Scholarships & Tuition Awards

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.

1st Sergeant (1SG) Samuel E. Avera Scholarship

Amount: $1,615

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Preferred

Offered to a new or currently enrolled veteran with at least sophomore standing attending full time who has a service-connected disability from their service in the United States military. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

AmeriCorps Service Award

Amount: $1,800; 5 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Not need-based

Offered to new and currently enrolled students attending full time who have completed one year of full time service with the AmeriCorps program. Students may receive this award for up to two academic years, but must reapply each year.

Ann Gavell Scholarship

Amount: $2,433; 2 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time who is focusing on economics or political economy. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Art & Magda Costantino Scholarship

Amount: $1,665

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time who demonstrates interest in studying social sciences or education. This scholarship is also intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. The applicant should also be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in their family to go to college (i.e., neither parent has a four-year college degree)
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Barbara McCann Art Scholarship

Amount: $1,740

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student Current
Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-Based Not need-based

Offered to a currently enrolled student with junior or senior standing attending at least half time who demonstrate artistic merit through submitted works. All forms of drawings are eligible except cartoon, graphic novels and digital drawings.

Additional requirements

Please submit with your application packet prints of your work, including a list of the works and a description of the media, printed on 8.5 x 11” paper.

Bennett Scholarship

Amount: $1,798; 1 for a new student, 1 for a currently enrolled student

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Not need-based

Offered to a new or currently enrolled full time student. Recipients will demonstrate an interest in an academic course of study applying science or technology to questions in the humanities or social sciences.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $3,005; two awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Byron and Bernice Youtz Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $2,870

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student Current
Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-Based Not need-based

Offered to a currently enrolled student attending full time with junior or senior standing for the 2017–18 academic year. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to study in either the natural sciences or humanities/arts and must give evidence of strong personal interest in the alternate discipline. This would include, for example, a student whose study emphasis during the freshman and sophomore years has been in science/math, but who has also pursued interests in the humanities or expressive arts; or the candidate may have worked primarily in the latter fields while also exploring some area of science, math or computer studies.

Charles and Barbara McCann Scholarship

Amount: $5,203; 2 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student Current
Class Standing

SR

Need-Based Preferred

Offered to a student with senior standing for the 2020-21 academic year who will be attending full time and has completed at least three quarters at Evergreen at the time of application. The applicant must show the capacity to work well with others and demonstrate the ability to successfully carry out a plan of study. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need.

Charles and Miriam Matthews Scholarship

Amount: $4,105

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending at least half time who is the first in their family to attend college and has demonstrated financial need.

Chastain/Barnett Scholarship

Amount: $5,535

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new transfer or currently enrolled student with junior or senior standing attending at least half time. The student must demonstrate an interest in computer science and technology through previous academic work and extracurricular activities (computers, software, electronics or digital media) and a personal commitment to using technology for the betterment of society through community involvement. The area of study does not have to be computer science; all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Colin Reese Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $3,805

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student Current
Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-Based Preferred

Offered to a currently enrolled student with junior or senior standing attending at least half time. The applicant must demonstrate academic interest and achievement in the study of political science, economics and/or political economy. The applicant should also demonstrate interest and involvement in the community through volunteer work, internships, paid employment or other means. Financial need will also be considered.

This scholarship was established in memory of Colin Reese, a 2003 Evergreen graduate whose goal was to explore options for a sustainable and more equitable economic system as a policy analyst or college educator.

Colin Ross Memorial Independent Learning Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Preferred

This scholarship was established in memory of Colin Ross, a 2017 Evergreen graduate who made the most of his experience at Evergreen by engaging in multiple field-based learning activities. To develop his expertise in wild life conservation, Colin studied abroad in Tanzania and Nepal, and completed an internship and an independent learning contract in Namibia.

To be eligible to receive the scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate student who plans to participate in field-based, independent learning experiences, including Independent Learning Contracts, internships, Student-Originated Studies projects, or study abroad programs.
  • Preference will be given to students interested in the sciences, especially wildlife or environmental conversation.
  • Preference will be given to students with financial need.

