Undergraduate Scholarships & Tuition Awards

2021-22 Scholarships are now closed.

New and continuing students who applied through by the March 1st deadline are still under consideration and do not need to apply again. Award notifications began April and continue through the end of June.

We post external scholarship opportunities and other resources as we become aware of them. We recommend checking this page regularly.

Important Scholarship Deadlines

The following scholarships are also viewable as a single webpage.

Title New or Current Student Class Standing Need-Based Other Criteria
1st Sergeant (1SG) Samuel E. Avera Scholarship
Amount: $1,615
SO, JR, SR Preferred

Veteran with a service-connected disability.

Alumni & Friends Scholarship
Amount: $2,000; 3 awarded
FR, SO, JR, SR Required

Community service.

American Legion Post 3 Scholarship
Amount: $2,375
AmeriCorps Education Award
Amount: Up to one quarter of resident tuition
Not need-based

Commitment to community service through AmeriCorps. (No FAFSA required)

Requirements: Essay (100 words), Letter of Recommendation, AmeriCorp Service Letter

AmeriCorps Education Award
Amount: Up to one quarter of resident tuition
Not need-based

Commitment to community service through documented participation with AmeriCorps.

AmeriCorps Service Award
Amount: $1,800; 5 awarded
FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based

Completed one year of service with AmeriCorps.

Ann Gavell Scholarship
Amount: $2,433; 2 awarded
SO, JR, SR Required

Economics or Political Economy.

Art & Magda Costantino Scholarship
Amount: $1,665
SO, JR, SR Required

Social sciences or education.

Barbara McCann Art Scholarship
Amount: $1,740
JR, SR Not need-based

Demonstrates artistic merit.

Bennett Scholarship
Amount: $1,798; 1 for a new student, 1 for a currently enrolled student
FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based

Science or Technology.

Brooks MES Fellowship
Amount: $1,000
Current Not need-based

Awarded to one continuing MES student who is working on their thesis.

Byron and Bernice Youtz Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $2,870
JR, SR Not need-based

Cross-discipline interests: arts, computer studies, humanities, math, sciences.

Charles and Barbara McCann Scholarship
Amount: $5,203; 2 awarded
SR Preferred

Ability to carry out a plan of study.

Charles and Miriam Matthews Scholarship
Amount: $4,105
FR, SO, JR, SR Required

First-generation.

Chastain/Barnett Scholarship
Amount: $5,535
JR, SR Required

Computer science, digital media, and technology in any discipline.

Colin Reese Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $3,805
JR, SR Preferred

Political science, economics and/or political economy.

Colin Ross Memorial Independent Learning Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
FR, SO, JR, SR Preferred
Common Application Scholarships
Amount: Varying amounts; 16 scholarships some with multiple awards
SO, JR, SR Required

Academic achievement.

Cultural Diversity Award
Amount: Varying amounts, multiple awards
FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based

Commitment to diversity.

Dan & Sheryl Tishman Scholarship
Amount: $2,981; Multiple Awards (renewable)
SO, JR, SR Required

Sustainability or nature conservation and business.

Dan Evans Scholarship
Amount: $1,470
Required
Daniel Ira Klein Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $5,453; 2 awarded
Required
David L. Hitchens Scholarship in Honor of Frances Marie Rasmussen
Amount: $4,325
FR, SO, JR, SR Required

Arts, humanities, social sciences. Preference given to female applicants. First-generation required.

David Whitener Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
FR, SO, JR, SR Required

First generation.

Dennis E. Jones Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $2,165
FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based

Washington state employee or interested in working in Washington state government. Information management or computer science.

Don Finkel Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $3,665; 2 awarded
SO, JR, SR Not need-based

Humanities.

DREAMership Scholarship
Amount: $5,000; 7 awarded
FR, SO, JR, SR Required

Undocumented Immigrant or a United States resident whose first language is not English.

Eckerman Family Scholarship for Women in Science and Technology
Amount: $1,000
FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based

Science or Technology. Self-identifies as a woman.

