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Scholarships

  • Kaiser Permanente Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  May 15th, 2021

    Description

    The Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Scholars Program supports young leaders who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a clinical (e.g., pharmacist, physician, practitioner, nurse) or non-clinical (e.g., accounting, business administration, human resources, marketing, public policy) career in the healthcare industry.

    At Kaiser Permanente we believe everyone should have equal access to education and live a long, healthy life. The Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Scholarship Program aims to build healthier communities by helping students achieve their dreams of going to college. This scholarship program enables young leaders to pursue a clinical or non-clinical career in the healthcare industry. 

    Selected students will receive a $5,000 award

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  • Maxwell Foundation Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  April 30th, 2021

    OVERVIEW:

    The Maxwell Scholarship was established to assist high school seniors from Western Washington in obtaining a higher education. For freshmen starting college during the 2021-22 academic year, scholarships will be $5,000 per year or less based on financial need. This award has the potential to be renewed for up to an additional three years of undergraduate education based on financial need and reasonable progress toward graduation. A simple renewal application is required each year.

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  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  April 1st, 2021

    Lockheed Martin has established a scholarship program to provide opportunities to students studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. In 2021, up to 200 renewable scholarships of $10,000 each are offered for full-time study at an accredited U.S. institution of the student’s choice.

    The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals.

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  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Scholar

    Application Deadline:  February 15th, 2021

    As an HSF Scholar, you will have access to HSF’s invaluable Scholar Support Services and be eligible to receive a scholarship, depending on available funds.    

    • Every year, HSF selects ~10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants
    • HSF Scholars have access to a full range of invaluable Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training
    • Career services include access to select internship and job opportunities with HSF corporate partners
    • HSF Scholars are eligible to apply for all Scholar Conferences including, the STEM Summit, Finance Conference, Media & Entertainment Summit, Entrepreneurship Summit, and Healthcare Summit
    • Exclusive access to the HSF Insider which shares invaluable information and career opportunities
    • Finally, and importantly, HSF awards more than $30 million in Scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which range from $500-$5,000 and awarded directly to students

    Who is eligible to be an HSF Scholar?

    • Graduating high school seniors
    • Undergraduate students (all years)
    • Community college students transferring to four-year universities
    • Graduate students (law school, medical school, MBA, and all other full-time masters or PhD programs)
    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
    • Must be of Hispanic heritage

    • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA 

    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students

    • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2021-2022 academic year

    • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

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  • 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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