Endowed Scholarships

Unprecedented Access to Education

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Seattle U invests in its students in a profound way - almost 90% of students receive financial aid. Your support helps Seattle U educate and empower students by first giving them access to the transformative power of Jesuit-inspired academic excellence.

How to support scholarships for Seattle University students

  • Create a lasting legacy of support with a Named Endowed Scholarship Fund

    A gift to establish a named scholarship endowment provides essential support to students each year. Your gift is invested in perpetuity to support the philanthropic objectives you designate. You can establish an endowment with a gift of cash, securities, bequest, or other means. A minimum gift of $50,000 is required to create a named endowed scholarship. Contact the Gift Planning office at 206-296-6974 or [email protected] to learn more about how you can strengthen Seattle U's financial foundation and provide scholarships to students with an endowed gift.

  • Support the Annual Scholarship Fund

    Give a one-time or recurring gift to the Annual Scholarship Fund to provide access to high quality education at Seattle U. Click this link to make a gift through a secure online form.

  • Establish a named annual scholarship

    The opportunity to establish a named, unrestricted scholarship is available to those who can commit to give $2,500 or more each year for five years or more. To establish a named, restricted scholarship, we ask donors to commit to giving $25,000 total over a period of five years. To learn more about these opportunities, please contact the Office of Gift Planning at 206-296-6974 or [email protected].

Scholarship initiatives

Designate your one-time or recurring gift to one of these scholarship funds that make a profound impact in the lives of Seattle University students. Contact the Gift Planning office to learn about supporting other existing scholarships for students enrolled in one our colleges or schools.

  • Seattle University Bridge Scholarship

    While need based Scholarships are nothing new, bridge scholarships offer a new tack for helping middle-and low -income students struggling with tuition costs. SU offers generous awards to incoming students, but for many students it is not enough. Bridge scholarships are based on SU data models that show that an increase in grant aid significantly improves success to graduation. Bridge scholarships rarely eliminate the gaps students face, but they reduce the debt burden so that students can work less and still can complete their degrees.

  • Indigenous People's Institute

    The Indigenous Peoples Institute (IPI) supports Native student success at Seattle University and raises awareness about issues of importance to local and global Indigenous peoples. Providing scholarships is an important facet of the support IPI offers students.

  • Fostering Scholars

    Fostering Scholars is a full scholarship and program of support awarded to eligible students currently in or who aged-out of the foster care system. Recipients receive financial, academic, and personal support towards the completion of an undergraduate degree at Seattle University.