Scholarships & Tuition Awards

The Evergreen State College strongly encourages qualified persons of all races, ethnicities and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, persons over 40, women, and Vietnam Era and disabled veterans to apply for awards listed.

This shows all the scholarships on a single page, along with the table of criteria that is used on the home page.

1SG Samuel E. Avera Scholarship

Amount: $1,451
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedPreferred
Other

Veteran with a service-connected disability

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled veteran with at least sophomore standing attending full time who has a service-connected disability from their service in the United States military. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university

  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • What are you studying and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen?
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • Verification that you are a veteran discharged from service with a service-connected disability (DD214 or a Letter of Certification of Disability).
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4)

Alumni Association Undergraduate Scholarship

Amount: $1,000, 3 awarded
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedRequired
Other
  • Community Service

Preferred criteria:

  • First-generation

Offered to new students (all class levels) and currently enrolled students with sophomore status at the time of application attending full time who have been involved with community service. The applicants must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to first-generation college students.

Requirements

  • One page letter of application providing a personal statement about who you are and why you should be considered for this scholarship. Include a statement related to financial need.
  • A one- to two-page essay describing your community service experience and how the Evergreen interdisciplinary approach will or has helped you achieve your current and future educational goals.
  • Two letters of recommendation written within the past year from individuals other than relatives.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Amando Barzola Hidalgo Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $2,000
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Spanish as a first language Social and/or Environmental Justice

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending full time and for whom Spanish is their first language. Student must excel academically, exhibit an interest in social and/or environmental justice, and demonstrate financial need.

Amando Barzola grew up in Ecuador where he studied marine biology. From the beginning of his studies, he established links between academics and his responsibilities as a citizen by actively participating in progressive social causes. At The Evergreen State College, Amando studied ecology with an emphasis on sustainable agriculture. He understood that ecological issues are directly related to the way a given economy organizes its production and distributes its wealth. He spent the last years of his life in Olympia where he cultivated a small organic farm, was an active member of the Olympia Farmer’s Market, and continued his advocacy for access to healthy food, clean water, clean air, and social equity.

Requirements

  • Letter of application demonstrating your ability to academically succeed and interest in social and/or environmental justice. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • Two letters of recommendation that support your qualifications for this scholarship.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

AmeriCorps Service Award

Amount: $1,800; 5 awarded
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedNo
Other

Completed one year of service with AmeriCorps

Important Information: This is a tuition award. Tuition Awards listed are a waiver of a student’s tuition. A recipient of a tuition award cannot receive funding in excess of the cost of full-time undergraduate tuition. In addition, a recipient of a tuition award cannot use the funding for any of the study abroad consortium agreements.

Offered to new and currently enrolled students attending full time who have completed one year of full time service with the AmeriCorps program. Students may receive this award for up to two academic years, but must reapply each year.

Requirements

  • Letter of application addressing your commitment to community service and how AmeriCorps and the Education Award have impacted your desire to attend college.
  • One letter of recommendation, preferably from an AmeriCorps program supervisor, supporting your application.
  • Verification of completing one year of full-time service with AmeriCorps programs. Examples of evidence include:
    (a) a copy of your AmeriCorps Education Award voucher; or
    (b) a signed letter from a program supervisor.

Ann Gavell Scholarship

Amount: $1,539; 2 awarded
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Economics or Political Economy

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time who is focusing on economics or political economy. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe your interest in economics and/or political economy.
    • Why are you interested in this field of study?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen? 
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Art & Magda Costantino Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

Current students only

Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Social services or education

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

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.

Offered to a currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time who demonstrates interest in studying social services or education. This scholarship is also intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. The applicant should also be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in their family to go to college (i.e., neither parent has a four-year college degree)
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe your interest in studying education or social services.
    • What are you studying at Evergreen and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen? 
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set above.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see Steps to Take #4).

Barbara McCann Art Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

Current students only

Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-BasedNo
Other

Artistic merit

  • Demonstrated Talent

Offered to a currently enrolled student with junior or senior standing attending at least half time who demonstrate artistic merit through submitted works. All forms of drawings are eligible except cartoon, graphic novels and digital drawings.

Requirements

  • Submit images of up to five original works of art in pdf format on a CD or printed on 8.5 x 11” paper.
  • An artist statement no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe your submitted works and write about why you produce art and what’s unique and special about how you make your work.
    • How do you plan to use your education after you finish Evergreen?
    • Statement related to your financial need.

BECU Entrepreneurs Annual Scholarship

Amount: $2,500
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedNo
Other

Business and/or entrepreneurial studies

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending at least half time who expresses interest in business/or entrepreneurial studies at Evergreen.  Financial need may be considered.

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe how your studies focus on business and/or entrepreneurial studies at Evergreen.
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen? 
    • Statement related to your financial need.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see Steps to Take #4).

Bennett Scholarship

Amount: $1,731: 1 for a new student, 1 for a currently enrolled student
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedNo
Other

Science or Technology

Offered to a new or currently enrolled full-time student. Recipients will demonstrate an interest in an academic course of study applying science or technology to questions in the humanities or social sciences.

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • What are you studying and why?
    • How are you applying science or technology to questions in the humanities or social sciences?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen?
  •  Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.

Byron Youtz Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $2,509
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

Current students only

Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-BasedNo
Other

Cross-discipline interests

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Science

Offered to a currently enrolled student attending full time with junior or senior standing for the 2015–16 academic year. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to study in either the natural sciences or humanities/arts and must give evidence of strong personal interest in the alternate discipline. This would include, for example, a student whose study emphasis during the freshman and sophomore years has been in science/math, but who has also pursued interests in the humanities or expressive arts; or the candidate may have worked primarily in the latter fields while also exploring some area of science, math or computer studies.

Requirements

  • Letter of application briefly describing recent studies at Evergreen and plans for the near future, and indicating how these express a balanced interest in the sciences/math and humanities/arts.
  • Three letters of recommendation written within the past year, including at least two from faculty members.
  • Unofficial copies of Evergreen evaluations (see How to Apply #3C).

