Saint Martin's is dedicated to helping you fund your education. On average, each year we award over $15 million dollars in scholarships — ranging from $100 to full tuition*.

Use our search feature to find institutional and private scholarships and awards (based on your student status or program).

Institutional scholarships (internal)
Students are not required to submit a separate scholarship application to be considered for most scholarships available through Saint Martin’s University, except where noted. Students who wish to receive need-based financial aid must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The financial aid priority application deadline is January 1.

Private scholarships (external)
We provide a list of current, private scholarships† with separate application processes, updated as we are made aware of them. A select list is available through our search feature with a full listing under Private scholarships (external).
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*“Scholarship amounts are for new entering students only and are subject to change based on availability of funds and student eligibility.
Saint Martin's does not endorse any private scholarship and is not responsible for the content on any of their websites.

Scholarships & Awards

Abbot Baran and Abbot Roth Scholarships

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

St. Benedict stated that we will serve the rich, the poor and those who have nothing. In this spirit, Saint Martin’s University will be awarding for the first time four full-tuition scholarships to the 2016 entering class. This scholarship, named after our first and current abbots and university chancellors, will be renewable for all four years of enrollment at Saint Martin’s, located in Lacey (Olympia), Washington, assuming the student maintains minimum standards. The “Abbot” scholars will be asked to contribute an average of five hours a week as a servant leader involved in service back to Saint Martin’s. There is an expectation that students will live on campus for the four years they are attending Saint Martin’s to provide leadership and positively impact the campus. 

Application criteria

Students must attend a Catholic high school in the state of Washington and be nominated by the staff at that high school. The scholarship will focus on our four values and a student can be nominated in any of the four areas. When nominating a student(s), a high school must also select which value they feel that student most exemplifies. Each high school can nominate multiple students. A student can also self-nominate but they must also submit a letter of support from their Catholic high school. The four values are: Faith, Reason, Community and Service. 

Note: The four-year full-tuition scholarships will be need-based and Pell Grant eligible. The FAFSA will be required for students to receive the award.

Deadline for application

Nominations must be made by January 15. Interviews will be held in the month of March, with the announcement of recipients made by May 1.

Who to contact for additional information

Office of Admissions
Phone Number: 360-438-4596 and 800-368-8803
Twitter: @gotosmu
Email: admissions@stmartin.edu

All-Washington Academic Team

Any student that is transferring to SMU and was selected for the All-Washington team will receive $2,500 for two years with the option of appealing for a third year.  There is no limit as to how many students can receive the award.

Who to contact for additional information

Office of Admissions
Phone Number: 360-438-4596 and 800-368-8803
Twitter: @gotosmu
Email: admissions@stmartin.edu

Alumni and Friends Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Alumni, parents, and friends of the University use this form to nominate potential first-year students who you believe will thrive in and contribute to the Saints community for a $1,000/year tuition award.

America's Service Heroes Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

  • Scholarship awards from the fund should be made to undergraduate, matriculated students enrolled in Saint Martin’s University Extended Learning Campus Programs who are making satisfactory progress toward a baccalaureate degree and who are in priority order.
  • Members of the Wounded Warrior Project/ Warrior Transition Battalion.
  • Active duty military personnel or members of the Military Reserve or National Guard (even if not on active duty), or family members of people in one of the above categories.
  • In addition, recipients must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • Recipients should exhibit the special characteristics that are a part of the Saint Martin’s mission and that make Saint Martin’s Extended Learning campuses a special community of learners.
  • Recipients discharged from their service component during the term of this scholarship must have been discharged under honorable conditions.

Brief description

In the spirit of Saint Martin's commitment to service and community, the Extended Learning Division is pleased to award a number of scholarships each year. America's Credit Union (ACU) and Major (Retired) Richard B. (Doc) Hecker created this scholarship to assist military service members and their families who are pursuing bachelor's degrees at Saint Martin's University. Nominations for this $2,500 scholarship are due from the Saint Martin's community each August. Recipients are selected on the bases of merit, service, and the quality of the written application.

