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Scholarships

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  February 12th, 2021 – EXTENDED!

    The goal of this scholarship is to help deserving students achieve the dream of a higher education. The scholarship seeks out students who show financial need and academic promise, have overcome obstacles, and who contribute to their community. The scholarship is limited to students from ethnic or racial groups that are underrepresented in higher education.

    The scholarship is renewable for all four years of college. Students attending four-year colleges will receive $4,000 per year for four years. Students attending two-year colleges will receive $2,000 per year for two years. If they transfer or transition to a four-year college, they will receive $4,000 per year for their final two years.

    Eligibility

    To be considered for the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship, students must:

    • Be a high school senior who is a resident of or attending school in one of the following zip codes and be on track to graduate by June 2021: 98104, 98108, 98118, 98122, 98134, 98144; (Franklin, Garfield, NOVA, interagency sites, Rainier Beach, South Lake, Cleveland and independent schools in these zip codes are all eligible).
    • Be a member of a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in higher education:
      • American Indian or Alaskan Native
      • Cambodian, Filipino, Laotian, Vietnamese
      • African or Black
      • Hispanic
      • Pacific Islander
      • Multi-racial
    • Have a family income for 2019 that does not exceed the amount listed by family size in this chart.
    • Have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.50 through fall 2020 term. An ideal candidate will have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.6.
    • Plan to enroll full time at a not-for-profit, accredited college or university in the United States starting in fall 2021.
    • Have filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
    • Complete and submit the application along with the required supporting documents. 
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  • Falcon Bound Commitment

    Application Deadline:  January 15th, 2021

    Did you apply for Washington state’s College Bound program while in middle school? If so, you may be eligible for the Falcon Bound Commitment — and have 100 percent of your SPU tuition covered over four years! Just apply for admission and submit your FAFSA to be automatically considered.

    What Falcon Bound students receive
    • Full tuition, covered by federal, state, and SPU grant and scholarship aid (up to 18 credits per quarter)
    • Four-year commitment to cover your tuition
    • Other traditional SPU aid resources to help cover room and board, as well as books (e.g., work study, loans)
    Falcon Bound eligibility
    • Eligible for the College Bound Scholarship Program
    • Enrolled full time (12 credits or more)
    • Incoming Freshmen: 1220 or higher on the SAT or 25 composite or higher on ACT or unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Incoming Transfers: cumulative college-level GPA of 2.75 or higher
    • Maintain College Bound eligibility and satisfactory academic progress while attending SPU
    Questions?

    Call 206-281-2021 or 800-366-3344 or email admissions@spu.edu

  • Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  February 18th, 2021

    The Amazon Future Engineer scholarship program assists high school seniors who have completed a computer science course and plan to continue their education by attaining a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer science related field of study from an accredited 4-year college or university. Recipients of the award receive $10,000 at an accredited four-year college or university as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college.

    Learn more about the program and meet a previous winner here.

    Eligibility

    Applicants to the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program must be:

    • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
    • Be high school seniors who are currently enrolled in or who have completed a high school or college dual degree course where computer science is the subject. Example courses include:
      • International Baccalaureate Computer Science Course
      • Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science A or Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles
      • Computer science through a college dual enrollment program
      • Other High School course where only Computer Science is taught
    • Be planning to attain a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer science related field of study from an accredited 4-year college or from a 2-year college with the intent to transfer to a 4-year college.
    • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

    Employees of Amazon and subsidiaries and members of their immediate family are not eligible to apply.

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  • Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  February 11th, 2021

    The WSOS Baccalaureate Scholarship provides up to $22,500 in financial aid support and access to career-launching support services for students pursuing high-demand STEM and health care majors. This scholarship can be used to cover tuition, fees and other indirect costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more. Funding can be used for any eligible STEM or health care degree at any eligible public or private college or university in Washington state.

    Eligibility Requirements for Applicants

    Applicants for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

    • RESIDENCY
      • Be a Washington state resident
      • Earn a high school diploma or GED from a Washington state institution by June of the year of application.
    • FINANCIAL NEED
      • File the upcoming academic year’s FAFSA by the application deadline.
      • Have total family income (adjusted gross income plus all untaxed income) that does not exceed 125% of Washington state family median income based on family size, as described in this chart.
    • ACADEMIC RECORD
      • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) as of application date of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale), demonstrated on either a current college or high school transcript;
    • ENROLLMENT PLAN
      • Plan to pursue an eligible science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care major as defined on the eligible majors list.
      • Plan to enroll at an eligible Washington state institution for the fall term following selection as defined on the list of eligible college and universities.
      • Plan to enroll at least half-time (six or more credits) every term. Scholars are not expected to enroll in nor does WSOS fund summer term.
    Application Process

    Interested applicants must complete the entire application process. Applicants must:

    1. Complete all application sections via the Scholarship Application Portal and click “Submit” by the application deadline.
    2. Mail your official transcript or GED scores to WSOS c/o Baccalaureate Scholarship at this address: 1414 31st Ave S., Suite 302, Seattle, WA 98144.
    3. Submit the FAFSA or WASFA for the relevant academic year by the deadline on the application timeline.

    The application will require approximately 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Applicants may start the application, save progress and return to complete it later up until the application deadline. Applicants should know what college they expect to attend and what major they intend to complete before beginning their application.