Carleton Morris Cooley Scholarship

Amount: $500
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

Current students only

Class Standing

SR

Need-BasedNo
Other

Demonstrates excellence in writing in the English language.

Preference will be given to students who participate in college governance.

Offered to a currently enrolled student attending full time who will have senior standing for the 2015-16 academic year, who demonstrates excellence in writing in the English language and has accumulated the equivalent of 48 credits in English courses. Preference will be given to students who participate in college governance.

Requirements:

  • Letter of application addressing your qualifications.
  • Samples of your writing
  • A letter of recommendation written within the past year from an Evergreen faculty member.

Charles and Barbara McCann Scholarship

Amount: $5,694
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

Current students only

Class Standing

SR

Need-BasedPreferred
Other

Ability to carry out a plan of study

Offered to a student with senior standing for the 2015–16 academic year who will be attending full time and has completed at least three quarters at Evergreen at the time of application. The applicant must show the capacity to work well with others and demonstrate the ability to successfully carry out a plan of study. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need.

Requirements

  • Letter of application addressing your qualifications. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • One letter of recommendation written within the past year from a current or recent faculty member.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Charles and Miriam Matthews Scholarship

Amount: $1,888
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Required criteria:

  • First-generation

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending at least half time who is the first in their family to attend college and has demonstrated financial need.

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • What are your studying and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish at Evergreen?
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining that you are the first in your family to attend college and has demonstrated financial need.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application. 
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Chastain/Barnett Scholarship

Amount: $5,530
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Computer science, digital media, and technology in any discipline

  • Community Service

Offered to a new transfer or currently enrolled student with junior or senior standing attending at least half time. The student must demonstrate an interest in computer science and technology through previous academic work and extracurricular activities (computers, software, electronics or digital media) and a personal commitment to using technology for the betterment of society through community involvement. The area of study does not have to be computer science; all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Requirements:

  • Letter of application, not to exceed two pages, addressing your reasons for attending Evergreen, your qualifications and academic achievements, and why you wish to be considered for this scholarship.
  • Resume detailing your work, educational and volunteer experience. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • Two letters of recommendation written within the past year from individuals, other than relatives, who are familiar with your achievements.
  • New students must submit unofficial transcripts from each college they have previously attended (see How to Apply #3B). These are in addition to ones submitted for admission.
  • Current Evergreen students must submit copies of Evergreen transcripts (see How to Apply #3C) or letters from program faculty specifically addressing academic achievement. The letters from faculty will not substitute for letters of recommendation if used to replace evaluations.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Colin Reese Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $3,474
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

Current students only

Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-BasedPreferred
Other

Political science, economics and/or political economy

  • Community Service

Offered to a currently enrolled student with junior or senior standing attending at least half time. The applicant must demonstrate academic interest and achievement in the study of political science, economics and/or political economy. The applicant should also demonstrate interest and involvement in the community through volunteer work, internships, paid employment or other means. Financial need will also be considered.

This scholarship was established in memory of Colin Reese, a 2003 Evergreen graduate whose goal was to explore options for a sustainable and more equitable economic system as a policy analyst or college educator.

Requirements

  • A letter of application addressing your qualifications and why you wish to be considered for the scholarship. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one from current or recent faculty members and the other from an individual other than a family member who is familiar with your involvement in the community.
  • Unofficial copies of Evergreen evaluations (see How to Apply #3C).
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Common Application Scholarships

Amount: Varying amounts; multiple awards
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Applicants for this scholarship will be considered for all of the following scholarships. PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY ONE APPLICATION. Recipients for all of the opportunities will be selected from a combined application pool.

  • Tuttle Baldwin Scholarship ($1,346)
  • Francisco Bautista Scholarship ($2,098, two awarded)
  • TQ Berg Family Scholarship ($1,419)
  • Judy Cushing Scholarship ($2,935)
  • Dan Evans Scholarship ($1,280)
  • Evergreen Parents’ Endowed Scholarship ($1,000)
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Scholarship ($2,034, two awarded)
  • Merrill & Rhea Gordon Scholarship ($1,000)
  • Jane Jervis Scholarship ($1,000)
  • K2 Scholarship ($2,665, two awarded)
  • Linda Kahan Scholarship ($1,383)
  • Daniel Ira Klein Memorial Scholarship ($3,037, two awarded)
  • Les Purce Scholarship ($1,737, two awarded)
  • Oscar Soule Scholarship ($1,395)

Offered to new or currently enrolled students with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 

Requirements

  • Submit the following to be considered for all the opportunities above: 
  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • What are you studying and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen?  
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above. 
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application. 
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Cultural Diversity Award

Amount: Varying amounts up to the value of resident tuition for 18 credits
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedNo
Other

Commitment to diversity

Important Information: This is a tuition award. Tuition Awards listed are a waiver of a student’s tuition. A recipient of a tuition award cannot receive funding in excess of the cost of full-time undergraduate tuition. In addition, a recipient of a tuition award cannot use the funding for any of the study abroad consortium agreements.

Offered to new and currently enrolled students attending at least half time who can demonstrate the capacity to assist the college in achieving its commitment to cultural diversity. Students may receive this award for up to two academic years, but must reapply each year.

Requirements

  • Letter of application explaining your achievements and why you wish to be considered for this award.
  • New students must submit transcripts from high school and each college they have previously attended (see How to Apply #3A and B). These are in addition to ones submitted for admission.
  • Current Evergreen students must submit copies of Evergreen evaluations (see How to Apply #3C) or a letter from the program faculty specifically addressing academic achievement. The letter/s from faculty will not substitute for letters of recommendation if used to replace evaluations.
  • Three letters of recommendation written within the past year from individuals, other than relatives, who are familiar with your achievements.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Note: Students from the Tacoma Campus and the Reservation-based/Tribal Program will need to follow an application process specific to their programs. Contact those program directors for more information.

