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

Act Six

The Act Six program at Saint Martin’s University is an embodiment of our community centered Benedictine values. Saint Martin’s University is proud to partner with Act Six to select a cadre of seven emerging urban and community leaders who have a passion for service and want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home. Students must meet the following requirements:

Eligibility: Students in the Thurston County and Tacoma-Seattle metropolitan area
Amount: Full tuition plus full need
Applications: Applications must be submitted by the Nov. 6 deadline. Visit www.actsix.org to apply. Your Act Six application serves as your application to Saint Martin’s University.

  • Please note: Act Six Scholarship recipients are required to travel to Tacoma or Seattle every week for leadership training.

Who to contact for additional information

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

America's Service Heroes Scholarship

Internal scholarship offered by Saint Martin's University

Eligible students

  • Scholarship awards from the fund should be made to undergraduate, matriculated students enrolled in Saint Martin’s University Extended Learning Campus Programs who are making satisfactory progress toward a baccalaureate degree and who are in priority order.
  • Members of the Wounded Warrior Project/ Warrior Transition Battalion.
  • Active duty military personnel or members of the Military Reserve or National Guard (even if not on active duty), or family members of people in one of the above categories.
  • In addition, recipients must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • Recipients should exhibit the special characteristics that are a part of the Saint Martin’s mission and that make Saint Martin’s Extended Learning campuses a special community of learners.
  • Recipients discharged from their service component during the term of this scholarship must have been discharged under honorable conditions.

Brief description

In the spirit of Saint Martin's commitment to service and community, the Extended Learning Division is pleased to award a number of scholarships each year. America's Credit Union (ACU) and Major (Retired) Richard B. (Doc) Hecker created this scholarship to assist military service members and their families who are pursuing bachelor's degrees at Saint Martin's University. Nominations for this $2,500 scholarship are due from the Saint Martin's community each August. Recipients are selected on the bases of merit, service, and the quality of the written application.

Deadline for application

July 1

Who to contact for additional information

SMUELD@stmartin.edu

McChord Air Force Base:
Mercedes Garrido
Melissa Rendon

Fort Lewis:
Robin Pellerin
Cruz Arroyo

Betti Foundation Scholarship

A nursing scholarship in memory of Virginia Stripling

The Bruno & Evelyne Betti Fund’s mission is to advance academic scholarship in nursing.

Amount

Awards are based on financial need and range from $500 to $1000. 

Eligibility

Awards are based on a combination of scholarship (GPA), need (FAFSA), and overall potential contribution to the nursing profession.

Apply for the Betti Foundation Scholarship

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 Saint Martin's-JBLM campus programs of Saint Martin’s University.
  • Students may self-nominate.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.33 is required. 

Brief description

The Jennifer Jamison Textbook Scholarship is named after Saint Martin’s University Contingent Professor Jennifer Jamison who built her academic 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. The scholarship is offered every academic term.

The scholarship is open to all eligible undergraduate Saint Martin's-JBLM campus students. All Servicemembers, their family members and veterans who qualify for this scholarship are encouraged to apply. The award is based on need and not on the number of nominations received for any one person. The scholarship can only be awarded once to the same person, and any student previously awarded this scholarship is ineligible to apply. Students who already receive textbook aid from financial aid, other scholarships, or veterans’ programs such as VOCREHAB are also ineligible to apply. 

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

Apply for the Jennifer Jamison Textbook Scholarship

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

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

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