Deadline for application

July 1

Who to contact for additional information

SMUELD@stmartin.edu

McChord Air Force Base:
Mercedes Garrido
Melissa Rendon

Fort Lewis:
Robin Pellerin
Cruz Arroyo

Army ROTC Scholarship

Room and board provided by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

First-year or transfer students

Brief description

Pacific Lutheran University is the host college for senior Army ROTC in the south sound region. PLU allows full-time students to cross-enroll and take military science classes for a $30 fee. Saint Martin's students do not need to apply to PLU. The Army ROTC Scholarship covers 100 percent of tuition and fees. Book allowance is $1,200 per year, and the monthly ROTC stipend is: $300 for first-year, $350 for sophomores, $450 for juniors or first-year masters, and $500 for seniors or second-year masters. Students at Saint Martin's who are receiving an Army ROTC scholarship are eligible to receive the Saint Martin's Army ROTC room and board. Eligibility is evaluated at the beginning of each semester and the student must be living on campus. The scholarship is capped at the University's double room rate and the silver meal plan.

Deadline for application

  • Current high school seniors must create an account with “GoArmy” before January 10 of the academic year they wish to join Army ROTC. All documents must be uploaded and interview conducted before February 28.
  • Current high school juniors must apply after June 12 because high school seniors have priority. Juniors are encouraged to apply ASAP so they are among the first seniors considered for the next academic school year.
  • Transfer students must contact Danl A. Connelly for to set up an interview.

Who to contact for additional information

Danl A. Connelly, GS
Army ROTC Career Counselor/Scholarship Officer
Pacific Lutheran University
124th St, Memorial Gymnasium
253-535-8740
Email
PLU ROTC

Links to application process

  1. First, Create a GO ARMY account.
  2. Second, complete the four year army ROTC scholarship application.

Athletic Talent Award

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

First-year or transfer students

Brief description

Students participating in our NCAA Division II athletic program may be eligible for an award. Awards are determined and offered by each coach and are done in strict compliance with NCAA regulations.

Deadline for application

There is no application process. Scholarship is determined and awarded by each coach.

Who to contact for additional information

Athletics Program Specialist: Abbey Bergquist
Phone: 360-438-4305
email: ABergquist@stmartin.edu

Benedictine Scholarship (Holistic Merit)

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

First-year students only

Brief description

The Benedictine Scholarship is awarded to as many as ten students annually in order to explore the meaning and application of Benedictine values in the context of a 21st century world. Benedictine Scholars are awarded a $10,000 annual scholarship that is renewable over four years. No scholarship application is required; all first-year applicants to Saint Martin’s are considered. Students who are invited to interview for the Benedictine Scholarship are those students whose superior academic records are matched by their leadership experiences, their contributions to the life of their school or faith communities, and their service to individuals and groups. Students are notified of their candidacy by their admission counselors.

Eligibility is determined at time of admission

Office of Admissions:
Phone number: 360-438-4596 and 800-368-8803
Twitter: @gotosmu
Email: admissions@stmartin.edu

Brandon-Keith Pellerin Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Awarded to one student each year, the Brandon-Keith Pellerin Scholarship is awarded based on merit and students are nominated and chosen internally.

Eligible students

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student attending the main campus
  • Must be a Biology major
  • Must maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher

Please contact a Biology faculty member for more information.

Campus Visit Award

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

First-year or transfer students

Brief description

Prospective students that visit campus either through a Spirit Day or a formalized campus visit are eligible to receive a $400 non-renewable award. Students must be entering first-year or transfer students for the Fall 2016 academic year.

To receive this award, visit campus prior to April 15 of the year you enroll

Who to contact for additional information

Office of Admissions:
Phone Number: 360-438-4596 and 800-368-8803
Twitter: @gotosmu
Email: admissions@stmartin.edu

Catholic School Award

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

First-year students only

Brief description

Graduates of Catholic high schools are eligible to receive a $2,000, non-renewable award. Students will annotate high school attendance/graduation through the admission application process and be notified of their eligibility accordingly.

Eligibility is determined at time of admission

Who to contact for additional information

Office of Admissions:
Phone Number: 360-438-4596 and 800-368-8803
Twitter: @gotosmu
Email: admissions@stmartin.edu

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