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).

First-year Saint Martin's scholarships

The following anticipated annual awards are based on a holistic review of applications and unweighted cumulative GPA.

GPAScholarship award
4.0-3.75$23,000 Chancellor's
3.74-3.5$21,000 President's
3.49-3.0$20,000 Dean's
2.99-2.75$16,000 Faculty
2.74-2.5$13,000 University
2.49-0$5,000 Angus McDonald

Transfer Saint Martin's scholarships

The following anticipated annual awards are based on a holistic review of applications and unweighted cumulative GPA of all college work.

GPAScholarship award
4.0-3.5$16,000 Trustee's (invitation only)
4.0-3.4$14,000 Chancellor's
3.39-2.85$11,000 President's
2.84-2.5$8,000 University

* Saint Martin’s is now a test optional university. Although we are test-optional, we are still happy to accept and consider SAT or ACT scores as part of your application review. Talk with your admissions counselor about how your test scores can affect your merit award.

* Be sure to include any high school activities, awards, clubs and rigor of your high school curriculum (honors, AP/IB, college in the high school, etc.) on your Saint Martin’s application as merit awards are based on a holistic review of your application.

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).

Scholarships for international students
International students are not eligible to submit the FAFSA and may only apply to specific scholarships. Please review the eligibility requirements of each scholarship carefully.
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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

Family Discount Award

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligibility

Undergraduate students

Brief description

Undergraduate students who have an immediate family member who is currently enrolled full-time may receive a $1,000 Family Discount Award per year.

Contact

Office of Admissions
Call: 360-438-4596 and 800-368-8803
Text: 360-810-5093
admissions@stmartin.edu

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

Apply online >>

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/

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

For undergraduate children of active duty military personnel

The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child
dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Developed under
the framework of the State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the John McCain
International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) is open to eligible
students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late Senator John S. McCain from Arizona. With
the support of the U.S. Congress, this scholarship honors Senator McCain’s legacy of public service by enabling
undergraduate children of active duty military to develop the leadership and career readiness skills and global
perspective to pursue careers of service and contribute to preserving the principles and alliances that are critical to
an international order based on the rule of law, human rights, and democracy.

Health Resources & Services Administration Nurse Corps scholarships

As a student accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree nursing program, you can receive funding for tuition, fees, and other educational costs.

In exchange, you must work at an eligible facility with a critical shortage of nurses—a Critical Shortage Facility (CSF)—upon graduation.

Award

We give funding preference depending on your financial need.

Eligibility

You must be:

  • a U.S. citizen (born or naturalized), a national, or a lawful permanent resident;
  • enrolled—or accepted for enrollment—in a professional nursing degree program at an accredited school of nursing in the U.S.;
  • beginning classes no later than September 30;
  • free from any federal judgment liens;
  • free from an existing service commitment;
  • not overdue on a federal debt.

Apply for the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

International Kindness Buddhist Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

International graduate students enrolled in the University

Brief description

International Kindness Buddhist Scholarship is a $500 per year scholarship offered by Saint Martin's which is renewable annually. You must be enrolled in classes at the University.

Eligibility is determined at time of admission.

Contact

Office of Graduate Admissions
Call: 360-412-6128
gradadmissions@stmartin.edu

International Merit Award

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Up to $10,000 awarded to international students who meet the minimum GPA and English proficiency requirements. Proof of required English proficiency is required. The scholarship is redeemable each year if the minimum GPA is maintained.

Who to contact for additional information

The Office of International Programs and Development
Old Main, room 430
360-438-4504
intladmissions@stmartin.edu

Apply today »

International student scholarships

Jenifer Jamison Textbook Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

  • Undergraduate students must be matriculated and making progress toward a degree at Saint Martin's-JBLM campus programs of Saint Martin’s University.
  • Students may self-nominate.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.33 is required. 

Brief description

The Jennifer Jamison Textbook Scholarship is named after Saint Martin’s University Contingent Professor Jennifer Jamison who built her academic career by primarily instructing at the Joint Base Lewis McChord Main and McChord Field campuses of Saint Martin’s University. Jennifer’s generosity helps qualifying and deserving undergraduate students pay for academic term textbooks. The scholarship is offered every academic term.

The scholarship is open to all eligible undergraduate Saint Martin's-JBLM campus students. All Servicemembers, their family members and veterans who qualify for this scholarship are encouraged to apply. The award is based on need and not on the number of nominations received for any one person. The scholarship can only be awarded once to the same person, and any student previously awarded this scholarship is ineligible to apply. Students who already receive textbook aid from financial aid, other scholarships, or veterans’ programs such as VOCREHAB are also ineligible to apply. 

Please submit completed forms to ARendon@stmartin.edu or YShipley@stmartin.edu

Apply for the Jennifer Jamison Textbook Scholarship

Legacy Award

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

Undergraduate students

Brief description

If your brother, sister, mother, father or grandparent graduated from Saint Martin’s, you are eligible to receive a $2,000 Legacy Award. List the names of all relatives who attended Saint Martin’s on your admission application. We will verify their attendance and include the scholarship in your financial aid award.

Download 2020-21 Legacy Award form

Eligibility is determined at time of admission but the legacy appeal form must be submitted to Student Financial Services at the time of enrollment.

Contact

Office of Admissions
Call: 360-438-4596 and 800-368-8803
Text: 360-810-5093
admissions@stmartin.edu

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