Financial Aid
Grants and Scholarships

Scholarships for Undergraduates

  • Academic Scholarships

    Scholarships are provided in recognition of a student's ability to enhance the Seattle University community. Trustee, Campion, Bellarmine, Arrupe, Ignatian, McGoldrick, Messina, Xavier and Matteo Ricci College scholarship recipients are selected at the time of admission based on information presented with the admissions application. Chardin Awards are awarded during the financial aid award process based on the information presented with the admissions application plus the information reported on the FAFSA.

    Institutional scholarship renewal is based on scholarship specifics, satisfactory progress and, in some cases, continued need. Students must be continuously enrolled at Seattle University and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements to retain these scholarships.

    Seattle University offers merit-based scholarships to international students based on the strength of their academic and extracurricular record.  No separate application is required for scholarship consideration.

    For more information about scholarships for undergraduate students, visit the Scholarships page on the Undergraduate Admissions web site.

    Sullivan Leadership Award

    This scholarship provides four years (12 quarters) of tuition, room and board to its recipients. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be first-time freshmen.

    Candidates must be U.S. citizens, or permanent residents, from the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming to be considered for the award.

    Learn more about the Sullivan Leadership Award.

    Donor Scholarships

    These institutional scholarships are generally need-based and are donated to the university by alumni and friends. Students who have demonstrated academic excellence and have financial need, will be automatically considered for these funds that are included as part of their institutional gift aid guarantee.

    The Seattle University Costco Scholarship is awarded to first time freshmen entering fall quarter. It is available to U.S. citizens who are African-American, Latino, Native American or Pacific Islander and whose high school GPA is 3.0 or higher. Funding for the scholarship is based upon an annual fund-raising event sponsored by the chief executives of Costco Wholesale. To the extent that funding continues to be available, the scholarship is renewable for three additional years for a maximum of 12 quarters. Students receiving this  scholarship as a freshman must remain continuously enrolled at Seattle University during the regular academic year (fall, winter and spring quarters), maintain satisfactory academic progress and complete the FAFSA each year to continue to be eligible to receive it in subsequent years.

    To let our donors know that their contributions make a difference to our students, we ask students to write thank you letters to their scholarship donors in appreciation for helping to make their education affordable.  The letter should be submitted to the Development Office in University Advancement.

    Service Scholarships

    Various university departments and organizations award service scholarships for services students perform for the university. The recipient's award letter will confirm the award.

    Athletic Scholarships

    Athletic scholarships are determined and awarded by the Athletics Department and are subject to NCAA individual and team limits. Please contact Athletics with any questions about these scholarships and how they may affect financial aid.