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, International, and Canadian students may apply
  • Scholarship must be used for tuition only
  • 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.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Quarter: June 1
  • Fall Quarter: September 1
  • Winter Quarter: December 1
  • Spring Quarter: March 1

U.S. domestic students must have a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file on or before the application deadline. Eligible non-citizens must provide documentation of income comparable to a U.S. tax return in lieu of the FAFSA. Canadian students must submit their tax assessment for the required year and complete the Financial Statement Form on or before the application deadline.

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 $2,000 per quarter

Number of Awards

Varies per quarter and academic year

Eligibility and Scholarship Conditions

  • All U.S. domestic, international, and Canadian students may apply
  • Scholarship must be used for tuition only
  • 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.
  3. Submit a professional resume.
  4. Submit an unofficial copy of CityU transcripts.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Quarter: June 1
  • Fall Quarter: September 1
  • Winter Quarter: December 1
  • Spring Quarter: March 1

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • May not receive any other forms of tuition discount (military, CityU employees benefit, etc.)

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. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Quarter: June 1
  • Fall Quarter: September 1
  • Winter Quarter: December 1
  • Spring Quarter: March 1

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)

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
  • This is a tuition scholarship and may only be applied toward tuition charges
  • 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.
  4. Submit documentation of employment with a WBA/ABA bank.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Quarter: June 1
  • Fall Quarter: September 1
  • Winter Quarter: December 1
  • Spring Quarter: March 1

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 eight (8) 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
  • One scholarship of $1,200 awarded during the tenure of the secretary or treasurer
  • One scholarship of $1,200 awarded during the tenure of the competition and project program manager
  • One scholarship of $1,200 awarded during the tenure of the marketing chair
  • One scholarship of $1,200 awarded during the tenure of the fundraising activity chair
  • One scholarship of $1,200 awarded during the tenure of the team sustainability continuity chair
  • One scholarship of $1,200 awarded during the tenure of the media manager

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.

Tee Nearman Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Award

$5,000 to be evenly disbursed over the second, third, and fourth quarter of enrollment

Number of Awards

1 per academic year

Eligibility and Scholarship Conditions

  • Open to students who have completed the Mexico Partnership Program and are advancing to a graduate degree
  • Scholarship must be used for tuition only
  • Awarded to one student per academic year, every fall
  • Must be a graduate of one of our Mexico Partnership programs
  • Must be a first-time graduate applicant to CityU
  • Must be admitted and enrolled in a CityU graduate business degree
  • Must attend graduate coursework at the Seattle locations
  • Must maintain full-time enrollment
  • Must begin enrollment within one quarter of being awarded
  • Award will be divided evenly over the second, third, and fourth quarter of enrollment
  • May not receive any other forms of tuition discount (military, CityU employees benefit, etc.)

NOTE: if unable to attend Fall Quarter 2020/2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions, the awardee may use the award when the restrictions are lifted

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Scholarship Application.
  2. Submit an essay answering these two questions
  3. Describe your plans for using this graduate degree to advance your career
  4. Describe how your career aspirations will impact your community
  5. Submit your CityU transcripts.

Application Deadline

September 1 of each academic year

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

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 Seattle Colleges System
  • Scholarship must be used for tuition only
  • Must be transferring from one of the qualifying Seattle colleges
  • 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
  • Remaining award funds may rollover to another quarter for up to two additional quarters before it is rescinded
  • 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
  • May not receive any other forms of tuition discount (military, CityU employees benefit, etc.)

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Scholarship Application.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  3. Submit a letter of referral from the Student Success Specialist verifying candidate is in good standing and their expected completion date.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Quarter: June 1
  • Fall Quarter: September 1
  • Winter Quarter: December 1
  • Spring Quarter: March 1

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

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
  • 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 1
  • Fall Quarter: September 1
  • Winter Quarter: December 1
  • Spring Quarter: March 1

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
  • 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 1
  • Fall Quarter: September 1
  • Winter Quarter: December 1
  • Spring Quarter: March 1

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
  • Must be a current F-1 student
  • ESL students do not qualify
  • Must be enrolled in an eligible degree program
  • Remaining award funds may rollover to another quarter for up to two additional quarters before it is rescinded
  • Must be enrolled at least part-time to maintain eligibility
  • May not receive any other forms of tuition discount (military, CityU employee benefit, etc.)

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 1
  • Fall Quarter: September 1
  • Winter Quarter: December 1
  • Spring Quarter: March 1

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

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