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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Titlesort descending 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
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
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 Ker Gordon Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
New, Current FR, SO, JR, SR Required

Hydrology or stream management

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: $2,000
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: $3,637; 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 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
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

United Faculty of Evergreen Solidarity Scholarship
Amount: $550; 12 awarded
Current JR, SR Required

Washington resident
Community Service
Union Service

One or more required:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • African American
  • Latinx
  • Native American
  • DREAMers (undocumented immigrant whose 1st language is not English)
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • LGBTQ
  • Parent
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