Ed Kelly Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,985
JR, SR Preferred

Social Justice.

Edith K. Draham Scholarship
Amount: $1,140
FR, SO, JR, SR Required

Demonstrated ability in fiction writing.

Edmond William Lapine II Scholarship
Amount: $1,595
FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based

Academic achievement, professional promise.

Elizabeth C. Moore Scholarship
Amount: $1,250
Ellie Dornan Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Emory Pyle Scholarship
Amount: $500
Current Preferred

Open to a continuing student who has not yet taken thesis credits.

Evergreen Alumni & Friends Fellowship
Amount: $1,667 to one applicant
Required

Demonstrated commitment to K-12 teaching and financial need.

Evergreen Foundation Graduate Awards
Amount: Approx. $8,750 distributed among new and current students
Not need-based Commitment to a career in teaching.
Evergreen Foundation Graduate Fellowship
Amount: $4,375; two awards
New Not need-based

Incoming non-resident student; competitive award based on merit.

Evergreen Graduate Fellowship Trust
Amount: $7,340 disbursed among one or more MES students
Current Preferred

Open to continuing students who have not yet taken thesis credits.

Evergreen Parents’ Endowed Scholarship
Amount: $2,765
SO, JR, SR Required
Evergreen Trustees’ Scholarship
Amount: $1,540
SO, JR, SR Required

Demonstrated leadership.

First Peoples Scholarships
Amount: Varying amounts; multiple awards, renewable
FR, SO, JR, SR Preferred

Potential to distinguish themselves after graduation.

Forest Ecology Scholarship in honor of Mrs. Suzanne Houts Stilson
Amount: $2,230
FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based

Forest ecology.

Foundation Graduate Fellowships
Amount: $8,750 distributed among several applicants
Required

Completion of “Basic Info” section of MPA Sponsored Aid Application online form required. (FAFSA received by Feb. 1 priority deadline required)

Foundation Scholarship
Amount: Multiple awards in varying amounts contingent on class standing
Francisco Bautista Scholarship
Amount: $2,335; 2 awarded
Required
Fred Goldberg Scholarship
Amount: $2,670
SO, JR, SR Required

Arts.

Gail & Rudy Martin Scholarship
Amount: $2,065
FR, SO, JR, SR Required

Demonstrates motivation, initiative, persistence and resourcefulness in pursuing educational and life goals.

George Washington Hayduke III Scholarship for Environmental Education
Amount: $3,895; 1 award
SO, JR, SR Required

Environmental protection, enhancement or mitigation.

Girvin Family Scholarship
Amount: $1,585
Preferred

Creative communications, and graphic design, visual art or creative writing

Girvin Family Scholarship 2
Amount: $1,435
SO, JR, SR Preferred
Graduate Assistantship
Amount: Up to $2,000
Not need-based

Working with MiT staff to complete program projects.

Graduate Fellowship Trust
Amount: $7,339 distributed among several applicants
Required

Commitment to continued intellectual and professional development. (FAFSA received by Feb. 1 priority deadline required)

Requirements: Essay (100 words)

Haefeli Family Scholarship
Amount: $2,920
SO, JR, SR Required

Interest in making a difference in the lives of others.

Hearst Endowment Award for Future Native American Teachers
Amount: Up to two-thirds tuition dependent on number of qualified applicants
Preferred

Commitment to a Native American community and the education of Native American youth. American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Hawaiian Native heritage identified on MiT application.

Hearst Native American Scholarship
Amount: If available, up to $3,081 distributed among one or more applicants
Not need-based

First priority: Native American students in Master in Teaching program. For any remaining funds: American Indian, Alaska Native or other tribal affiliation, and commitment to the education of Native American youth and commitment to a Native American community (No FAFSA required)

Requirements: Essay (100 words)

Heck Family Scholarship
Amount: $4,360
FR Required

Thurston County high school graduate who is the first in their family to attend college.

