Student Capstone Fund

The Student Capstone Fund provides financial support for capstone project materials.

A capstone project is a culminating learning experience for students, typically in their last year or so of college. Capstones include projects that culminate in a final research project, creative project, presentation, or performance.  

Funds are available to undergraduate and graduate students (see below) to be reimbursed for materials related to carrying out a capstone project. Awards are typically between $250 to $350. Student applicants must have a faculty sponsor.  

Winter applications are open. Winter and spring submissions can also be turned in early.

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Deadline for winter capstones is January 27th, 2023 at 5 pm.

Application and Selection

The Academic Deans review and evaluate applications based on the award guidelines and criteria listed below. Applications are due Friday of Week 3 at 5 pm, but we encourage students to apply early. Awards will be made as soon as possible and (no later than the end of Week 5) of each fall, winter, and spring quarter.  

Award Criteria

  • Capstone projects can include art projects and exhibitions, scientific research, video and film productions, theatrical productions, student literary magazines, and other projects.  

  • Capstone projects must be carried out in conjunction with an academic program or independent learning contract and all projects must have at least one faculty sponsor. (The student must be enrolled at Evergreen for at least 4 credits during the quarter(s) the project is conducted). 

  • Capstones can only be applied for once per academic year 

Limitations and Special Conditions

  • Travel costs are not funded. Please apply to the Student Travel Fund.

  • If you are looking to buy books, please reach out to The Evergreen State College library first.

  • The Capstone fund will not cover class fees, class supplies, or study abroad fees.

  • Equipment is not funded (i.e., items that will continue to have significant “shelf life” after the end of the project, such as computers, cameras, GIS instruments, external hard drives, etc.). 

  • Ethical and safe research. Projects involving human subjects, animal use or collection, use of hazardous substances or radiation, or other activities that could affect public health or safety, will need appropriate permission from the Human Subject’s Review committee, or appropriate safety personnel.  

  • Use of campus land or facilities must have approval from the appropriate college committees or personnel prior to submitting project requests. 

  • There is no capstone grant funding for summer quarter.

For Master of Environmental Studies students, please apply directly through the MES program

If your application is approved, you must submit receipts for reimbursement by the end of the quarter for which the capstone is completed. If you have questions about whether your project would be appropriate, email us at academicgrants@evergreen.edu.