U.S. Domestic Program Scholarships


Need-Based Scholarship

Scholarship Award

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

Number of Awards

Varies per quarter and academic year

Eligibility and Scholarship Conditions

  • All U.S. domestic students may apply
  • Scholarship must be used for tuition only and may not be paid out as a cash refund if the award is more than the tuition cost
  • Remaining award funds may rollover to another quarter for up to two additional quarters before it is rescinded
  • Must be registered in the quarter of the scholarship award
  • Students awarded for a quarter who do not attend forfeit their scholarship
  • Students may re-apply each quarter of enrollment
  • Students must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program or certificate

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Need-Based Scholarship Application.
  2. Submit an essay answering the questions from the application.
    – How have you been financing your college education?
    – From a financial standpoint, what impact would this scholarship have on your education?
    – State any special personal or family circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance?
  3. Have a valid 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with an official EFC on or before the application deadline.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Quarter: June 15
  • Fall Quarter: September 15
  • Winter Quarter: December 15
  • Spring Quarter: March 15

This scholarship is administered by the Scholarship Department, and the awards are selected by the Scholarship Committee.

Merit-Based Scholarship

Scholarship Award

Average award $500, up to $1,000 per quarter

Number of Awards

Varies per quarter and academic year

Eligibility and Scholarship Conditions

  • All U.S. domestic students may apply
  • Scholarship must be used for tuition only and may not be paid out as a cash refund if the award is more than the tuition cost
  • Remaining award funds may rollover to another quarter for up to two additional quarters before it is rescinded
  • Must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program and registered in the quarter of the scholarship award
  • Students awarded for a quarter who do not attend forfeit their scholarship
  • Students may re-apply each quarter of enrollment
  • Scholarships are not awarded to U.S. domestic candidates during the Summer quarter
  • Must have earned at least 40 undergraduate or 12 graduate credits taken at CityU based on their last completed quarter
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for undergraduate or 3.75 for graduate based on their last completed quarter

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Merit-Based Scholarship Application.
  2. Submit an essay answering the questions from the application.
    – Describe the most meaningful achievement and how it relates to your program and your future goals.
    – How has your education contributed to who you are today?
    – Why are you a good candidate to receive this award?
  3. Submit a professional resume.
  4. Submit an unofficial copy of CityU transcripts.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Quarter: June 15 (not offered during this quarter)
  • Fall Quarter: September 15
  • Winter Quarter: December 15
  • Spring Quarter: March 15

This scholarship is administered by the Scholarship Department, and the awards are selected by the Scholarship Committee.

Underrepresented Communities in Technology Scholarship

Scholarship Award

50% tuition for remainder of program

Number of Awards: 10

  • 3 – Women
  • 3 – African American (1 remaining for the 2022-2023 Academic Year)
  • 3 – Latinx
  • 1 – Native American or Native Hawaiian

Eligibility and Scholarship Conditions

  • Must be admitted and enrolled in a CityU Technology and Computing degree or certificate
  • Must be a first-time applicant to CityU
  • Must be from an underrepresented community in the technology field
  • Must be a documented U.S. resident
  • Scholarship must be used for tuition only and may not be paido out as a cash refund if the award is more than the tution cost
  • Remaining award funds may rollover to another quarter for up to two additional quarters before it is rescinded
  • Must begin enrollment within one quarter of being awarded
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must be enrolled at least part time to maintain eligibility

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Underrepresented Communities in Technology Scholarship Application.
  2. Submit a personal statement addressing the following: Reflecting on your own personal journey within the context of your unique cultural and ethnic heritage, tell us how your
    life experiences influenced you to dedicate your future to learning technology?
  3. Submit a resume.
  4. Have a valid 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with an official EFC on or before the application deadline.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Quarter: June 15
  • Fall Quarter: September 15
  • Winter Quarter: December 15
  • Spring Quarter: March 15

This scholarship is administered by the Scholarship Department, and the awards are selected by the Scholarship Committee.

Banking Professional Tuition Scholarship

Scholarship Award

Up to $2,500 per calendar year ($625/quarter), and may be renewable for one (1) additional calendar year, up to $5,000 aggregate award

Number of Awards

25 (awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 22 remaining scholarships)