Dan & Sheryl Tishman Scholarship

Amount: $2,000: 11 awarded (renewable)
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Sustainability or nature conservation and business

One or more required:

  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time and interested in studying sustainability or nature conservation and business. This scholarship is renewable and is dependant upon satisfactory completion of Evergreen Academic work. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 

Requirements

  •  Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe your passion for studying sustainability or nature conservation and business.
    • Why are you interested in these fields of study?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen? 
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application. 
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

David L. Hitchens Scholarship in Honor of Frances Marie Rasmussen

Amount: $2,639
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Preference given to female applicants

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Science

Required criteria:

  • First-generation

David L. Hitchens served The Evergreen State College community from his hire as a Member of the Planning Faculty July 1, 1970 until his retirement as Emeritus Member of the Faculty on June 15, 2012. Trained as a historian, David was the quintessential team teacher spanning the humanities areas of American history, literature, psychology, economics, physics, civics, human development, religion, creative and expository writing and more as taught in varying interdisciplinary programs. Throughout his 41-year career at Evergreen, David was also known to oversee numerous contracts for students in journalism, radio broadcasting, and internships as diverse as serving the state legislature or serving the homeless. David’s love for teaching carried into many summer quarters with small groups exploring 20th Century America and Race, Class and Gender in society.

The David L. Hitchens Scholarship is in honor of his mother, Frances Marie Rasmussen. Fran Rasmussen Hitchens was never able to complete college herself, but instilled in her son the value and drive for life-long learning. She led by example through her own lifestyle and love for reading, writing and learning. From the earliest beginning she would tell David, “When you go to college.” Mostly single during the years of David’s growing up, Fran did the next best thing to going through college herself. She assured her son would have the drive to be the first generation to graduate.

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending full time who will be the first in their family to attend college and is studying in the humanities, social sciences or arts. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. All things being equal, preference will be given to female applicants in honor of David’s mother, Frances Marie Rasmussen.

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages outlining how you meet the criteria above. In addition, address your financial need and how receiving the scholarship will impact your ability to stay in college. 
  • Two letters of recommendation including one from a faculty member. 
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

David Matthew Jeter Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

Current students only

Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Environmental studies

Offered to a currently enrolled student attending full time who is pursuing studies in environmental sciences. The applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Requirements

  • Letter of application describing your interest in the environmental sciences. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • A letter of recommendation from an individual, other than relatives, who can speak to your interest.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

David Whitener Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

First generation

Required criteria:

  • First-generation

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending at least half time who is a first generation college student (e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university). The applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Mr. David Whitener of the Squaxin Island Nation was dedicated to education and the Native American heritage. He was faculty in the Native American Studies Program at The Evergreen State College for 17 years and was co-convener of that program for several years. David taught in a style of Hospitality, Respect and Trust.  He shared values learned from generations and from a life tested by history, ancestors, community, tribe and clan.  He encouraged students to recognize their personal power and helped them to believe in it and to release it.  David was committed to keeping the dream of a college longhouse alive and he was instrumental in the planning and building of the Evergreen Longhouse on campus, which opened in 1995. 

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • How has your status as a first generation student influenced your educational experience?
    • Why have you chosen to pursue a college degree at Evergreen?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen? 
    • Statement related to your financial need.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see Steps to Take #4).

Dennis E. Jones Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,972
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedNo
Other

Washington state employee or interested in working in Washington state government

Information management or computer science

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending full time who demonstrates an interest in Information Management and/or Computer Science and is either a current Washington state employee attending Evergreen or shows an interest in working in Washington state government after graduating.

Requirements

  • Letter of application describing your interest in Information Management and/or Computer Science, along with your interest in working with Washington state government.

Don Finkel Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $3,239; nonrenewable
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

Current students only

Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedNo
Other
  • Humanities

Don Finkel taught at The Evergreen State College for 23 years and developed many innovative teaching approaches used at Evergreen today. During his last sabbatical, he wrote the book Teaching with Your Mouth Shut, in which he explored his ideas on teaching and education. His graduate training was in developmental psychology but he loved teaching the humanities, which he had studied as an undergraduate. This scholarship has been established in his memory to provide support to outstanding students in the humanities.

The Don Finkel Memorial Scholarship is offered to a currently enrolled student who will be attending full time and has completed at least three academic quarters at Evergreen. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who shows excellence in work in the humanities. Financial need is not a consideration.

Requirements

  • Letter of application, not to exceed two pages, describing your interest in the humanities.
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty that address your previous work and potential in the humanities.
  • Unofficial copies of Evergreen evaluations (see How to Apply #3C).

Edith K. Draham Scholarship

Amount: $1,053
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Demonstrated ability in fiction writing

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending Evergreen full time with demonstrated ability in fiction writing and demonstrated financial need.

Requirements

  • Letter of application explaining your achievements and why you wish to be considered for this scholarship. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • A finished work of fiction—a short story or novel segment.
  • A letter of recommendation written within the past year.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Ed Kelly Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,552
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-BasedPreferred
Other
  • Social Justice

At the time of his death, Ed Kelly was chair of The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees and a Vancouver, Washington, attorney in private practice who was passionate about social justice. The Ed Kelly Memorial Scholarship is offered to a new transfer or currently enrolled student with junior or senior standing attending at least half time who demonstrates an understanding that social justice is an essential element in creating a sustainable future both politically and environmentally. Financial need will be considered.

Requirements

  • Letter of application, not to exceed two pages, that describes how you would or have used these values to affect life as you know it. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Evergreen Faculty Union Solidarity Scholarship

Amount: $550; 12 awarded
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

Current students only

Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Washington state resident

  • Community Service

Offered to currently enrolled students attending full time with junior or senior standing. This scholarship was established to offer financial support to students who are residents of Washington and who demonstrate financial need arising from the 2009 tuition increase. In solidarity with students completing their degree programs at Evergreen, a number of members of the faculty volunteered to dedicate a portion of their 1% 2008 salary increase, bargained through United Faculty of Evergreen, to support students who might otherwise be unable to complete their Evergreen education.

