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

Parish Youth Leadership Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

First-year students only

Brief description

Students who are leaders in their Catholic youth organizations are eligible for a $2,000 scholarship. The scholarship is available for those who are not eligible to receive a Catholic school Award. 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.

Recommendation due by July 23

Who to contact for additional information

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

Peter V. Vale Scholarship

Internal Scholarship offered by SMU

Eligible students

  • Accepted into SMU'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. 2012-2013 academic year) and is prorated equally over the terms in that year for
which the recipient intends to register.

Deadline for application:

March 17

Who to contact for additional information

School of Business
business@stmartin.edu

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

Transfer student-only scholarship.

Brief description

A varying number of renewable $1,000 scholarships. 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, student 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 August 15.

Who to contact for additional information

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

President's Scholarship (Academic Merit)

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

First-year and transfer students.

Brief description:

The President’s Scholarship is a $19,000 ($8,000 for transfer students) 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

RaiseMe

Earn up to $12,000 in scholarships to Saint Martin’s University!

We partner with RaiseMe to offer micro-scholarships recognizing your everyday achievements and allowing you to start earning money for college beginning in ninth grade. You can earn up to $12,000 per year, which will be part of your Saint Martin’s scholarship or financial aid award. You may receive even more in your scholarship or financial aid package once we review your application, but the money you earn from Saint Martin’s on RaiseMe is the minimum guaranteed amount you will receive from Saint Martin’s University.

FAQ:

What are examples of how I can earn these micro-scholarships?

  • Get an A
  • Maintain a high GPA
  • Participate in an extracurricular activity
  • Score well on the SAT or ACT
  • Join the National Honor Society
  • Participate in a college prep activity
  • Visit campus

Is RaiseMe free?
Yes. RaiseMe is entirely free for high school students and educators. Sign up online and create an account.

Are these real scholarships?
Yes! We partner with RaiseMe to allow you to earn scholarships to Saint Martin’s earlier in high school and help you see how you can be a competitive candidate at Saint Martin’s. When Saint Martin’s University awards student scholarships on RaiseMe, we are guaranteeing these scholarships will be included in your merit or financial aid package after you are admitted.

Who can use RaiseMe?
Students who are in grades nine, 10, 11 or 12 and attend high school in the United States can use RaiseMe right now.

Who's eligible to earn micro-scholarships?
Saint Martin’s University’s RaiseMe micro-scholarships are available for incoming freshman who reside within the U.S., including DACA program recipients. Saint Martin’s University micro-scholarships are not currently available for international, online-only, part-time, transfer or returning students.

How do I get started?
You begin by creating an account at www.raise.me/join/stmartin.Once your account is established, make sure you are following Saint Martin’s, and add achievements such as grades, extracurricular activities and leadership positions to your portfolio.

How do I receive these scholarships from Saint Martin’s?
You must follow Saint Martin’s and complete your profile on www.raise.me/join/stmartin by Nov. 15 of your senior year.

Can I get scholarship money for what I achieved earlier in high school?
Yes. You can fill in your high school portfolio retroactively with achievements going back to the start of ninth grade, and will be eligible to earn scholarships as if you have been using RaiseMe since ninth grade. The more complete your portfolio is, the more opportunities you have to earn micro-scholarships. Remember, Saint Martin’s micro-scholarships are locked in and cannot be changed after Nov. 15 of your senior year.

How often should I add achievements to my portfolio?
You should add achievements as frequently as you can throughout high school. Adding achievements to your portfolio increases your eligibility for earning scholarships from Saint Martin’s University.

Can I use the scholarships I earn from the Saint Martin’s University program to pay the cost of attending another school?
No. Micro-scholarships are not transferrable between different colleges. You can only use the scholarships you earn from one school towards the cost of attending that same college — not to any other school.

Which courses should I add to my portfolio?
You should add all of your courses from grades nine through 12 in order for Saint Martin’s University to award you the correct amount in scholarships.

Can the RaiseMe scholarship be used in addition to other scholarships from Saint Martin’s University?
The final total of scholarships earned on RaiseMe represent a guaranteed minimum amount of scholarship or grant aid you will receive in your financial aid package to attend our institution. If you receive a larger scholarship based upon other factors (like your final college application and FAFSA) through the admission application process, that package will include the amount you have earned on RaiseMe.

Saint Martin's Alumni Association Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

Fulltime, continuing students.

Deadline for application

The application is distributed to all students in an email each spring. 

Brief description

Saint Martin’s Alumni Association, an independent non-profit organization, offers scholarships to fulltime, continuing students. Scholarships are awarded for the academic year following the year of application and are contingent on the applicant remaining fulltime. Award amounts differ from student to student. These are one year scholarships and may be applied for each year. This award does not preclude a student from applying for any other awards.

Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) program

External scholarship for study abroad students

The primary goal of The Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) program is to encourage young, adventurous college students and recent graduates to teach English to elementary school students living in the rural areas of South Korea.

Trustee Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

Students transferring to Saint Martin's.

Brief description

This $26,000 scholarship is awarded over four semesters to two outstanding transfer students each year. Only those students who meet the following requirements are invited to apply: 

  • Complete 60+ semester or 90+ quarter credits by time of enrollment (Running Start credits are not applicable)
  • Currently have a cumulative 3.5 GPA
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to community service 

Deadline for application

April 15

Contact for more information

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

University Grant (Academic Merit)

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

First-year and transfer students

Brief description

The University Grant is an $11,000 ($5,000 for transfer students) 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. Students admitted with the University Grant are on a case by case basis.

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

WaCLA High School Essay Contest

The Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts (WaCLA) is an association of Washington state public and private higher education institutions, organizations and individuals promoting the value of a liberal arts education to the people and communities of the state.

All Washington State high school seniors enrolled during the 2016-17 academic year are eligible to enter.

The First Prize winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship to a Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts (WaCLA) school, the Second Prize winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship to a WaCLA institution, and the Third Prize winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to a WaCLA school. Winners must be admitted to and matriculate in a WaCLA institution to receive their scholarship.

In addition to the scholarships awarded directly by WaCLA, High School Essay Contest winners who choose to attend Saint Martin’s University will have their essay contest scholarships matched by their new school, increasing the total scholarship awards to $6,000, $4,000, and $1,000 for first, second, and third prize respectively.

The student essays should respond, in no more than 500 words, to the following prompt:

A liberal arts education is characterized, in part, by the idea that understanding many different ways of knowing can help students become effective and responsible members of their communities. Choose a current controversial issue in your community and explain how you think a liberal arts education would shape your understanding of that issue from different perspectives.

The deadline for submissions is January 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm PST.

Contest winners will be announced in mid-March.

Submission Guidelines:

Essays must be submitted via: https://collab.evergreen.edu/hsessay. Essays must be received at this site by Friday, January 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm PST. No late entries will be accepted. Essays cannot be more than 500 words. Your submission must be double-spaced and entered as either a .pdf or Word document. As part of the online submission of your essay, you will need to complete a waiver and provide some basic demographic information.

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