Ames Scholarship

2018 Ames scholars

Current Ames Scholars gather with Barbara and Gary Ames (far right), who established this scholarship in 2001.

The Ames Scholarship, which helps support traditionally underrepresented students of color, is making a difference. To date 132 Ames scholarships have been awarded, and currently 26 SPU Ames Scholars are supported in part through a fund started by a $1 million donation from SPU friends Gary and Barbara Ames.

There are now more than 75 Ames alumni. Some are in — or have completed — medical school, law school, or graduate school, while others are working in nonprofit organizations, K–12 education, health care, and high tech.


Apply to be an Ames Scholar!

The Ames Scholarship seeks to support students of color coming from the most underrepresented cultural and ethnic backgrounds. We believe these students will bring valuable life experiences to SPU and impact our campus greatly. We will consider students who have cross-cultural experiences, a desire to participate in leadership and on-campus activities, and a strong passion to pursue higher education. The award amounts vary.  

To be considered, submit your Ames Scholarship application by January 15.



Study tables with tutors

Group study

Trained peer tutors will host rooms where you can ask questions, do homework, or study for exams. You don’t need to make an appointment. Drop in as often as you want.

This service is free.

The Writing Center

Now located in the Ames Library, room 103, the Writing Center is ready to assist you in all aspects of the writing process. No appointment needed!