The College of Science and Engineering offers several scholarship opportunities to incoming freshman, transfer, and current students.  Many scholarships are offered in addition to financial aid you may receive through Seattle University.

Explore all the exciting and beneficial opportunities below.

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Bannan Scholar

“The Bannan scholarship is a very supportive resource for students, especially as an international student like me. It helps me focus more in studying and feels more comfortable when joining new activities in school with no stress about the financial needs.”

Phuong Tang, '24, Computer Science

Bannan Scholarship

Junior and senior merit award of $6000 a year

The Thomas J. Bannan Scholarship Program for Seattle University College of Science and Engineering students awards scholarships to both current students and new transfer students who have junior or senior standing in the fall of the award year. A Bannan scholarship is a merit award of $6000 per year.

Initial award criteria for the scholarship includes having a junior or senior standing by fall 2023 as a continuing student or new transfer student, as well as a GPA of 3.5 or higher for previous college-level work.

For juniors, this two-year award is subject to academic performance demonstrated by maintaining a GPA of 3.0 and active participation in the Bannan Scholar Enrichment Program. This program includes service, scholarly and social activities, as well as opportunities to compete for one of several Bannan Scholar summer research stipends.

For answers to many common questions, please visit the FAQ link below.

Bannan Application Deadlines for 2023-2024 Scholarships:

  • Continuing Students - February 10, 2023
  • Transfer Students* - May 12, 2023

* New transfer students transferring to Seattle University in winter quarter 2023 or later.

Total financial aid awards cannot exceed tuition.

This scholarship is open to International, continuing or transfer students. Sullivan Scholars, Naef Scholars, post-baccalaureate, fifth-year and graduate students are not eligible.

Sperry Goodman Scholarship

Incoming Freshman Award of $5000 A Year

Sperry Goodman earned his master's degree in electrical engineering from Seattle University in 1969. Following graduation, Goodman worked for the Boeing Company, where he made significant and groundbreaking contributions in electrical engineering.

The Sperry Goodman Endowed Scholarship was established with a $1,000,000 gift from the estate of Sperry Goodman in 1999. The scholarship is for incoming freshmen majoring in Computer Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, or an Engineering discipline. Preference is given to students with financial need. A Sperry Goodman scholarship is an award of $5,000 per year.

This scholarship is renewable for a second year provided recipients maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA in one of the above majors.

The application deadline is March 6, 2023.

Total financial aid awards cannot exceed tuition.

Additional Science and Engineering Scholarships

The College of Science and Engineering offers five additional scholarships for continuing SU undergraduates (eligible students must have completed at least one quarter of coursework at SU): Boeing Company Corporate Scholarship; Coughlin Porter Lundeen Scholarship; ECE Advisory Board Impact Scholarship; Edwin W. Brotherton Scholarship in Computer Science; George R. Murphy Engineering Scholarship; James and Donna Knight Endowed Scholarship; John G. Menges Endowed Scholarship; and the Richard Schwaegler Endowed Scholarship in Civil Engineering.

Scholarships will open August 1st and available for online application through the ScholarshipUniverse website at:  Applications close on August 31st.  Below you will find a listing of the scholarships available and brief information about the scholarship requirements*.

*Depending on endowment funding, not every scholarship is available each year. 

To view a sample application, click the Sample Application box, below.

General Scholarships

Scholarship Deadlines

Bannan Scholarship
Continuing Students - February 10, 2023
Transfer Students - May 12, 2023

Sperry Goodman Scholarship
March 6, 2023


The Bannan Scholars Program provided me with opportunities to form community with other students as well as engage in service with communities near Seattle University's campus.

Emily Mather, '18 Mechanical Engineering


Chandra Catron

Academic Operations Coordinator

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