Scholarships. Education has its rewards.

CityU awards scholarships to our students four times a year. Some are for full tuition, and others provide partial tuition. Either way, scholarships are a great way to keep costs down and jump-start your academic career at CityU.

  • Need Based Scholarship
    Scholarships in this category are awarded on the basis of academic potential, need, and the written essay. The criteria for selection are detailed below in this document. A professional resume may be included. Students applying for need-based scholarships must complete and sign the financial statement portion of the application. Download the CityU Merit and Need Based Scholarship Application.
  • Merit Based Scholarship
    Scholarships in this category are awarded to applicants who have earned at least 40 undergraduate credits or 12 graduate credits at City University of Seattle and who have achieved the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the applicant group. Essay content is considered in cases of applicants with identical GPA’s. Applicants should also include a professional resume. Download the CityU Merit and Need Based Scholarship Application.
  • Transfer Scholarship
    Scholarships in this category are awarded to current Washington or Community College graduates who are Washington State Residents. The Transfer Scholarship program is conducted in partnership with a number of Washington State Community and Technical Colleges and directly through CityU. You must at least possess an associate degree. Students awarded this scholarship must take 3 classes per quarter.
  • Laid Off Worker Scholarship
    Scholarships in this category are awarded to new or continuing students who are Washington State Residents and have been laid off from their primary employer within the past 180 days. Scholarships in this category are awarded on the basis of academic potential, need, and the written essay. Undergraduate students awarded this scholarship must take 3 classes per quarter and graduate students awarded this scholarship must take 2 classes per quarter.
  • Diversity Scholarship
    Ethnic diversity in our student body is an important part of the overall learning experience at CityU. We also work hard to educate and facilitate the placement of teachers of color in classrooms to serve our communities. CityU's School of Education provides Diversity Scholarships each year as a service to our students.
  • June Gasparovich Scholarship
    June Gasparovich, Seattle Schools teacher for 28 years, left a bequest for scholarships for paraprofessionals from the Seattle School District who want to become teachers or school counselors. Funding is awarded through Alpha Delta, the Seattle Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary society promoting the teaching profession through "Key Women Educators." Learn more about the June Gasparovich Scholarship.
  • Enactus Scholarships
    Enactus is a global, non-profit organization that is literally changing the world through highly dedicated student teams on more than 1,600 campuses in 40 countries. In recognition of the commitment and contribution made by Enactus officers during their tenure, CityU awards seven tuition scholarships each year for its Enactus team members.
  • Transitioning Veterans Scholarships
    Scholarships in this category are awarded to new or continuing students who are Washington State Residents and are Veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Scholarships in this category are awarded on the basis of academic potential, need, and the written essay. This award can only be received once during your career at CityU. Applications will be accepted beginning November 8, 2013.
  • International Scholarships
    City University of Seattle is making available 20 tuition scholarships each year in the amount of $3,000 to new applicants from outside of the US who have never applied to or attended CityU. Students who are conditionally admitted to an academic program qualify; however, the tuition discount can only be applied towards academic classes (and not ESL classes).
  • Other Scholarship Resources Funding your education is not limited to loans, grants, and funding from CityU. Outside scholarships can be available to help with tuition.