2008–09 Undergraduate Catalog
All awards are subject to SPU Financial aid satisfactory academic progress policy, unless otherwise noted below. In addition, refer to the scholarship description for additional criteria for eligibility.
SPU Scholar Awards* are awarded to entering freshmen selected on the basis of demonstrated exceptional academic ability and whose lives have demonstrated their commitment to the vision and ideals of Seattle Pacific. They are full-tuition awards (12 to 20 credits per quarter) available for four consecutive years based on maintaining a 3.25 cumulative GPA and full-time continuous enrollment.
Trustees' Scholar Awards* are awarded to entering freshmen on the basis of academic excellence. Available for four consecutive years based on maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA and full-time, continuous enrollment.
President's Transfer Scholar Awards* are awarded to entering transfer students based on academic excellence. Renewable through senior status based on maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA and full-time, continuous enrollment.
Dean's Scholar Awards* are awarded to entering freshmen students based on academic achievement. Available for four consecutive years based on maintaining a 2.6 cumulative GPA and full-time, continuous enrollment.
Dean's Transfer Scholar Awards* are awarded to entering transfer students based on academic achievement. Renewable through senior status based on maintaining a 2.6 cumulative GPA and full-time, continuous enrollment.
Ames Leadership Scholarships are awarded to under-represented ethnic minority high school graduates who may return to their communities and positively impact their world for Christ. Applicants must meet the Autumn Quarter admission deadlines and standards of SPU, complete a FAFSA and an Ames Scholarship application (pdf), also available through Undergraduate Admissions, and demonstrate significant community and/or church involvement. Ames Scholars are expected to be involved in campus activities, campus or community leadership, and participate in quarterly leadership development events. During first year of their award Ames Scholars must participate in Early Connections, meet regularly with the Ames faculty or staff mentor, attend Ames college success workshops, and are strongly encouraged to live on campus. The annual award is available for up to five years if the student maintains full-time enrollment and maintains a 2.5 cumulative SPU GPA.
Athletic Scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding ability in men's and women's soccer, women's gymnastics and volleyball, women's and men's basketball, cross country, and track. Contact the Athletic Office for further information. Renewed on approval by the Athletics Department.
Faculty/Staff Scholarships are funded by donations from employees of SPU and are awarded to continuing students. The fund supports school scholarships and recognizes outstanding students in each of the academic disciplines. Contact your major department for more information.
Federal Academic Competitiveness Grants are awarded to first (completed high school after January 1, 2007) and second year (completed high school after January 1, 2006) students who are eligible for the Federal Pell grant, are full-time, U.S. citizens, and completed a rigorous secondary school program recognized by the U.S. secretary of education. Also, the student has not previously been enrolled in a program of undergraduate education; second-year qualified students will also have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA (or the equivalent as determined by federal regulation) at the end of their first academic year. A student cannot receive more than one award for each year of eligibility.
Federal Pell Grants provide grants to qualified undergraduate students from moderate-to-low income families, as determined by a processed FAFSA.
Federal Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grants are awarded to third- and fourth-year undergraduates who are full time, a U.S. citizen, and Federal Pell Grant eligible. In addition qualified students will be pursuing a major in the physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, or engineering (as determined by regulation) or in a foreign language that is critical to U.S. national security. The U.S. secretary of education will consult with the director of National Intelligence to choose such languages. Finally, the individual has a 3.0 GPA (or the equivalent as determined by regulation) in coursework required for the designated qualifying major. A student cannot receive more than one award for each year of eligibility.
Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program benefits current and prospective teachers who agree to teach full time for four years in a federally designated eligible school. The funds from this program are automatically credited to your student account at the beginning of each quarter, provided all requested documents have been submitted to SFS, you are registered for the number of credits upon which your financial aid award was based, verification (if required) has been completed, and you continue to meet the grant requirements.
Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who have demonstrated outstanding musical, dramatic, and artistic talent. Contact the Fine Arts Department for further information. Renewed on approval by the Fine Arts Department.
International Student Scholarships are available in limited amounts. Contact the Student Programs Office for further information.