Requirements

  • Letter of application explaining how your Evergreen education has prepared you for service to the greater community. Include in your letter a financial need statement addressing how the tuition increase has impacted you.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Evergreen Merit Award, First Peoples’, Foundation and Sevcik Scholarships

Amount: Varying amounts; multiple awards
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedPreferred
Other

Potential to distinguish themselves after graduation

  • Academic Achievement

PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY ONE APPLICATION to be considered for all four scholarship opportunities listed below (Evergreen Merit Award, First Peoples’, Foundation and Sevcik Scholarships). Recipients will be selected from a combined application pool.

Evergreen Merit Award
Amount: Multiple awards in varying amounts up to $8,200

Offered to new students entering Evergreen Fall Quarter 2015 as full-time undergraduate students who demonstrate high academic achievement. NOTE: A FAFSA or WASFA application is not required if you are applying for this scholarship only.

First Peoples’ Scholarship

Amount: Multiple awards in varying amounts contingent on class standing
Freshman - $9,000 (split over 4 years)
Sophomore - $7,000 (split over 3 years)
Juniors - $5,000 (split over 2 years)

Offered to new or currently enrolled students of color (African American, Asian, Latino/Latina, Native American, Pacific Islander, Alaskan Native or students who self-identify as multi-racial) with freshman, sophomore or junior standing attending full time who have the potential to distinguish themselves after graduation in a field of their choosing. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need.

Foundation Scholarship

Multiple awards in varying amounts contingent on class standing
Freshmen - $9,000 (split over 4 years)
Sophomore - $7,000 (split over 3 years)
Juniors - $5,000 (split over 2 years)
Seniors - $3000 (one year)

Offered to new or currently enrolled students attending full time who have the potential to distinguish themselves after graduation in a field of their choosing. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need.

Rita Sevcik Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Offered to new or currently enrolled students attending full time who have the potential to distinguish themselves after graduation in a field of their choosing. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need.

Submit the following to be considered for all 4 scholarship pools: 

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • What do you intend to study at Evergreen and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen?
    • Describe how you plan to use your talents to make a difference after graduation.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4) is required for consideration for the First Peoples’, Foundation & Sevcik Scholarships. A FAFSA or WASFA application is not required for the Enrollment Services Merit Scholarship.

Evergreen Trustees’ Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Demonstrated leadership

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time, who have demonstrated leadership and are interested in pursuing a leadership role following graduation. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe how you have demonstrated leadership skills to date.
    • What are you studying and how will it support you in future leadership roles?
    • How do you plan to use your degree to pursue a career in leadership after you finish Evergreen? 
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application. 
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Forest Ecology Scholarship in honor of Mrs. Suzanne Houts Stilson

Amount: $1,766
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedNo
Other

Forest ecology

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending full time who demonstrates an interest in forest ecology.

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe your interest in forest ecology.
    • What are you studying at Evergreen and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen?
  •  Two letters of recommendation supporting your application. 

Fred Goldberg Scholarship

Amount: $1,867
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other
  • Arts

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time with a passion for the arts. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe your passion for the arts.
    • Why are you interested in the arts?
    • What are you studying and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen? 
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application. 
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Girvin Family Scholarship

Amount: $1,416
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedPreferred
Other

Creative communications, and graphic design, visual art or creative writing

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time and focusing on the arts. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for studying the arts and creative expression. Preference will be given to students interested in creative communications, and graphic design, visual art or creative writing, although students interested in all forms of artistic expression will be considered. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe your passion for and experience in the arts.
    • Why are you interested in creative expression?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen? 
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Haefeli Family Scholarship

Amount: $1,420
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Interest in making a difference in the lives of others

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time interested in making a difference in the lives of others. This can be through their passionate pursuit of a field of study and is not limited to a specific area of interest. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe your passion for making a difference in the lives of others.
    • Why are you interested in your chosen field of study and how will it support you in making a difference in the lives of others?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen? 
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application. 
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Heck Family Scholarship

Amount: $1,817
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

New students only

Class Standing

FR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Attended a Thurston County (WA) high school

Offered to a new freshman entering Evergreen Fall Quarter who is a high school senior attending a Thurston County high school. Applicants must be the first in their family to attend college and have a demonstrated zero Expected Family Contribution based on a FAFSA determination. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate the capacity to overcome hardship.

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages outlining how you meet the criteria above. In addition, address your financial need and how receiving the scholarship will impact your ability to stay in college. 
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Jacinta McKoy Community Based Learning and Action Scholarship

Amount: $1,250
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

Current students only

Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Community-based service and social change

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time who demonstrate interest in pursuing community based service and social change. This scholarship is also intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. The applicant should also be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 
  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe your passion for community-based service and social change.
    • Describe how your studies and any volunteer or paid work express your commitment to community based service and social change?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen? 
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set above.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see Steps to Take #4).

Jackie Robinson Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $2,798; 3 awarded
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedPreferred
Other

Preference given to students transferring from Seattle Central Community College

  • Academic Achievement
  • Community Service
  • Social Justice

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Asian
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American

Offered to new transfer and currently enrolled students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American) attending full time. This scholarship seeks to recognize a student for academic achievement and outstanding commitment to community involvement and social justice. Preference will be given to a student demonstrating financial need and who transferred from Seattle Central Community College.

Requirements

  • Letter of application illustrating your academic achievement and outstanding commitment to community involvement and social justice. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • Two letters of recommendation written within the past year.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Jeanne Hahn Scholarship

Amount: $3,399
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Political economy or history

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college for reasons not related to academic performance, with preference given to a student who is the first in his or her family to attend college and has demonstrated financial need. The successful applicant should demonstrate an interest in political economy or history. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Your academic interest in political economy or history.
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen?
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Jess and Hanna Spielholz Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

Current students only

Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-BasedNo
Other

Health education

Offered to a currently enrolled Evergreen student with an expressed desire to work in the field of health education. The successful applicant must have at least a minimum junior standing at the time of her/his application plus two terms of successful course work at Evergreen. Preference will be given to candidates who have successfully completed academic work in health education or a closely related field and have demonstrated excellent communication skills

Requirements

  • Letter of application including a brief essay on applicant’s health education career goals. 
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Jessica Kelso Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,561
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Study abroad in lesser-developed areas of the world

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time intending to travel and study abroad in lesser-developed areas of the world as part of an approved college program or Independant Contract. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in their family to go to college (i.e., neither parent has a four-year college degree)
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe your plans to travel and study abroad in lesser-developed areas of the world.
    • What are you studying at Evergreen and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen? 
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

John & Andrea Adams Scholarship

Amount: $1,200
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

Current students only

Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Interest in working in the environmental field

Single parent

Offered to a currently enrolled single parent who demonstrates exceptional financial need and is interested in working in the environmental field.

