Apply to be an Alfie Scholar
Alfie Scholars will be selected from a pool of diverse transfer students from community colleges. Diversity includes a broad range of people including those from diverse ethnic, racial, and non-traditional backgrounds, as well as those who have socioeconomic disadvantages, have physical or learning disabilities, and have overcome significant other obstacles.
An applicant to be an Alfie Scholar must have gained acceptance into Seattle University undergraduate programs through the normal transfer application processes and must have the following additional minimum qualifications:
- Enrollment in a community college during the current academic year
- Two years of college credits (90 credits) and/or an A.A. degree by August 1
- A minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 3.5
- A minimum of 4 quarters completed at the time of application
- Leadership skills that will enable her or him to serve the community and foster civility in her or his chosen profession
Applicants must submit the following:
- A completed application form
- A resume/curriculum vitae
- A one and a half to two-page personal statement discussing your background and why you feel you are a match for the Alfie Scholars Program at Seattle University
- A two-page response essay on the article Embracing Our Shared Humanity: Civility for Our Times
- Two letters of recommendation that speak to your intellectual ability and capacity to act as a leader in fostering civility specifically, in your chosen field, or in general if you have not yet chosen a major. One letter must be from a professor at your community college
After the application has been submitted, selected prospective Alfie Scholars will be interviewed by the admission committee. Interview dates are the first two weeks in April.
Upon being selected to be an Alfie Scholar, you must sign a commitment to maintain good standing at the university, to participate in the academic programing, and to complete other requirements as determined by the program director.
Alfie Scholars will serve as role models of leadership in fostering civility in their respective academic and personal communities. In addition, Alfie Scholars will be required to:
- Attend the Core Course: Philosophy of the Civil Person – August 7 through September 9, 2017, from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays; and Saturday,
- August 26 and Saturday September 9, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Attend the two-credit seminar: Leadership in Fostering Civility – 2017–2018 academic year
- Attend the Core Course: Ethics of Civility– 2018–2019 academic year
- Participate in extra-curricular programing
- Meet with the Alfie Scholars Director once each quarter
- Maintain good academic and social standing
- Attend regularly scheduled individual meetings with program staff
- Apply and maintain eligibility for other scholarship funding if applicable
- Allow staff to monitor academic performance and university records
- Abide by all university standards for appropriate conduct, community behavior, including campus housing policies
March 31, 2017 11:59 PM
Download the application, applicant requirements, and the article Embracing our Shared Humanity: Civility for Our Times by clicking the download button below.
Submit your Application
Follow the link below to upload your application and supporting documents or submit a letter of recommendation for an applicant.
March 31, 2017
Submit application to Seattle University
Submit application to Alfie Scholars Program
April 3-14, 2017
Interviews for finalists
May 1, 2017
Notification to applicants
May 15, 2017
Commitment to Alfie Scholars Program
Admitted transfer student open house