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Scholarships

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. 

City University in Canada is committed to providing accessible and inclusive education for all with the desire to learn.  

CityU in Canada currently offers two types of scholarships for students studying in Canada, based on financial need or academic achievement.  Applications are required for each application period to be considered. These awards range from $500 up to $2500 per quarter for eligible recipients and are directly posted on the student’s account, thus reducing tuition by the amount awarded. Students must be enrolled to receive the award and meet other eligibility criteria.

We are also pleased to offer a Scholarship for all Canadian First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students enrolled in any City University in Canada degree-granting program. 

Explore our scholarship offerings below! You will be routed to the City University of Seattle website where CityU Scholarships are administered.

Need-and Merit-Based Scholarships

CityU Need Based Scholarship

Open to new students entering CityU and continuing students.

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
The Application Deadline for Spring Period 2024 is April 1st, 2024
NUMBER OF AWARDS
Varies per quarter and academic year

How to Apply

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

CityU Merit-Based Scholarship
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
The Application Deadline for Spring Period 2024 is April 1st, 2024
NUMBER OF AWARDS
Varies per quarter and academic year

How to Apply

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

Indigenous Scholarships

Indigenous Student Tuition Reduction Grant
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 grant.
AWARD DETAILS
The City University in Canada Indigenous Student Tuition Reduction Grant is 25% of the quarterly tuition of the quarterly tuition each quarter for the duration of studies at CityU. Grant funds are applied toward CityU tuition only, may not be applied to fees, and is not refundable.
NUMBER OF AWARDS
 
All qualifying applicants
The Application Deadline for Spring Period 2024 is April 1st, 2024
Investing in Indigenous Scholars Scholarship
Eligible applicants are First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students who demonstrate financial need and are first-time applicants to a City University in Canada degree-granting program.

Additional eligibility requirements:
· Students who have a program start date from: April 1, 2023 until September 30, 2024
This is an exceptionally long award period due to the change in scholarship timeline. We have extended eligibility to students starting April 1 2023 for Fall 2023 only. Future award cycles will state the beginning eligibility date as July 1st.   
· Must maintain full-time enrollment as defined by CityU Canada 
· Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and graduate students a 3.0 GPA for the first year of their studies, after which students must maintain the minimum GPA set by their program.

Before you apply:
Scholarship Checklist & Timeline
Essay Guidelines
AWARD DETAILS

Application Deadline: 
To be announced
 
Investing in Indigenous Scholars is a needs-based scholarship that invests into the educational goals of Indigenous students.  
 
Those awarded the Investing in Indigenous Scholars Scholarship will have 100% of their tuition paid for the duration of their degree program.  
 
Scholarship funds are applied toward CityU tuition only and is not refundable. 
NUMBER OF AWARDS
 
7 Total Awards (1 per graduate program, 4 for BAM program) 

If you have any questions before, during, or after completing the application you can reach out to: 

Scholarship Office: ScholarshipsCanada@cityu.edu  

Indigenous Campus Advocate: schmidtjalissa@cityu.edu

Please note: This is a new award being offered to CityU students. We value and appreciate all feedback and encourage an open forum on thoughts around this awards process and any other topics.

External or private Scholarships

These scholarships require a separate external application. An external scholarship is a source of funding (award, grant) comes from external agencies and organizations outside of CityU and not related to CityU. Students may be eligible for an external award from establishments wanting to assist students studying in a particular field or at a specific academic level.

External Indigenous Scholarships

New Relationship Trust-Scholarships & Bursaries for First Nations Students BC
Irving K Barber BC Scholarship Society-Indigenous Awards 
Atco Indigenous Education Awards Programs
Indigenous Student Scholarships (BC)
BC Assembly of First Nations Aboriginal Emergency Financial Assistance Fund

Other Resources

Education Budget Worksheet (courtesy of SABC) 
Government of Canada-Student Aid & Education Planning 
Scholarships Canada (self-search database)
Students Scholarships (self-search database)

The Satir Research Scholarship 2021-2023

Three separate $1000 Scholarships to be given upon completion of a research paper into Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy. The Award is for $1000 for 3 students and will be administered upon completion and passing of the master’s degree. 

Criteria

  1. Masters’ students from City University (and other institutions)
  2. Achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  3. Do a research paper based on the Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Model.
  4. Complete the research paper is between September 1st 2021 and December 31st 2023.

Please contact the Satir Institute of the Pacific at admin@satirpacific.org if you have questions.

Please contact finaidcanada@cityu.edu If you have any questions.

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