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

Linda Fletcher Memorial 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
  • 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 after a former director of Saint Martin's-JBLM campuses at Saint Martin’s University. This scholarship honors her memory by recognizing students who exemplify the qualities Linda Fletcher felt made for successful students as well as special people. The award recipient receives a monetary award to be applied toward tuition and/or books at Saint Martin’s academic 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

Friday, June 14, 2019 at 5 p.m.

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

Apply for the Linda Fletcher Memorial Scholarship

MacDonald Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

Female graduate students with dependent children and financial need

Brief description

The MacDonald Scholarship is a $600 per year scholarship offered by Saint Martin's which is renewable annually. You must apply and FAFSA can verify dependent children.

Eligibility is determined at time of admission.

Contact

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

Marylhurst Graduate Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

All graduate students

Brief description

Marylhurst Graduate Scholarship is a $2,400 per year scholarship offered by Saint Martin's which is renewable annually. This scholarship is awarded to four (4) students each year.

Eligibility is determined at time of admission.

Contact

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

Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship

The Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP) addresses access to health care by developing a Native Hawaiian health care workforce of professionals committed to serve the unique health needs of Hawaiian communities. The program recruits and nurtures professionals in-training for primary health care disciplines and specialties most needed to deliver quality, culturally competent health services to Native Hawaiians throughout the State of Hawai‘i. 

The merit-based program awards generous scholarships to eligible individuals that appear to be dedicated to providing primary health services to Native Hawaiians and their families in Hawai‘i.

Apply for the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship

Northwest Monitoring Nursing Scholarship

Northwest Monitoring, a local intraoperative neuromonitoring service provider, created the Northwest Monitoring Nursing Scholarship to provide annual scholarship support to nursing students from the local area, to include Thurston, Pierce, Mason or Lewis counties attending Saint Martin’s University.

Eligibility

  • Submission of a 500 word or less statement on why you chose nursing as a profession and why you deserve this scholarship
  • Enrolled fulltime in either the RN-to-BSN program or BSN program
  • From the local area, to include Thurston, Pierce, Mason, or Lewis counties
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong work ethic, leadership, compassion, and empathy

Apply for the Northwest Monitoring Nursing Scholarship

Nursing Fund Scholarship

Nursing scholarship funds are set aside each year to assist students with nursing school finances.

Eligiblity

To be eligible for an award, a student must be in good academic standing in the RN-BSN or BSN program.

Apply for the Nursing Fund Scholarship

Parish Youth Leadership Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

First-year and transfer students

Brief description

Students who are leaders in their Catholic youth organizations are eligible for an annual $2,000 scholarship. A letter of recommendation from a parish pastor or youth group coordinator is required. This award is for domestic applicants only. International students, please contact the Office of International Programs.

Students cannot receive both the Parish Youth Leadership Scholarship and the Catholic High School Award.

Recommendation due by July 23

Contact

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

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Peter V. Vale Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

  • Accepted into Saint Martin's University's MBA program
  • Students with a strong academic background & scholastic achievement.
  • Students with leadership and character
  • Students with citizenship and motivation
  • Financial need is not necessarily a criteria

Brief description

The Peter V. Vale Scholarship was established as a living memorial to Peter V. Vale,
supporter, trustee and friend of Saint Martin's University. He was a founding partner of
Knight, Vale and Gregory, Certified Public Accountants and a supporter of many other
humanitarian and civic causes. The amount of the award depends on the investment return
from a $50,000 endowment established by the Cheney Foundation. The award is for a
maximum amount to be applied to tuition and books and is not a cash award. The award
can be used for expenses incurred by the recipient during a single, specific academic year
(e.g. 2020-2021 academic year) and is prorated equally over the terms in that year for
which the recipient intends to register.

Contact

School of Business
business@stmartin.edu

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Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

Transfer students

Brief description

Students with only Running Start credits, with previous bachelor’s degrees, or who are attending one of our extension campuses are not eligible. Students must apply for admission to Saint Martin’s University. Upon acceptance, students must provide a copy of their Phi Theta Kappa membership card or certificate for verification. No separate scholarship application is required.

Proof of membership must be submitted by Aug. 15.

Contact

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

Pierce County Nurses Association Scholarship

PCNA offers four different types of scholarships to nursing students. Scholarship funds are sent directly to the accredited school.

Eligibility

PCNA scholarships are available to students living or attending school in Pierce County as well as within our expanded jurisdictional boundaries of Thurston, Kitsap, Grays Harbor, Mason, Clallam and Jefferson counties. 

Apply for the Pierce County Nurses Association Scholarship 

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