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.
Application packets for all scholarships and tuition awards must be received by 5 pm February 1, 2016.
The one award not due on February 1 is the the Merit Award. This application is due by May 1, 2016.
All scholarships and tuition awards use a single application process. There are no separate forms to fill out. You should submit a packet of all required materials specific to each scholarship and tuition award description.
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 may not be able to confirm that we’ve received your other materials until after March 5, 2016, due to the large volume we receive.
Notification of awards begins April 1, 2016, and continues through July 31, 2016.
Amounts listed are based on awards determined in August 2015. Amounts for 2016–17 may vary.
Tuition and fees for 2016–17 are subject to change by the 2016 Washington State Legislature.
Note for New Students
It is possible that you might submit your scholarship and tuition award packets before you submit an admissions application. However, to be eligible for a scholarship or tuition award, you must be offered admission to the college. Therefore, it is critical that new students complete the application for admission prior to February 1, 2016.
We recommend applying for admission, awards, and financial aid at the same time.
Apply for 2016–17 Scholarships and Tuition Awards
Pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, students submitting applications for scholarships or tuition awards are consenting to disclosure of their application materials to committee members on and off campus. This could include information related to scholarship/tuition award eligibility, admissions status, registration status, class standing, and financial need.
Compose a Letter of Application
This letter should include your name, student identification number (if you have one), current address, email address, and the specific name of the scholarship or tuition award for which you are applying. The letter of application should address your talents, achievements, and needs as they relate to that scholarship or tuition award.
Below is an example of the information you should include:
The Evergreen (name of scholarship)
A00000000 (your student id number, if you have one)
Your email address
Include Letters of Recommendation
Include all letters of recommendation required for each packet. These letters should support the talents, achievements and needs discussed in your letter of application. Letters of recommendation are not confidential.
Include Your Transcripts
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.
Note: You can submit a preliminary academic transcript for scholarship purposes. The Office of Admissions, however, requires official copies.
Apply for Financial Aid
If demonstrated financial need is part of the selection criteria, you must apply for financial aid for the 2016–17 academic year.
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available beginning January 1.
- Undocumented Washington resident students can apply through the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) beginning January 1.
Submit your 2016–17 FAFSA or WASFA application no later than February 1 so our Financial Aid Office will receive them by March 1. Evergreen’s school code is: 008155. Please do not submit a copy of the financial aid application along with your scholarship application. If you meet the deadline, our scholarship committees will get your information automatically from our Financial Aid Office.
Include Your Portfolio
If you submit a portfolio as part of the application process, please 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. Find more information in the next step.
Submit Your Application Packet
Submit all application packets by 5 pm, February 1, 2016 (excluding the Merit Award, due May 1, 2016) to:
c/o Office of Enrollment Services
The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505
Submitted application packets become the property of the college, with the exception of portfolio materials, tapes, DVDs and videos. Please retrieve portfolio materials no later than October 15, 2016. For more information, call (360) 867-6310 or email us.
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.