Scholarships & Fellowships
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Joseph A. Dear Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Joseph A. Dear, Evergreen graduate, 1976 and lifelong supporter of Evergreen. Joe served on the Foundation Board of Governors between 2002 and 2008.
Joe served as chief investment officer of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Before joining CalPERS in March 2009, Joe served for seven years as the executive director of the Washington State Investment Board, Washington’s public pension system. From 1997 to 2001, he worked as chief of staff for Washington Governor Gary Locke, and served in the Clinton Administration as assistant secretary of labor at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Prior to his federal service, Joe was director of the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, where he managed the state’s workers’ compensation insurance fund and served as an ex-officio member of the Washington State Investment Board. Earlier, he was research director for the Washington State Labor Council (AFL-CIO). He earned his bachelor’s degree in political economy from Evergreen.
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Without the generous support of donors like you, many students would have fewer opportunities to discover their potential.
Evergreen offers a variety of scholarships and tuition awards and encourages all students to consider applying for scholarships as a way to assist with educational expenses.
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Scholarship
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Scholarship supports financially needy students at risk of dropping out. While time and funds remain, donations to this endowed scholarship will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Please give to this scholarship in honor of a favorite faculty member, family member or loved one. .
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The Evergreen Alumni Association supports opportunities for alumni and current students, including The Jackie Barry Scholarship and Graduate Fellowships. To learn more, visit the Alumni page of the Giving site, or the Alumni Association web pages.
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Amando Barzola Hidalgo Memorial Scholarship
Offered to a new or currently enrolled student taking 12 or more credits who demonstrates a passion for organic farming/sustainable food systems through their previous academic work, family background or extracurricular activities. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate financial need, particularly those for whom English is not their first language.
Amando Barzola Hidalgo grew up in Ecuador. He had many passions in life. Among them were organic farming, sustainable food systems, biology, and making some of the best garlic sauce and salsa that the Olympia Farmer’s Market has ever seen. He believed that access to healthy food, like access to clean water and clean air, was a basic human right and he worked all over the world to deepen his understanding and spread his knowledge of this belief.
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Art and Magda Costantino Scholarship
This scholarship is in honor of long-time Evergreen staff members Art and Magda Costantino. Art and Magda’s passionate dedication to the students of Evergreen and their sincere belief in the power of teaching to improve lives has benefited our entire community. This scholarship will support promising students with an interest in social sciences or education with financial need and at risk of dropping out. While time and funds remain, donations to this endowed scholarship will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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David L. Hitchens Scholarship in honor of Frances Marie Rasmussen
In June 2011, David L. Hitchens, the youngest member of Evergreen’s founding faculty team, and the first to arrive on campus, became the final one to retire. The trustees of the college honored him by conferring upon him the status of Emeritus Faculty member, and he and his family are establishing a scholarship fund in honor of his mother. This scholarship will support students that demonstrate financial need, are interested in the humanities, social sciences or arts, and are the first in their families to attend college.
An historian by training, Hitchens came to the college July 1, 1970, and was instrumental in the initial development of the curriculum. He played a key role in shaping Evergreen’s overall approach to teaching and learning.
For 41 years, he inspired students with his gifts as a storyteller, and is quick to say that no actor ever had a better part. His teaching style was geared towards helping students change their set assumptions. I push people to ask ‘What if?’, ‘How come?’, ‘Could it be?’, ‘How is it different from?’ or ‘So what?’, he explained in a 2001 faculty interview. "I can honestly admit I don’t know some things. I really enjoy when someone comes up with a new insight".
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Evergreen Trustees' Scholarship
Trustees of The Evergreen State College established this scholarship to support demonstrated leaders on campus planning to pursue leadership roles after graduation. The scholarship will support students who are financially needy, and, at risk of dropping out of Evergreen due to factors other than academic performance. While time and funds remain, gifts to the Evergreen Trustees' Scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Graduate fellowships make it possible to recruit and retain the best students in the country. You can make a one-time contribution, give annually or fund a fellowship in perpetuity with an endowment gift of $50,000.
