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Grant and Scholarship Limitations and Renewals

All institutional grants and scholarship awards require the following:

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.

Freshman Specific Awards

Distinguished Scholar Award (formerly SPU Scholar Award)*

  • Maximum timeframe: four years
  • Maximum credits covered per quarter: 20 credits
  • Eligibility criteria: 3.00 cumulative GPA

In-State Matching Scholar Award*

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

SPU Merit Scholarships*

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

Faith for the Future Scholarship*

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

Transfer Specific Awards

Transfer Merit Scholarship

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

Seattle Pacific Transfer Promise

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

Direct Transfer Degree Scholarship 

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

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

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



Other Awards

Falcon Bound

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

Ames Scholarship

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

Church Match Scholarhip

  • Maximum timeframe: four years
  • Eligibility criteria: 2.00 cumulative GPA an maintain eligibility for the outside scholarship awarded by a church

Fine Arts Scholarship

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

SPU Visit Scholarship

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

SPU Application Award

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

Athletic

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

ROTC Academic Achievement Award

  • Maximum timeframe: four years
  • Eligibility criteria: 2.00 cumulative GPA; Air Force or Army ROTC scholarship recipient; live in campus housing. Students may receive it only in combination of either the ROTC Tuition Scholarship or SPU merit scholar awards, but not both.

Employee Spouse/Dependent Tuition Discount

  • Maximum timeframe: five years; no limit for employees
  • 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.

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