Wayne Garrett Kostin Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Due Date: February 3

Offered to a new or currently enrolled student with at least sophomore standing attending full time. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college for reasons not related to academic performance and who demonstrate financial need. The successful applicant should demonstrate a strong personal commitment to working toward a more just, accepting and peaceful society through volunteer work, activism, political/community participation, and/or other means. Applicants must self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • A first generation student, e.g., a student who is the first in his or her immediate family to attend college
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete his or her degree
  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness

Requirements

  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • Describe your strong personal commitment to working toward a more just, accepting and peaceful society through volunteer work, activism, political/community participation, and/or other means.
    • What are you studying and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish at Evergreen; particularly, how do you plan to apply your passion for a more just, accepting and peaceful society?
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • FAFSA (see How to Apply #4).