The College of the Environment is pleased to announce the availability of the following student scholarships (jump to full descriptions)


Scholarships from College of the Environment

General eligibility

All scholarships are both need- and merit-based. Students who wish to be considered for scholarships must complete the FAFSA or WAFSA form and demonstrate need based on the University of Washington Office of Student Financial Aid’s assessment of this form. Incoming graduate students will be recommended for applicable scholarships by their academic unit. No individual graduate student applications will be accepted. Current and entering undergraduates may apply for College of the Environment Scholarships annually.

International students

International students who have been admitted to the UW are welcome to apply for scholarships. However, international students may not be eligible for some awards, as many scholarships have a financial need requirement (as determined by the FASFA/WAFSA) and/or specify that the recipient must be a US resident or citizen. Currently all scholarships awarded by the College of the Environment Dean’s Office have a financial need requirement (as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid using the FAFSA/WASFA), so international students are not eligible for these awards. Check with your major department regarding international student eligibility requirements for departmental scholarship funds.

Award amounts

Award amounts for all scholarships will vary depending upon financial need and source of funds. Awards are distributed over the course of the Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters the following academic year.

Successful Applicants

For all majors, we search for students who have a high and/or positively trending GPA, and superior performance in courses related to their intended major. For Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in the College of the Environment, the strongest applications describe a student who has done well in fundamental STEM coursework (mathematics, statistics, chemistry, biology, physics).  Although all students with demonstrated financial need (as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid) are eligible to apply, the majority of successful applicants have a GPA of 3.5 and above. Successful applicants with lower GPAs have demonstrated exceptional performance in an area other than coursework.

In addition to coursework, superior students are those who have involved themselves in a range of activities outside of the classroom, which might involve internships, volunteering, outreach and research opportunities. Students will have a wide range of opportunities they have taken advantage of, and challenges they have faced in pursuit of an education. It is important to explain in your application both opportunities and challenges as well as how you leverage opportunities and navigate challenges.

Apply

The deadline to apply for 2018-19 College of the Environment Scholarships has now passed. The application will re-open for 2019-20 in February of 2019.

Scholarship descriptions

  • Clarence H. Campbell Endowed Lauren Donaldson Scholarship

    This scholarship is made possible by the generosity of Clarence H. Campbell in memory of Lauren “Doc” Donaldson. Professor Lauren “Doc” Donaldson earned his MS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington in 1931. He served on the faculty of the School of Fisheries from 1932 until his retirement in 1973. Doc was a world-renowned expert in the development of fish stocks and trained countless students in freshwater fisheries research and management. Clarence Campbell, ’30, established this fund to recognize Doc’s lasting influence.

    Eligibility

    These scholarships are available to any undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, or the School of Oceanography. Previous recipients may re-apply. Award decisions will be based upon academic merit and financial need. Individual applications from graduate students are not accepted. Graduate student recipients are recommended by their unit during the admission process.

  • College of the Environment Scholarship

    This scholarship is made possible by the generosity of donors. The scholarship was created to support both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in the College of the Environment.

    Eligibility

    These scholarships are available to any undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in the College of the Environment. Previous recipients may re-apply. Award decisions will be based upon academic merit and financial need. Individual applications from graduate students are not accepted. Graduate student recipients are recommended by their unit during the admission process.

  • Del Rio Environmental Studies Scholarship

    The Del Rio Family Foundation established the Del Rio Endowed Scholarship Fund for Environmental Studies to encourage and support students with an interest in the environment who are participating in the Educational Opportunity Program, which promotes academic success and graduation for under-represented ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged and first-generation college students at the UW. The Foundation hopes that through their studies and participation in real-world environmental research and problem-solving, students will broaden their personal horizons to include issues of global concern and will develop a passion and the skill set for making a difference in the world.

    Eligibility

    These scholarships are available to freshmen or transfer students who are pursuing or plan to pursue a degree in the College of the Environment and who plan to participate in the Educational Opportunity Program. The Del Rio Environmental Studies Scholarship is part of the “Students First” program at the UW. Recipients will be eligible for continued scholarship funding as long as they meet satisfactory progress requirements. Award decisions will be based upon financial need and, secondarily, academic merit.

  • Nancy Wilcox Scholarship

    This scholarship is made possible by the generosity of former UW Provost Phyllis Wise, who established it to support students pursuing degrees in the College of the Environment. Dr. Wise named the endowment in honor and memory of her late sister, Nancy E. Wang Wilcox, a middle school teacher who tried to develop the minds of young adolescents using creative and innovative ways of learning. It is this legacy that inspired Provost Wise to establish this endowment to carry on her sister’s commitment to helping others achieve their educational goals.

    Eligibility

    These scholarships are available to entering freshmen or transfer students who are pursuing or plan to pursue a degree in the College of the Environment. The Nancy Wilcox Scholarship is part of the “Students First” program at the UW. Recipients will be eligible for continued scholarship funding as long as they meet satisfactory progress requirements. Award decisions will be based upon financial need, and, secondarily, academic merit.

  • Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support

    Tom and Arline Hinckley established the Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support to support the recruitment and retention of prospective and enrolled undergraduate and graduate Yakama Nation tribal member students within the College of the Environment, and to connect UW students to the Yakama Nation via field trips and other informal and formal exchanges.

    Eligibility

    These scholarships are available to any Yakama Nation tribal member undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in the College of the Environment. Previous recipients may re-apply. Award decisions will be based upon academic merit and financial need. Incoming graduate student recipients are recommended by their unit during the admission process. More information can be found here.