Outside Scholarships

Below you’ll find many of the scholarships available to SPU students from outside agencies and organizations. You can browse through all of them, or search using specific keywords.

These scholarships include:

  • regionally based scholarships
  • ethnicity-based scholarships
  • scholarships for military veterans
  • scholarships for first-in-the-family college students
  • scholarships for students who have been in foster care
  • scholarships for particular majors or areas of interest
  • and many more

You can also find outside scholarship information in a physical notebook located in the SFS lobby in Demaray Hall, or search for scholarships in scholarship databases organized according to majors or areas of interest on our Scholarship Search Sites page.

Able Flight Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Available to: Students 17 or older with valid driver's license and documented disability.
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of February 15.

Account Control Technology Foundation Scholarships

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: March 15, 2016; Check the website each year for an application!
  • Instructions: View the website for the various scholarship programs.

AFSA Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Available to: High school seniors.
  • Deadline: April 07, 2017
  • Instructions: See website.

Air Force Health Professions Scholarship

  • Amount: Varies
  • Available to: US citizens who have been accepted to a graduate program in a health profession.
  • Deadline:
  • Instructions: Visit website for specific details.

American Indian Endowed Scholarship

  • Amount: $500-$2,000
  • Available to: Students with financial need that have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian tribe or community in the state of Washington.
  • Deadline: March 01, 2017; New deadline each year.

Andy Green Persons in Recovery Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: For those who have recovered from drug/alcohol addiction.
  • Deadline: Annual deadlines of January 31 and July 1
  • Instructions: Submit essay.

Anthony Castelli Attorney’s Veterans Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Available to: current veteran, or parent, sibling, child, or grandchild of a veteran
  • Deadline: Memorial Day
  • Instructions: submit essay

Bella Ballroom Excellence in Performing Arts Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Undergraduates majoring in dance, theater, performing arts, music, or related field.
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of November 15
  • Instructions: Submit video showcasing your performing art.

BIAW Education Program Scholarship

  • Amount: Varies
  • Available to: Washington residents studying an area related to construction.
  • Deadline: May 06, 2016; Annual deadlines - check back for next year's application!

BigFish Online Games Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: May 31, 2016; Check back for the 2017 application.
  • Instructions: Submit essay on whether or not video games can elicit emotional responses.

Brower Youth Scholarship

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Available to: Students who are environmental change leaders.
  • Deadline: May 16, 2016; Annual deadlines - check back for next year's application!

Buick Achievers Scholarship

  • Amount: Up to $25,000 Scholarship is renewable
  • Available to: Based on academic achievement, financial need, and leadership.
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of February 28 or 29.
  • Instructions: Register as an applicant online.

Cancer for College Scholarship

  • Amount: varies
  • Deadline: Applications are accepted annually between October 01 and January 31.
  • Instructions: apply on website

CashCourse "My Story" Essay Contest

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: Current application deadline is 10/31/16. Check each year for the new application!
  • Instructions: Submit essay on what your largest financial goal is and how you plan to achieve it.

Chaffin Luhana Anti-Distracted Driving Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Available to: Current high school seniors or college undergraduate students.
  • Deadline: February 01, 2017
  • Instructions: Submit essay.

Christian Community Credit Union Scholarships for Success

  • Amount: Up to $4,000
  • Available to: Students who are members of Christian Community Credit Union and full-time enrolled.
  • Deadline: March 30, 2017; Annual deadlines.

Clubs of America Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of August 31.
  • Instructions: submit essay on website

Cobell Scholarship

  • Amount: Varies
  • Available to: Students who are enrolled members of a US-Federally Recognized Tribe.
  • Deadline: Annual scholarship - current deadline is March 31, 2017.
  • Instructions: Complete online application.

Coca-Cola Scholarship

  • Amount: Varies
  • Available to: Varies with each scholarship.
  • Deadline: October 31, 2016; Annual deadline
  • Instructions: See website.

College JumpStart Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: High school 10th-12th graders or undergraduate college students.
  • Deadline: Annual deadlines of April 15 and October 17.

Community Foundation of Southwest WA Scholarships

  • Amount: varies
  • Available to: varies
  • Deadline: see website

Cottage Inn Scholarship

  • Amount: $500-$2,500
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of May 31
  • Instructions: Submit essay on how you would benefit your community if you were the owner of a Cottage Inn franchise.