Requirements

  • Letter of application addressing your qualifications and environmental employment history and/or interests. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Joseph Albert Dear Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,000; 2 awarded
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Public policy/career in public service

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to new or currently enrolled students with at least sophomore standing attending full time who are pursuing studies with a public policy focus in preparation for a career in public service. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe how your studies focus on public policy and prepare you for a career in public service.
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen? 
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see Steps to Take #4).

JUNO Scholarship

Amount: $4,013; 2 awarded
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Painting, drawing or mixed media based on drawing or painting

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time and shows great promise as an artist in painting, drawing or mixed media based on drawing or painting. This scholarship is also intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in their family to go to college (i.e., neither parent has a four-year college degree)
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application: 
    • Describe your experience in painting, drawing or mixed media based on drawing or painting. 
    • Why are you interested in your chosen area of artistic expression? 
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen?  
    • A CD/DVD with samples of your work.
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  •  Two letters of recommendation supporting your application. 
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

KEY, TRiO, and WaTEP Scholarships

Amount: Varying amounts, multiple awards
Due Date: February 3
Criteria
New or Current Student

Current students only

Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Participation in Evergreen's K.E.Y., TRiO, or WaTEP programs

Applicants will be considered for both the KEY (Keep Enhancing Yourself) Student Services Scholarship and the TRiO Tuition Award for KEY & WaTEP Students. PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY ONE APPLICATION to be considered for both pools. Recipients will be selected from a combined application pool.

K.E.Y. (Keep Enhancing Yourself) Student Services Scholarship

Amount: $7,000 (split over 3 years)

Offered to a currently enrolled K.E.Y. Student Services student with sophomore status attending full time. Applicants need to be active participants in Evergreen’s K.E.Y. program. Students should describe their philosophy of service to others and how their life choices reflect that commitment. Preference will be given to applicants with financial need.

TRiO Tuition Award for K.E.Y. & WaTEP Students

Important Information: this is a tuition award. Tuition Awards listed are a waiver of a student’s tuition. A recipient of a tuition award cannot receive funding in excess of the cost of full-time undergraduate tuition. In addition, a recipient of a tuition award cannot use the funding for any of the study abroad consortium agreements.

Amount: equal to undergraduate resident tuition up to 18 credits 3 awarded

Offered to a currently enrolled TRiO students attending full time. Applicants need to be active participants in Evergreen’s TRiO program. Applicants should describe how their involvement with TRiO has impacted their academic performance, self confidence or community service at Evergreen. Preference will be given to applicants with financial need.

Requirements

  • Submit the following to be considered for both opportunities: 
    • A one-page letter of application describing how your involvement with K.E.Y./TRiO/WaTEP programs has impacted your academic performance, self confidence, philosophy of service to others and how your life choices demonstrate your commitment to service. 
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4)

Lamb Leg Up II Scholarship

Amount: $1,963
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Preference will be given to students from Grays Harbor

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. Preference will be given to students from Grays Harbor. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in their family to go to college (i.e., neither parent has a four-year college degree)
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • What are your studying and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen? 
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Lamb Leg Up Scholarship

Amount: $1,604
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedNo
Other

Preference will be given to students from Grays Harbor

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending full time. Preference will be given to students from Grays Harbor.

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • What are your studying and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen? 
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.

Learning Seed Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $2,792
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Preference will be given to students of color and students who are the first in their family to attend college.

  • Community Service

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college for reasons not related to academic performance and who demonstrate financial need. The applicant must also demonstrate a commitment to using their talents to give back to his or her community. Preference will be given to students of color and students who are the first in their family to attend college. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in his or her immediate family to attend college
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • What are your studying and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish at Evergreen?
    • Describe how you have used your talents to give back to your community, as well as how you intend to do so in the future.
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Lee Hoemann Scholarship

Amount: $1,384
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Environmental Science or Environmental Policy

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time and also studying environmental science or environmental policy. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe your passion for and experience in environmental science and/or environmental policy.
    • Why are you interested in this area of study?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen? 
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Litchman Family Scholarship

Amount: $2,687
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Healthcare

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time and committed to pursuing a career in healthcare. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in their family to go to college (i.e., neither parent has a four-year college degree)
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe your passion for pursuing a career in healthcare.
    • What are you studying now and how will it support your future endeavors?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen?
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

lynda.com Scholarship

Amount: $2,462, 4 awarded
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Technology

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time and passionate about studying technology, as well as applying this passion after graduation. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in their family to go to college (i.e., neither parent has a four-year college degree)
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe your passion for studying technology.
    • Why are you interested in technology?
    • How do you plan to apply your learning after you finish at Evergreen? 
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Margery B. Brown Memorial Media Fund Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedPreferred
Other

Media production

The scholarship has been created to support the student-oriented teaching and production work in which Marge invested so much of her life at The Evergreen State College until her passing in 2006. Marge moved to Olympia in 1977 to attend The Evergreen State College. After graduating, she began her lifelong career as a faculty and staff member for the college. This scholarship will support a new or currently enrolled student interested in researching, producing and supporting socially relevant, experimental and critical media. Financial need will be considered.

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe your interest in researching, producing and supporting socially relevant, experimental and critical media.
    • What are you studying and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish at Evergreen?
    • Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Mark Blakley Memorial Award

Amount: $1,575
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedNo
Other

Fine arts: writing, painting, sculpture, photography, etc.