Colin Ross in the field for ILC

Common Application Scholarships

Amount: Varying amounts; 16 scholarships some with multiple awards

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Applicants for this scholarship will be considered for all of the following scholarships. Recipients for all of the opportunities will be selected from a combined application pool.

  • Evergreen Parents’ Endowed Scholarship ($2,765)
  • Jane Jervis Scholarship ($1,500)
  • Girvin Family Scholarship 2 ($1,435)
  • Sarah and Stanley Rumbaugh Scholarship ($1,470)

Offered to new or currently enrolled students with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Cultural Diversity Award

Amount: Varying amounts up to the value of resident tuition for 18 credits

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Not need-based

Offered to new and currently enrolled students attending at least half time who can demonstrate the capacity to assist the college in achieving its commitment to cultural diversity. Students may receive this award for up to two academic years, but must reapply each year.

Note: Students from the Tacoma Campus and the Native Pathways Program need to follow an application process specific to their programs. Contact those program directors for more information.

Dan & Sheryl Tishman Scholarship

Amount: $2,981; Multiple Awards (renewable)

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to new or currently enrolled students with at least sophomore standing attending full time who are interested in studying sustainability or nature conservation and business. This scholarship is renewable and is dependent upon satisfactory completion of Evergreen academic work. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Dan Evans Scholarship

Amount: $1,470

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Daniel Ira Klein Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $5,453; 2 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

David L. Hitchens Scholarship in Honor of Frances Marie Rasmussen

Amount: $4,325

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending full time who will be the first in their family to attend college and is studying in the humanities, social sciences or arts. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. All things being equal, preference will be given to female applicants in honor of David’s mother, Frances Marie Rasmussen.

David Matthew Jeter Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $500

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a currently enrolled student attending full time who is pursuing studies in environmental sciences. The applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Dennis E. Jones Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $2,165

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Not need-based

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending full time who demonstrates an interest in Information Management and/or Computer Science and is either a current Washington state employee attending Evergreen or shows an interest in working in Washington state government after graduating.

Don Finkel Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $3,665; 2 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Not need-based

The Don Finkel Memorial Scholarship is offered to a currently enrolled student who will be attending full time and has completed at least three academic quarters at Evergreen. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who shows excellence in work in the humanities. Financial need is not a consideration.

DREAMership Scholarship

Amount: $5,000; 7 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending at least half time. The applicant must be either an undocumented immigrant or a United States resident whose first language is not English. The applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Eckerman Family Scholarship for Women in Science and Technology

Amount: $1,000

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Not need-based

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student who self-identifies as a woman and  demonstrates an interest in science or technology studies at Evergreen.

Ed Kelly Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,985

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-Based Preferred

The Ed Kelly Memorial Scholarship is offered to a new transfer or currently enrolled student with junior or senior standing attending at least half time who demonstrates an understanding that social justice is an essential element in creating a sustainable future both politically and environmentally. Financial need will be considered.

Edith K. Draham Scholarship

Amount: $1,140

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending Evergreen full time with demonstrated ability in fiction writing and demonstrated financial need.

Additional requirements

Please include with your application packet a sample of a finished work of fiction you have written. Examples include but are not limited to, a short story or novel segment.

Edmond William Lapine II Scholarship

Amount: $1,595

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Not need-based

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending at least half time who shows academic achievement and professional promise. 

Evergreen Parents’ Endowed Scholarship

Amount: $2,765

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to new or currently enrolled students with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Evergreen Trustees’ Scholarship

Amount: $1,540

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time, who have demonstrated leadership and are interested in pursuing a leadership role following graduation. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

First Peoples Scholarships

Amount: Varying amounts; multiple awards, renewable

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Preferred

 

  • Freshman - $9,000 (split over 4 years)
  • Sophomore - $7,000 (split over 3 years)
  • Juniors - $5,000 (split over 2 years)

Offered to new or currently enrolled students of color (African American, Asian, Latino/Latina, Native American, Pacific Islander, Alaskan Native or students who self-identify as multi-racial) with freshman, sophomore or junior standing attending full time who have the potential to distinguish themselves after graduation in a field of their choosing. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need.

