Evergreen offers cash incentive to former students who want to finish their degrees

Evergreen staff
Aug 23, 2022

OLYMPIA – The Evergreen State College is offering cash to 100 former students who started their educational path at Evergreen but for whatever reason, were unable to complete their degree. 

For the past 50 years, Evergreen has been eliminating barriers to education. The $75,000 in scholarship dollars offered by The Evergreen State College Foundation, will help former Greeners pick up where they left off. The monies gifted for these scholarships were thanks to donors of the Evergreen Fund and the Art of Giving, the colleges annual fundraiser that brings donors, alumni, friends and businesses together to celebrate and build potential for students. 

“Evergreen has always sought to bolster access to education,” said chief enrollment officer John Reed. “This generous gift from the Foundation will help returning students ease the cost of coming back to college. If you want to pursue a different career or get a promotion, a college degree at Evergreen is more affordable now than ever. Evergreen offers a variety of flexible evening and weekend programs, as well as certificates now too. We are here to help students return, learn and graduate.”

The first 100 returning Greeners will receive a $750 scholarship to help them with continuing their education at either of the college’s Olympia or Tacoma campuses. Evergreen offers unique programs and schedules for adult learners as well as internships, individual learning contracts, the Professional and Continuing Education Program and a new Early Childhood Education program at the Tacoma campus. Find out more by contacting Kelly Von Holtz, Public Relations and Marketing Manager at Kelly.Von_Holtz@evergreen.edu or by visiting evergreen.edu/finish.