Multi-Ethnic Programs
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Multi-Ethnic Programs

Ames Scholarship

Emilio Cabrera


Seattle Pacific University knows that a diverse community is an asset. In fact, since 2002, the percentage of U.S. domestic ethnic minority students has continued to increase.

The Ames Scholarship, which helps support traditionally underrepresented students of color, is making a difference! Today, 18 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 60 Ames alumni – some are in medical school, law school, or graduate school, while others are working in non-profit organizations, K-12 education, healthcare, and high tech.

Meet the 2014-15 Ames scholars, and discover the story behind the Ames Scholarship program.

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 that have cross-cultural experiences, a desire to participate in leadership and on-campus activities, and have a strong passion to pursue higher education. The award amounts vary.

To be considered, submit your Ames Scholarship application by February 15, 2015.


Link to application

Ames Scholarship Application - SPU

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Jason Whaling

Jason Whaling is a 2012 business administration graduate. While a student, he was a tax analyst intern at Russell Investments, and an accountant at Alderwood Manor Foursquare Church.

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