Rita Sevcik Scholarship ($1,000)

Offered to new or currently enrolled students attending full time who have the potential to distinguish themselves after graduation in a field of their choosing. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need.

Brian Williams ($1,090)

Criteria TBD – coming in early January

Forest Ecology Scholarship in honor of Mrs. Suzanne Houts Stilson

Amount: $2,230

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Not need-based

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending full time who demonstrates an interest in forest ecology.

Francisco Bautista Scholarship

Amount: $2,335; 2 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Fred Goldberg Scholarship

Amount: $2,670

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time with a passion for the arts. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Fred Tabbutt Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending at least half time who has demonstrated an interest in chemistry and the environment.  The applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Gail & Rudy Martin Scholarship

Amount: $2,065

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending at least half time who can demonstrate a high degree of motivation, initiative, persistence and resourcefulness in pursuit of their educational and life goals. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need.

George Washington Hayduke III Scholarship for Environmental Education

Amount: $1,948; 2 awards

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time who demonstrate interest in studying environmental protection, enhancement, or mitigation. This scholarship is also intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need.

Girvin Family Scholarship

Amount: $1,585

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

Need-Based Preferred

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time and focusing on the arts. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for studying the arts and creative expression. Preference will be given to students interested in creative communications, and graphic design, visual art or creative writing, although students interested in all forms of artistic expression will be considered. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Girvin Family Scholarship 2

Amount: $1,435

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Preferred

Offered to new or currently enrolled students with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Grant Nathanson Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,200

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a currently enrolled student attending at least half time who demonstrates a passion for writing with an interest in pursuing a career in writing and/or journalism.  The applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Haefeli Family Scholarship

Amount: $2,920

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time interested in making a difference in the lives of others. This can be through their passionate pursuit of a field of study and is not limited to a specific area of interest. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Heck Family Scholarship

Amount: $4,360

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New
Class Standing

FR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new freshman entering Evergreen Fall Quarter who is a high school senior attending a Thurston County high school. Applicants must be the first in their family to attend college and have a demonstrated zero Expected Family Contribution based on a FAFSA or WAFSA determination. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate the capacity to overcome hardship.

Note: Recipient must be willing to commit to providing feedback about the impact of the scholarship on his or her ability to complete a degree at Evergreen and/or other subsequent institutions during the year of the award and up until graduation.

Isabelle Lamb Leg Up Scholarship

Amount: $1,560

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending at least half time who is a single mother demonstrating financial need.

Jacinta McKoy Community Based Learning and Action Scholarship

Amount: $1,600

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time who demonstrate interest in pursuing community based service and social change. This scholarship is also intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. The applicant should also be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Jackie Robinson Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $3,182; 3 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Preferred

Offered to new transfer and currently enrolled students of color attending full time. This scholarship seeks to recognize a student for academic achievement and outstanding commitment to community involvement and social justice. Preference will be given to a student demonstrating financial need and who transferred from Seattle Central Community College.

Jane Jervis Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to new or currently enrolled students with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Jason Andrew Oak Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,695

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time who demonstrates an interest in the performing arts with preference given to students passionate about dance or theatre. This scholarship is also intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need.

In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in their family to go to college (i.e., neither parent has a four-year college degree)
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree​

Jeanne Hahn Scholarship

Amount: $3,940

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college for reasons not related to academic performance, with preference given to a student who is the first in his or her family to attend college and has demonstrated financial need. The successful applicant should demonstrate an interest in political economy or history. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Jess and Hanna Spielholz Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student
Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-Based Not need-based

Offered to a currently enrolled Evergreen student with an expressed desire to work in the field of health education. The successful applicant must have at least a minimum junior standing at the time of their application plus two terms of successful course work at Evergreen. Preference will be given to candidates who have successfully completed academic work in health education or a closely related field and have demonstrated excellent communication skills.

