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

Gilman Scholarship

External scholarship for study abroad students

Through the Gilman Scholarship, Federal Pell Grant recipients can receive up to an additional $5,000 for study abroad expenses. It is open to undergraduate students with U.S. citizenship who wish to study abroad during the fall, spring, or academic year. Students may apply worldwide though preference will be given to applications outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Deadline for application

Spring programs: First tuesday of October
Summer, fall and academic year programs: First tuesday of March

Who to contact

Brenda Burns
Office of Study Abroad

Learn more and apply »

Global Korea Scholarship

External scholarship for study abroad students

The Global Korea Scholarship, worth approximately $4,000 from the Korean government, is awarded to students to promote collaboration between South Korean and worldwide institutions, and encourages students to study in Korea.

International Experience Scholarship

Internal scholarship for study abroad students

This is a unique scholarship for which only Saint Martin’s University students are eligible. When accepted to any Saint Martin’s study program, students may receive between $500 and $1,000.  It can be applied to study abroad related costs such as foreign travel, tuition, and/or accommodation. For selection, students provide an essay addressing how their future study abroad experience will fit with their future goals and how they have demonstrated leadership and community service during their time at Saint Martin’s.

Deadline for application

Feb. 28 for fall semesters and Oct. 31 for spring semesters

Who to contact for additional information

Brenda Burns
Office of Study Abroad

Learn more and apply »

International Merit Award

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Up to $8,000 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 scholarship policies »

Japanese HUMAP Scholarship

External scholarship for study abroad students

Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (HUMAP) is offered through several of our Japanese sister universities. It is specifically for students who study in Japan between six months and one year and includes a monthly stipend as well as some international travel expenses.

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 JBLM extended learning campus programs of Saint Martin’s University.
  • Each student must self-nominate.
  • A minimum of GPA of 3.33 is required.

Brief description

The Jennifer Jamison Textbook Scholarship is named after Saint Martin’s University Adjunct Professor Jennifer Jamison who built her academic teaching 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. Attach or write a statement on the form which answers the following questions:

  1. How has the university experience elevated you both professionally and personally? Have you become a better person? Describe how that development has occurred and how it is represented in your life.
  2. How will you elevate and enhance your chosen profession through your participation and presence? 

Deadline for application

The scholarship is offered twice a year; March and August. 

Who to contact for additional information

McChord Air Force Base:
Mercedes Garrido
Yume Shipley

Fort Lewis:
Cruz Arroyo
Joni Schildman

Legacy Award

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

First-year or transfer students

Brief description

If your brother, sister, mother, father or grandparent graduated from Saint Martin’s, you may be 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.

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

Linda Fletcher Memorial Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

  • Admitted undergraduate students matriculated and making progress towards a Saint Martin’s University undergraduate degree at one of our Extended Learning Division JBLM campuses.
  • The candidate should exhibit the characteristics that Linda valued and exhibited in making a difference in the lives of others. The candidate may not necessarily hold the highest GPA, but does “put their all into it” by hard work and realizing or exceeding their potential. The student may or may not be of the highest rank or station in life, but treats all others with the utmost respect and dignity. Due to interactions with this student, others’ lives are uplifted, made easier, and more enjoyable.
  • The student should exhibit the special characteristics that are a part of the Saint Martin’s mission which makes our Saint Martin’s University extension programs a special community of learners.

Brief description

The Linda Fletcher Memorial Scholarship is named for a former Director of Extended Learning at Saint Martin’s University. This scholarship honors her memory by recognizing students who exemplify the qualities that Linda Fletcher felt made for successful students as well as special persons. The award recipient receives a monetary award to be applied toward tuition and/or books at Saint Martin’s extended learning programs at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM). The award is based on merit, service, and on the quality of the written nomination and not on the number of nominations received for any one person.

Deadline for application

August 7

Who to contact for additional information

McChord Air Force Base:
Mercedes Garrido
Yume Shipley

Fort Lewis:
Cruz Arroyo
Joni Schildman

National Security Education Program

External scholarship for study abroad students

The National Security Education Program awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East).

Outstanding Achievement Awards

Outstanding Achievement Awards 

  1. $1,000 International Leadership Award (demonstrated leadership abilities, essay required for application)
  2. $1,000 Outstanding Service Award (demonstrated outstanding community service, essay required for application)

Apply today »

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