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Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Student Scholarships

Want a piece of the $100 million we’ll award in 2020–21? Then apply!

To receive priority financial aid for Winter Quarter, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and an SPU Undergraduate Application for Admission by November 15.

Check out scholarships specifically for transfer students, for Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 entry terms, below! (If you have not yet graduated high school, take a look at our First-Year Student Scholarships. Running Start or other dual-enrolled high school students are considered for First-Year Student Scholarships only.) 

A student may receive no more than one of these (*) awards during the same academic year.

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.

2020-21 (winter 2021 and spring 2021) Transfer Scholarships 
(fall 2021 scholarship information coming soon!)

Merit-Based Scholarships


Transfer Honors Scholar Award*

Minimum 3.75 cumulative college-level GPA.


Transfer Merit Scholar Award*

Minimum 3.5 cumulative college-level GPA.


Transfer Achievement Scholar Award*

Minimum 3.0 cumulative college-level GPA.


Direct Transfer Degree Scholarship

Minimum 3.0 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).


Transfer Select Scholarship

Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.


Transfer Success Award for Out-of-State*

Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. *Based on permanent residence. 

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 $5,000

Ames Scholarship

For students from traditionally underrepresented ethnic backgrounds. Learn more online.


Free Methodist Scholarship

Affiliated with the Free Methodist Church.


Alumni Scholarship

Student is the dependent of an SPU graduate.


Ministry Service Award

Student is the dependent of a parent who is employed full-time in a Christian church, mission, or parachurch organization.

Up to $3,000

Fine & Performing Arts Scholarship

Audition process, learn more online.

Up to $1,000

Visit Scholarship

Attend an official visit through the Admissions office between September 1, 2020 and May 1, 2021  prior to enrolling for Fall 2021 to qualify (one-year scholarship of $500 for in-state students and $1,000 for out-of-state students. Qualifying virtual visits can be found on our virtual visits page.

Up to $500

Church Match Scholarship

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


NCAA Athletic Scholarship

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