Eligibility and Scholarship Conditions

  • Open to U.S. domestic students who are employed at a Washington Bankers Association member bank, subject to employer verification at the time of application, and/or have an ABA membership
  • Must be a newly admitted CityU student in the quarter of the scholarship application
  • Must meet all admissions criteria for the City University of Seattle declared program of study
  • Must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program and registered in the quarter of the scholarship award
  • Tuition scholarship renewal is contingent on student maintaining satisfactory academic progress (cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for undergraduate, 3.0 for graduate or doctoral
    program), and maintaining current employment at a WBA/ABA member bank
  • Scholarship must be used for tuition only and may not be paid out as a cash refund if the award is more than the tuition cost.
  • Remaining award funds may rollover to another quarter for up to two additional quarters before it is rescinded
  • Recipients must maintain full-time continuous enrollment status (two classes per term), and only one vacation quarter during each calendar year scholarship award
  • Students awarded for a quarter who totally withdraw or do not attend (other than eligible vacation quarter) forfeit their scholarship
  • Scholarship may be renewable for up to one additional calendar year, depending on making satisfactory academic progress and continuing employment at a member financial institution

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Scholarship Application.
  2. Submit a professional resume.
  3. Submit a two-page maximum Word processed or Formstack form essay answering the questions from the application.
    – Describe your most meaningful achievement and how it relates to your program and your future goals.
    – How has your education contributed to who you are today?
    – Why are you a good candidate to receive this award?
  4. Submit documentation of employment with a WBA/ABA bank.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Quarter: June 15
  • Fall Quarter: September 15
  • Winter Quarter: December 15
  • Spring Quarter: March 15

This scholarship is administered by the Scholarship Department, and the awards are ranked by Financial Aid and selected by CityU’s President.

Enactus Scholarship

Enactus is a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing student leaders around the world across 1,600 campuses in 40 countries. Enactus is a student organization that brings together college students, academic professionals and industry leaders to focus on a shared mission of creating a more sustainable world through entrepreneurship. Annually, CityU awards eleven (11) tuition scholarships to its student leaders. Visit cityu.edu/enactus to learn more.

Scholarship Awards

  • One scholarship of $2,000 awarded during the tenure of the president
  • One scholarship of $1,200 awarded during the tenure of the vice president, operations and research
  • One scholarship of $1,200 awarded during the tenure of the vice president, projects
  • One scholarship of $1,200 awarded during the tenure of the vice president, finance
  • One scholarship of $1,200 awarded during the tenure of the vice president, engagement & corporate relations
  • One scholarship of $1,200 awarded during the tenure of the vice president, marketing
  • One scholarship of $1,200 awarded during the tenure of the vice president, human resources
  • One scholarship of $1,200 awarded during the tenure of the project leader, GEC
  • One scholarship of $1,200 awarded during the tenure of the project leader, OTA
  • One scholarship of $1,200 awarded during the tenure of the project leader, Clean Up
  • One scholarship of $1,200 awarded during the tenure of the project leader, O&O project

Eligibility and Scholarship Conditions

  • Student must maintain good academic standing while holding the position of president and president-elect
  • Resignation of position terminates the scholarship
  • Revocation of position terminates the scholarship
  • Scholarships in this category are awarded to the current sitting Enactus officers as nominated and elected by the Enactus membership.

Promise Scholarship

Scholarship Award

Up to $10,000 maximum, $1,250 per quarter

Number of Awards

No limit

Eligibility and Scholarship Conditions

  • Open to Seattle Promise students transferring from qualifying Seattle colleges within the Seattle Colleges System
  • Scholarship must be used for tuition only and may not be paid out as a cash refund if the award is more than the tuition cost
  • Remaining award funds may rollover to another quarter for up to two additional quarters before it is rescinded
  • Must have successfully completed AA degree or 90 transferrable credits from qualifying Seattle Colleges at time of enrollment at CityU
  • Must be admitted to a bachelor’s degree program at CityU
  • Award will fund up to 90 credits maximum toward CityU bachelor’s degree
  • Award is prorated based on enrollment standing each term
  • Award not to exceed three award years
  • Candidate must not be more than 18 months from transferring from a college in the Seattle Colleges System
  • Must be registered in the quarters of the award

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Scholarship Application.
  2. Have a valid 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with an official EFC.
  3. Submit a letter of referral from the Student Success Specialist verifying candidate is in good standing and their expected completion date.

Application Deadline

  • First Day of the Quarter

This scholarship is administered by the Scholarship Department, and awards are selected by the Scholarship Committee.

Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

Scholarship Award

$2,000

Number of Awards

8

Eligibility and Scholarship Conditions

At City University of Seattle, we’re proud to support inclusion of diverse teachers and the students working to become teachers and administrators with the Diversity Scholarship. This $2,000 award opportunity is designed for students pursuing a teaching or administrator credential.

Access to a racially and culturally diverse teacher workforce is beneficial for all P-12 students, particularly for students of color, who often thrive in classrooms led by teachers who share their racial and cultural background (see Hiring and Educator Workforce Issues in Washington’s Comprehensive Support Schools, OSPI, 2019; and Addressing Washington’s Educator Shortage, PESB, 2021, pp. 3, 8).