Isabelle Lamb Leg Up Scholarship
Amount: $1,560
FR, SO, JR, SR Required

Single Mother.

Jacinta McKoy Community Based Learning and Action Scholarship
Amount: $1,600
SO, JR, SR Required

Community-based service and social change.

Jackie Robinson Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $3,182; 3 awarded
SO, JR, SR Preferred

Academic achievement, community service, social justice, students of color. Preference given to students transferring from Seattle Central Community College.

Jane Jervis Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
SO, JR, SR Required
Jason Andrew Oak Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,695
SO, JR, SR Required

Performing arts.

Jeanne Hahn Scholarship
Amount: $3,940
SO, JR, SR Required

Political economy or history.

John & Andrea Adams Scholarship
Amount: $1,510
FR, SO, JR, SR Required

Interest in working in the environmental field. Preference will be given to a single parent.

John Walker Scholarship
Amount: $400 to one applicant
Required

Female applicant, preference given to women of color and/or women over thirty who have demonstrated a commitment to continued intellectual and professional development and financial need. (FAFSA received by Feb. 1 priority deadline required)

Requirements: Essay (100 words)

Joseph Albert Dear Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $2,567; multiple awards
SO, JR, SR Required

Public policy/career in public service.

Judge Carol Fuller Graduate Fellowship
Amount: $1,400 to one applicant
Not need-based

Past experience or future plans related to helping young children living in or near poverty conditions. (No FAFSA required)

Requirements: Essay (100 words)

Judge Fuller Graduate Fellowship
Amount: $1,445

Second Year MiT student with past experience and future plans related to helping young children living in or near poverty conditions.

Judy Cushing Scholarship
Amount: $3,000
Required
JUNO Scholarship
Amount: $5,713; 2 awarded
SO, JR, SR Required

Painting, drawing or mixed media based on drawing or painting.

K2 Scholarship
Amount: $2,968; 2 awarded
Required
Lamb Leg Up II Scholarship
Amount: $2,220
SO, JR, SR Required

Preference will be given to students from Grays Harbor.

Lamb Leg Up Scholarship
Amount: $1,855
FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based

Preference will be given to students from Grays Harbor.

Laura White Math Scholarship
Amount: $1,335
JR, SR Required

Science, technology, engineering or math.

Learning Seed Foundation Scholarship
Amount: $3,240
SO, JR, SR Required

Community service. Preference will be given to students of color and students who are the first in their family to attend college.

Lee Hoemann Scholarship
Amount: $1,950
SO, JR, SR Required

Environmental Science or Environmental Policy.

Les Purce Scholarship
Amount: $5,238; 2 awarded
Required
Life on Earth Scholarship
Amount: $1,625
FR, SO, JR, SR Required

Incorporate the outdoors into their academic work.

Linda Kahan Scholarship
Amount: $1,605
Required
Litchman Family Scholarship
Amount: $2,993; 2 awarded
SO, JR, SR Required

Healthcare.

Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin Endowed Scholarship
Amount: $2,706; 8 awarded
SO, JR, SR Required

Technology.

Mark Blakley Memorial Award
Amount: $1,660
FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based

Fine arts: writing, painting, sculpture, photography, etc.

Mark Stephen Souder Scholarship for Information Dissemination
Amount: $3,220
FR, SO, JR, SR Preferred

Interest in information dissemination. Preference given to non-Caucasian, non-resident, and/or non-heterosexual students

Mary Ann Steele Scholarship
Amount: $1,255; 2 awarded
SO, JR, SR Required

LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer).

Mathew Slobodkin Memorial Award
Amount: $2,935
SO Not need-based

GED or other high school equivalency. Contributes to political, artistic, or cultural life of Evergreen or Olympia.

McConkey Trustee’s Scholarship
Amount: $4,740; 2 awarded
FR, SO, JR, SR Required

Academic Achievement. Professional Promise.

Merrill & Rhea Gordon Scholarship
Amount: $3,000
Required
Merv Cadwallader Scholarship
Amount: $2,240
SO, JR, SR Required

Commitment to the betterment of society through good citizenship and community involvement.