CouponChief.com Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of July 31.
  • Instructions: Submit YouTube video describing how you personally save money as a college student or an amazing extreme coupon haul you have made.

Coupon Code Future Leaders Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of July 31.
  • Instructions: Submit application online.

CuraDebt Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Available to: Students with at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of December 31.
  • Instructions: Submit application and unique solution to a given problem.

Daniel Goldberg Scholarship

  • Amount: $14,000
  • Available to: Full-time graduate students pursuing a degree in state or local finance.
  • Deadline: February 10, 2017; Apply for the scholarship each year.
  • Instructions: Complete application.

Daniels Scholarship

  • Amount: varies based on financial need
  • Available to: high school seniors who are residents of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming
  • Deadline: Check the website between September and November each year for the application.

David Benowitz Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Available to: Students with at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Instructions: Submit application and essay.

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

  • Amount: Varies
  • Available to: Students with college graduate level knowledge in the areas of STEM or Humanities.
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of July 15.
  • Instructions: See website for details.

The Diabetes Council Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Available to: Students with diabetes.
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Instructions: Online resource to finding scholarships for students with diabetes.

Dickson Law Group Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of May 15.
  • Instructions: submit video essay on website

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Available to: Students currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in college.
  • Deadline: February 28, 2017

Dr. Alma Adams Scholarship: Presented by Truth Initiative

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: April 30, 2017; Annual deadline.
  • Instructions: Students who have taken part in a community services project to inspire tobacco-free lives.

DrivingTests.org Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: December 31, 2017; Annual deadline.
  • Instructions: Submit video on how to reduce road fatalities among your peers.

Eastern Washington Section of the Society of Women Engineers AREVA Inc., Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Women with intention of entering engineering field.
  • Deadline: February 28, 2017; Check back for next year's application.
  • Instructions: Complete and submit application.

Ehline American Military Vets Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Available to: Military veterans
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of October 01

Einstein Academic Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Students with at least a 3.5 GPA.
  • Deadline: December 01, 2017; Annual deadline.
  • Instructions: Submit essay and application online.

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

  • Amount: Varies
  • Available to: High school seniors.
  • Deadline: Next application cycle begins September 1, 2017.

Elks National Legacy Scholarship

  • Amount: $4,000
  • Available to: Children or grandchildren of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 01, 2014.
  • Deadline: February 03, 2017; Check back for next year's application!
  • Instructions: Complete online application.

Ford Foundation Fellowships

  • Amount: see website
  • Available to: predoctoral, dissertation, or postdoctoral fellowship students
  • Deadline: November of the year prior to the start of graduate study

Foster Care to Success Scholarships

  • Amount: $1,500–$6,000
  • Available to: Students under age 25 who have been in foster care.
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of March 31.

Foster Youth Independence Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000–$2,500
  • Available to: students in foster care or other criteria
  • Deadline: This year the application deadline is April 08. Check back for information on next year's deadline!
  • Instructions: submit essay on website

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

  • Amount: $9,000
  • Available to: Students who are planning to work in state/local government finance.
  • Deadline: February 10, 2017; Annual deadline.
  • Instructions: Submit application, letter of recommendation, transcripts, and resume.

Frank Cazmierczak Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Migrant workers or children of migrant workers wanting to pursue a teaching career.
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of February 1.
  • Instructions: See website.

Gates Millennium Scholarship

  • Amount: varies based on financial need determined through school financial aid application process
  • Available to: students entering as incoming freshman in fall; must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or Hispanic American; 3.3 GPA or GED; eligibility for Federal Pell grant; other criteria on website
  • Deadline: see website

Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship

  • Amount: Varies
  • Available to: Students looking to study or intern abroad.
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of March 01.
  • Instructions: Submit application online.

Gloria Barron Scholarship

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Available to: Students younger than age 19 who are currently working on an inspiring service project or have worked on one in the last year.
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of April 15.

Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship

  • Amount: $9,000
  • Available to: Part-time graduate students employeed by state or local government.
  • Deadline: February 10, 2017; Annual deadline.
  • Instructions: Complete application

Great Lakes National Scholarship Programs

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Available to: Students enrolled in an eligible major (see website) with at least a 2.75 GPA that demonstrate financial need.
  • Deadline: Application period is February 15-April 06.
  • Instructions: Submit application online.

