College of the Environment Scholarships for 2020-2021: Application Open

The College of the Environment is pleased to announce the availability of undergraduate scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Scholarships for Returning Undergraduates:

  • College of the Environment Scholarships – open to all College of the Environment students
  • Clarence H. Campbell Endowed Lauren Donaldson Scholarship –  open to students pursuing an Oceanography, Marine Biology or Aquatic & Fishery Sciences major
  • Dani Elenga Environment Scholarship –  open to College of the Environment students affiliated with the Educational Opportunity Program
  • Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support – open to any Yakama Nation tribal member who is a student in the College of the Environment

Details can be found online at:

Application Deadline: April 3, 2020 at 12:00pm (noon)

Awards will be announced in early May 2020.

Eligibility: Scholarships are available for undergraduate students pursuing a major in the College of the Environment. Previous recipients may re-apply. Award decisions are based upon a combination of academic merit and financial need. At this time, all College of the Environment Scholarships require that students have unmet financial need as determined by the University of Washington Office of Student Financial Aid. Thus, you must have a current FAFSA or WASFA on file to be considered for these scholarships.

Award Amounts: Award amounts for all scholarships vary depending on availability of funds, but typically range from $2,000-$3,500 annually. Award amounts will be distributed over the course of Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters during the 2020-2021 academic year, paid directly to the recipient’s student account.

To apply for one or more College of the Environment Scholarships, please complete the Scholarship Application Survey  which will require you to submit the following:

  1. Unofficial Transcripts from UW (pdf format)
  2. Personal Statement of Academic and Professional Goals (pdf or Word document, 1 page maximum) which includes your intended major if you are undeclared. Please describe your academic and professional goals. Comment on your progress towards completing course requirements for your major/degree. Describe any other relevant experiences that have influenced your academic path, such as internships, volunteer work, research, outreach, etc. If applicable, describe barriers or challenges that you have faced in pursuing this field of study.

Please name your files using this format: 
Lastname.Firstname_Statement.pdf (or .doc or .docx)

Your application will not be complete, and therefore will not be considered, if you have not submitted all of these materials.

**Please Note: once you start the survey, you will NOT be able to save your work in draft form and come back later to finish. Therefore, be sure you have your files (Unofficial Transcripts and Personal Statement) ready and available for upload before you begin.

Questions? Contact the Dean’s Office Academic Affairs team via email at