Grant and Scholarship Limitations and Renewals

Institutional grant awards require the following:

  • A valid FAFSA.
  • A complete SPU financial aid file (all documents and requirements submitted and/or completed).
  • Maintaining half-time enrollment (six or more credits per quarter for undergraduates)

Institutional scholarships require the following:

  • Full-time status (12 or more SPU credits per quarter).
  • Continuous enrollment in SPU credits. (If you have a break in enrollment, you will forfeit your scholarships unless you have received an exception from SFS prior to leaving SPU.)

Additionally, University policy states that the quarterly total of institutional awards (i.e., grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts) cannot exceed a student’s quarterly cost of tuition. If the total institutional aid for a quarter exceeds the quarterly cost of tuition, institutional aid will be reduced in this order: tuition discount, grant, scholarship.

Distinguished Scholars may receive institutional aid up to the cost of tuition and room and board as defined in the financial aid cost of attendance. Athletes, ASSP Scholarship recipients and resident advisors are covered under separate policies, which allow institutional aid to exceed tuition.

All institutional awards also have additional criteria for continued eligibility, which is detailed below.

Distinguished Scholar Award (formerly SPU Scholar Award)*

  • Maximum timeframe: four years
  • Eligibility criteria: 3.25 cumulative GPA

Trustees’ Scholar Award*

  • Maximum timeframe: four years
  • Eligibility criteria: 3.00 cumulative GPA

President’s Scholar Award*

  • Maximum timeframe: four years
  • Eligibility criteria: 3.00 cumulative GPA

Deans’ Scholar Award*

  • Maximum timeframe: four years
  • Eligibility criteria: 2.60 cumulative GPA

Transfer Honors Scholar Award*

  • Maximum timeframe: senior status
  • Eligibility criteria: 3.00 cumulative GPA

Transfer Merit Scholar Award*

  • Maximum timeframe: senior status
  • Eligibility criteria: 3.00 cumulative GPA

Transfer Achievement Scholar Award*

  • Maximum timeframe: senior status
  • Eligibility criteria: 2.60 cumulative GPA

Direct Transfer Degree Scholarship

  • Maximum timeframe: senior status
  • Eligibility criteria: 3.00 cumulative GPA

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

  • Maximum timeframe: senior status
  • Eligibility criteria: 3.00 cumulative GPA

Philip W. Eaton Scholarship

  • Maximum timeframe: four years; senior status
  • Eligibility criteria: 3.00 cumulative GPA

Provost Scholarship

  • Maximum timeframe: four years
  • Eligibility criteria: 2.00 cumulative GPA

Free Methodist Scholarship

  • Maximum timeframe: four years
  • Eligibility criteria: 3.00 cumulative GPA

National Merit Scholarship

  • Maximum timeframe: four years
  • Eligibility criteria: 3.00 cumulative GPA

ROTC Academic Achievement Award

  • Maximum timeframe: four years
  • Eligibility criteria: 3.00 cumulative GPA; Air Force or Army ROTC scholarship recipient; live in campus housing

SPU Visit Scholarship

  • Maximum timeframe: one year
  • Eligibility criteria: be enrolled full time

Fine & Performing Arts Scholar Award

  • Maximum timeframe: renewed on approval by Fine Arts Department
  • Eligibility criteria: renewed on approval by Fine Arts Department

Athletic

  • Maximum timeframe: renewed on approval by Athletic Department
  • Eligibility criteria: renewed on approval by Athletic Department

Ames Scholarship

  • Maximum timeframe: five years
  • Eligibility criteria: 2.50 cumulative GPA

Employee Spouse/Dependent Tuition Discount

  • Maximum timeframe: five years; no limit for employees
  • Eligibility criteria: 2.00 cumulative GPA

Falcon Bound

  • Maximum timeframe: four years
  • Eligibility criteria: 2.00 cumulative GPA and continued eligibility for WA State College Bound Scholarship

Transfer Select Scholarship

  • Maximum timeframe: senior status
  • Eligibility criteria: 2.00 cumulative GPA

SPU Grant

  • Maximum timeframe: five years
  • Eligibility criteria: 2.00 cumulative GPA

* A student may receive no more than one of the awards noted with an (*) during the same academic year.