There are many great ways to pay your tuition and college expenses that don’t come out of your pocket. The College of the Environment offers both need-based and merit-based scholarships to undergraduates and graduate students, as well as funding for student travel to conferences and for student-organized meetings. These opportunities are listed in the table below. Make sure to search for additional opportunities through the university’s resources.

College of the Environment Scholarships & Funding

Fund Name





Clarence H. Campbell Endowed Lauren Donaldson Scholarship Undergraduate Students* SAFS, SMEA, and OCEAN Merit & Need 4/10/15
College of the Environment Scholarship Undergraduate Students* All in College Merit & Need 4/10/15
Nancy Wilcox Scholarship Entering Freshmen or Transfer Students All in College Merit & Need 4/10/15
Del Rio Environmental Studies Scholarship Entering Freshman or Transfer Students affiliated with EOP All in College Merit & Need 4/10/15
Student Meeting Fund Student-Organized Meetings or Student Travel to Meetings All in College Rationale & Need 10/31/14, 1/21/15, & 4/10/15
Hall Conservation Genetics Award Graduate Students All in College Rationale Spring 2015, TBA
George Melendez Wright Young Leaders in Climate Change Fellowship Program
Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Students Varies Relevancy of Research to NPS 1/30/15

*Some incoming graduate students are awarded Clarence H. Campbell Endowed Lauren Donaldson Scholarships and College of the Environment Scholarships, but no individual graduate student applications are accepted. Graduate student recipients are recommended by their unit and awarded during the admission process.  Please see the Graduate Funding Opportunities page for more information.


Underrepresented Student Support

Additional support is available on this campus for underrepresented students in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). Learn more about these opportunities using our Underrepresented Student Support Table.

Office of Student Financial Aid

The UW Office of Student Financial Aid can help you explore your options for grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study. The Office also administers the Husky Promise – guaranteeing that all students can afford a UW education.

Student Scholarship and Funding Committee

The College of the Environment Student Scholarship and Funding Committee is responsible for reviewing applications and selecting students to receive the College’s scholarships and grants.


An up-to-date budget can be found at the Student Office of Financial Aid.

2014-2015 Undergraduate Student Budget (Nine-Month Living Expenses)


Budget Items

Lives with


Traditional Student

Non-Traditional Student

Books $1,206 $1,206 $1,206
Room/Board $3,483 $10,833 $14,076
Personal $2,265 $2,265 $2,265
Transportation * $414 $414 $1,296
Resident Tuition ** $12,394 $12,394 $12,394
Resident Total Costs $19,762 $27,112 $31,237
Non-Resident Tuition ** $33,513 $33,513 $33,513
Non-Resident Total Costs $40,881 $48,231 $52,356

* For UW-Seattle students, the annual U-Pass expense of $228 is added to the Tuition and Fees category.

** Tuition rates are for Seattle undergraduates. Bothell and Tacoma rates vary slightly due to fees.

Traditional: All single, undergraduate students (without dependent children) who are living away from parents’ home; or undergraduate married students without children whose spouses are also students.

Non-Traditional: Undergraduates who have children; married undergraduates whose spouses are not also enrolled. Registered same-sex domestic partners may request consideration for additional living costs and will need to provide information about their partner’s financial resources when they make the request.