How to Apply

Apply for all of your scholarships and tuition awards with this single process. Here are the steps for what you need to do to apply for each award.

  • Due to the weather and campus closures, the scholarship deadline has been extended to Friday, February 22. All submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday, February 22nd.

How to Apply

There are dozens of scholarships available. If you find several that fit your needs, interests, or circumstances, you are welcome to apply for more than one. 

You’ll need to submit a scholarship packet for each scholarship you’re applying for. Typically, a scholarship packet includes: a letter of application (there are no application forms) and two letters of recommendation. Not all scholarships are the same, so read each description carefully and make sure to include all the required items. You can download, fill out, and include this cover sheet (PDF) for up to fifty applications.

Some materials, like letters of recommendations and transcripts, can be sent separately. However, we recommend you submit all of your materials together in a single packet so that you know your applications are complete. We’ll confirm receipt of your materials, but this may not be until March 5 as it often takes several weeks to organize the applications we receive.

Timeline

You may submit applications any time between December 15 and February 15.  If you need to turn in a late application, please contact the Undergraduate Scholarship Office before submitting any materials. 
Notification of awards begins April 1, 2019, and continues through July 31, 2019.

Note for new students

It is possible that you might submit your scholarship packets before you submit an application for admission. However, to be eligible for a scholarship, you must be offered admission to the college. Therefore, it is critical that new students complete the application for admission prior to February 15, 2019.

How to apply for scholarship and tuition awards

Complete a cover sheet

Download and include this cover sheet (PDF). You can use one cover sheet for up to fifty applications.

Compose a letter of application 

The letter of application should address your talents, achievements, and needs as they relate to that scholarship or tuition award. Read the scholarship description and criteria carefully for guidance on what to include in each letter you write, including information that may be required. 
 
At the top of the letter please include only your Evergreen ID number (A#) and the name of the scholarship. New students should contact the Office of Admission to get their A# if they’re not aware if what it is. Letters of application that do not include this information at the top may not be considered for an award.

Include letters of recommendation

Most Evergreen scholarships require two letters of recommendation. Read the instructions for each scholarship carefully to determine if more letters are required and if any specific content is expected. 
 
Generally, letters should support the talents, achievements, and needs discussed in your letter of application. It's best to include the letters in each scholarship package, but recommenders may send them directly to the undergraduate scholarship office if they prefer.

Transcripts

When transcripts are required, use the following guidelines. You can submit unofficial academic transcripts for scholarship purposes.

  • New students with fewer than 40 transferable credits should submit high school transcripts, as well as college transcripts.
  • Transfer students with 40 or more transferable credits should submit transcripts from all previous colleges.
  • Currently enrolled Evergreen students should submit copies of Evergreen evaluations. If you do not have copies of your evaluations, you can request copies from Registration and Records. Allow 10 days for processing.

Apply for financial aid

Because many scholarships have financial need as one of the criteria, we strongly encourage all scholarship applicants to submit the FAFSA or WAFSA, both available beginning October 1. Some scholarships will specifically require a FAFSA or WAFSA be submitted. 

It is recommended that you submit your 2019–20 FAFSA or WASFA application no later than January 15 so our Financial Aid Office will receive the results by February 15. Evergreen’s school code is: 008155. 
 
Please do not submit a copy of the financial aid application along with your scholarship application. If you meet the deadline, the scholarship committees will get your information automatically from our Financial Aid Office.
 
*Tuition and fees for 2019–20 will be set during the 2019 Washington State Legislative session.  Final figures may not be available until June 2019.

Portfolios and recordings

Some of our scholarships for visual and performing arts students ask that you submit a portfolio or recordings. Recordings should be submitted on CD, DVD, or flash drive. Visual artists should submit copies or photographs. Do not submit originals of your work. You can retrieve your materials later, but we cannot assume liability for damaged or lost work.

Submit your application packet 

Submit all application packets by 5 pm, February 15, 2019.
The preferred method is by mail or drop-off to:
 
UG Scholarships
The Evergreen State College
Library 1245
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505
 
Those unable to mail or drop-off materials may email them to undergradscholar@evergreen.edu.
 
Submitted application packets become the property of the college, with the exception of portfolio materials, CD, DVDs, and flash drives. Please retrieve portfolio materials no later than October 15, 2019. For more information, call (360) 867-6310 or email us at undergradscholar@evergreen.edu.

FERPA statement

Pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 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.

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.