Search for External Scholarships

Enrollment Services receives scholarship announcements along with applications from many outside sources.

Copies of these announcements are usually posted on the wall outside the office, right next to the Financial Aid Office.

We encourage you to check the postings whenever you are in the area.

Do not rely solely on information found on our website—you can research opportunities on your own:

  • Use Internet sites for Free Scholarship Search Services
  • Check with professional groups like Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, and Elks, etc.
  • Large companies and unions offer scholarships to employees and their dependents
  • If you are not from this area, visit community colleges and 4-year institutions in your hometown to find the more localized opportunities
  • Pay attention to newspapers and bulletin boards

The links that follow are examples of where you might start, but none are endorsed by the Financial Aid Office or by The Evergreen State College.


Financial Aid forms may be available in multiple formats. Many require use of the Adobe Reader or other PDF viewer.

If you complete a form on your computer, remember to print it and sign it before submitting by mail or faxing to (360) 867-6576.

External Scholarships

AAUW Fellowships and Grants

American Association of University Women (AAUW) has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW provided more than $3 million in funding for more than 200 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2009-10 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women in the United States and around the globe.

Garden Club of America Scholarships

Scholarships for: botany, medicinal botany, tropical botany, field studies, summer study, coastal wetlands, conservation & ecological restoration, desert studies, garden history & design, horticulture, conservation horticulture, tropical horticulture, landscape architecture, native bird habitat studies, summer environmental studies and urban forestry.


Beyond Dreaming: Scholarship list for undocumented students in Washington State.

The Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism

Each year this program takes 10 journalists near the start of their careers and help them work through an ambitious reporting project in print, web-based, or radio journalism, from the beginning through publication or broadcast. Fellows meet together twice during the year, once in the fall on the Middlebury campus in Vermont, and once in the spring at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California.

At these meetings professional journalists help participants plan their reporting and shape their stories. Graduate fellows each receive $10,000 to help with reporting and living expenses during the fellowship year—enough, we hope, to let the reporting project be one significant focus of their year’s work. We interpret the environment broadly—reporting projects dealing with economics, culture, global issues, and the like are fine, as long as they center in some way on the human relationship with the physical world.

Morris K. Udall Foundation

The Morris K. Udall Foundation was established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 to honor Morris King Udall’s thirty years of service in the House of Representatives.

Morris Udall’s career was distinguished by civility, integrity, and consensus, as well as a commitment to preservation of the nation’s natural environment. Consistent with these values, the Udall Foundation is committed to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through studies in the environment, Native American health and tribal policy, and effective public policy conflict resolution.

The Udall Foundation is an executive branch agency. The President of the United States appoints its board of trustees with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate.

Gates Millennium Scholarship

The best and the brightest students shouldn't be denied access to higher education simply because they can’t afford it.Bill Gates

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. HSF was founded in 1975 with a vision to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans-the largest minority segment of the U.S. population. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country.

Pride Foundation

Students who have been stigmatized, isolated or closeted because of sexual identity issues often lack critical family, financial and community support. Encouraging them to continue their education can be very challenging. Too often individuals of great promise give up because they don't think anyone believes in them or cares what they have to contribute. Scholarships that clearly say, this is for you can make a huge difference.

Pride also recognizes students who may not be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, but who have contributed to the LGBT community. These may be the children of LGBT parents, or just friends of our community whose leadership skills we want to foster.

National Federation of the Blind

Each year at its national convention in July, the NFB gives a broad array of thirty scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. 

Sodexo Foundation STOP Hunger Scholarships

STOP Hunger Scholarships, a program of the Sodexo Foundation, recognizes students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger in America.

Scholarship Searches

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  • FastWeb

    Is a database search that can help you find money for college. Search 600,000 scholarships worth over $1 billion.


    The Washington Scholarship Coalition is a partnership to build an online scholarship marketplace. is a free, user-friendly, student-centered web site for efficiently finding, and applying for, scholarship opportunities. Free of cost for both students and providers, acts as a clearinghouse with vetted scholarship information to match those looking for support with those looking to provide it. Ultimately, helps students, donors and policymakers achieve their goals.

Study Abroad

The Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Information from Evergreen’s International Programs & Services

Check out specific Study Abroad Scholarship information and resources on this page, visit the IIE Study Abroad Funding database, consult with the Office of International Programs & Services, and visit the Scholarships web page to learn more about scholarship opportunities specific to Evergreen.