John & Andrea Adams Scholarship

Amount: $1,510

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing who shows interest in working in an environmental field. This scholarship is intended to support students at risk of dropping out of college with preference given to a single parent. The applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Joseph Albert Dear Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $2,567; multiple awards

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to new or currently enrolled students with at least sophomore standing attending full time who are pursuing studies with a public policy focus in preparation for a career in public service. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Judy Cushing Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

JUNO Scholarship

Amount: $5,713; 2 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time and shows great promise as an artist in painting, drawing or mixed media based on drawing or painting. This scholarship is also intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in their family to go to college (i.e., neither parent has a four-year college degree)
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Additional requirements

Please submit with your application packet prints of your work in drawing, painting, or mixed media arts.

K2 Scholarship

Amount: $2,968; 2 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Lamb Leg Up II Scholarship

Amount: $2,220

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. Preference will be given to students from Grays Harbor. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in their family to go to college (i.e., neither parent has a four-year college degree)
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Lamb Leg Up Scholarship

Amount: $1,855

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Not need-based

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending full time. Preference will be given to students from Grays Harbor.

Laura White Math Scholarship

Amount: $1,335

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled female student with at least junior standing who demonstrates an emphasis of study in science, technology, engineering or math.  The applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Learning Seed Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $3,240

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college for reasons not related to academic performance and who demonstrate financial need. The applicant must also demonstrate a commitment to using their talents to give back to his or her community. Preference will be given to students of color and students who are the first in their family to attend college. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in his or her immediate family to attend college
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Lee Hoemann Scholarship

Amount: $1,950

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time and also studying environmental science or environmental policy. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Les Purce Scholarship

Amount: $5,238; 2 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Life on Earth Scholarship

Amount: $1,625

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending at least half time who can demonstrate a commitment to incorporating the outdoors into their academic work at Evergreen. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need.

Linda Kahan Scholarship

Amount: $1,605

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Litchman Family Scholarship

Amount: $2,993; 2 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time and committed to pursuing a career in healthcare. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in their family to go to college (i.e., neither parent has a four-year college degree)
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin Endowed Scholarship

Amount: $2,706; 8 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time and passionate about studying technology, as well as applying this passion after graduation. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in their family to go to college (i.e., neither parent has a four-year college degree)
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Margery B. Brown Memorial Media Fund Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Preferred

The scholarship has been created to support the student-oriented teaching and production work in which Marge invested so much of her life at The Evergreen State College until her passing in 2006. Marge moved to Olympia in 1977 to attend The Evergreen State College. After graduating, she began her lifelong career as a faculty and staff member for the college. This scholarship will support a new or currently enrolled student interested in researching, producing and supporting socially relevant, experimental and critical media. Financial need will be considered.

Mark Blakley Memorial Award

Amount: $1,660

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Not need-based

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending full time who is pursuing the fine arts (writing, painting, sculpture, photography, etc.). Award will go to a student who shows talent, potential and creativity.

Additional requirements

​Please submit with your application packet a “piece of self” that captures an essential picture of you as a person, for instance, a piece of writing, a work of art, a portfolio or some other creative endeavor.

Mark Stephen Souder Scholarship for Information Dissemination

Amount: $3,220

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Preferred

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending full time who demonstrates an interest in information dissemination (e.g., writer, web designer, teacher, musician, activist; anyone helping to influence the way people think about their world) to change the concepts of “nons”—non-residents, non-Caucasians, non-heterosexuals—to create a more equal, intelligent and compassionate society. Preference will be given to non-resident gay or lesbian students demonstrating quality and creativity of prior work in the area of information dissemination. Financial need will also be considered.

Additional requirements

Please submit with your application packet a portfolio of work that expresses your beliefs about information dissemination and demonstrates how you have put those beliefs into action.

Mary Ann Steele Scholarship

Amount: $1,255; 2 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time who self-identifies as LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) and must demonstrate leadership skills in advancing LGBTQ equality. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree​

Mathew Slobodkin Memorial Award

Amount: $2,935

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student Current
Class Standing

SO

Need-Based Not need-based

Offered to a currently enrolled student with sophomore standing who has completed three quarters at Evergreen and is attending full time who does not have a conventional high school diploma. The applicant may hold a GED or other high school equivalency. The applicant should demonstrate academic success and show evidence of contributing to the political, artistic and/or cultural life of the Evergreen or Olympia communities.