Michael Hsue Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,565
Microsoft Alumni Scholarship
Amount: $2,090; 2 awarded
SO, JR, SR Required

Applied technology/computing - any discipline.

Millarckee Farm Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Miriam & Gerald Erlick Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,710
SO, JR, SR Required

Orphaned or raised in foster homes or in another alternative living arrangement without parenting by biological parent(s).

MPA Merit Award - Public & Nonprofit Administration and Public Policy Concentrations
Amount: Varies depending on funding
Not need-based

One or more awards for students in the Public & Nonprofit Administration and Public Policy concentrations who demonstrate excellence in their MPA application (new admits) or Core coursework (continuing students). Completion of “Basic Info” section of MPA Sponsored Aid Application online form required. (No FAFSA required)

MPA Merit Award - Tribal Governance Concentration
Amount: Varies depending on funding
Not need-based

One or more awards for students in the Tribal Governance concentration who demonstrate excellence in their MPA application (new admits) or Core coursework (continuing students). Completion of “Basic Info” section of MPA Sponsored Aid Application online form required. (No FAFSA required)

MPA Tribal Program Endowment
Amount: $2,900 distributed among one or more applicants
Required

Tribal Governance concentration students who show great potential to use their education to benefit tribal or indigenous communities and financial need. (FAFSA received by Feb. 1 priority deadline required)

Requirements: Essay (100 words)

Mueller Family Scholarship
Amount: $2,900
SO, JR, SR Required

Environmental Studies.

Niels Skov Scholarship
Amount: $3,260
SO, JR, SR Required

Entrepreneurship.

Nonsequitur Scholarship
Amount: $4,090
FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based

Scholastic or personal achievement.

One Hardt Scholarship
Amount: $2,300; 2 awarded
FR, SO, JR, SR Preferred

Entrepreneurial spirit, community service.

Oscar Soule Scholarship
Amount: $1,720
Required
Pete Sinclair Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,885
JR, SR Required

English literature. Preference given to students interested in creative writing, the classics and/or poetry.

Phoenix Rising Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
FR, SO, JR, SR Preferred

Female survivor of domestic abuse or sexual assault.

Political Ecology 1971–1972 Program Scholarship
Amount: $1,960
FR, SO, JR, SR Preferred

Environmental studies

Rachel Corrie Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $3,000
FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based

Human rights, social change.

Rainwater/Ross Endowment Fund
Amount: $3,040
FR Preferred

Community service.

Randy Ray Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,000; 2 awarded
GR Preferred

Interest in pursuing environmental policy with an emphasis on economic and business impacts at the state and local levels.

Will be enrolled in Evergreen’s Masters in Environmental Studies program upon receipt of the scholarship.

Raquel Salinas Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,000; 1 awarded
FR, SO, JR, SR Preferred

Engagement in First Peoples’ Advising programs, events, and/or services

Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the broad field of education

Preference will be given to students of color (African American, Asian, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, Alaskan Native or students who self-identify as multi-racial)

Preference will be given to students who identify as having any type of disability.

Rita Sevcik Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Robert J Meyer Organic Farming Scholarship
Amount: $3,000
FR, SO, JR, SR Preferred

Be a resident of the south sound region of Washington (defined as the Washington counties of Thurston, Lewis or Mason and the southeastern portion of Grays Harbor county including the cities and surrounding areas of Montesano, Elma, McCleary and Oakville)

Demonstrate a desire to focus their studies in organic farming or ranching, agricultural sustainability, or sustainable ecosystems within the south sound region of Western Washington.

Demonstrate an intention to stay in and contribute back to the south sound region after graduation

Roberto Clemente Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,950
FR, SO, JR, SR Preferred

Public service, academic achievement. Preference to first-generation Latin American or Puerto Rican.

