Deadlines and How to Apply
Apply for all of your scholarships and tuition awards with this single process. Here are the steps for what you need to do to apply for each award.
Deadline and process
Application packets for all scholarships and tuition awards must be received by 5 pm February 1, 2019.
There are dozens of scholarships available. If you find several that fit your needs, interests, or circumstances, you are welcome to apply for more than one.
You’ll need to submit a scholarship packet for each scholarship you’re applying for. Typically, a scholarship packet includes: a letter of application (there are no application forms) and two letters of recommendation. Not all scholarships are the same, so read each description carefully and make sure to include all the required items.
Some materials, like letters of recommendations and transcripts, can be sent separately. However, we recommend you submit all of your materials together in a single packet so that you know your applications are complete. We’ll confirm receipt of your materials, but this may not be until March 5 as it often takes several weeks to organize the applications we receive.
Note for new students
It is possible that you might submit your scholarship packets before you submit an application for admission. However, to be eligible for a scholarship, you must be offered admission to the college. Therefore, it is critical that new students complete the application for admission prior to February 1, 2019.
How to apply for scholarship and tuition awards
Complete a cover sheet
Download and include this cover sheet (PDF). You can use one cover sheet for up to fifty applications.
Compose a letter of application
Include letters of recommendation
When transcripts are required, use the following guidelines. You can submit unofficial academic transcripts for scholarship purposes.
- New students with fewer than 40 transferable credits should submit high school transcripts, as well as college transcripts.
- Transfer students with 40 or more transferable credits should submit transcripts from all previous colleges.
- Currently enrolled Evergreen students should submit copies of Evergreen evaluations. If you do not have copies of your evaluations, you can request copies from Registration and Records. Allow 10 days for processing.
Apply for financial aid
Because many scholarships have financial need as one of the criteria, we strongly encourage all scholarship applicants to submit the FAFSA or WAFSA, both available beginning October 1. Some scholarships will specifically require a FAFSA or WAFSA be submitted.
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Undocumented Washington resident students can apply through the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)
Portfolios and recordings
Some of our scholarships for visual and performing arts students ask that you submit a portfolio or recordings. Recordings should be submitted on CD, DVD, or flash drive. Visual artists should submit copies or photographs. Do not submit originals of your work. You can retrieve your materials later, but we cannot assume liability for damaged or lost work.
Submit your application packet
Pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, students submitting applications for scholarships are consenting to disclosure of their application materials to committee members on and off campus. This could include information related to scholarship eligibility, admissions status, registration status, class standing, and financial need.
The Evergreen State College strongly encourages qualified persons of all races, ethnicities and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, persons over 40, women, and Vietnam Era and disabled veterans to apply for awards listed.