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The Jacinta McKoy Community Based Learning and Action Scholarship
This endowed scholarship has been established in memory of Jacinta McKoy, a founder of the Evergreen Center for Community Based Learning and Action.
This scholarship supports Evergreen students dedicated to pursuing Community-Based service and Social Change who face financial hardship and barriers to their ability to stay in college.
While time and funds remain, donations to this endowed scholarship will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Jackie Robinson Scholarship
The Seattle Central Community College Jackie Robinson Scholarship
Offered to new transfer and currently enrolled students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American) who transferred from Seattle Central Community College with 90 credits or a direct transfer, or acceptance into the Evergreen Upside Down Degree Program.
Established in 1988 by Evergreen faculty member Patrick Hill and his wife Maureen, the scholarship is awarded to and recognizes students who have demonstrated the ideals of Jackie Robinson through all of his athletic endeavors, and have distinguished themselves through their academic achievement and outstanding commitment to community involvement and social justice.
Each year, recipients are recognized by the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field during a pregame ceremony at home plate.
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Jane Jervis Scholarship
This endowed scholarship has been established in honor of Jane Jervis. Jane served as the fourth President of The Evergreen State College from 1992 through 2000, and continues to serve as President-Emerita. This scholarship supports financially needy students who are at risk of dropping out. Jane was a tireless supporter of students, focusing our work on student success, advocating for affordable tuition and increased financial aid. While time and funds remain, donations to this endowed scholarship will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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The Jason Andrew Oak Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, established in memory of Jason Andrew Oak, supports a financially needy student who is at risk of dropping out of college and has an interest in the performing arts. Preference will be given to students passionate about dance or theatre. While funds remain, gifts to the scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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The Les Purce Scholarship
This scholarship has been established in honor of Dr. Thomas L. "Les" Purce, the current president of The Evergreen State College. Dr. Purce has served as president of The Evergreen State College since July 1, 2000. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Extended University Affairs and Dean of Extended Academic Programs at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. He had been with WSU since 1995. This scholarship benefits financially needy students who are at risk of dropping out of college.
All gifts to the scholarship received today will be matched dollar for dollar by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Life on Earth Scholarship
Life on Earth was an academic program that was first offered in 1972. The effort to create this scholarship was started by alumni whose lives were changed by the program. This scholarship will be endowed to support financially needy students at risk of dropping out in their efforts to incorporate the outdoors into their educational journey. While time and funds remain, donations to this scholarship will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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The Merrill and Rhea Gordon Scholarship
This endowed scholarship supports financially needy students at risk of dropping out. While time and funds remain, donations to this endowed scholarship will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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MES Directors' Fellowship
Established by the current and former directors of Evergreen's Master of Environmental Studies program, this endowed fund provides fellowships for talented students pursuing the Master of Environmental Studies degree.
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Roberto Clemente Memorial Scholarship
Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending full time who is pursuing a career in Puerto Rican or Central American studies. Applicants should have proficiency in conversational Spanish. Established by Evergreen faculty member Patrick Hill and his wife Maureen, the scholarship is awarded on the basis of a demonstrable commitment to public service, scholastic achievement and financial need. Other things being equal, preference will be given to students of Latin American and Puerto Rican heritage who will be the first of their family to graduate from a four-year college and to students intending to study abroad in Central America or Puerto Rico.
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Sue Crystal Memorial Fellowship
The Sue Crystal Memorial Fellowship will go to students of the Evergreen Master of Public Administration Tribal Governance program wishing to pursue a career in health policy. This will include student tuition as well as stipends for student projects.
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Thomas B Rainey Scholarship
This endowed scholarship has been established in honor of Evergreen faculty member Tom Rainey. This scholarship supports financially needy students who are passionate about the humanities and at risk of dropping out. While time and funds remain, donations to this endowed scholarship will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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