With your support, Seattle University can provide students with access to inspired education, innovative programs and the ability to pursue a brighter future. Scholarship funds help to ensure a diverse and deserving array of students have the ability to learn and grow at Seattle U. Scholarships provide access to Jesuit-inspired education and set students up for success beyond graduation by freeing them from excessive college debt.   Seattle U awards more than $5.4 million in scholarships each year to undergraduate students, but unmet need continues to surpass available scholarship dollars.

Typically, 19% of Seattle U undergrads are from households earning less than $50,000 per year, and a similar percentage are the first in their families to attend college.

The Impact of Receiving a Scholarship

“My scholarship really helped me to focus on my studies rather than worrying so much about the tuition fees. You have inspired me so that one day, when I have a secure job, I can do the same thing for this community.” - Barna Mahapatra, ’20

 “My scholarship enables me to participate in undergraduate research and contribute to the community at Seattle University rather using all of my time outside classes having three part time jobs instead of two. Additionally, this scholarship helps allow me to stay on campus, instead of having a long commute, which gives me the opportunity to attend office hours and study collaboratively which is how I learn best and can engage most fully in my studies.” - Hannah Potgieter, ‘20

Board of Regents Match: SU Fund
Thank you to the Board of Regents for their generous match that resulted in $10,410 for the SU Fund!
$10,410 MATCHED
Fostering Scholars Match
All gifts made to any fund within Fostering Scholars will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 total to the Fostering Scholars Endowment, thanks to an anonymous donor.
$4,405 MATCHED
New Donor Match
Thank you to the Alumni Board of Governors who sponsored a $1,119 match for first time donors!
$1,119 MATCHED
Parents and Guardians Gift Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of our Redhawk Parent and Family Leadership Council, a challenge gift of $2,700 to the Catalyst Fund for Student Success and Engagement will be unlocked after 100 parents/guardians make a gift to any area during Seattle U Gives. The Catalyst Fund empowers Student Development staff to strengthen existing programs and respond with innovative initiatives to help meet students’ social, intellectual and spiritual needs. Examples are the Emergency Needs Fund for our most financially challenged students and the Food Pantry for students experiencing food insecurity.
100 / 100 Gifts
Scholarship Challenge
If we reach 75 gifts to any scholarship fund it will unlock a $7,500 gift to the Annual Scholarship Fund, thanks to the generosity of P. Weber, Class of 1975.
75 / 75 Gifts
Women of SU Endowed Scholarship Match
Thanks to the generosity of Women of SU alumni affinity group members, all gifts over $50 to the Women of SU Endowed Scholarship Fund will be matched with a matching pool of $3,000.
$1,200 MATCHED
Affinity Giving
Giving by relationship to Seattle U
What is your relationship to SU?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Friend of the University 525
2 Alum 519
3 Parent/Guardian of Student 445
4 Current Student 367
5 Faculty/Staff 291
6 Parent/Guardian of Alum 121
7 Current Faculty or Staff 88
8 Retired Faculty or Staff 12
Area Giving
Gifts by Seattle U college, area or initiative
Rank College, Area or Initiative Gifts
1 Men's Soccer 259
2 Track and Field & Cross Country 204
3 Women's Soccer 189
4 Softball 164
5 Center for Community Engagement 164
6 Spirit Squad 148
7 Women's Rowing 120
8 Men's Basketball 119
9 Men's and Women's Swimming 114
10 Red Winged Leadership Award 76
11 Men's and Women's Golf 71
12 School of Law 71
13 College of Arts and Sciences 68
14 Center for Science and Innovation 57
15 SU Fund 57
16 Indigenous Peoples Institute 54
17 Baseball 50
18 Women's Basketball 48
19 Volleyball 48
20 Albers Accounting Lab 47
21 Annual Scholarship Fund 47
22 Fostering Scholars 47
23 College of Nursing 46
24 RAMP-up 45
25 College of Education 44
26 Mens and Women's Tennis 42
27 Redhawk Club 33
28 Office of Multicultural Affairs 32
29 Sports Medicine & Strength and Conditioning 26
30 Center for Environmental Justice & Sustainability 22
31 Wellness and Health Promotion 20
32 KXSU 102.1 FM 18
33 Women of SU Endowed Scholarship 17
34 Center for Student Involvement 16
35 SU Youth Initiative Scholarship 13
36 School of New and Continuing Studies 12
37 STEM Diversity Fund 10
38 School of Theology and Ministry 6
39 Seattle University Opportunity Grant 6
40 Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons 3
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