To be eligible for the Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, you must be a candidate admitted to a teacher, administrator, or superintendent certification program in the School of Education and Leadership.

Teacher Preparation Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education: Teacher Certification Program
  • Master in Teaching: Teacher Certification
  • Alternative Routs to Teacher Certification (BAED, MED)

Educational Leadership Programs

  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership: Superintendent Certification
  • Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership: Administrator Certification
  • Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership: Career and Technical Education (CTE) Administrator Certificate
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership: Administrator Certificate
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership: Career and Technical Education (CTE) Administrator

Conditions

  • Scholarship must be used for tuition only and may not be paid out as a cash refund if the award is more than the tuition cost.
  • Remaining award funds may rollover to another quarter for up to two additional quarters before it is rescinded.
  • Must be enrolled at least half time as defined by CityU.
  • Must be enrolled in an eligible program.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Application.
  2. Self-identify race/ethnicity.
  3. Have a valid 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with an official EFC.
  4. Submit a personal statement (minimum 500 words) addressing the topics from the application.
  5. Letters of Recommendation (optional).

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Quarter: September 1
  • Winter Quarter: December 15

This scholarship is administered by the the School of Education and Leadership.

U.S. Domestic Program for International Students Scholarships


Merit-Based Scholarship

Scholarship Award

Average award $500, up to $1,000 per quarter

Number of Awards

Varies per quarter and academic year

Eligibility and Scholarship Conditions

  • All international students may apply in U.S. domestic programs
  • Scholarships are not awarded to U.S. domestic candidates during the Summer quarter
  • Scholarship must be used for tuition only and may not be paid out as a cash refund if teh award is more than the tuition cost
  • Remaining award funds may rollover to another quarter for up to two additional quarters before it is rescinded
  • Must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program and registered in the quarter of the scholarship award
  • Students awarded for a quarter who do not attend forfeit their scholarship
  • Students may re-apply each quarter of enrollment
  • Must have earned at least 40 undergraduate or 12 graduate credits taken at CityU based on their last completed quarter
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for undergraduate or 3.75 for graduate based on their last completed quarter

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Merit-Based Scholarship Application.
  2. Submit an essay answering the questions from the application.
    – Describe the most meaningful achievement and how it relates to your program and your future goals.
    – How has your education contributed to who you are today?
    – Why are you a good candidate to receive this award?
  3. Submit a professional resume.
  4. Submit an unofficial copy of CityU transcripts.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Quarter: June 15 (Not offered during this quarter)
  • Fall Quarter: September 15
  • Winter Quarter: December 15
  • Spring Quarter: March 15

This scholarship is administered by the Scholarship Department, and the awards are selected by the Scholarship Committee.

International Student Presidential Merit Scholarship

Scholarship award

$5,000

Number of Awards

Awards will be given on a first-come, first-served basis by acceptance letter issuance date, until available funds have been awarded.

Eligibility and Scholarship Conditions

  • Open to first-time international applicants to CityU
  • Must hold an F-1 Visa in the Seattle area
  • Must be an active I-20 holder
  • Scholarship must be used for tuition only and may not be paid out as a cash refund if the award is more than the tuition cost
  • Remaining award funds may rollover to another quarter for up to two additional quarters before it is rescinded
  • Must maintain full-time enrollment and begin your studies at CityU within one quarter of the award letter
  • Students who start in the ELP Program must be continuously enrolled in the program, except for approved vacation quarters, and the award will be applied once the student enrolls in degree program classes

How to Apply

Submit a Financial Declaration Form to the International Student Office, selecting the appropriate scholarship option.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Quarter: June 15
  • Fall Quarter: September 15
  • Winter Quarter: December 15
  • Spring Quarter: March 15

International Student Academic Achievement Scholarship

Scholarship award

$2,000

Number of Awards

Awards will be given on a first-come, first-served basis by acceptance letter issuance date, until available funds have been awarded.

Eligibility and Scholarship Conditions

  • Open to first-time international applicants to CityU
  • Must hold an F-1 Visa in the Seattle area
  • Must be an active I-20 holder
  • Scholarship must be used for tuition only and may not be paid out as a cash refund if the award is more than the tuiton cost
  • Remaining award funds may rollover to another quarter for up to two additional quarters before it is rescinded
  • Must maintain full-time enrollment and begin your studies at CityU within one quarter of the award letter
  • Students who start in the ELP Program must be continuously enrolled in the program, except for approved vacation quarters, and the award will be applied once the student enrolls in degree program classes

How to Apply

Submit a Financial Declaration Form to the International Student Office, selecting the appropriate scholarship option.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Quarter: June 15
  • Fall Quarter: September 15
  • Winter Quarter: December 15
  • Spring Quarter: March 15

