Scholarships

Undergraduate scholarship and tuition award opportunities are available.

Over 100 Scholarships

Evergreen has over 100 scholarships for students of all kinds.

We also list external opportunities and resources as we become aware of them, so check frequently to explore new ways to pursue financial support.

The 2024-25 Undergraduate Scholarship Application

These scholarships are available to students studying during academic year 2024-25.

Opens: Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2024 at 11:59 pm

2024 Spring and Summer Scholarship Application
Deadline: February 26, 2024 at 11:59 pm

The 2024 Spring and Summer Scholarship Application is combined with the 2024-25 Undergraduate Scholarship Application.
 

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Important Deadlines

Open and Closing Dates for Fall, Winter, Spring and Travel Abroad

The 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) is planned to open December 31, 2023, and the Evergreen financial aid priority deadline to receive your FAFSA or WASFA is March 1, 2024. Applications for your 2023-24 FAFSA or WASFA can still be submitted.

The 2024 Evergreen Spring & Summer Undergraduate scholarship application
Planned to Open January 10, 2024, and Close February 26, 2024

The 2024-25 Evergreen Undergraduate scholarship application
Planned to Open January 10, 2024, and Close April 1, 2024

Please note that students must be admitted to the College to access the scholarship portal, so it is critical that new students complete the application for admission as soon as possible.

The 2023-24 Evergreen Travel Abroad scholarship application
Opened October 9, 2023, and Closed November 17, 2023

Dates are subject to change. 

New Students Scholarship Application Portal Access

How to Obtain Access to the Application Portal

To access the scholarship portal and apply for scholarships, you must be admitted to Evergreen. You can expect your Evergreen admissions application to be processed an estimated 10 business days after you submit it.

If you are admitted, within 24 hours of admittance, you will receive an email with instructions for activating your student account. Instructions are also available on the Help Wiki. And 24 hours after you have activated your student account, you will be able to access the scholarship portal. Contact the Undergraduate Scholarship Office at  UndergraduateScholar@evergreen.edu if you can’t access the scholarship application.

2024-25 Undergraduate Scholarship Application

Application Process and Tips

How to Apply

Applying for all 2024-25 Evergreen undergraduate scholarships and tuition awards is a single process. Each student submits one application in late winter/spring of 2024 that is used to determine their eligibility for the entire list of 2024-25 scholarships. There are many scholarships available, and each student will be matched with the opportunities that fit their need, interests, and circumstances, using the information they provide in their application. 

If you would like to review the full list of opportunities, they can be found in the Scholarship Portal (student account login required). The letter of recommendation requirement has been removed for the 2024-25 application. For more information on crafting a compelling essay and using the application portal, attend one of our Scholarship Workshops.

Students who apply for admissions fall quarter will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships. These scholarships are awarded against the cost of tuition and will be part of the student's financial aid award package. Learn more about our merit award policies.

Your scholarship application will include:

An application essay no longer than 1000 words addressing the following questions, as they apply to you:

  • What are you studying and why? This could include why Evergreen is the best place to fulfill your academic goals, what career you plan to pursue, and/or why you are interested in particular programs and courses if you aren’t quite sure what your long term goals are.
  • (Optional) What is your experience with community involvement and giving back? Think creatively – this could be volunteer service, clubs, paid work, personal projects, or even future planned work.
  • (Optional) What accomplishments are you most proud of in your personal, professional, and/or academic life? What other information makes up who you are?
  • Essays will be evaluated using the criteria described in the 2024-25 Evergreen Scholarship Application Essay Evaluation (PDF) document.

Optional: Unofficial transcripts (screenshots accepted)

  • New students with fewer than 40 transferable credits should submit high school transcripts, as well as college transcripts if applicable.
  • New students with 40 or more transferable credits should submit unofficial transcripts from all previous colleges.
  • Continuing Evergreen students should submit copies of Evergreen evaluations, which can be found in the Academic Progress tab of your my.evergreen account. Include both the overview page that lists your coursework to date and choose two narrative evaluations your faculty have written of you that best represent your work. If you have not yet attended Evergreen for two quarters, you can submit a combination of Evergreen and previous transcripts.

Optional: Portfolio

Portfolios and additional criteria may be required for specific scholarships, such as photography, writing samples, or audio recordings. There will be space on your application to upload and submit these materials.

Want feedback on your application materials before you submit them?

Make an appointment with the Writing Center to work one on one with a tutor at any stage during your writing process. 