Hartford Technology Rental Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Students with at least a 3.0 GPA majoring in Information Technology or related field.
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of April 30 and November 30.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

  • Amount: varies
  • Available to: see website
  • Deadline: see website

Horatio Alger Scholarships

  • Amount: varies
  • Available to: Students with financial need.
  • Deadline: see website
  • Instructions: apply on website

Internet of Things Scholarship: The Biggest Risk with the Internet of Things

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of April 01 and December 01.
  • Instructions: Submit essay on the biggest risk associated with the Internet of Things.

Internet of Things Scholarship: Where Do You See The Internet of Things in the Future?

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of May 01 and December 01.
  • Instructions: Submit essay on how the Internet of Things affects your future.

Izenda Embedded Business Intelligence & Analytics Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of March 31.
  • Instructions: submit report or chart; or graphic visualization of data on website

JAMAS Future Hispanic Leaders Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Available to: Students with Hispanic heritage that have at least a 2.8 GPA.
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of November 1.
  • Instructions: Complete application online.

Jason Kalafat Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Available to: Students with at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Instructions: Submit essay and application.

Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship

  • Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Available to: Female undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Deadline: April 15, 2017; Annual deadlines.

Khan Law Firm Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Students with at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Deadline: August 01, 2017
  • Instructions: Submit essay and transcript.

Lakehouse Recovery Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of December 31.
  • Instructions: Submit essay discussing what careers you are considering upon graduation and why you deserve the scholarship.

Lake Swannanoa Homeowners Association Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Available to: Students pursuing a career in environmental studies or a related field.
  • Deadline: April 28, 2017; Scholarship is annual.

Laser Spine Institute Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Available to: Students in a health-related field.
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of June 15.
  • Instructions: Submit transcripts, essay, and application.

Leadership 1000 Scholarship

  • Amount: Amount Varies
  • Available to: WA state residents attending a college in WA state with at least a 2.75 GPA.
  • Deadline: February 28, 2017; Scholarship has annual deadlines.
  • Instructions: View website to apply and view details on specific criteria .

LendEDU Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of April 15.
  • Instructions: submit essay on website

Various List of Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies with each scholarship.
  • Deadline: Deadline varies.
  • Instructions: Browse the categories to find what you may be eligible for.

Louie Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount: $4,000
  • Available to: High school seniors with at least a 3.5 GPA enrolling in a US college/university for 2016-2017.
  • Deadline: March 31, 2016; Check back for next year's application.

McMenamin & McMenamin Washington Community Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Available to: Washington high school seniors or Washington college students.
  • Deadline: May 31, 2016; Annual deadlines - check back for next year's scholarship!

McMillen Foundation Visual Arts Scholarship

  • Amount: Up to $25,000 Annually
  • Available to: Visual art majors.
  • Deadline: May 05, 2017; Annual deadline: Application available now!

MetroWest Health Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Available to: Nursing or medical students who are residents of a town in the MetroWest service area.
  • Deadline: Annual deadlines of May 31 and November 30

Microsoft Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Available to: Students with at least a 3.0 GPA with an interest in computer science.
  • Deadline: Revolving deadlines. Check website for specific date.

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

  • Amount: $9,000
  • Available to: Students belonging to a minority group who are studying business/finance/related field.
  • Deadline: February 10, 2017; Annual deadline.
  • Instructions: Submit application, transcripts, and resume.

NAAAP Seattle Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Students of Asian American and/or Asian Pacific Islander descent.
  • Deadline: September 30, 2016; Annual deadline.
  • Instructions: Submit application and transcripts.

Naperville Veterans Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Available to: Students with at least a 3.5 GPA.
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of March 31.
  • Instructions: Submit essay.

National Debt Relief Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: students with minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of January 31.
  • Instructions: submit essay on website

Navy Health Services Collegiate Program

  • Amount: see website
  • Deadline: see website

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Amount: $500–$2,000; renewable for four years
  • Available to: graduates of a public high school in King, Snohomish, or Pierce county who are American citizens and have been nominated by their high school counselor
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of March 01.

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies by program
  • Available to: Students of Hawaiian ancestry.
  • Deadline: Annual application deadline in February.

One Tri Student Triathlete Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Available to: Students who have participated in a triathlon, marathon, or half-marathon.
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of February 28.

OWL Florence Marie Bauer Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Available to: Women over 40.
  • Deadline: April 30, 2016; Check back for next year's application!