Ministerial Tuition Discounts are available to full-time, ordained, practicing pastors or missionaries who are pursuing studies to enhance their ministry. Contact Student Financial Services for application information.
Ministry Scholarships are awarded to full-time, undergraduate dependents who's parent(s) are in full-time ministry at a church, para-church, or mission organization. The scholarship is renewable through senior status, so long as the student remains in undergraduate-degree seeking study at Seattle Pacific University and continues to meet the qualifications.
Minority Church Partnership Awards provide matching scholarships to students who receive a scholarship from selected minority churches in the greater Seattle area. Complete information about this program is available in the Student Programs Office.
Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship is awarded for academic excellence to one entering transfer student who has earned an associate of arts degree. Renewable for one additional year based on maintenance of a 3.0 cumulative GPA and full-time, continuous enrollment.
Philip W. Eaton Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate a record of academic competence and whose lives have demonstrated their commitment to the vision and ideals of Seattle Pacific. Available up to four consecutive years based on maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA and full-time, continuous enrollment.
SPU Alumni Scholarships are awarded to full-time, dependent, undergraduate children of Seattle Pacific University graduates. Renewable through senior status based on the student continuing to be classified as dependent. No supplemental application is necessary.
SPU BPA Science Bowl Scholarships are awarded to entering freshman who have were on a team that won a Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Science Bowl. Scholarships are available for four consecutive years and full-time continuous enrollment.
SPU-Church Matching Scholarships are awarded to students who are chosen by a scholarship committee within an organized Christian church in the United States or Canada. Churches must be approved by Student Financial Services and must provide that office with a letter of confirmation for each scholarship awarded by October 31. Contact Student Financial Services for further information.
SPU FIRST Scholarships are awarded to entering freshmen based on academic excellence who have participated on a FIRST Robotic Competition team during their junior or senior year. Scholarships are available for four consecutive years and full-time continuous enrollment.
SPU Free Methodist Scholar Awards are awarded to entering freshmen based on demonstrated church, school, and community involvement, as well as affiliation with the Free Methodist Church from one of the supporting conferences. Available for four consecutive years based on maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA and full-time, continuous enrollment.
SPU Grants are awarded to undergraduate students on the basis of financial need, as established by a processed FAFSA. Students may receive this award for up to five years from first receiving the grant.
SPU– National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarships are awarded through a competitive process to undergraduate students with a junior or senior standing who will complete a teacher’s certification in mathematics/science education and agree to teach in a high-need school district as defined by the terms and conditions of the Noyce Scholarship program. Scholarship is available for two consecutive years.
Transfer Electrical Engineering Scholarships are awarded to entering transfer students based on academic excellence and intend to receive an electrical engineering degree. Funds are made available through the Engaging the Community to Achieve Success in Engineering (ECASE) program of the National Science Foundation. Renewable up to three years through senior status and full-time continuous enrollment.
Washington American Indian Endowed Scholarships help financially needy students with close social and cultural ties to a Native American community to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies.
Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) honors three vocational students from each of the 49 state legislative districts for outstanding achievement in vocational/technical education. High schools, skills centers, and community and technical colleges nominate students based on occupational proficiency, leadership, community activities, work experience, and other qualities. A committee, representing business, labor, education, the legislature and citizens, makes the final selection.
Washington Educational Opportunity Grant (EOG) provides grants to financially needy, place bound Washington residents as an incentive to complete a bachelor's degree at an eligible four-year college. Students must have already earned an associate of arts or sciences degree or achieved junior class standing.
Washington Health Professional Scholars is a state-funded program that provides scholarships for students who have declared their intent to serve in a nursing shortage area in the state of Washington. Applications (pdf) are available in the School of Health Sciences.
Washington Passport to College Promise Scholarship program created by the state of Washington, encourages foster youth to prepare for and succeed in college. You are eligible for this program if you spent at least one year in foster care after your 16th birthday, emancipated from foster care on or after January 1, 2007, will be enrolled at least half time in an eligible college by the time you turn 21, are a Washington resident, are not pursuing a degree in theology, or you have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree.
Washington Scholar Awards are available to students who have been designated as Washington scholars by the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board. Renewable based on maintaining the state's requirements for eligibility.