For questions on the scholarship process, contact the Undergraduate Scholarship Office at (360) 688-8245 or UndergraduateScholar@evergreen.edu

Workshops

Learn About Process and Best Practices

About Our Workshops

Our workshops are drop-in opportunities for students to ask questions about the scholarship process and hear about best practices and tools for applying for scholarships – through Evergreen or external opportunities.

Scholarship Workshops

All workshops will be held in a hybrid format this year.

If you would like to review the 2024-25 workshop materials, they are available below.

2024 Spring and Summer Scholarship Application

Application Process and Tips

How to Apply

Applying for all 2024 Spring and Summer scholarships and tuition awards is a single process. The 2024 Spring and Summer Scholarship Application is combined with the 2024-25 Undergraduate Scholarship Application. Each student submits one application in late winter/spring of 2024 that is used to determine their eligibility for the entire list of 2024 spring and summer scholarships. Each student will be matched with the opportunities that fit their need, interests, and circumstances, using the information they provide in their application. 

To apply for the 2024 Spring and Summer Scholarship Application, submit your 2024-25 Undergraduate Scholarship Application by February 26, 2024. In the Qualification Questions & Additional Requirements section of the application, you must respond that you will be attending Evergreen for Spring and Summer 2024 and that you would like to apply for the 2024 Spring and Summer Scholarships. No additional materials are needed to apply. 

Students who apply for admissions spring quarter will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships. These scholarships are awarded against the cost of tuition and will be part of the student's financial aid award package. Learn more about ourmerit award policies.

Your Scholarship Application Will Include

An application essay no longer than 1000 words addressing the following questions, as they apply to you:

  • What are you studying and why? This could include why Evergreen is the best place to fulfill your academic goals, what career you plan to pursue, and/or why you are interested in particular programs and courses if you aren’t quite sure what your long term goals are.
  • (Optional) What is your experience with community involvement and giving back? Think creatively – this could be volunteer service, clubs, paid work, personal projects, or even future planned work.
  • (Optional) What accomplishments are you most proud of in your personal, professional, and/or academic life? What other information makes up who you are?
  • Essays will be evaluated using the criteria described in the 2024-25 Evergreen Scholarship Application Essay Evaluation (PDF) document.

Optional: Unofficial transcripts (screenshots accepted)

  • New students with fewer than 40 transferable credits should submit high school transcripts, as well as college transcripts if applicable.
  • New students with 40 or more transferable credits should submit unofficial transcripts from all previous colleges.
  • Continuing Evergreen students should submit copies of Evergreen evaluations, which can be found in the Academic Progress tab of your my.evergreen account. Include both the overview page that lists your coursework to date and choose two narrative evaluations your faculty have written of you that best represent your work. If you have not yet attended Evergreen for two quarters, you can submit a combination of Evergreen and previous transcripts.

Optional: Portfolio

Portfolios and additional criteria may be required for specific scholarships, such as photography, writing samples, or audio recordings. There will be space on your application to upload and submit these materials.

Want feedback on your application materials before you submit them?

Make an appointment with the Writing Center to work one-on-one with a tutor at any stage during your writing process. 

For questions on the scholarship process, contact the Undergraduate Scholarship Office at (360) 688-8245 or UndergraduateScholar@evergreen.edu

Travel Abroad Scholarships

Application Process and Tips

Evergreen has four types of Travel Abroad Scholarships (PDF) available to support undergraduate students during the 2023-24 academic year. The application typically opens in Fall Quarter Week 3 and closes in Fall Quarter Week 8. See the Important Deadlines drop down for specific dates each year.

These scholarship funds can be used to support undergraduate students traveling abroad in winter, spring, and/or summer of the 2023-24 academic year. Funds must be applied to the quarter(s) of travel. Travel can be part of an Evergreen course or program, internship, consortium agreement, exchange program, or individual learning contract (ILC). Funds cannot be used to support Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs).

How to Apply

Applying for all undergraduate travel abroad scholarships is a single process. Each student submits one application that is used to determine their eligibility for the entire list of travel abroad scholarships. Each student is matched with the opportunities that fit their need, interests, and circumstances, using the information they provide in their application.

Your travel abroad scholarship application will include:

A completed 2023-24 Travel Abroad Scholarship application. 