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending full time who is pursuing the fine arts (writing, painting, sculpture, photography, etc.). Award will go to a student who shows talent, potential and creativity.

Requirements

  • Letter of application addressing your talents, achievements and needs as they relate to this award.
  • A “piece of self” that captures an essential picture of you as a person, for instance, a piece of writing, a work of art (see How to Apply #5), a portfolio or some other creative endeavor. Be sure each piece is labeled with your name. 
  •  Two letters of recommendation written within the past year that address your talent, potential and creativity.

Mark Stephen Souder Scholarship for Information Dissemination

Amount: $2,938
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedPreferred
Other

Preference given to non-Caucasian, non-resident, and/or non-heterosexual students

Interest in information dissemination

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending full time who demonstrates an interest in information dissemination (e.g., writer, web designer, teacher, musician, activist; anyone helping to influence the way people think about their world) to change the concepts of “nons”—non-residents, non-Caucasians, non-heterosexuals—to create a more equal, intelligent and compassionate society. Preference will be given to non-resident gay or lesbian students demonstrating quality and creativity of prior work in the area of information dissemination. Financial need will also be considered.

Requirements

  • Letter of application addressing your passion for and level of expertise in the dissemination of information. Tell us where you have been with this concept, what you are doing now and where you want to go in exploring how information is shared. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • A portfolio of work that expresses your beliefs about information dissemination and demonstrates how you have put those beliefs into action.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals, other than relatives, who have personally experienced the power of your work in information dissemination.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Mary Ann Steele Scholarship

Amount: $1,573
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer)

One or more required:

  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time who self-identifies as LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) and must demonstrate leadership skills in advancing LGBTQ equality. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 

Requirements

  •  Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • What are you studying and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen? 
    • Describe how you have demonstrated leadership skills in advancing LGBTQ equality.
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application. 
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Mathew Slobodkin Memorial Award

Amount: $1,786
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

Current students only

Class Standing

SO

Need-BasedNo
Other

GED or other high school equivalency

Contributes to political, artistic, or cultural life of Evergreen or Olympia

Offered to a currently enrolled student with sophomore standing who has completed three quarters at Evergreen and is attending full time who does not have a conventional high school diploma. The applicant may hold a GED or other high school equivalency. The applicant should demonstrate academic success and show evidence of contributing to the political, artistic and/or cultural life of the Evergreen or Olympia communities.

Requirements

  • Letter of application describing your academic achievements and personal goals as they relate to this award.
  • Two letters of recommendation from Evergreen faculty written within the past two years.

McConkey Trustee’s Scholarship

Amount: $4,608; 2 awarded
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedRequired
Other
  • Academic Achievement
  • Professional Promise

Offered to new or currently enrolled students attending full time for the 2015–16 academic year. The McConkey Trustee’s scholarship was established with a bequest from the estate of Carolyn McConkey. It was her wish to assist deserving undergraduate students who demonstrate professional promise, academic achievement and financial need.

Requirements

  • Letter of application describing your academic achievements and outlining your future goals.
    Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Merit Award

Amount: Equal to undergraduate resident tuition up to 18 credits; 5 awarded; nonrenewable
Due Date: May 1
Criteria
New or Current Student

New students only

Class Standing

FR

Need-BasedNo
Other

National Merit Semi-Finalist Scholar

Important Information: This is a tuition award. Tuition Awards listed are a waiver of a student’s tuition. A recipient of a tuition award cannot receive funding in excess of the cost of full-time undergraduate tuition. In addition, a recipient of a tuition award cannot use the funding for any of the study abroad consortium agreements.

Offered to new students attending full time who will graduate from high school in 2015 and who can provide evidence of being a National Merit Semi-Finalist Scholar.

Requirements

  • Letter of application addressing your preparation for college work. This should include your high school curricular and extracurricular achievements and activities. Your statement should show evidence of your ability to connect your high school experience to your future college experience.
  • Two letters of recommendation written within the past year from individuals, other than relatives, who are familiar with your achievements.
  • Transcripts from high school and each college, if attending college prior to high school graduation (see How to Apply #3A and B). These are in addition to transcripts submitted for admission.
  • Letter from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) notifying you that you are a National Merit Semi-Finalist Scholar.

Merv Cadwallader Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,736
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Commitment to the betterment of society through good citizenship and community involvement

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time who is able to demonstrate a personal commitment to the betterment of society through good citizenship and community involvement. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe your commitment to the betterment of society through good citizenship and community involvement.
    • What are you studying and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen?
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Microsoft Alumni Scholarship

Amount: $2,008, 2 awarded
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Applied technology/computing - any discipline

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with sophomore, junior or senior standing attending full time, who has demonstrated the goal of applying technology (use of computers, computer software, electronic communications or digital media) to a discipline of study through past individual or academic projects. Applicants need not come from exclusively computer science backgrounds. All disciplines are encouraged to apply. Financial need must be demonstrated.

Requirements

  • Letter of application addressing your qualifications that includes a proposal for the project you hope to pursue. The proposal should explain how you will incorporate computing into your discipline. Proposals will be evaluated for clarity and thoroughness, how realistic and attainable the goal is, creativity (e.g., is this new work that will stretch current thinking?) and utility within and outside of academics. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • A portfolio containing examples of past work.
  • Two letters of recommendation written within the past year.
  • Transcripts from Evergreen or each college previously attended (see How to Apply #3).
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Miriam & Gerald Erlick Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Orphaned or raised in foster homes or in another alternative living arrangement without parenting by biological parent(s)

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time who was orphaned or raised in foster homes or in another alternative living arrangement without parenting by biological parent(s). This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 

Requirements:

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • What are you studying and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen? 
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application. 
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Mueller Family Scholarship

Amount: $2,561
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Environmental Studies

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time and focusing on environmental studies. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in their family to go to college (i.e., neither parent has a four-year college degree)
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe your passion for and experience in environmental studies.
    • Why are you interested in environmental studies?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen? 
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

National Science Foundation: Laboratory-based Biology and/or Chemistry

Amount: multiple awards in varying amounts up to $10,000
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedRequired
Other
  • Science

lab-based biology or chemistry

Offered to new or currently enrolled students attending full time who intend to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in laboratory-based biology and/or chemistry, and who intend to pursue a career in either or both of these fields. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and academic potential. The award is renewable, and is dependent upon satisfactory completion of Evergreen academic work.

