Search for External Scholarships

Enrollment Services receives scholarship announcements along with applications from many outside sources, and we will post those announcements here as we become aware of them. We encourage you to check this page periodically throughout the year. The links on this page are examples of where you might start, but none are endorsed by the Financial Aid Office or by The Evergreen State College.

Currently available opportunities

Harstine Island Women's Club Scholarship (PDF)

Due May 15th

The Harstine Island Women’s Club and Judy and Charles Chase Memorial Endowment are offering scholarships for those entering or continuing post high school education. Applicants must be residents of Harstine Island and have graduated from an accredited high school or have obtained a diploma from an accredited high school program by the prior August or have obtained a GED.

Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs - Blue Mountain District (PDF)

Due May 18th

The members of the Blue Mountain District of the Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs take pleasure in offering a $4,000 scholarship to students pursuing an emphasis in horticulture or a related field. Applicants must be Washington State residents, attending a Washington college or university, and hold Junior or Senior status as of the 2021-22 academic year.

Applicants must complete the application form linked above, and provide an essay outlining your academic emphasis and how you plan to use this knowledge in your career, submitted via one of the methods outlined in the application form.

Other external resources

Do not rely solely on information found on our website—you can research opportunities on your own:

  • Use Internet sites for Free Scholarship Search Services
  • Check with professional groups like Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, and Elks, etc.
  • Large companies and unions offer scholarships to employees and their dependents
  • If you are not from this area, visit community colleges and 4-year institutions in your hometown to find the more localized opportunities

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound serves as a catalyst for charitable giving in Thurston, Lewis and Mason counties. Since 1989, community residents have utilized us to make their charitable gifts more effective. We provide maximum flexibility in establishing, managing, and distributing your gifts.

Each year, donors who have trusted the foundation to manage their funds provide scholarship support for students planning to pursue post-secondary educational opportunities—both academic and vocational. Honoring guidelines set by the donors, committees comprised of high school counselors, college financial aid professionals, community volunteers and Foundation board members review the scholarship applications and select award recipients.

AAUW Fellowships and Grants

American Association of University Women (AAUW) has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW provided more than $3 million in funding for more than 200 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2009-10 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women in the United States and around the globe.


Beyond Dreaming: Scholarship list for undocumented students in Washington State.

Morris K. Udall Foundation

The Morris K. Udall Foundation was established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 to honor Morris King Udall’s thirty years of service in the House of Representatives.

Morris Udall’s career was distinguished by civility, integrity, and consensus, as well as a commitment to preservation of the nation’s natural environment. Consistent with these values, the Udall Foundation is committed to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through studies in the environment, Native American health and tribal policy, and effective public policy conflict resolution.

The Udall Foundation is an executive branch agency. The President of the United States appoints its board of trustees with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate.

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

The best and the brightest students shouldn't be denied access to higher education simply because they can’t afford it.Bill Gates

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. HSF was founded in 1975 with a vision to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans-the largest minority segment of the U.S. population. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country.

Pride Foundation

Students who have been stigmatized, isolated or closeted because of sexual identity issues often lack critical family, financial and community support. Encouraging them to continue their education can be very challenging. Too often individuals of great promise give up because they don't think anyone believes in them or cares what they have to contribute. Scholarships that clearly say, this is for you can make a huge difference.

Pride also recognizes students who may not be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, but who have contributed to the LGBT community. These may be the children of LGBT parents, or just friends of our community whose leadership skills we want to foster.

National Federation of the Blind

Each year at its national convention in July, the NFB gives a broad array of thirty scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. 

Sodexo Foundation STOP Hunger Scholarships

STOP Hunger Scholarships, a program of the Sodexo Foundation, recognizes students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger in America.

Scholarship search engines


Fastweb is a database search that can help you find money for college. Search 600,000 scholarships worth over $1 billion.

The Scholarship Page

Since 1995, The Scholarship Page has provided students, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors with information about scholarships that can be used for attending colleges or universities. Many people have been helped with their tuition, books, fees, and other costs associated with getting a higher education.

The Washington Scholarship Coalition is a partnership to build an online scholarship marketplace. is a free, user-friendly, student-centered web site for efficiently finding, and applying for, scholarship opportunities. Free of cost for both students and providers, acts as a clearinghouse with vetted scholarship information to match those looking for support with those looking to provide it. Ultimately, helps students, donors and policymakers achieve their goals.

Study Abroad Resources

The Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Information from Evergreen’s International Programs & Services

Check out specific Study Abroad Scholarship information and resources on this page, visit the IIE Study Abroad Funding database, consult with the Office of International Programs & Services, and visit the Scholarships web page to learn more about scholarship opportunities specific to Evergreen.