Promoting Your Educational Success

One of the biggest challenges of earning a degree is figuring out how to finance it. At City University of Seattle, we’re dedicated to promoting your success in education and in your career by offering a variety of scholarships based on merit and need. It’s our goal to help you find the resources you need to pay for tuition and reach your goals. Explore our scholarship offerings below!

Scholarships are reviewed for each of the four quarters of an academic year from July 1 through June 30. Applicants will be notified of awards via CityU email.

If you have specific questions about scholarships, email CityU’s Financial Aid Office.

Need- and Merit-Based Scholarships

Eligible applicants for this scholarship include U.S. domestic, international, and Canadian students. This scholarship must be used for tuition only and will be awarded on a financial need basis.

Scholarship award

Average award $500, up to $2,500 per quarter

Number of awards

Varies per quarter and academic year

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Eligible applicants for this scholarship include U.S. domestic, international, and Canadian students with at least 40 undergraduate or 12 graduate credits and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for undergraduate or 3.75 for graduate.

Scholarship award

Average award $500, up to $2,000 per quarter

Number of awards

Varies per quarter and academic year

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Program-Based Scholarships

Eligible applicants for this scholarship include candidates admitted to a teacher certification program in Master in Teaching (standard and performance-based), Bachelor of Arts in Education, Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification, and Education Leadership programs leading to certification.

Scholarship award

$2,000

Number of awards

8

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Eligible applicants must be admitted to a School of Technology and Computing degree or certificate program.

Scholarship award

50% tuition for remainder of program

Number of awards

10 total scholarships:

  • 3 – Women
  • 3 – African American
  • 3 – Latinx
  • 1 – Native American or Native Hawaiian

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To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be employed at a Washington Bankers Association member bank, subject to employer verification at the time of application. Applicants with ABA membership are also eligible.

Scholarship award

Up to $2,500 per calendar year

Number of awards

25

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Enactus is a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing student leaders around the world across 1,600 campuses in 40 countries. Annually, CityU awards eight tuition scholarships to its student leaders.

Scholarship award

$2,000 for president, $1,200 for all other officers

Number of awards

8

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Applicants who have completed the Mexico Partnership Program and are advancing to a graduate degree are eligible for this award. This scholarship must be used for tuition only.

Scholarship award

$5,000

Number of awards

1 per academic year

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Transfer Scholarships

First time U.S. domestic and international CityU applicant transfer students with an associate degree from a Washington Community College or Technical College are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students are encouraged to apply in their last quarter of enrollment of obtaining their associate degree.

Scholarship award

Up to $5,400, $900 per quarter

Number of awards

No limit

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To be eligible for this award, you must be a Seattle Promise student transferring from Seattle Colleges System with either a successfully completed associate degree or 90 transferrable credits.

Scholarship award

Up to $10,000

Number of awards

No limit

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International Student Scholarships

CityU offers merit scholarships to first-time CityU international students who have achieved an outstanding academic record within their last school year.

Scholarship award

$5,000

Number of awards

Varies per quarter and academic year

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CityU offers merit scholarships to first-time CityU international students who have achieved an outstanding academic record within their last school year.

Scholarship award

$2,000

Number of awards

Varies per quarter and academic year

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This need-based scholarship is for international students who have completed at least three consecutive quarters of full-time study at CityU.

Scholarship award

$3,000

Number of awards

12

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