Optional: An application essay no longer than two pages double-spaced, describing: 

  • What you are studying at Evergreen and why. 
  • How you plan to use your degree after graduation.
  • How studying or interning abroad will help you achieve your future academic or professional goals. 
  • Why you selected your specific program and host country. 

Note: If you wish to be considered for all travel abroad scholarship opportunities, we recommend you submit the application essay. Three scholarships require the essay, our fourth type of scholarship opportunity does not. You may submit the essay in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

Want feedback on your application materials before you submit them?

Make an appointment with the Writing Center to work one on one with a tutor at any stage during your writing process.

For questions on the travel abroad scholarship application process, contact the Undergraduate Scholarship Office at (360) 688-8245 or UndergraduateScholar@evergreen.edu

FAFSA/WASFA Application

Need-based Scholarship Opportunities Require Completed Applications

Evergreen’s School Code is 008155. Evergreen’s financial need-based scholarship opportunities require applicants to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) for undocumented Washington residents. Both applications for 2024-25 will open in December 2023. Complete and submit your FAFSA or WASFA no later than February 14, 2024, so our Financial Aid staff will receive the results by March 1, 2024, the Priority FAFSA/WASFA Application deadline. Please do not submit a copy of the financial aid application along with your scholarship application. If you apply by the deadline, our staff will receive your information automatically.

External Scholarships

Scholarships from Outside Sources

Evergreen receives scholarship announcements and applications from many outside sources. We post those here as we become aware of them. We encourage you to check this page throughout the year. The links on this page are examples of where you might start, but do not rely solely on information found on our website—there are even more opportunities out there!

Currently Available External Scholarships

Washington State PTA (WSPTA) Scholarships

Applications due February 15, 2024

The WSPTA has four $2,500 scholarships available to support students beginning higher education. Applicants must be seniors graduating from a Washington state public high school with an active PTA who will be starting college in fall 2024. Access the WSPTA Scholarship page for full requirements and to apply.

ChildCare Aware of Washington Bachelor's Degree Pathway Scholarships

Applications due February 15, 2024

ChildCare Aware of Washington has multiple scholarships available to support students seeking to earn their bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or another approved early childhood academic program. Recipients receive an award of up to $9,000 toward tuition and fees. Access the ChildCare Aware Scholarships Application page for full requirements and to apply.

The Association of Computer Professionals in Education (ACPE) Scholarships

Applications due February 16, 2024

The ACPE has $3,000 scholarships available to support students in Oregon and Washington. These scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who have been actively involved in the innovative use of technology during their high school careers and are planning to pursue studies in a technology-related field. Access the ACPE Scholarship page for full requirements and to apply.

WSNLA Scholarships

Applications due February 28, 2024

The Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association (WSNLA) has multiple scholarships available for students pursuing studies in the horticulture industry. The Association awards a variety of different scholarships at different award amounts. Access the WSNLA Scholarships page for full requirements and to apply.

Grays Harbor Community Foundation Scholarships

Applications due March 1, 2024

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation has multiple scholarships available to support Grays Harbor area students pursuing undergraduate studies at any two or four year college or university. Applicants must be a resident of Grays Harbor County or have graduated from a Grays Harbor County high school. Scholarships are renewable for three additional years. Access the Grays Harbor Community Foundation Scholarship page for full requirements and to apply.

Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) Scholarships

Applications due March 1, 2024

The WAEF has many scholarships available to support Washington state students. Applicants be current high school seniors or college students raised in families with direct ties to Washington's tree fruit industry. Students with a desire to pursue a degree to work for Washington's tree fruit industry after graduation may also qualify. Access the WAEF Scholarship page for full requirements and to apply.

Washington State Snowmobile Association Scholarship

Applications due March 15, 2024

The Washington State Snowmobile Association Scholarship has one $1,000 scholarship available for an individual who is a graduating high school senior or a current college student. Applicants must be a member of the Washington State Snowmobile Association, either by a family membership or as an individual member. who is engaged in a field of study relating to the growing and processing of grapes. Access the WSSA Scholarship page for full requirements and to apply.

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Northwest Foundation Scholarships

Applications due March 24, 2024

NATAS Northwest has three $5,000 scholarships available to support students living or attending college in WA, OR, ID, MT, & AK. Applicants must be current college students or high school seniors headed to college who are studying or participating in a TV/video program or projects. Access the NATAS Northwest Scholarship page for full requirements and to apply.

