First Peoples Advising

Scholarships

There are many places to look for scholarships. They are offered by non-profit organizations and corporations, as well as by The Evergreen State College. Explore as many as you can; not only do they help with the costs of attending college, they will look good on your resume or graduate school application.

IMPORTANT! DON'T GET BURNED - Beware of scholarship scams!

NOTE: If you are interested in applying for a scholarship that requires a minimum GPA, Evergreen will help you work with institutions and organizations that require letter or number grades. Contact the Registration and Records Office for assistance.

Scholarships and Tuition Awards from The Evergreen State College

World Studio Foundation Scholarships
$500 - $3,000
This program is for students whose major or principal area of study is advertising, architecture, environmental graphics, fashion design, filmmaking, fine arts, furniture design, graphic design, illustration, interior design, or landscape architecture. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, recommendations, and references. Students must show exceptional promise in their chosen field, have an interest in using their profession to give back to society, and be prepared to examine issues of cultural identity in submitted work. Applications from current high school seniors to graduate students are accepted.

Xerox Corporation
$1,000 - $10,000
This program is for minority undergraduate and graduate students studying chemistry, engineering, information management, physics, and material science.

Scholarships for Undocumented Students
College-bound students who are not citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States are not eligible for state or federal financial assistance because of their immigration status. In addition, they are generally classified as international students and therefore are required to pay higher tuition and fees. However, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) has compiled this list of scholarships that are open to undocumented students.

The Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship
In 2014, the Foundation expects to award 50 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 smaller honorable-mention awards to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

More Scholarship Resources:

CollegeXpress 
Create a free profile and receive notifications of new scholarship opportunities.

Affinity Plus Foundation
Credit union that offers its members the opportunity to apply for a $5000 scholarship– http://www.affinityplus.org

American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Offers many competitions and scholarships for engineering students, many specifically for minority students in engineering.

Barbara Wiedner and Dorothy Vandercook Memorial Scholarship Foundation
Awards of $250 or $500 for high school seniors and college freshmen with demonstrated leadership and personal initiative in activities involving peace and social justice, nuclear disarmament and/or conflict resolution.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities 
Variety of scholarships for students attending a HACU member college or university (The Evergreen State College is not a member).

Hispanic Scholarship Consortium
Provides dedicated students with awards of $2,000 - $5,000. Scholarships are renewable as long as students maintain full-time status and earn a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The nation’s largest provider of college financial aid to Latino students

College Board
Scholarship search engine provides information on scholarships tailored to students' backgrounds, disabilities, religions, and interests.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Awards of $2,500 - $5,000 for undergraduate and graduate study. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Scholarships for Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future.

Latin American Education Foundation
Scholarship opportunities for Latin American students with Colorado residency.

Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship
Scholarship to provide financial support to a deserving student with a history of migrating for employment in agriculture who has successfully completed one year of college.

National Peace Essay Contest 
High school students are eligible to compete in this contest for awards of $1,000 - $10,000.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Several scholarships for students pursuing careers in print, broadcast, online, and visual journalism. 

Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation
Scholarships of $500 - $10,000 for students pursuing careers in applied geophysics or a closely related field, such as geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences.

Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship
Offering college scholarships to students from New England with financial need who display academic excellence, strong citizenship and character, and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to society.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship 
Support for students pursuing health-related degrees.