Freshmen Scholarships

2018-19 Merit Awards for Freshmen

New full-time Seattle University freshman applicants will be considered for one of the following awards 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. Students may qualify for additional need-based aid, as determined by the FAFSA.

Academic ScholarshipsAmount
Trustee Scholarship $24,000* per academic year
Campion Scholarship $22,000* per academic year
Bellarmine Scholarship $20,000* per academic year
Arrupe Scholarship $12,000* per academic year

*Amounts are renewable for up to four years (i.e.,$22,000 = $88,000 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.

Sullivan Leadership Award

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. For more information, please click here.

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, please click here.

RaiseMe Micro-Scholarships

Seattle University has partnered with RaiseMe to increase college accessibility and scholarship transparency. Starting as early as 9th grade, RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school by hitting the goals that best prepare them to succeed. 

As noted on the Seattle University RaiseMe profile, micro-scholarships earned through RaiseMe represent a minimum amount of scholarship and grant aid a student will receive from Seattle University if they apply, are admitted, and enroll. Students may be eligible for more aid based on their formal application for admission and financial aid forms. If a student receive a higher amount of scholarship and grant aid in their final award letter from Seattle University, note that this includes the amount you earned on RaiseMe and is not in addition to your earnings on RaiseMe.

For example, if you've earned $3,000 from Seattle University on RaiseMe, your $3,000 represents the minimum amount of scholarship and grant aid you will receive if you apply, are admitted, and enroll. If upon acceptance to Seattle University, you receive a larger financial aid package of $4,000, it's important to understand that the $3,000 you earned on RaiseMe is included in the final $4,000 award you received and is not in addition to your earnings on RaiseMe.

2018-19 Merit Awards for First Year International Students

New full-time Seattle University freshmen who are international students will be considered for one of the following awards 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. International freshman applicants must submit official SAT or ACT scores in order to be considered for a scholarship award.

Academic ScholarshipsAmount
Trustee's Scholarship for International Students $15,000* per academic year
President's Scholarship for International Students $12,000* per academic year
Provost's Scholarship for International Students $9,000* per academic year
Dean's Scholarship for International Students  $6,000* per academic year

*Amounts are renewable for up to four years (i.e., $12,000 = $48,000 over 4 academic years) for students who maintain, which includes continuous full-time enrollment with the required GPA and completion of the required number of credits annually.