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  • Black American Engineering Scholarship Award

    Application Deadline:  January 15th, 2021

    The Black American Engineering Scholarship Award provides opportunities to underrepresented students in the field of engineering by providing scholarship funds and a support system through mentorship.

    ABOUT THE AWARD

    – Up to $10,000 per school year is awarded to recipients to be used for tuition, books, fees and/or room & board
    – Open to students pursuing careers in the classical engineering fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering including any of their subfields
    – Opportunity to receive mentoring from successful business professionals
    – Renewable annually for up to 4 years for a complete Bachelor’s degree

    QUALIFICATIONS

    – Black American pursuing a degree in civil, mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering or any subfield of those disciplines at a public or private university or college with a strong engineering program
    – In good academic standing with demonstrated financial need
    – Graduates from high school or two-year college programs are eligible
    – Willing to participate in a mentoring program
    – Apply by January 15th, 2021

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  • APIA Scholars

    Application Deadline:  January 14th, 2021

    ABOUT THE APIA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

    Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who:

    • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
    • Are the first in their families to attend college;
    • Are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
    • Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.
    HOW TO APPLY

    The APIA Scholarship Program application must be completed online and submitted electronically once all of the required questions have been answered. You do not have to complete the online application in one sitting. Until you are ready to submit, you may access your application and edit your answers as many times as you like with your login from any computer with internet access. The application will be available for the 2021-2022 academic year from September 9, 2020 until January 14, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST.

    If you need some tips on helping you prepare to apply, please check out our Applicant Resources

    APIA SCHOLARS MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR 2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR:
    • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
    • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
    • Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2021.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
    • Must apply for federal financial aid for the 2021-2022 academic year using the Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FASFA) by early April 2021
    • Submit one letter of recommendation online
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  • Hispanic Heritage Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  December 6th, 2020

    The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 21st year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, and Technology & Engineering.

    Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:
    • Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2021
    • Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale
    • Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2021-2022
    • Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
    • If selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient’s expense
    • Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA
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  • Sullivan Leadership Award

    Application Deadline:  November 30, 2020

    Each year, Seattle University selects nine incoming freshmen to receive the Sullivan Leadership Award. This award covers the entirety of their undergraduate tuition, housing, and meals for four years of study.

    We seek students with diverse leadership styles and personal backgrounds to join our Sullivan Scholar community. Sullivan Scholars are not easily defined, coming from a variety of heritages—small towns to large cities, public and independent schools, Catholic or from many other spiritual traditions. We seek students, like you, to carry forward our holistic definition of academic excellence, one that transcends classroom performance.

    Beyond monetary support, our faculty mentorship and your connections within the Sullivan Scholar community will promote your personal and professional growth–taking you to new heights as a change agent for a just and humane world.

    Sullivan Leadership Award Eligibility Criteria:
    • Academic Excellence – Students who pursue rigorous college preparatory coursework with noteworthy achievement. Typically, Sullivan Scholarship recipients have a GPA of 3.7 or higher.
    • Leadership – Students who demonstrate leadership through school activities, public service and community involvement.
    • Service – Students who demonstrate a commitment to justice and the well-being of others through service in their communities and school.
    • Communication – Students who possess well-developed written and oral communication skills.
    • Residence – Consideration is reserved for domestic first-year students living in and attending school in the United States.
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  • Act Six

    Application Deadline:  December 1st, 2020

    Act Six is a leadership development and college scholarship program that brings together diverse, multicultural cadres of emerging urban leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home.

    An initiative of Degrees of Change, Act Six is Tacoma-Seattle’s only full-tuition, full-need urban leadership award. Act Six will select approximately 30 of Tacoma-Seattle’s most promising urban leaders for scholarships to five partner colleges:
    Gonzaga University, Northwest University, Pacific Lutheran University, Saint Martin’s University, Whitworth University.

    Students are eligible to apply if they:
    • love their community and want to use their college education to make a difference as a leader on campus and at home;
    • will graduate from high school in 2021, or previously graduated in 2020 or 2019;
    • are not currently enrolled at a four-year college (students at two-year colleges may apply);
    • live in one of our seven Act Six program sites; and
    • want to attend at least one of the Act Six partner colleges in their program site.

    While ethnicity and family income are considered as factors in selecting an intentionally diverse group of scholars, there are no income restrictions, and students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    There is no minimum GPA requirement and admissions standards vary across our partner colleges. In general, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 will need to demonstrate their readiness for academic success in college through their recommendations, essays and/or test scores.

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  • Dell Scholars Foundation

    Application Deadline: December 1st, 2020

    Our program includes a support network made up of students, peer mentors, and the Dell Scholars staff to help our scholars succeed. We created a financial award that is very flexible, so Scholars can use their award money for the many costs that arise during their college career. We offer an online community to meet Scholars where they are connect them with fellow Scholars. We are constantly evolving our program to serve our Scholars all the way to college graduation.
    Today, the Dell Scholars program offers personalized, multifaceted support to our Scholars that extends beyond the financial support of $20,000, a laptop, and textbook credits. We offer students and their families services and solutions to address individual and systemic issues that can create major barriers to student success.

    Scholarship Criteria:
    • Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12; 
    • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance;
    • Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in the fall directly following high school graduation;
    • Earn a minimum of a 2.4 GPA;
    • Be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in first year of college;
    • Be on track to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year
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