McConkey Trustee’s Scholarship

Amount: $4,740; 2 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to new or currently enrolled students attending full time for the 2017–18 academic year. The McConkey Trustee’s scholarship was established with a bequest from the estate of Carolyn McConkey. It was her wish to assist deserving undergraduate students who demonstrate professional promise, academic achievement and financial need.

Merrill & Rhea Gordon Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Merv Cadwallader Scholarship

Amount: $2,240

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time who is able to demonstrate a personal commitment to the betterment of society through good citizenship and community involvement. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Microsoft Alumni Scholarship

Amount: $2,090; 2 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with sophomore, junior or senior standing attending full time, who has demonstrated the goal of applying technology (use of computers, computer software, electronic communications or digital media) to a discipline of study through past individual or academic projects. Applicants need not come from exclusively computer science backgrounds. All disciplines are encouraged to apply. Financial need must be demonstrated.

Additional requirements

Please also submit with your application materials a proposal for the project you hope to pursue that  incorporates computing into your discipline. Proposals will be evaluated for clarity and thoroughness, how realistic and attainable the goal is, creativity (e.g., is this new work that will stretch current thinking?) and utility within and outside of academics. Include a statement related to your financial need.

Mike Beug Scholarship

Amount: $2,375; 2 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

This scholarship was funded by Paul Stamets, Dusty Yao, and Fungi Perfecti, LLC.  Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending at least half time who demonstrate a passion for mycology.  The applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Miriam & Gerald Erlick Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,710

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time who was orphaned or raised in foster homes or in another alternative living arrangement without parenting by biological parent(s). This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Mueller Family Scholarship

Amount: $2,900

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time and focusing on environmental studies. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in their family to go to college (i.e., neither parent has a four-year college degree)
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Niels Skov Scholarship

Amount: $3,260

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college for reasons not related to academic performance and who demonstrate financial need. The successful applicant must also demonstrate a passion for the study of the numerous forms of entrepreneurship and a desire to use this passion in their professional pursuits. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Nonsequitur Scholarship

Amount: $4,090

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Not need-based

Offered to a currently enrolled student attending full time for the 2018–19 academic year.

Additional requirements

​Please submit with your application packet a personal essay, not to exceed one page double spaced in 11pt font, in which you describe a specific scholastic or personal achievement and explain how it has formed or affected your educational goals.

One Hardt Scholarship

Amount: $2,300; 2 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Preferred

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending at least half time who has an entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrates a commitment to making positive change by giving back to their community.  Financial need will be considered and preference will be given to students who are overcoming obstacles in their pursuit of education.

Oscar Soule Scholarship

Amount: $1,720

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Pete Sinclair Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,885

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new transfer or currently enrolled student with junior or senior standing who demonstrates a focus on English literature, with preference given to students interested in creative writing, the classics and/or poetry. The applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Phoenix Rising Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Preferred

Offered to a new or currently enrolled female student who is a survivor of domestic abuse or sexual assault. The applicant must demonstrate academic promise. Preference will be given to a student demonstrating financial need.

The intent of this scholarship is to create an opportunity for women to become more educated, and to help them become more whole as members of our community and our world. It will help provide a more holistic than traditional approach to healing, just as Evergreen is a more holistic approach to higher education. The Phoenix Rising Scholarship will be given to women who have not abandoned the dreams of their childhoods, women who know that strength comes from living, and that while life may not always be fair or just, it is filled with possibilities.

Political Ecology 1971–1972 Program Scholarship

Amount: $1,960

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Preferred

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending full time, pursuing environmental studies and demonstrating a continuing commitment to the field through academic work, community service or employment. Preference will be given to a student with financial need.

Rachel Corrie Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Not need-based

Evergreen students at all undergraduate class levels are invited to apply. The scholarship is awarded to an individual student for one year.

Rachel Corrie, a lifelong Olympia resident, Evergreen student and community activist, was killed by an Israeli military-operated bulldozer in Rafah, Gaza, on March 16, 2003, while defending the home of a Palestinian family against unlawful demolition.

