Scholarships

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 $500 to full tuition*.

* 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.


First-year Saint Martin's scholarships

The following anticipated annual awards are based on a holistic review of applications and unweighted cumulative GPA.**

GPA

Scholarship award

4.0 - 3.9

$25,000 Chancellor's

3.89 - 3.75

$23,000 President's

3.74 - 3.5

$22,000 Dean's

3.49 - 3.0.

$20,000 Faculty

2.99 - 2.5.

$18,000 University

2.49 - below

$10,000 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.**

GPA

Scholarship award

4.0 - 3.4

$21,000 Trustee's (invitation only)

4.0 - 3.4

$16,000 Chancellor's

3.39 - 2.86

$13,000 President's

2.85 - below

$10,000 University

** Scholarship amounts are for new entering students only and are subject to change based on availability of funds and student eligibility.


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. Scholarship search engines are an excellent resource for students looking for outside funding.

If you are interested in applying for scholarships outside of Saint Martin's, there a number of resources to help you get started in your search.

† Saint Martin's does not endorse any private scholarship and is not responsible for the content on any of their websites.


International student scholarships

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.

See scholarships for international students
International Student Achievement Award

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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.
 

Explore Scholarships

Scholarships

Note: Below is just a few scholarships available to incoming students. Saint Martin's does not endorse any private scholarship and is not responsible for the content on any of their websites.

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. 

Click here to apply to the Act Six Scholarship

INTERNAL SCHOLARSHIP OFFERED BY SAINT MARTIN'S UNIVERSITY

Alumni, parents, and friends of the University use this form to award potential first-year or transfer students who you believe will thrive in and contribute to the Saints community for an annual, renewable $1,000 tuition award. Recommendation form must be received in the Office of Admission before the student begins classes at Saint Martin’s University.

Click here to apply to Alumni and Friends 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-JBLM 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-JBLM 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, Saint Martin's-JBLM 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 the University. Recipients are selected on the bases of merit, service, and the quality of the written application.

Deadline for application

July 1

Saint Martin's-JBLM
jblm.admissions@stmartin.edu

The Angus McDonald Grant is a $5,000 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, course rigor, and community service and leadership. Students admitted with the Angus McDonald Grant are on a case by case basis.

Eligible students

First-year students only

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

INTERNAL SCHOLARSHIP OFFERED BY SAINT MARTIN'S UNIVERSITY

The Benedictine Scholarship is an invitation-only scholarship that is awarded to students annually in order to explore the meaning and application of Benedictine values. Benedictine Scholars are awarded a $10,000 annual scholarship that is renewable for four years of an undergraduate degree.

Students who are invited to interview for the Benedictine Scholarship are those students whose superior academic records are matched by their leadership experiences, their contributions to the life of their school or faith communities, and their service to individuals and groups. Students are notified of their candidacy by their admission counselors.

Click here to find more information about the Benedictine Scholarship

INTERNAL SCHOLARSHIP OFFERED BY SAINT MARTIN'S UNIVERSITY

Eligible students

Prospective students

Brief description

Prospective students that visit campus either through an Open House or a formalized campus visit are eligible to receive a $500 non-renewable award upon enrollment.

Schedule your campus visit with our Admissions office to receive this award. 

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Who to contact for additional information

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

INTERNAL SCHOLARSHIP OFFERED BY SAINT MARTIN'S UNIVERSITY

Eligible students

First-year students only

Brief description

Graduates of Catholic high schools are eligible to receive a $2,000 renewable annual award. Students will annotate high school attendance/graduation through the admission application process and be notified of their eligibility accordingly.

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

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

Eligible students

For teachers, principals, paraprofessionals in Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Seattle enrolled in the College of Education and Counseling.

Brief description

The Saint Martin's University Catholic school special tuition program will provide a 50 percent occupational special tuition to full-time religious and lay teachers, principals and paraprofessionals of Catholic schools which are under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Seattle. This special tuition will apply to students that are fully accepted into any College of Education and Counseling program. Individuals who are employed on a part-time basis will not be eligible for the program. Application for this special tuition must be submitted at least two weeks before the academic session in which a course in being offered. Saint Martin's University reserves the right to limit the number of Catholic school special tuition program participants in any particular course or program. It is understood that students will be admitted on a space available basis. It is likewise understood that this tuition grant program is not retroactive.

Deadline for application

No later than six weeks before beginning of academic session.

Contact

College of Education and Counseling
360-438-4333

Application process

1. Complete general admission application form.
2. After acceptance into the College of Education and Counseling, complete the
application for the Catholic school special tuition and email to education@stmartin.edu.

Description:

This endowment was established by Ken and Nancy Anderson, friends of Saint Martin’s University in honor of Kathy Hartman, their close friend, one-time business partner, and longtime financial officer of Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty Inc. The endowment is established in honor and recognition of Katherine “Kathy” G. Hartman for her years of support, dedication, and inspiration to the people of this community, especially the many people associated with Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty.

Award Criteria:

This scholarship is for undergraduate students with financial need who are pursuing an accounting major, minor, or concentration. The awardee should be intending to work in the field of accounting and Thurston County local. This award is intended to provide students’ financial aid/need for expenses of tuition, books, and/or fees at Saint Martin’s University. Kathy Hartman elects to review applications and make recommendations to the Office of Financial Aid.

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 the specific academic year granted - and is prorated equally over the terms in that year.

Click here for more  information about the Hartman-Coldwell Banker Scholarship

INTERNAL SCHOLARSHIP OFFERED BY SAINT MARTIN'S UNIVERSITY

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.

Click here to apply to the Parish Youth Scholarship

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. 

Click here for more information about the Peter V. Vale 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