Transfer Student Scholarships

At SPU, we believe every student deserves to have access to a nationally-ranked, private college education, and we are committed to removing cost barriers with new scholarships, in-state matching scholar commitment, and a cap on future tuition increases. In addition, we have scholarships specifically designed for transfer students!

Note: If you have not yet graduated from high school, take a look at our First-Year Student Scholarships. Running Start, or other dual-credit high school students, are considered for First-Year Scholarships only.

To receive priority financial aid, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) and an SPU Undergraduate Application. Application deadlines are dependent upon the quarter you wish to start.


Transfer Merit Scholarships (all based on cumulative college-level GPA)




3.60 - 3.74


3.40 - 3.59


3.20 - 3.39


3.00 - 3.19


2.85 - 2.99

Other Merit-Based Scholarships


Direct Transfer Degree Scholarship

Minimum 2.85 cumulative college-level GPA and an approved AA degree from a Washington, Oregon, or California community college.


Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Member of Phi Theta Kappa (available to transfer students only).

Other Scholarships

Full Tuition (covered by federal, state, and SPU grant and scholarship aid)

Falcon Bound Commitment

For eligible students in the Washington State College Bound Scholarship Program who have earned a cumulative college-level GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Up to Half Tuition (covered by SPU grant and scholarship aid)

Seattle Pacific Transfer Promise

For Seattle Promise recipients who meet the eligibility requirements.

Up to $1,500

Visit Scholarship

Attend two qualifying virtual visits and one in-person campus visit, between now and May 1, and you will earn a Visit Scholarship up to $1,500 toward your first year at SPU.


NCAA Athletic Scholarship

Demonstrated athletic ability in an athletic program offered at SPU. Prospective athlete form.

Up to $500

Church Match Scholarship

SPU matches up to $500 of a scholarship awarded from an organized Christian church in the USA or Canada. Learn more.


Falcon Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to first-year and transfer students who indicate that a family member graduated from SPU in their application.

Qualifying family members: Parents, legal guardians, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents

International students and post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for some scholarships. Talk to your admissions counselor to see what scholarships you're eligible for.