How to Apply

How to Apply for Scholarships

How to Apply

Applying for all undergraduate Evergreen scholarships and tuition awards is a single process. Each student submits one application that is used to determine their eligibility for the entire list of scholarships. There are many scholarships available, and each student will be matched with the opportunities that fit their need, interests, and circumstances, using the information they provide in their application. If you would like to review the full list of opportunities, they can be found in the scholarship portal. For more information on crafting a compelling essay and using the application portal, attend one of our Scholarship Workshops.

Your scholarship application will include

An application essay no longer than 1000 words addressing the following questions, as they apply to you:

  • What are you studying and why? This could include why Evergreen is the best place to fulfill your academic goals, what career you plan to pursue, and/or why you are interested in particular programs and courses if you aren’t quite sure what your long term goals are.
  • (Optional) What is your experience with community involvement and giving back? Think creatively – this could be volunteer service, clubs, paid work, personal projects, or even future planned work.
  • (Optional) What accomplishments are you most proud of in your personal, professional, and/or academic life? What other information makes up who you are?

One letter of recommendation written by someone other than a family member. Example recommenders include:

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

Optional: Unofficial transcripts (screenshots accepted)

  • New students with fewer than 40 transferable credits should submit high school transcripts, as well as college transcripts if applicable.
  • New students with 40 or more transferable credits should submit unofficial transcripts from all previous colleges.
  • Continuing Evergreen students should submit copies of Evergreen evaluations, which can be found in the Academic Progress tab of your my.evergreen account. Include both the overview page that lists your coursework to date and choose two narrative evaluations your faculty have written of you that best represent your work. If you have not yet attended Evergreen for two quarters, you can submit a combination of Evergreen and previous transcripts.

Optional: Portfolios and additional criteria may be required for specific scholarships, such as photography, writing samples, or audio recordings. There will be space on your application to upload and submit these materials.

FAFSA/WASFA application

Evergreen's financial need-based scholarship opportunities require applicants to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) for undocumented Washington residents. Both applications open October 1st, though we recommend completing and submitting either your FAFSA or WASFA no later than January 15th so our Financial Aid Office will receive the results by February 1st. Please do not submit a copy of the financial aid application along with your scholarship application. If you apply by the deadline, our office will receive your information automatically.

Evergreen’s school code is: (008155)

New Students Scholarship Application Portal Access

To be eligible to receive a scholarship, you must be admitted to the College, so it is critical that new students complete the application for admission prior to February 1. New students must activate their student account before they can access the scholarship application portal.

24 hours after you are admitted to the College, you will receive an email with instructions on how to activate your student account. Instructions on how to activate your student account are also available on the Help Wiki. 24 hours after you have activated your student account, you will be able to access the scholarship portal. Contact the Undergraduate Scholarship Office at if you can’t access the scholarship application.

Submitting Your Applications

Our online application form for 2023-24 undergraduate scholarships is now closed. It opened December 1, 2022. All materials were due by 11:59 pm on March 1, 2023.

Notification of scholarship awards has concluded. All applicants received notice of application status to their Evergreen email as of May 1, 2023, whether they were selected as a finalist or not.

FERPA statement

Pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, students submitting applications for scholarships are consenting to disclosure of their application materials to committee members on and off campus. This could include information related to scholarship eligibility, admissions status, registration status, class standing, and financial need.

The Evergreen State College strongly encourages qualified persons of all races, ethnicities and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, persons over 40, women, and Vietnam Era and disabled veterans to apply for awards listed.

Graduate Programs

Each program has their own financial aid and scholarship awards.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday: available in person by appointment.
Monday & Wednesday: drop-ins for scholarship questions 3 - 5 pm.
Thursday & Friday: available remotely by appointment.

(360) 688-8245 (voice and text)