The scholarship is for students dedicated to gaining a better understanding of peace and justice efforts around the world. A focus on the Middle East is valued, but it is not required to be considered for this scholarship. Applicants must show how they will use their studies to explore and promote human rights and social justice through community activism, scholarly analysis and/or political advocacy.

Areas of interest may include: peace, social justice and conflict resolution studies; international relations; Arab culture and Arabic language; US policy in the Middle East.

Additional requirements

* Letter of application explaining your qualifications and why you wish to be considered for the scholarship. The letter should focus on (1) your interest in peace and justice; (2) how the scholarship will help you; (3) a short description of your intended studies; and (4) an explanation of how your analytical or creative work reflects your interests. Include a short description of how you plan to incorporate your studies into the community and/or international context described above. (Your letter can be up to two pages in length.)

* Include a sample of analytical or creative work that you have produced which conveys your commitment to and interest in social justice. This could be an analytic essay, prose, art, poetry, photography or anything else which you feel conveys your message about social justice issues. This piece of work should not be longer than five pages. In your application letter, make sure you include a short statement (about a half-page or couple paragraphs) about the relevance of your analytical or creative work to your application. Applications that do not include a statement of relevance will not be reviewed. If you’re submitting art or photography, do not send originals. (No DVDs, but links to online videos are acceptable.)

* One additional letter of recommendation (two in total) from individuals, other than relatives, who are familiar with your qualifications. If you are currently a college student, we would like to see a letter from one of your recent faculty members.

* Financial need will be valued in our review, but it is not a requirement for the Rachel Corrie Scholarship.

Rainwater/Ross Endowment Fund

Amount: $3,040

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New
Class Standing

FR

Need-Based Preferred

Offered to a new freshman attending full time who demonstrates service to his or her community through volunteer programs. Secondary consideration will be given to those with financial need.

Raquel Salinas Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Preferred

This scholarship has been created to honor the life and work of Raquel Salinas. For almost 20 years, Raquel Salinas served as the First Peoples Support Programs Coordinator and was a pivotal person in tirelessly supporting students and communities of color at The Evergreen State College. As a first-generation college student, Latinx, and Evergreen double-alumna, she contributed much of her life to shaping campus-wide student support strategies and furthering campus dialogue around race and equity.

To be eligible to receive the scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

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

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

  • Demonstrated financial need.

  • 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 time of disability.​

Robert J Meyer Organic Farming Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Preferred

This scholarship was created by the Friends of the Olympia Farmers Market. To be eligible to receive the scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • 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.

  • Preference will be given to students with financial need.​

Roberto Clemente Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,950

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Preferred

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student attending full time who is pursuing a career in Puerto Rican or Central American studies. Applicants should have proficiency in conversational Spanish. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable commitment to public service, scholastic achievement and financial need. Other things being equal, preference will be given to students of Latin American and Puerto Rican heritage who will be the first of their family to graduate from a four-year college and to students intending to study abroad in Central America or Puerto Rico.

Sarah and Stanley Rumbaugh Scholarship

Amount: $1,470

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to new or currently enrolled students with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Shauna May Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $4,005

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-Based Not need-based

Offered to a new transfer or currently enrolled student with junior or senior standing attending full time who is pursuing studies in the humanities: literature, history, philosophy, anthropology, psychology or religion.

Soroptimist International of Olympia Endowment Scholarship

Amount: $1,140

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Preferred

Offered to a new transfer or currently enrolled female student who has completed a minimum of 45 credits at the time of application with demonstrated involvement in community activities and/or services. The successful applicant must enroll full time. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need. Soroptimist International of Olympia, part of the world’s largest classified service organization for executive and professional women, has supported successful community service initiatives in the Olympia area for more than 60 years. The recipient is expected to attend a Soroptimist scholarship recognition meeting during the academic year.

Steven Gibson Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $2,485

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

This scholarship was established to honor the life of Steven Gibson, his creative and retentive mind, forceful character and loving personality. Offered to a currently enrolled student who has completed at least one quarter at Evergreen and plans to attend full time. The applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Storytelling Scholarship

Amount: $1,430

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing, attending full time, who demonstrates a commitment to storytelling in any discipline, including: creative or academic writing, media, music, the visual arts, or performance. This scholarship is also intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need.

