Transitioning Veterans Scholarship


To demonstrate its commitment to serving and supporting Washington state-based U.S. Veterans, CityU is dedicating $100,000 to support a Transitioning Veterans Scholarship. This will initiate a scholarship fund that is dedicated to Washington-based Veterans transitioning from active duty to civilian life. Alongside this scholarship, CityU offers a number of key resources to serving Veterans, and encourages the business community to become more involved in the service of this honorable and often underserved population.

Scholarship Overview

  • $100,000 dedicated to Washington-based U.S. Veterans transitioning from active duty to citizen life.
  • 40 individuals will be awarded $2,500 for one quarter, to be applied to tuition only.
  • Scholarships will be awarded on a quarterly basis.
  • Scholarships are available to first-time CityU applicants 24 months prior to or up to 12 months after separation.

Application Requirements

  • A copy of your VA Education Benefits Certificate of Eligibility.
  • Proof of residence (permanent or temporary) in the state of Washington. This may be a copy of your Washington State driver's license, a recent utility bill showing a Washington address, or a copy of a lease agreement.
  • A recent academic transcript showing a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • A personal statement (maximum 2 pages) which addresses the following four questions, maximum one paragraph each:
    • Why did you choose to attend CityU?
    • If you won $1,000,000, how would you spend it?
    • CityU's mission statement is: "To change lives for good by offering high quality and relevant lifelong education to anyone with the desire to learn." How will you meet this mission through the pursuit of your degree?
      • What honors, accomplishments, volunteer work, or community involvement are the most rewarding to you?

Special Criminal Justice Option for Veterans

Are you a Veteran looking to start or enhance your career in law enforcement, corporate investigations, or cyber forensic investigation? City University of Seattle has developed a scholarship program with your career and education goals in mind! Find out more information about the scholarship. Learn more about the CityU's Criminal Justice program.


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