.”
  • Evidence of excellence or potential for excellence in practice, scholarship, and leadership in professional education.
  • Evidence of membership in an under-represented group* and of financial need.
  • Minimum load of six credits per quarter
To apply:

Father William Codd Scholarship

The former Dean of Education for Seattle University and Chair of the College of Education’s Psychology Division, Father William (Bill) Codd also served as Director of the Montessori Studies Center and Director of the Reading Clinic for Specific Language Disability.

One student who is in his/her last year of studies in a graduate degree program is chosen for the Father William Codd Scholarship based on financial need and merit.

Amount Awarded: $700

Duration: One-time award.

Scholarships Available: One

Application Deadline: 11:59pm on April 28, 2017

Criteria for Selection:The Father William Codd Scholarship is restricted to students of a College of Education graduate degree program who will be in their last year of studies. This scholarship is awarded to continuing students of a College of Education graduate degree program by the Scholarship and Awards Committee. To be eligible, applicants must file the FAFSA for the 2017-2018 academic year.

To apply:

McCleary Scholarship in Education 

Founder of McCleary, a small town in Southwest Washington, William (Bill) McCleary was a philanthropist devoted to the cause of higher education.

Two students who are continuing in a College of Education graduate degree program will be awarded scholarships based on financial need and merit. The McCleary Scholarship in Education is awarded in May of each year for use by the student in the following year and may be used in the summer. To be eligible, applicants must submit the FAFSA for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Amount Awarded: $2,200 - $2,400

Duration: One-time award.

Scholarships Available: Two

Application Deadline: 11:59pm on April 28, 2017

Criteria for Selection: The McCleary Scholarship in Education is awarded to two continuing students of a College of Education graduate degree program by the Scholarships and Awards Committee.

To apply:

Dean Sue Schmitt Scholarship

The Dr. Sue A. Schmitt Scholarship Fund was established through the generosity of many alumni, colleagues and friends to honor the memory and legacy Dr. Schmitt left at Seattle University.

Dr. Schmitt stepped down from her 16-year position as dean on July 31, 2012. Dr. Schmitt touched many lives during her remarkable career as an administrator, educator and scholar. She helped to organize the college’s 75th anniversary celebration (a milestone event that drew over 1,000 alumni and friends to campus), and oversaw Conversation Education, a symposium on education policy that brought great visibility to the university. Over the past several years she led a collaborative and successful process to revise and restructure the college’s doctoral program. Additionally, Dr. Schmitt spearheaded an effort that brought a Seattle Public Schools Middle College to Seattle University.

Amount Awarded: Approximately $2,800

Duration: One-time award

Scholarships Available: One

Application Deadline: 11:59pm on April 28, 2017

Criteria for Selection: The Scholarship and Awards Committee will award the Dean Sue Schmitt Scholarship to a student who is a member of an underrepresented group and shows professional promise and leadership in their chosen field of study.

To apply:

Dr. Marylou Wyse Award

Dr. Marylou Wyse, an SU alumna, served as Dean of the Graduate School and taught in the College of Education. Need-based scholarships bearing her name are awarded to new students at the College of Education.

Amount Awarded: Up to $2,400 per academic year

Duration: Two years

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline

Criteria for Selection:Newly admitted College of Education students are eligible for this scholarship. Recipients must maintain continuous enrollment of at least three credits per term, with a minimum of 12 credits per academic year, and must remain in good standing. To be eligible, apply for a College of Education program and complete a FAFSA. No separate application required. This scholarship is awarded through the Graduate Admissions Office to new students only, based on financial need and fit with the mission of the College.

Catholic School Special Tuition Grant

The Seattle University Special Tuition Grant provides up to a 50 percent tuition reduction for full-time teachers and principals in Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Seattle who are enrolled in the College of Education. A separate application from the Seattle University Student Financial Services Office is required. Students must be fully admitted to a master's program in the College of Education. The grant is not available for doctoral, pre-service teacher preparation (MIT) classes or to students eligible for Matteo Ricci College tuition remission.

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