Scholarships and Awards

SEFS has a strong scholarship program made available by the generous donations of alumni and friends. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and need, and the SEFS Scholarship Application Form is available online. The application deadline is April 1st (extended to April 30th for Spring 2019) for the following academic year. BSE students should apply directly to WPPF. Awards are made for up to $10,000 per year. Other sources of financial aid include:

  • The Charles L. Pack Essay Competition provides a $500 award annually for the best essay on a forestry topic written for the general public. Contact with questions.
  • The Director's Office offers Graduate Student Travel Awards to national conferences, seminars, and professional meetings. The funding is meant to supplement research grant funding and the Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation.
  • The Director's Office provides financial support to defray costs incurred to complete ESRM senior capstone projects. Students submit the Capstone Award Form to apply for this support.
  • The Director's Office provides financial support to help with the cost of field trip fees for courses with field trips. Students submit the Field Trip Support Form to apply for this support.
  • The Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation provides industry-sponsored scholarships for undergraduate majors in the Bioresource Science and Engineering program. Applicants must apply prior to the first quarter of their admission to the program. Scholarship amounts are $1,500-$4,000 per academic year, depending upon academic merit.
  • The UW Financial Aid Office, Schmitz 105, administers a variety of government and UW funded financial aid programs for UW students. Application deadlines vary, but priority is given to those who apply early. Scholarship amount depends on eligibility for financial aid.
  • The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards, Mary Gates 120, provides information and guidance for UW students on a wide variety of local and national funding programs.
  • The UW Veterans Education Benefits page provides information and guidance for veterans, current active duty members or dependents of military who may be entitled to VA benefits, tuition reductions or tuition assistance programs while enrolled at the UW.
  • The Brink Law Firm Scholarship provides a $1000 award for a video essay. See link for details.
  • See the College of the Environment scholarship page for additional scholarship and financial aid resources from a wide variety of sources.

Office of Student and Academic Services
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
University of Washington
Box 352100
Seattle, WA 98195-2100
fax: 206-685-0790
phone: 206.543.7081