Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services

Financial Aid: Grants & Scholarships

New Students
The SPU Undergraduate Admission Application is also your application for most SPU scholarships. Information provided in the section on 'Involvement and Activities' is particularly important for determining scholarship eligibility. You will be considered for any scholarships for which you are eligible, and for which you have met the deadline. New freshmen must have a completed application in by February 1 and new transfer students by April 1.

Incoming Freshmen Students

Incoming Transfer Students

Gates Millennium Scholarship Program
The Gates Millennium Scholars initiative, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is aimed at expanding access and opportunity to higher education to those citizens who will help reflect the diverse society in which we live. The Foundation seeks to increase the number of African-Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Americans, and Hispanic Americans enrolling in and completing undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The fund contains over a billion dollars to be given out over a 20 year period.

Noyce Scholarship
Currently, this scholarship is only available to qualified physics students. Please see the website for additional criteria.

The Noyce Scholarship program aims to meet the growing local and national need for better-qualified teaching professionals in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics fields. The program also seeks to channel these teachers into local districts with high-need students. Following graduation, Noyce scholars spend two years teaching in Seattle Public Schools (or other high-need districts) for each year they were a Noyce award recipient.

SPU Church Match Application
Seattle Pacific University’s Church Match Scholarship program is intended to build partnerships between the University and Christian churches in the United States and Canada. This program helps to provide financial assistance and recognition for students who wish to attend SPU and who are awarded a scholarship from their church.  It is expected that the church is awarding the scholarship as a result of a selection process. For each student, SPU will match up to $500 per academic year.  Eligible “Churches” include: Christian churches in the United States and Canada and, for dependents of missionaries, missionary organizations in the United States and Canada.

Scholarship/Grant Directories
These directories are available at the SPU library and in public libraries. SFS also has a list of references that include SPU library call numbers.

Grant Information
These are federal, state and SPU funds that don't need to be repaid. They are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and continued academic progress. State programs include work-study, grants and scholarships. The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility.

Scholarship Notebook Online Occasionally SFS receives scholarship notices from outside agencies and organizations. SFS makes this information available to students in a notebook located in the SFS Lobby. In addition, SFS provides an online version of the outside scholarship notebook. Please check this site periodically for updates.

Maintained by the Washington Scholarship Coalition, comprised of public and private organizations, the website is free of cost and acts as a clearinghouse with verified scholarship information and matches those seeking scholarship support with those organizations looking to provide it.

Last Updated: 8/13/2014