Saint Martin's is dedicated to helping you fund your education. On average, each year we award over $20 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) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). The financial aid priority application deadline is January 1.

Private scholarships (external)
We encourage students to complete as many outside scholarship applications as possible! We provide a list of current, private scholarships† with separate application processes, updated as we are made aware of them. This select list of scholarships is available through our search feature. Scholarship search engines are an excellent resource for students looking for outside funding. Students can find scholarship search engine hyperlinks available under Private scholarship search engines (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

Catholic school special tuition

Special tuition program

Eligible students

For teachers, principals, paraprofessionals in Catholic schools
within the Archdiocese of Seattle enrolled in the College of
Education and Professional Psychology.

Brief description

The Saint Martin's University Catholic school special tuition program will provide a
50 percent occupational special tuition to full-time religious and lay teachers,
principals and paraprofessionals of Catholic schools which are under the auspices
of the Archdiocese of Seattle. This special tuition will apply to students that are
fully accepted accepted into any College of Education and Counseling Psychology
program. Individuals who are employed on a part-time basis will not be eligible for the
program. Application for this special tuition must be submitted at least two weeks
before the academic session in which a course in being offered. Saint Martin's
University reserves the right to limit the number of Catholic school special tuition
program participants in any particular course or program. It is understood that
students will be admitted on a space available basis. It is likewise understood that
this tuition grant program is not retroactive.

Deadline for application

No later than 6 weeks before beginning of academic session.

Who to contact for additional information

College of Education and Counseling Psychology
Phone: 360-438-4333

First:
Complete general admission application form

Second:
After acceptance into the College of Education and Counseling Psychology, complete the
application for the Catholic school special tuition and mail to:

College of Education and Counseling Psychology

Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic Merit)

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

First-year and transfer students.

Brief description

The Chancellor's Scholarship is a $17,500 ($11,000 for transfer students) per year scholarship offered by Saint Martin's which is renewable for four years. First-year merit awards are based on a combination of high school GPA, class rank, SAT or ACT scores, course rigor and community service and leadership.

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

Dean's Scholarship (Academic Merit)

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

First-year students only

Brief description

The Dean’s Scholarship is a $15,000 per year award, offered by Saint Martin's, which is renewable for 4 years. First-year merit awards are based on a combination of high school GPA, class rank, SAT or ACT scores,course rigor and community service and leadership.

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

Education and Training Voucher (ETV)

Deadline: Awards are given year-round

The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) is an annual federal grant provided to states to fund youth who have aged out of the foster care system and who are enrolled in college, university and vocational training programs. Students may receive up to $5,000 a year based on their cost of attendance. They must enroll before their 21st birthday and may continue to receive support until age 23. Funds may be used for tuition, dorm fees, books, student loan repayments and qualified living expenses.

Eligibility: Youth must be in foster care, adopted from foster care after age 16, or aged out of foster care.

For most states, youth must be aged 18-20; however, the age requirement varies by state.

Youth must have a high school diploma or GED.

Youth must be accepted into or currently enrolled in a Title IV, accredited college or vocational/technical training program.

Awards: Up to $5,000

For more information go to: www.independence.wa.gov

Contacts: Peggy Lewis, lewispj@dshs.wa.gov, 360-902-8063, or Victoria Ackerman, ACKERVM@dshs.wa.gov, 360-902-8281, or Elsie Gansberg, gansben@dshs.wa.gov, 360-902-7986.

Faculty Scholarship (Academic Merit)

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

First-year students only

Brief description

The Faculty Scholarship is a $12,000 per year award, offered by Saint Martin's, which is renewable for 4 years. First-year merit awards are based on a combination of high school GPA, class rank, SAT or ACT scores, course rigor and community service and leadership.

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

 

Federal Pell Grant

Federal grant

Eligible students

  • Available to undergraduates pursuing their first undergraduate degree and not enrolled in a professional program.
  • Enrolled full-time (12 credits) to receive the maximum award.
  • Students enrolled in 9 to 11 credits will receive 75 percent of the maximum award.
  • Students enrolled in 6 to 8 credits will receive 50 percent of the maximum award.
  • A minimum award may be made for student enrolled in less than six credits per term.

Brief description

The Federal Pell Grant program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students to promote access to post-secondary education.  Awards range each academic year depending on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculated by the FAFSA. The smaller the EFC, the larger the possible award.

Deadline for application

Priority deadline: January 1
Deadline: June 30
Grant is awarded in conjunction with FAFSA award.

Who to contact for additional information

FAFSA help

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

Federal Grant

Eligible students

  • Student must be enrolled at least half-time (six credits)
  • Student must be Pell Grant eligible

Brief description

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is designed to
assist undergraduates with the highest level of need. The award ranges from $100
to $750 per year, depending on the availability of funds and student's EFC.

Deadline for application

Priority deadline: January 1
Deadline: June 30
Grant is awarded in conjunction with FAFSA award.

Who to contact for additional information

FAFSA help

FIRST Scholarship

In support of the FIRST mission, Saint Martin’s University is making available five (5) scholarships valued at $1,000 per year and renewable over the course of four years.

Eligible students

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • ​Be a current high school senior
  • Have participated in a FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) or a FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) Team during high school
  • ​Apply and be admitted to Saint Martin’s University as a full-time student

Note: Students in the process of applying for admission may also apply for the FIRST scholarship.

Amount

 $1,000 a year for four years

Applications

Mail or email your completed scholarship application to:

Saint Martin’s University
Pamela Holsinger-Fuchs
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503
PHolsingerFuchs@stmartin.edu

Deadline for application

April 15

Who to contact for additional information

Pamela Holsinger-Fuchs
360-438-4596
PHolsingerFuchs@stmartin.edu

Foster Care to Success

Deadline: January 1–March 31

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • Have been in public or private foster care for the 12 consecutive months leading up to and including their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship after their 16th birthday; OR have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday and not subsequently adopted.
  • Be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they apply if they have not previously received scholarship funding from Foster Care to Success.
  • Have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States. U.S. citizenship is not required.
  • Have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other postsecondary school.

Awards: $2,500-5,000

To apply, go to http://www.fc2success.org/our-programs/information-for-students/

Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarship

External scholarship for study abroad students

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students, and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

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