The Washington State Grape Society Scholarships

Applications due March 31, 2024

The Washington State Grape Society has one $1,500 scholarship available for an undergraduate student who is engaged in a field of study relating to the growing and processing of grapes. Access the Grape Society's Scholarship page for full requirements and to apply.

The Washington State Grange Scholarships

Applications due April 1, 2024

The Washington State Grange has multiple scholarships available for students pursuing higher education. Applicants must be high school seniors or current college students, and must be a current member of a Grange in Washington State. Access the Grange Scholarship application page for full requirements and to apply.

Western Building Material Association (WBMA) Scholarships

Applications due April 5, 2024

The WBMA has up to five $4,000 scholarship available for high school seniors or current college students who are attending an accredited two-year or four-year school of higher education. An employee with three years’ full-time employment with a WBMA member firm or a dependent of an employee who has three years’ employment with a WBMA member firm. Access the WBMA's Scholarship page for full requirements and to apply.

The Washington Game Warden Association (WGA) Scholarships

Applications due April 15, 2024

The Washington Game Warden Association has three scholarships available for students who are pursuing a natural resource or criminal justice field of study. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or currently enrolled college students. Access the WGA's Scholarship page for full requirements and to apply.

AIANTA Tourism & Hospitality Scholarship

Applications due April 26, 2024

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship is available for undergraduate or graduate American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students who are working toward a degree in hospitality, museum studies, tourism, recreation, culinary arts, or related fields. Applicants must show documentation that they are of American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian descent and submit a 500 word essay. Finalists will receive a $2,000 scholarship that can be used for books and/or tuition. Access the AIANTA Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship page for full requirements and to apply.

Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Scholarships

Applications due May 1, 2024

SWANA offers a variety of scholarships to undergraduate students, with awards ranging from $1,500 to $5,000. Applicants must be a SWANA student member or the child or grandchild of a SWANA member. SWANA student membership is free. Access the SWANA Scholarships page for full requirements and to apply. 

Vasquez Law Firm DACA Dreamer Scholarship

Applications due June 12, 2024

The Vasquez Law Firm DACA Dreamer Scholarship is available for DACA recipients pursuing higher education in the U.S. The finalist will receive $1,000 to use for educational expenses. Access the DACA Dreamer Scholarship page for full requirements and to apply. Please note that this scholarship has a GPA requirement. Evergreen students should contact registration@evergreen.edu for help meeting this requirement.

Other External Scholarship Resources

TheWashBoard.org

The Washington Scholarship Coalition is a partnership to build an online scholarship marketplace.

TheWashBoard.org is a free, user-friendly, student-centered web site for efficiently finding, and applying for, scholarship opportunities. Free of cost for both students and providers, TheWashBoard.org acts as a clearinghouse with vetted scholarship information to match those looking for support with those looking to provide it. Ultimately, TheWashBoard.org helps students, donors and policymakers achieve their goals.

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound serves as a catalyst for charitable giving in Thurston, Lewis and Mason counties. Since 1989, community residents have utilized us to make their charitable gifts more effective. We provide maximum flexibility in establishing, managing, and distributing your gifts.

Each year, donors who have trusted the foundation to manage their funds provide scholarship support for students planning to pursue post-secondary educational opportunities—both academic and vocational. Honoring guidelines set by the donors, committees comprised of high school counselors, college financial aid professionals, community volunteers and Foundation board members review the scholarship applications and select award recipients.

AAUW Fellowships and Grants

American Association of University Women (AAUW) has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW provided more than $3 million in funding for more than 200 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2009-10 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women in the United States and around the globe.

LA CIMA

Beyond Dreaming: Scholarship list for undocumented students in Washington State.

Morris K. Udall Foundation

The Morris K. Udall Foundation was established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 to honor Morris King Udall’s thirty years of service in the House of Representatives.

Morris Udall’s career was distinguished by civility, integrity, and consensus, as well as a commitment to preservation of the nation’s natural environment. Consistent with these values, the Udall Foundation is committed to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through studies in the environment, Native American health and tribal policy, and effective public policy conflict resolution.

The Udall Foundation is an executive branch agency. The President of the United States appoints its board of trustees with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate.

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

The best and the brightest students shouldn't be denied access to higher education simply because they can’t afford it. —Bill Gates

Pride Foundation

Students who have been stigmatized, isolated or closeted because of sexual identity issues often lack critical family, financial and community support. Encouraging them to continue their education can be very challenging. Too often individuals of great promise give up because they don't think anyone believes in them or cares what they have to contribute. Scholarships that clearly say,

Pride also recognizes students who may not be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, but who have contributed to the LGBT community. These may be the children of LGBT parents, or just friends of our community whose leadership skills we want to foster.

