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.
*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

Pierce County Nurses Association scholarships

PCNA offers four different types of scholarships to nursing students, including high school students planning a career in nursing. Scholarship funds are sent directly to the accredited school. 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 Pierce County Nurses Association scholarships

PNACAC Student Scholarship

Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC)

The Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) will be awarding ten (10), one-time, $1,000 scholarships to students planning to attend a regionally accredited college or university in fall 2020.

Submissions are due on March 1, 2020 at midnight Pacific Time.
Awardees will be notified in early May 2020.

President's Scholarship - first-year (academic merit)

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University
Eligible students

First-year students

Brief description

The President’s Scholarship is a $21,000 per year award, 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


Office of Admissions
Call: 360-438-4596 and 800-368-8803
Text: 360-810-5093

President's Scholarship - transfer (academic merit)

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University
Eligible students

Transfer students

Brief description

The President’s Scholarship is a $11,000 per year award, offered by Saint Martin's, which is renewable for four years. Transfer merit awards are based on a holistic review of applications and unweighted cumulative GPA of all college work.

Eligibility is determined at time of admission


Office of Admissions
Call: 360-438-4596 and 800-368-8803
Text: 360-810-5093

Providence Saint Peter Foundation Scholarship

A scholarship for registered nurses employed at Providence Southwest region enrolled at Saint Martin’s University RN-BSN program

The Providence Foundation scholarship is from the Foundation’s Greatest Need Fund.


Amount of the awards are based on a combination of need (FAFSA) and overall potential contribution to the nursing profession.


To be eligible for an award, students must meet employment criteria at Providence Southwest Region, submit an essay addressing specified criteria, and be enrolled, at least half-time as a student in Saint Martin’s University RN to BSN program or full time in the traditional BSN program, and be in good standing.

Apply for the Providence Saint Peter Foundation Scholarship


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.


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 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 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.

Rosenkrantz Fund

Deaf, blind, and deaf-blind scholarships and grants

The Aberdeen Rotary manages the Rosenkrantz Fund. The Rosenkrantz Fund supports deaf, blind, and deaf/blind students with book expenses, room and board, specific tech assistance needs as they pursue their education. This scholarship is open to WA students. Apply online or visit for more info, including scholarship and grant applications.   

Saint Martin's Alumni Association Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

Full-time, 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 full-time, continuing students. Scholarships are awarded for the academic year following the year of application and are contingent on the applicant remaining full-time. 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.

Trinity Scholars Program

Eligible students

  • Students of any background who are attending Christian colleges in any of the Northwest states (WA, OR, ID, MT)
  • Students who show a strong desire to understand their calling in life and are willing to commit to the Trinity Scholars Program assessments and coaching support
  • Students who meet the GPA and financial requirements to be a TSP GRAD
  • About half of those selected are first-generation college and come from a financial need (Pell eligible) basis
  • The remaining students are selected from households whose income is above being Pell eligible but low enough that there is significant unmet need (Effective Family Contribution of greater than Pell cut-off, but less than $10,000).

Brief description

Trinity Education Foundation offers four-year scholarships through the Trinity Scholars Program, a holistic approach designed to identify individual "calling," provide one-on-one professional coaching to ensure educational and career success while bridging the financial gap, which often derails a student's educational goals.


Trinity Education Foundation
215 W Mukilteo Blvd,
Suite 205
Everett, WA 98203

Apply for the Trinity Scholars Program