Sara Ann Bilezikian Sustainability Fellowship
Amount: Approximately $8,765 per year for 2 years, to one applicant
Not need-based

2 year award: approximately $8,765 per year for 2 years will be awarded to one student admitted in even years who is studying sustainability. (No FAFSA required)

Requirements: Essay (250 words), Resume, Letter of Recommendation

Sarah and Stanley Rumbaugh Scholarship
Amount: $1,470
SO, JR, SR Required
Shauna May Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $4,005
JR, SR Not need-based

Literature, history, philosophy, anthropology, psychology or religion.

Soroptimist International of Olympia Endowment Scholarship
Amount: $1,140
SO, JR, SR Preferred

Female. Community service.

Soule Family Fellowship
Amount: $2,375 to one applicant
Required

Commitment to students doing work in the area of environmental studies and/or public health (FAFSA received by Feb. 1 priority deadline required)

Requirements: Essay (100 words)

Steven Gibson Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $2,485
FR, SO, JR, SR Required

Community service.

Storytelling Scholarship
Amount: $1,430
SO, JR, SR Required

Storytelling (creative or academic writing, media, music, visual arts or performance).

Sue Crystal Memorial Fellowship
Amount: Approximately $500 to $1000 per applicant, for up to three applicants
Not need-based

NOT offered in 2021. Awarded in Spring 2022 through separate award process. Funding for final Capstone projects. Eligible students must be enrolled in the Tribal Governance "Capstone" course and be in good academic standing. (No FAFSA required)

Teacher Education Programs Diversity Scholarship
Amount: Approx. $500 distributed to one or more MiT students.
Not need-based History of involvement with diversity issues and/or a considered plan for addressing diversity issues in their future classrooms.
Thayer Raymond Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $5,125; 7 awarded
JR, SR Required

Community service.

The Sara Ann Bilezikian Fellowship
Amount: $9,143
New GR Preferred

Demonstrated experience and goals related to environmental protection, environmental advocacy and social justice. Financial need also considered.

Tom Rainey History and Literature Scholarship
Amount: $2,350
SO, JR, SR Required

Humanities, history, literature.

TQ Berg Family Scholarship
Amount: $1,575
Required
TRiO Scholarships
Amount: $7,000 (split over 3 years), multiple awards
SO, JR, SR Preferred

Participation in a TRiO program.

TRiO Tuition Waivers
Amount: varying amounts up to the value of resident tuition 18 credits
SO, JR, SR Preferred

Participation in a TRiO program.

Tuition Waiver Non-Resident
Amount: Up to 25% of non-resident tuition per award, for several out-of-state residents
Required

Primary consideration to non-resident students who demonstrate excellence in their MPA application (new admits) or Core coursework (continuing students) + financial need. Completion of “Basic Info” section of MPA Sponsored Aid Application online form required. (FAFSA received by Feb. 1 priority deadline required)

Tuition Waiver Washington State Resident
Amount: Awards typically range from approximately $500 to $1,500 per award; for several Washington State residents
Required

Primary consideration to Washington State resident students who demonstrate excellence in their MPA application (new admits) or Core coursework (continuing students) + financial need. Completion of “Basic Info” section of MPA Sponsored Aid Application online form required. (FAFSA received by Feb. 1 priority deadline required)

Tuttle Baldwin Scholarship
Amount: $1,720
Required
United Faculty of Evergreen Solidarity Scholarship
Amount: $1,000; 5 awarded
SO, JR, SR Required

Washington resident. Community Service. One or more required: Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness; African American; Latinx; Native American; Asian, Pacific Islander, Pan Asian; DREAMers and DACA; A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university; LGBTQ; Parent

Vauhn Foster-Grahler Quantitative Reasoning Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Wayne Garrett Kostin Scholarship
Amount: $1,505
SO, JR, SR Required

LGBTQ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer).

Work Study Graduate Assistant Award
Amount: $15/hour part-time employment, for one or more students
Required

Demonstrated academic excellence in public administration coursework and the ability to perform high quality research + financial need. (FAFSA received by Feb. 1 priority deadline required)

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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