Note: Recipients will be required to participate in regular seminars with other recipients, and attend other cohort activities. Participation in the seminar should foster a sense of community, provide a support network that will develop an awareness of career opportunities and lead to continued academic success. Undergraduate research and internship opportunities will also be possible.

Requirements

  • A letter of application highlighting your past academic achievements and extracurricular involvement. Indicate how biology and/or chemistry relate to your long-term educational and career goals. In addition, explain how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals at Evergreen. 
  • Provide the names of two faculty that will serve as references for you (include name and contact information, i.e., email and phone number).
  • New students must submit unofficial transcripts from high school and/or previous colleges (see How to Apply #3A & B). These are in addition to transcripts submitted for admissions. 
  • Current Evergreen students must submit copies of Evergreen evaluations (see How to Apply #3C) or letters from program faculty specifically addressing academic achievement. The letters from faculty will not substitute for letters of recommendation if used to replace evaluations. 
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Niels Skov Scholarship

Amount: $2,687
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Entrepreneurship

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

This scholarship was established in honor of Niels Skov (Faculty Emeritus), who began teaching at Evergreen in 1972. Niels was one of a small band of saboteurs who individually challenged Nazi overlordship. He thereby became eyewitness and participant in an intriguing aspect of modern history: the civilian resistance in World War II. Putting the war experience behind him, he emigrated as an engineering graduate to the United States in 1947. He embarked on a career in corporate management and went on to co-found an international consulting firm that soon expanded to operate in ten countries. Niels eventually left the world of business for that of education, earning his doctorate from Oregon State University prior to joining the faculty at Evergreen.

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college for reasons not related to academic performance and who demonstrate financial need. The successful applicant must also demonstrate a passion for the study of the numerous forms of entrepreneurship and a desire to use this passion in their professional pursuits. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • What are you studying and why?
    • Describe your passion for the study of entrepreneurship.
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish at Evergreen; particularly, how do you plan to apply your passion for entrepreneurship in your professional pursuits?
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Nonsequitur Scholarship

Amount: $3,835
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

Current students only

Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedNo
Other

Scholastic or personal achievement

Offered to a currently enrolled student attending full time for the 2015–16 academic year.

Requirements

  • Letter of application, not to exceed two pages, explaining why you should be considered for this scholarship and expressing your past scholastic accomplishments.
  • A personal essay, not to exceed one page, in which you describe a specific scholastic or personal achievement and explain how it has formed or affected your educational goals.
  • Three letters of recommendation written within the past year from individuals, other than relatives, who are familiar with your achievements. At least one of these letters should be from a recent teacher or faculty member (high school or college) who is familiar with your academic record and potential.

Phoenix Rising Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedPreferred
Other

Female survivor of domestic abuse or sexual assault

Offered to a new or currently enrolled female student who is a survivor of domestic abuse or sexual assault. The applicant must demonstrate academic promise. Preference will be given to a student demonstrating financial need.

The intent of this scholarship is to create an opportunity for women to become more educated, and to help them become more whole as members of our community and our world. It will help provide a more holistic than traditional approach to healing, just as Evergreen is a more holistic approach to higher education. The Phoenix Rising Scholarship will be given to women who have not abandoned the dreams of their childhoods, women who know that strength comes from living, and that while life may not always be fair or just, it is filled with possibilities.

Requirements

  • A letter of application describing your academic achievements and why you wish to be considered for this scholarship. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • Two letters of recommendation written within the past two years from faculty or teachers who are familiar with your academic achievements and potential.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Political Ecology 1971–1972 Program Scholarship

Amount: $1,807
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedPreferred
Other

Environmental studies

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending full time, pursuing environmental studies and demonstrating a continuing commitment to the field through academic work, community service or employment. Preference will be given to a student with financial need.

Requirements

  • A two-page essay describing demonstrated commitment and goals in the environmental field. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Rachel Corrie Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $2,000; nonrenewable
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

Current students only

Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedNo
Other

Middle East studies

Evergreen students who will reach sophomore status (or above) by the beginning of the fall term of the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded. The scholarship may be awarded to an individual student for only 1 year.

Rachel Corrie, a lifelong Olympia resident, Evergreen student and community activist was killed by an Israeli bulldozer in Rafah, Gaza, on March 16, 2003, while defending the home of a Palestinian family against unlawful demolition.

This scholarship is for students dedicated to gaining a better understanding of the Middle East and to working locally or internationally to further Middle East peace. Applicants must show how they will use their studies to promote human rights and social justice through community activism and/or political advocacy.

Areas of interest related to the Middle East may include: Arab culture and Arabic language, U.S. policy in the Middle East, and peace, justice and conflict resolution studies.

Requirements:

  • Letter of application explaining your qualifications and why you wish to be considered for the scholarship. Include a short description of your intended studies and how you plan to incorporate them into the community context described above.
  • A copy of an analytical essay or art, prose, poetry, photography or other creative medium that you feel is relevant to your qualifications. Do not send originals as items will not be returned. Please include a statement explaining the relevance of your work (art, prose, poetry, etc.) to the application.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals, other than relatives, who are familiar with your qualifications.

NOTE: As part of the selection process, applications will be reviewed for adherence to these stated requirements of the Rachel Corrie Memorial Scholarship.

Rainwater/Ross Endowment Fund

Amount: $2,882
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

New students only

Class Standing

FR

Need-BasedPreferred
Other
  • Community Service

Offered to a new freshman attending full time who demonstrates service to his or her community through volunteer programs. Secondary consideration will be given to those with financial need.