International Student Economic Hardship Scholarship

Scholarship award

$3,000

Number of Awards

12

Eligibility and Scholarship Conditions

  • Open to international students who have completed at least three consecutive quarters of full-time study at CityU
  • Scholarship must be used for tuition only and may not be paid out as a cash refund if the award is more than the tuiton cost
  • Remaining award funds may rollover to another quarter for up to two additional quarters before it is rescinded
  • Must be a current F-1 student
  • ESL students do not qualify
  • Must be enrolled in an eligible degree program
  • Must be enrolled at least part-time to maintain eligibility

How to Apply

  1. Complete the International Student Economic Hardship Application.
  2. Submit a copy of unofficial CityU transcripts showing a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for undergraduates or 3.0 for graduates.
  3. Submit an essay (up to 1,000 words) describing your current economic hardship and the impact this scholarship has with you staying in school.
  4. Submit supporting documentation that is relevant to your financial situation to support your statement.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Quarter: June 15
  • Fall Quarter: September 15
  • Winter Quarter: December 15
  • Spring Quarter: March 15

This scholarship is administered by the Scholarship Department, and awards are selected by the Scholarship Committee.

Canadian Program Scholarships


Need-Based Scholarship

Scholarship Award

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

Number of Awards

Varies per quarter and academic year

Eligibility and Scholarship Conditions

  • All Canadian students may apply
  • Scholarship must be used for tuition only and may not be paid out as a cash refund if the award is more than the tuition cost
  • Remaining award funds may roll over to another quarter for up to two additional quarters before it is rescinded
  • Must be registered in the quarter of the scholarship award
  • Students awarded for a quarter who do not attend forfeit their scholarship
  • Students may re-apply each quarter of enrollment
  • Students must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program or certificate

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Need-Based Scholarship Application.
  2. Submit an essay answering the questions from the application.
    – How have you been financing your college education?
    – From a financial standpoint, what impact would this scholarship have on your education?
    – State any special personal or family circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance.
  3. Canadian students must submit their 2021 tax assessment for the required year on or before the application deadline (T4’s are not a valid substitute for the 2021 tax assessment).

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Quarter: June 15
  • Fall Quarter: September 15
  • Winter Quarter: December 15
  • Spring Quarter: March 15

This scholarship is administered by the Scholarship Department, and the awards are selected by the Scholarship Committee.

Merit-Based Scholarship

Scholarship Award

Average award $500, up to $1,000 per quarter

Number of Awards

Varies per quarter and academic year

Eligibility and Scholarship Conditions

  • All Canadian students may apply
  • Scholarship must be used for tuition only and may not be paid out as a cash refund if the award is more than the tuition cost
  • Remaining award funds may rollover to another quarter for up to two additional quarters before it is rescinded
  • Must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program and registered in the quarter of the scholarship award
  • Students awarded for a quarter who do not attend forfeit their scholarship
  • Students may re-apply each quarter of enrollment
  • Must have earned at least 40 undergraduate or 12 graduate credits taken at CityU based on their last completed quarter
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for undergraduate or 3.75 for graduate based on their last completed quarter

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Merit-Based Scholarship Application.
  2. Submit an essay answering the questions from the application.
    – Describe the most meaningful achievement and how it relates to your program and your future goals.
    – How has your education contributed to who you are today?
    – Why are you a good candidate to receive this award?
  3. Submit a professional resume.
  4. Submit an unofficial copy of CityU transcripts.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Quarter: June 15
  • Fall Quarter: September 15
  • Winter Quarter: December 15
  • Spring Quarter: March 15

This scholarship is administered by the Scholarship Department, and the awards are selected by the Scholarship Committee.

Indigenous Scholarship

Scholarship Award

The City University in Canada Indigenous Student Scholarship is 25% of the quarterly tuition each quarter for the duration of studies at CityU. Scholarship funds are applied toward CityU tuition only, may not be applied to fees, and is not refundable.

Number of Awards

Varies per quarter and academic year

Eligibility and Scholarship Conditions

Eligible applicants for this scholarship include for all Canadian First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students enrolled in any City University in Canada degree-granting program.
Students are required to maintain a minimum of a 2.0 quarter GPA and maintain active status with the university to continue receiving the scholarship.

How to Apply

Complete the Indigenous Student Scholarship Form to apply.

Indigenous Engagement

City University in Canada acknowledges that we are on the traditional territories of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Peoples. In our acknowledgement, we would like to address each of the territories we work, learn, and live upon. Please visit the Indigenous page for recognition of all the Indigenous territories our campuses are on and to learn about City University in Canada’s commitment to Indigenous Peoples.

Other Scholarship Resources

We have compiled a list of external scholarship and grant resources which we offer as an additional reference for students. These resources are not affiliated with the university.

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