National Federation of the Blind

Each year at its national convention in July, the NFB gives a broad array of thirty scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. 

Sodexo Foundation STOP Hunger Scholarships

STOP Hunger Scholarships, a program of the Sodexo Foundation, recognizes students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger in America.

Opportunities for Service Members, Veterans and Dependents

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

Veterans United Foundation, the charitable arm of Veterans United Home Loans, is dedicated to enhancing lives in our nation’s military community. Their scholarship program aims to fuel your vision for a bright future and ensures your dreams aren't threatened by the ever-increasing costs of a post-secondary degree.

Hill & Ponton Veterans' Scholarship

Hill and Ponton are now offering four $1,000 scholarships to help veterans further their education and enter a career field that would, in turn, help other veterans. This veterans’ scholarship program provides financial assistance to former U.S. military personnel pursuing higher education. Former members of the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Guard, and Coast Guard are eligible for this assistance program following honorable discharge. Through this scholarship fund, Hill and Ponton hope that former military members can pursue education programs and reach their goals.

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance

CGMA offers a number of education grant and loan programs to help clients and their families financially meet their academic goals.

General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant program, also known as the Hap Arnold Grant, is the centerpiece of AFAS education support. The application process for the Arnold Education Grant serves as the platform for other key education support opportunities at the Society. The Hap Arnold Grant is competitive in its need-based selection criteria and is uniquely tailored to recognize the proper weighing of family income and education costs. Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 are awarded to eligible Air Force and Space Force dependents each year. The specific amount awarded correlates to a student’s particular level of financial need.

Hope for the Warriors Spouse and Caregivers Scholarship

Hope For The Warriors Spouse / Caregiver Scholarship Program celebrates and rewards the spouses and caregivers of post-9/11 veterans for their strength, fidelity and resolve as they take on new and critical roles after experiencing the impact of war on their families. Since 2006, the Spouse/Caregiver Scholarship Program has awarded over 140 scholarships totaling more than $412,000. These scholarships provide aid in continuing education at reputable, accredited universities, colleges or trade schools.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF)

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation works offers a range of scholarships to assist service members, veterans, and their families access education and create lasting impact on their communities.

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

The Military Officers Association of America plays an active role in military personnel matters and especially proposed legislation affecting the career force, the retired community, and veterans of the uniformed services, including providing educational support opportunities.

National Military Family Association - Army Spouse Scholarships

Since 2004, NMFA has cheered on military spouses by awarding scholarships to help pay for everything from GED’s to PhD’s, professional licenses and certifications, including re-licensure, business and entrepreneurial expenses, supervised clinical hours, continuing education courses, and more. 

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society's (NMCRS) - Education Programs

The Society’s Education Assistance Program offers interest-free loans and grants for undergraduate or master's degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year post secondary, technical or vocational institution in the United States. This financial assistance is available for children of active duty, retired or deceased Sailors and Marines; and for spouses of active duty and retired Sailors and Marines.

Scholarship Programs of the Fisher House Foundation

Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military & veteran families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $500 million in out-of-pocket costs for lodging and transportation. In addition to this support, the Fisher House Foundation also connects service members, veterans, and their families to education support.

ThanksUSA

ThanksUSA provides ;need-based college, technical and vocational school scholarships and pathways to employment for children and spouses of our troops.

Study Abroad Resources

The Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Information from Evergreen’s International Programs & Services

Check out specific Study Abroad Scholarship information and resources on this page, visit the IIE Study Abroad Funding database, consult with the Office of International Programs & Services, and visit the Scholarships web page to learn more about scholarship opportunities specific to Evergreen

First Trip Scholarship

First Trip scholarships are available for college students who have never left the United States. Applicants must classify as a "student" at their college, regardless of part-time or full-time status, and be pursuing a college facilitated trip in a First Trip eligible destination. Awardees are asked to submit brief testimonials of their first experience abroad. The First Trip application has no essay or GPA requirement.

 

Family Education Rights and Privacy Statement

Pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, students submitting applications for scholarships are consenting to disclosure of their application materials to committee members on and off campus. This could include information related to scholarship eligibility, admissions status, registration status, class standing and financial need.