Requirements

  • Letter of application describing your community service. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Roberto Clemente Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,392
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedPreferred
Other

Preference to first-generation Latin American or Puerto Rican.

Puerto Rican or Central American studies

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. The scholarship will be 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.

Requirements

  • Letter of application addressing your qualifications and why you wish to be considered for the scholarship. Your letter should include a description of your academic achievements, public service experience and a description of how your academic plan will help you achieve your goal of pursuing Puerto Rican or Central American studies. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals, other than relatives, who are familiar with your achievements.
  • New Students must submit unofficial transcripts from high school and/or previous colleges (see How to Apply #3a and b). These are in addition to transcripts submitted for admission.
  • Current Evergreen students must submit copies of Evergreen evaluations (see How to Apply #3c) or letters from program faculty specifically addressing academic achievement. The letters from faculty will not substitute for letters of recommendation if used to replace evaluations.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (How to Apply #4).

Shauna May Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $2,998
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-BasedNo
Other

Literature, history, philosophy, anthropology, psychology or religion

Offered to a new transfer or currently enrolled student with junior or senior standing attending full time who is pursuing studies in the humanities: literature, history, philosophy, anthropology, psychology or religion.

Requirements

  • Letter of application addressing your qualifications.
  • Two letters of recommendation written within the past year from recent or current faculty members.

Skipping Stone Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $1,502
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Visual or performing arts

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending at least half time who shows a passion for performing and/or visual arts. The applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Requirements

  • A letter of application, no more than one page, addressing how your involvement in performing and/or visual arts positively impacts others and the planet. Include a statement of financial need.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Soroptimist International of Olympia Endowment Scholarship

Amount: $1,027
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedPreferred
Other

Female

  • Community Service

Offered to a new transfer or currently enrolled female student who has completed a minimum of 45 credits at the time of application with demonstrated involvement in community activities and/or services. The successful applicant must enroll full time. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need. Soroptimist International of Olympia, part of the world’s largest classified service organization for executive and professional women, has supported successful community service initiatives in the Olympia area for more than 60 years. The recipient is expected to attend a Soroptimist scholarship recognition meeting during the academic year.

Requirements

  • Letter of application, not to exceed two typed, double-spaced pages, indicating why you should be awarded this scholarship. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • Two letters of recommendation written within the past year from individuals other than relatives regarding your community activities/services.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Steven Gibson Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $2,367
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

Current students only

Class Standing

Any standing
(FR, SO, JR, SR)

Need-BasedRequired
Other
  • Community Service

This scholarship was established to honor the life of Steven Gibson, his creative and retentive mind, forceful character and loving personality. Offered to a currently enrolled student who has completed at least one quarter at Evergreen and plans to attend full time. The applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Requirements

  • A one-page letter of application addressing your reasons for attending Evergreen and expectations and goals for providing service to other people. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • Three letters of recommendation written within the past year from individuals, other than relatives, who are familiar with your background.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Thayer Raymond Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $5,500; multiple awards
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other
  • Community Service

Note: Students from the Tacoma campus and the Reservation-Based/Tribal Program need to follow an application process specific to their programs. Contact the program directors for more information.

Offered to new transfer and currently enrolled juniors and seniors attending full time at the Tacoma campus, the Reservation-Based/Tribal Program or the Olympia campus. Awards will go to students who can demonstrate financial need and involvement in the betterment of society.

Requirements

  • A two-page letter of application addressing your involvement in the betterment of society. Include a statement related to your financial need.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can support your involvement in the betterment of society.
  • New students must submit transcripts from each college they have previously attended (see How to Apply #3B). These are in addition to ones submitted for admission.
  • Current Evergreen students must submit copies of Evergreen evaluations (see How to Apply #3C) or letters from program faculty specifically addressing academic achievement. These letters from faculty will not substitute for letters of recommendation if used to replace evaluations.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).

Tom Rainey History and Literature Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

Current students only

Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

Humanities, history, literature

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing who is passionate about the humanities.  Preference will be given to students focusing on history and literature. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in their family to go to college (i.e., neither parent has a four-year college degree)
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe how your passion for the humanities is demonstrated in in your academic work.
    • What are you studying at Evergreen and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen? 
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see Steps to Take #4).

Washington High School Merit Award

Amount: Multiple awards, $7,000 (split over 2 years)
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current Student

New students only

Class Standing

FR

Need-BasedNo
Other

Graduating from Washington High School/Home School/GED

  • Academic Achievement
  • Community Service
  • Demonstrated Talent

Important Information: This is a tuition award. Tuition Awards listed are a waiver of a student’s tuition. A recipient of a tuition award cannot receive funding in excess of the cost of full-time undergraduate tuition. In addition, a recipient of a tuition award cannot use the funding for any of the study abroad consortium agreements.

Offered to new freshman entering Evergreen Fall Quarter as full-time undergraduate students who are graduating from a Washington state high school, have been home schooled in Washington state or earned their GED in 2015. Awards are offered to students who have distinguished themselves in a wide range of areas, e.g., academic achievement, community service, music, art, journalism, science.

Requirements:

  • Letter of application explaining your achievements and why you wish to be considered for this award.
  • Unofficial high school transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation written in the past year from individuals, other than relatives, who are familiar with your achievements.

Wayne Garrett Kostin Scholarship

Amount: $1,106
Due Date: February 2
Criteria
New or Current StudentNew or current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-BasedRequired
Other

LGBTQ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer)

One or more required:

  • African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Parent
  • High level of loan indebtedness

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college for reasons not related to academic performance and who demonstrate financial need. The successful applicant should demonstrate a strong personal commitment to working toward a more just, accepting and peaceful society through volunteer work, activism, political/community participation, and/or other means. Applicants must self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in his or her immediate family to attend college
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe your strong personal commitment to working toward a more just, accepting and peaceful society through volunteer work, activism, political/community participation, and/or other means.
    • What are you studying and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish at Evergreen; particularly, how do you plan to apply your passion for a more just, accepting and peaceful society?
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4).