Students studying a treeUndergraduate students at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences are now able to apply for scholarships for the next academic year.

Due to our generous donors, SEFS has a robust undergraduate scholarship program. SEFS has traditionally offered scholarships in $10,000, $5,000, or $2,500 amounts, depending on the applicant pool and match with funds available each year. These funds are awarded based on merit and/or need, as indicated by the FAFSA or WASFA. The funds are directly deposited to your student account on a quarterly basis (Autumn, Winter, Spring) before the tuition due date (which is generally the third week of the quarter) after full-time (12 credits) enrollment is verified. Scholarships cannot be applied to summer quarter. Students, including those that have previously received a SEFS scholarship, must apply annually for the following academic year. Awards must be used within the award year. The SEFS ESRM Scholarship Application Form is available April 1 to April 30.

To apply, you will need to prepare:

  • A brief resume (in PDF format)
  • An unofficial UW transcript (in PDF format)
  • A Personal Statement, (in PDF format) up to 500 words, that addresses:
    • What area of study are you interested in
    • Your future goals
    • How the scholarship will help you achieve your goals
    • Anything else you think the Scholarship Committee should consider

Once you are ready, you will need to log into Google using a UW NetID and have the UW G-Suite activated. If necessary, consult your G Suite settings here. If you do not seem to have permission, close your browser completely to eliminate any other logins and then open your browser and the link again. Enter your UW NetID followed by You should then be prompted for a UW NetID login. Then, you can proceed to access the current Scholarship Form here.

To learn more about Scholarships and Awards at SEFS, visit this page.