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.
All applicants were sent notice of their scholarship application status to their Evergreen email as of May 1, 2023. If you were awarded a scholarship, please complete your Scholarship Acceptance Form by May 31, 2023.
Open and closing dates for Fall, Winter, Spring and Travel Abroad
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) opened October 1, 2022, and the Evergreen financial aid priority deadline to receive your FAFSA or WASFA was February 1, 2023. Applications for your FAFSA or WASFA can still be submitted.
The 2023-24 Evergreen Undergraduate scholarship application
Opened December 1, 2022, and Closed March 1, 2023
The 2023 Evergreen Spring & Summer Undergraduate scholarship application
Opened December 1, 2022, and Closed February 1, 2023
The 2023-24 Evergreen Travel Abroad scholarship application
Planned to Open October 9, 2023, and Close November 17, 2023
The 2024 Evergreen Spring & Summer Undergraduate scholarship application
Planned to Open December 1, 2023. and Close February 1, 2024
The 2024-25 Evergreen Undergraduate scholarship application
Planned to Open December 1, 2023, and Close March 1, 2024
The Evergreen Priority Admissions deadline for Fall 2023 is February 1, 2023. Students must be admitted to the College to access the scholarship portal, so it is critical that new students complete the application for admission prior to February 1, 2023.
Dates are subject to change.
How to Apply and Application Tips
Information to include, when and where in the process.
How to Apply
Applying for all undergraduate Evergreen scholarships and tuition awards is a single process. Each student submits one application that is used to determine their eligibility for the entire list of 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. For more information on crafting a compelling essay and using the application portal, attend one of our Scholarship Workshops.
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?
One letter of recommendation written by someone other than a family member. Example recommenders include:
- Faculty and teachers (in or outside of Evergreen)
- Volunteer leaders
- Guidance counselors
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: 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
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.
2023-24 scholarship workshop materials are available below.
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 open October 1st, though we recommend completing and submitting either your FAFSA or WASFA no later than January 15 each year so our Financial Aid staff will receive the results by February 1. 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.
New Students Scholarship Application Portal Access
To be eligible to receive a scholarship, you must be admitted to the college, so it is critical to complete your application for admission prior to February 1.
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 Undergraduate Scholarship at UndergraduateScholar@evergreen.edu if you can’t access the scholarship application.
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
Applications due December 1, 2023
The Eco-Warrior Scholarship is available for high school seniors, undergraduate students, or graduate students who are committed to combatting climate change, either by daily eco-friendly choices or by pursuing environmental activism. Applicants must be a current U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. The finalist will receive a $1,000 award. Access the Eco-Warrior Scholarship page for full requirements and to apply.
Applications due December 11, 2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for help meeting this requirement.
Other External Scholarship Resources
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 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.
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.
Beyond Dreaming: Scholarship list for undocumented students in Washington State.
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.
The best and the brightest students shouldn't be denied access to higher education simply because they can’t afford it. —Bill Gates
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.
Each year at its national convention in July, the NFB gives a broad array of thirty scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars.
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, 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 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.
CGMA offers a number of education grant and loan programs to help clients and their families financially meet their academic goals.
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 / 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 provides ;need-based college, technical and vocational school scholarships and pathways to employment for children and spouses of our troops.
Study Abroad Resources
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.
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 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.