SEFS Scholarship Application

The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences awards scholarships for up to $10,000.00. These funds are made possible through generous donations by alumni, local industry, and other organizations. Most scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, but some scholarships also specify financial need; students must file a Free Application of Federal Students Aid (FAFSA) and have need determined by the Office of Financial Aid to qualify for these funds.

Type of Application
Please indicate your status for this application:


Personal Information

Last Name   First Name


Application Deadline
The application is due April 1st for the following academic year. Please indicate which quarters you are requesting a scholarship.

Specific Area of Study
These areas are from our list of funds used to match recipients with donor intent. Select at least one area of study. Please explain your area of study and interests further in your scholarship statement below.


Need-based Eligibility
Scholarships that specify need: evidence of financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid, is required. To qualify you must submit a FAFSA, available at
Would you like to be considered for scholarships that specify need?
Have you filed a FAFSA? (required to determine need)

Citizenship and Ethnicity
Are you a U.S. Citizen?
What ethnicity do you consider yourself?

Award Requirements
Scholarship recipients must be in a SEFS major and be registered for appropriate coursework. Scholarship recipients are required to write a thank you note to the donor before funds are awarded (guidelines and donor name will be provided). Scholarship recipients may also be contacted by Advancement staff to participate in donor stewardship, which may include events or other direct donor contact. By accepting these funds, you agree to these terms.

Scholarship Statement
Please submit a succinct, 250 word personal statement that will give the Scholarship and Financial Aid Committee a better understanding of your background and future goals. Your personal statement must include: reasons for choosing your area of study or research and your career objectives.

You may also include other factors such as personal, family or educational circumstances. All economic need is determined by the FAFSA through the UW Office of Financial Aid.

All information will be treated confidentially.

Type or paste your supportive statement here. Please observe the 250 word limit.    

By checking this box and submitting this application, you understand that you are releasing your student contact and financial information to the Scholarship Committee. You also understand that if you are awarded a scholarship, your contact information will be released to the UW College of the Environment Advancement staff for puposes of donor stewardship and publicity. You also grant the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and College of the Environment permission to publicize your name as a scholarship recipient in newsletters, web content, and other publications.

Enter your full name:   Date:  

(read the statement and check the box above to submit form)