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

Trustee Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

Transfer students

Brief description

This $16,000 scholarship is awarded to three 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

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

University Grant - first-year (academic merit)

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

First-year students

Brief description

The University Grant is an $13,000 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. Students admitted with the University Grant are on a case by case basis.

Eligibility is determined at time of admission

Contact

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

University Grant - transfer (academic merit)

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

Transfer students

Brief description

The University Grant is an $8,000 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

Contact

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

Washington All-Academic Team Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

Transfer and Running Start students

Brief description

Any applicant who is a member of the Washington All-Academic Team at their community college prior to transferring is eligible for this $3,500 renewable award, including Running Start students. Proof of membership is required.

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

Washington State Governor's Scholarship for Foster Youth

Deadline: Monday, February 28, 2017, at 7 PM PST.

The Washington State Governor’s Scholarship for Foster Youth is a program that helps young men and women from foster care continue their education and earn a college degree.

Eligibility:

  • Be enrolled as a Washington state high school senior and on track to graduate from high school during the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0 or greater.
  • Plan to enroll in college on a full-time basis, beginning the fall term of 2017, and complete a program of study at an eligible, nonprofit accredited public or independent college or university in the state of Washington.
  • Have resided in Washington State for at least three academic years prior to high school graduation.
  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)
  • If under 18, students must currently have an open dependency court order that resulted from intervention by Washington State on their behalf and they have been placed in any of the following living situations:
    • Foster Care
    • Family Foster Care, with non-relative adults
    • Kinship Care, with relatives
    • Residential/Group Care
    • Dependency Guardianship (with either relatives or non-relatives)
    • Guardianship (with either relatives or non-relatives)
  • If over 18, students must have lived in a court-ordered foster care, dependency guardianship or guardianship until emancipation, (age 18).

OR

  • The applicant is currently, or was until age 18, in federally recognized care. The applicant has been classified by the United States government as an unaccompanied minor refugee, is a legal permanent resident and is in legal care, (or was in care until emancipation) of a private non-profit agency in Washington state.

OR

  • The applicant is currently, or was until age 18, under a dependency tribal court order that placed the student outside the home.

Applicants are not eligible if they:

  • Have been adopted.
  • Returned to live with their parents before turning 18 (regardless of whether the court continued to remain involved).
  • Have had their dependency court order dismissed.
  • Were not dependent to federal, state or tribal court prior age 18.

Awards: $2,000 to $4,000

http://collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/scholarships/governors/eligibility

Washington State Need Grant (WSNG)

State grant

Eligible students

  • Have a family income of equal to or less than 70 percent of the state median
  • Be a Washington resident (dependent students' residency is based on parents' resident status)
  • Be pursuing a certificate or bachelor's degree
  • Not be pursuing a degree in theology

Brief description

The Washington State Need Grant is a state grant program for Washington residents with exceptional financial need. Award amounts vary each year based on available funds. The grant is awarded to assist in meeting educational costs. If you withdraw from all of your classes, repayment of all or a part of the grant may be required. Students will need to sign a directive for disbursement to indicate if they would like the funds directly or to have the funds applied to their educational expenses.

Deadline for application

Priority deadline: Jan. 1
Deadline: June 30

Grant is awarded in conjunction with FAFSA award

Contact

FAFSA help

Washington State Nurses Foundation Scholarship

The Washington State Nurses Foundation (WSNF) awards scholarships annually to qualified students who meet the eligibility requirements as outlined on the application website.

Amount

The minimum amount of each scholarship is $1,000. 

Apply for the Washington State Nurses Foundation Scholarship 

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship - Baccalaureate

The Baccalaureate Scholarship provides up to $22,500 in financial aid support and access to career-launching support services for students pursuing high-demand STEM and health care majors. This scholarship can be used to cover tuition, fees and other indirect costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more. Funding can be used for any eligible STEM or health care degree at any eligible public or private college or university in Washington state.

Scholars that do not intend to earn their bachelor’s degree are not eligible for the Baccalaureate Scholarship and are instead encouraged to review the Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS). Learn more about CTS here.

Baccalaureate Scholarship application is open now until Feb. 6, 2020.

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship - Career and Technical

The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) supports Washington students on their path to high-demand trade, STEM and health care occupations. To be eligible, scholars must enroll in an approved program, such as welding, manufacturing or IT, at one of Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Scholars are eligible to receive up to $1,500 each quarter for the duration of their associate degree, certificate or apprenticeship program.  These scholarship funds are flexible and can be used to cover tuition, fees and other costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more.

Scholars that intend to earn their bachelor's degree after the completion of their program are not eligible for CTS and are instead encouraged to review the Baccalaureate Scholarship. 

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