About Alfie Scholars
We believe that a robust and sustainable society needs an educated, engaged, and diverse population that practices civility as they address challenging social issues of our times. We cultivate leaders for civility; and to ensure that the underrepresented are among those making decisions, we provide access for underrepresented transfer students to obtain a bachelor’s degree and thereby increase diversity and civility on campus and in the professions. We create a bridge for our scholars to enter, contribute, and foster civility in higher academia and the professions. To accomplish this, we collaborate with Seattle University, an institution of superior academic standing, whose dedication to forming leaders for social justice is in harmony with our purpose.
Each scholar receives:
$15,000 annual scholarship
Individual advising and instruction
Academic enrichment programs
Leadership and civility training
We are admitting 10 Alfie Scholars this year.
The Alfie Scholars Program Description
The Alfie Scholars Program is calibrated to promote student excellence by helping our students
form strong relationships with the faculty, staff, and other students within the institution,
realize that they have a unique contribution to make on campus and in their chosen field, and
strengthen their communication, leadership, and civility skills to enable them to add their voice to the important dialogues and policies of our society.
Alfie Scholars attend, as a cohort, two of their required core curriculum philosophy courses during summer sessions before their junior and senior years. These courses provide wrap-around academic enrichment instruction and other educationally enriching activities to prepare them to be leaders for civility. In addition, throughout their years at Seattle University, Alfie Scholars participate in special programs, receptions, and other events.