In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness 
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in their family to go to college (i.e., neither parent has a four-year college degree)
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

Terry A. Setter Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

FR, SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required
This scholarship was established by Terry A. Setter’s former students to support students who are studying music, audio production or music technology and have financial need. To be eligible to receive the scholarship, a student must demonstrate financial need and a commitment to studying music, audio production or music technology.

Thayer Raymond Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $5,125; 7 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Note: Students from the Tacoma campus and the Reservation-Based/Tribal Program need to follow an application process specific to their programs. Contact the program directors for more information.

Offered to new transfer and currently enrolled juniors and seniors attending full time at the Tacoma campus, the Reservation-Based/Tribal Program or the Olympia campus. Awards will go to students who can demonstrate financial need and involvement in the betterment of society.

Tom Rainey History and Literature Scholarship

Amount: $2,350

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing who is passionate about the humanities.  Preference will be given to students focusing on history and literature. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in their family to go to college (i.e., neither parent has a four-year college degree)
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

TQ Berg Family Scholarship

Amount: $1,575

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

TRiO Scholarships

Amount: $7,000 (split over 3 years), multiple awards

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Preferred

Offered to TRiO-eligible students (first in their family to pursue a bachelor’s, low income and/or have a documented disability) who will be new or currently enrolled in Evergreen’s TRiO Student Success program, who have previously been affiliated with TRiO (i.e. Upward Bound, Talent Search, TRiO SSS at another institution), and/or who have taken one of Evergreen’s TRiO classes.  Applicants must join the TRiO Student Success program if awarded.  Preference will be given to applicants with financial need.

Additional requirements

Please submit with your application a personal essay describing how your involvement with TRiO has impacted your academic performance, self-confidence, philosophy of service to others and how your life choices demonstrate your commitment to service. Your essay should be no longer than one page, double-spaced in 11pt font.

TRiO Tuition Waivers

Amount: varying amounts up to the value of resident tuition 18 credits

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Preferred

Offered to TRiO-eligible students (first in their family to pursue a bachelor’s, low income and/or have a documented disability) who will be new or currently enrolled in Evergreen’s TRiO Student Success program, who have previously been affiliated with TRiO (i.e. Upward Bound, Talent Search, TRiO SSS at another institution), and/or who have taken one of Evergreen’s TRiO classes.  Applicants must join the TRiO Student Success program if awarded.  Preference will be given to applicants with financial need.

Additional requirements

Please submit with your application a personal essay describing how your involvement with TRiO has impacted your academic performance, self-confidence, philosophy of service to others and how your life choices demonstrate your commitment to service. Your essay should be no longer than one page, double-spaced in 11pt font.

Tuttle Baldwin Scholarship

Amount: $1,720

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree

United Faculty of Evergreen Solidarity Scholarship

Amount: $1,000; 5 awarded

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

In recognition of the financial burden of tuition and in solidarity with those students who are completing their degrees at Evergreen, members of the United Faculty of Evergreen dedicate a portion of their salary to support juniors and seniors who might otherwise be unable to complete their college educations. Awards are offered to students who complete an application, take part in community or union service and demonstrate financial need.

In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Latinx
  • Native American
  • Asian or Pacific Islander
  • 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​

Washington High School Merit Award

Amount: Multiple awards, $7,000 (split over 2 years)

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New
Class Standing

FR

Need-Based Not need-based

Offered to new freshman entering Evergreen Fall Quarter as full-time undergraduate students who are graduating from a Washington state high school, have been home schooled in Washington state or earned their GED in 2019. Awards are offered to students who have distinguished themselves in a wide range of areas, e.g., academic achievement, community service, music, art, journalism, science.

Wayne Garrett Kostin Scholarship

Amount: $1,505

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Criteria
New or Current Student New, Current
Class Standing

SO, JR, SR

Need-Based Required

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college for reasons not related to academic performance and who demonstrate financial need. The successful applicant should demonstrate a strong personal commitment to working toward a more just, accepting and peaceful society through volunteer work, activism, political/community participation, and/or other means. Applicants must self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in his or her immediate family to attend college
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree