Undergraduate Scholarships & Tuition Awards | The Evergreen State College

Undergraduate Scholarships & Tuition Awards

We encourage all students to consider applying for scholarships and tuition awards as a way to assist with educational expenses.

2017–18 Awards for New & Currently Enrolled Students

  • Application Deadline for Scholarships and Tuition Awards: February 1, 2017
  • Priority Admissions deadline: February 1, 2017
  • Priority Financial Aid application (FAFSA or WASFA) deadline: February 1, 2017

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Title New or Current Student Class Standing Need-Based Other Criteria
1st Sergeant (1SG) Samuel E. Avera Scholarship
Amount: $1,493
New, Current SO, JR, SR Preferred Veteran with a service-connected disability.
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Alumni & Friends Scholarship
Amount: $1,906; 2 awarded
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required Community service.
One or more Preferred:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Amando Barzola Hidalgo Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $714
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required Spanish as a first language. Social and/or Environmental Justice.
AmeriCorps Service Award
Amount: $1,800; 5 awarded
Tuition Award, restrictions apply.*
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based Completed one year of service with AmeriCorps
Ann Gavell Scholarship
Amount: $1,852; 2 awarded
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required Economics or Political Economy
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Art & Magda Costantino Scholarship
Amount: $1,489
Current SO, JR, SR Required Social sciences or education
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Barbara McCann Art Scholarship
Amount: $1,626
Current JR, SR Not need-based Demonstrates artistic merit.
Bennett Scholarship
Amount: $1,721; 1 for a new student, 1 for a currently enrolled student
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based Science or Technology
Bonnie Phillips Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $900
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required Environmental Studies Preferred criteria: Forest protection and global warming
Byron Youtz Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $2,583
Current JR, SR Not need-based Cross-discipline interests: arts, computer studies, humanities, math, sciences
Carleton Morris Cooley Scholarship
Amount: $500
Current SR Not need-based Demonstrates excellence in writing in the English language. Preference will be given to students who participate in college governance.
Charles and Barbara McCann Scholarship
Amount: $6,543
Current SR Preferred Ability to carry out a plan of study
Charles and Miriam Matthews Scholarship
Amount: $2,485
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required First-generation
Chastain/Barnett Scholarship
Amount: $4,676
New, Current JR, SR Required Computer science, digital media, and technology in any discipline.
Colin Reese Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $3,524
Current JR, SR Preferred Political science, economics and/or political economy.
Common Application Scholarships
Amount: Varying amounts; 16 scholarships some with multiple awards
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Cultural Diversity Award
Amount: Varying amounts up to the value of resident tuition for 18 credits
Tuition Award, restrictions apply.*
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based Commitment to diversity.
Dan & Sheryl Tishman Scholarship
Amount: $2,086; Multiple Awards (renewable)
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required Sustainability or nature conservation and business.
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
David L. Hitchens Scholarship in Honor of Frances Marie Rasmussen
Amount: $3,067
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required Arts, humanities, social sciences. Preference given to female applicants. First-generation required.
David Matthew Jeter Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $950
Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required Environmental studies.
David Whitener Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required First-generation
Dennis E. Jones Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $2,008
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based Washington state employee or interested in working in Washington state government. Information management or computer science.
Don Finkel Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $5,061
Current SO, JR, SR Not need-based Humanities
DREAMership Scholarship
Amount: $5,700; 2 awards
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required Undocumented Immigrant or a United States resident whose first language is not English.
Eckerman Family Scholarship for Women in Science and Technology
Amount: $1,000
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based Science or Technology. Self-identifies as a woman.
Ed Kelly Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,660
New, Current JR, SR Preferred Social Justice
Edith K. Draham Scholarship
Amount: $1,064
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required Demonstrated ability in fiction writing
Elizabeth C. Moore Scholarship
Amount: $1,250
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required Veteran with Honorable Discharge
Elizabeth Ker Gordon Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required Hydrology or stream management
Evergreen Faculty Union Solidarity Scholarship
Amount: $550; 12 awarded
Current JR, SR Required Washington State resident. Community service.
Evergreen Trustees’ Scholarship
Amount: $1,444
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required Demonstrated leadership
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Forest Ecology Scholarship in honor of Mrs. Suzanne Houts Stilson
Amount: $1,868
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based Forest ecology
Foundation, First Peoples’, and Sevcik Scholarships
Amount: Varying amounts; multiple awards, renewable
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Preferred Potential to distinguish themselves after graduation.
Fred Goldberg Scholarship
Amount: $2,062
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required Arts
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Gail & Rudy Martin Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required Demonstrates motivation, initiative, persistence and resourcefulness in pursuing educational and life goals.
George Washington Hayduke III Scholarship for Environmental Education
Amount: $3,897
Current SO, JR, SR Required Environmental protection, enhancement or mitigation.
Girvin Family Scholarship
Amount: $1,457
New, Current SO, JR, SR Preferred Passion for the arts.
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Haefeli Family Scholarship
Amount: $1,899
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required Interest in making a difference in the lives of others.
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Heck Family Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
New FR Required Thurston County high school graduate who is the first in their family to attend college.
Jacinta McKoy Community Based Learning and Action Scholarship
Amount: $2,178
Current SO, JR, SR Required Community-based service and social change.
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Jackie Robinson Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $2,881; 3 awarded
New, Current SO, JR, SR Preferred Academic achievement, community service, social justice, students of color. Preference given to students transferring from Seattle Central Community College.
Jason Andrew Oak Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,552
Current SO, JR, SR Required Performing arts
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Jeanne Hahn Scholarship
Amount: $3,558
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required Political economy or history
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Jess and Hanna Spielholz Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
JR, SR Not need-based Health Eduaction
John & Andrea Adams Scholarship
Amount: $1,241
Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required Interest in working in the environmental field. Preference will be given to a single parent.
Joseph Albert Dear Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $2,427
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required Public policy/career in public service
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
JUNO Scholarship
Amount: $4,705; 2 awarded
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required Painting, drawing or mixed media based on drawing or painting.
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Lamb Leg Up II Scholarship
Amount: $2,037
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required Preference will be given to students from Grays Harbor.
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Lamb Leg Up Scholarship
Amount: $1,682
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based Preference will be given to students from Grays Harbor.
Learning Seed Foundation Scholarship
Amount: $2,928
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required Community service. Preference will be given to students of color and students who are the first in their family to attend college.
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Lee Hoemann Scholarship
Amount: $1,505
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required Environmental Science or Environmental Policy
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Life on Earth Scholarship
Amount: $1,222
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required Incorporate the outdoors into their academic work.
Litchman Family Scholarship
Amount: $2,764, 2 awarded
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required Healthcare
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin Endowed Scholarship
Amount: $2,610; 4 awarded
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required Technology
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Margery B. Brown Memorial Media Fund Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Preferred Media production
Mark Blakley Memorial Award
Amount: $1,573
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based Fine arts: writing, painting, sculpture, photography, etc.
Mark Papworth Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required Anthropology and/or forensic science
Mark Stephen Souder Scholarship for Information Dissemination
Amount: $3,001
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Preferred Interest in information dissemination. Preference given to non-Caucasian, non-resident, and/or non-heterosexual students
Mary Ann Steele Scholarship
Amount: $2,286
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer)
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Mathew Slobodkin Memorial Award
Amount: $2,600
Current SO Not need-based GED or other high school equivalency. Contributes to political, artistic, or cultural life of Evergreen or Olympia.
McConkey Trustee’s Scholarship
Amount: $4,558; 2 awarded
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required Academic Achievement. Professional Promise.
Merit Award
Amount: Equal to undergraduate resident tuition up to 18 credits; 5 awarded; nonrenewable
Tuition Award, restrictions apply.*
New FR Not need-based National Merit Semi-Finalist Scholar
Merv Cadwallader Scholarship
Amount: $1,918
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required Commitment to the betterment of society through good citizenship and community involvement.
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Microsoft Alumni Scholarship
Amount: $2,012; 2 awarded
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required Applied technology/computing - any discipline
Miriam & Gerald Erlick Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,478
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required Orphaned or raised in foster homes or in another alternative living arrangement without parenting by biological parent(s).
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Mueller Family Scholarship
Amount: $2,657
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required Environmental Studies
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Nicandri Athletic Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required NAIA registered intercollegiate athlete
Niels Skov Scholarship
Amount: $2,829
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required Entrepreneurship
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Nonsequitur Scholarship
Amount: $3,838
Current FR, SO, JR, SR Not need-based Scholastic or personal achievement
Persistence Scholarship
Amount: $1000; renewable up to 4 years
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required Science or Business. Community service.
Pete Sinclair Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
New, Current JR, SR Required English literature. Preference given to students interested in creative writing, the classics and/or poetry
Phoenix Rising Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Preferred Female survivor of domestic abuse or sexual assault
Political Ecology 1971–1972 Program Scholarship
Amount: $1,825
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Preferred Environmental studeis
Rachel Corrie Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $3,000 nonrenewable
New, Current SO, JR, SR Not need-based Middle East Peace. Suggested areas of study (one or more): Arab culture/language, U.S. policy in Middle East, Peace/justice/conflict resolution, Human rights/social justice, Community activism/advocacy
Rainwater/Ross Endowment Fund
Amount: $2,879
New FR Preferred Community service
Roberto Clemente Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,478
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Preferred Public service, academic achievement. Preference to first-generation Latin American or Puerto Rican.
Shauna May Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $3,150
New, Current JR, SR Not need-based Literature, history, philosophy, anthropology, psychology or religion
Skipping Stone Foundation Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required Visual and preforming arts
Soroptimist International of Olympia Endowment Scholarship
Amount: $1,045
New, Current SO, JR, SR Preferred Female. Community service.
Steven Gibson Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $2,366
Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required Community service
Storytelling Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Current SO, JR, SR Required Storytelling (creative or academic writing, media, music, visual arts or performance)
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
Thayer Raymond Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $5,634; 2 awarded
New, Current JR, SR Required Community service
Tom Rainey History and Literature Scholarship
Amount: $2,055
Current SO, JR, SR Required Humanities, history, literature
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent
TRiO Scholarships
Amount: $7,000 (split over 3 years), multiple awards
New, Current SO, JR, SR Preferred Participation in a TRiO program
TRiO Tuition Waivers
Amount: varying amounts up to the value of resident tuition 18 credits
Tuition Award, restrictions apply.*
New, Current SO, JR, SR Preferred Participation in a TRiO program
Washington High School Merit Award
Amount: Multiple awards, $7,000 (split over 2 years)
Tuition Award, restrictions apply.*
New FR Not need-based Graduating from Washington High School/Home School/GED
Wayne Garrett Kostin Scholarship
Amount: $1,256
New, Current SO, JR, SR Required LGBTQ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer)
One or more Required:
  • High level of loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Age 24-26
  • First-generation
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American
  • Parent