Pelican Water Systems Scholarship

  • Amount: $500–$1,500
  • Available to: students with minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of April 15 and October 15.
  • Instructions: submit essay on website; provide one letter of recommendation

Pointe Pest Control Scholarship

  • Amount: $750
  • Available to: High school seniors or college freshman from the state of Washington with at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Deadline: April 29, 2017
  • Instructions: Apply online.

Puget Sound Moving Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Available to: students with minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Deadline: March 15, 2016; Check back for next year's application!
  • Instructions: submit essay on website

Renton Community Foundation Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Available to: Each scholarship has various criteria.
  • Deadline: April 10, 2017; New application each year.
  • Instructions: Submit common application - view media link for contact information and more details.

Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship Grants for Development

  • Amount: Amount varies.
  • Deadline: Deadlines vary.
  • Instructions: Provides funding for graduate coursework or research for one to four academic years; for Non-Rotarians sponsored by qualified Rotary Clubs.

Share Your Talent Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: August 01, 2017; Annual deadline.
  • Instructions: Submit essay explaining your journey of honing your talent and how others encouraged you.

Society for Marketing Professional Services Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,200
  • Available to: Students pursuing a career in marketing professional services.
  • Deadline: April 15, 2016; Check back for next year's application.

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Available to: Female students providing financial support for themselves and dependents.
  • Deadline: November 15, 2017; Annual deadlines.
  • Instructions: Submit application and reference page.

Seattle School Retirees' Association Teaching Intern Scholarship

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Available to: Future teachers who, beginning in September, will be student teaching through a college/university program and are working on initial certification in an educational field.
  • Deadline: September 01, 2016; Annual deadline.

Student Loan Assistance Counsel Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: see website
  • Instructions: submit application on website

Student Veterans Scholarships

  • Amount: Amounts vary with each scholarship.
  • Deadline: Check website for annual deadlines.
  • Instructions: View website link for information on each different scholarship.

Swing of Things Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Available to: High school students entering college.
  • Deadline: March 01, 2017
  • Instructions: Submit essay.

TwinStar Credit Union Higher Education Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Available to: Members of TwinStar Credit Union.
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of July 31.

US Army Health Professions Scholarship

  • Amount: 100% tuition.
  • Deadline:
  • Instructions: View flyer for contact information and additional details.

US Hispanic Leadership Institute Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies with each scholarship.
  • Available to: View each scholarship page for specific criteria.
  • Deadline: Deadlines vary with scholarship.
  • Instructions: View website for eligibility information and scholarship amounts.

Values and Capitalism Young Scholar Award

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: July 01, 2016; Check back for next year's application!
  • Instructions: To be considered, students must submit a personal statement on why they would like to be selected, a prospectus for a research project in economics or public policy, and a previous undergraduate research paper.

Various Law Firm Scholarships

  • Amount: Amount varies with each scholarship.
  • Deadline: Deadlines vary with each scholarship.
  • Instructions: Open the spreadsheet to view and apply for the relevant scholarships.

Washington Accord Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies with each scholarship opportunity.
  • Available to: Current, active members of LGBTQ community or single mothers with at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • Deadline: Check website for application deadlines.
  • Instructions: Submit essay.

Washington Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth

  • Amount: $2,000–$4,000 annually
  • Available to: students who are in federally recognized foster care or were until age 18
  • Deadline: see website

Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs Scholarship

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Available to: Students majoring in horticulture who are residents of Washington.
  • Deadline: May 18, 2016; Check back for next year's application.

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

  • Amount: varies
  • Available to: Students who are Washington state residents with at least a 2.75 GPA and are pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or health care.
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of February 28.

Washington State Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: College juniors majoring in history (emphasis in US history).
  • Deadline: February 01, 2017
  • Instructions: Submit application.

Website Properties Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

  • Amount: $750
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017
  • Instructions: Complete application and essay.

Wellcentive Medical Scholarship for Veterans

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Available to: Students with at least a 2.8 GPA that are a current medical student or enrolled in pre-med/are a health major.
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of March 15.

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship and Emergency Aid Program

  • Amount: Varies
  • Available to: Veterans and spouses of disabled veterans
  • Deadline: February 28, 2017; Annual deadlines.

Zumper Apartments Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Annual deadline of April 01 and November 15.
  • Instructions: submit essay on website