Undergraduate Scholarships & Tuition Awards

Scholarships for the 2022-23 Academic Year will open Winter 2022.

All scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year are now closed. If you were awarded a scholarship, please complete the Scholarship Acceptance Form if you have not yet done so. We post external scholarship opportunities and other resources as we become aware of them. We recommend checking this page regularly.

Applying for all Evergreen scholarships and tuition awards is a single process. Each student will submit one application that will be 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.  If you would like to review the full list of opportunities, they can be found on the Evergreen Scholarships page.

In summary, your scholarship application will include:

An application essay no longer than three pages addressing the following questions:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 & teachers (in or outside of Evergreen)
  • Supervisors
  • Volunteer leaders
  • Coaches
  • Guidance counselors
  • Mentors

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.

Important Deadlines

FAFSA/WASFA application

Some 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 15th so our Financial Aid Office will receive the results by February 1st. Please do not submit a copy of the financial aid application along with your scholarship application. If you apply by the the deadline, our office will receive your information automatically.

Evergreen’s school code is: 008155

Submitting your applications

Note for new students: It is possible that you might submit your scholarship packet before you submit an application for admission. However, to be eligible to receive a scholarship, you must be offered admission to the College so it is critical that new students complete the application for admission prior to February 1.

Our online application form will be open beginning Winter 2022, and all materials must be submitted by 11:59pm on the scholarship deadline.

Notification of scholarship awards begins early Spring quarter and continues through the end of June.

FERPA 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.

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.

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