At SAFS, we recognize that financially secure students are able to take full advantage of their learning opportunities. To help SAFS majors attain financial security to pursue their academic goals, we have provided some guidance and information about scholarships, financial aid and other financial resources available to you.

SAFS Scholarships

SAFS is very fortunate to have a large number of generous scholarship donors. Peruse our donors, scholarships and recipients honored in our endowment plaques. Scholarships are awarded to students who exhibit exceptional academic achievement demonstrated by overall GPA and other measurable academic merit. In some cases, financial need may also be considered.

Applications for scholarships in 2018-19 are now being accepted – deadline to apply is April 8, 2018 (11:59pm). We currently offer funding through the following scholarships:

  • Incoming UW freshmen and transfer students interested in SAFS:
  • Current UW students, majoring in SAFS (must be a declared major at the time of application):
    • Current SAFS Student Scholarship Application Form
      To apply, complete and submit the online application form by the deadline below — to access the form, log in using your address (
    • When completing the form, you will have the opportunity to apply for one or more of the following SAFS scholarships:
      • SAFS Continuing Student Scholarship
      • Galloway Applied Fishery Sciences Scholarship
      • Melvin Anderson Endowed Scholarship in Fisheries
      • Alaska Salmon Program Scholarship (requires application to 2018 Alaska Salmon Program)
    • Deadline to apply: April 8, 2018, 11:59pm
  • Questions? Contact the Undergraduate Adviser, 206-543-7457 or

UW Scholarships

External Scholarships

There are thousands of scholarships available to U.S. undergraduates. Below is a partial list, and we recommend that students do their own research on funding opportunities.

UW Office of Student Financial Aid

We recommend all students consider applying for financial aid, even if not sure of eligibility. Some scholarships may require submission of the FAFSA. For more information, contact the UW Office of Student Financial Aid. SAFS is unable to advise on financial eligibility.

UW Short-term Loan Program

The Office of Student Financial Aid has funds available for short-term loans to assist students with temporary cash flow problems. For more information, review eligibility, borrowing amounts, and terms here. Students should be sure to familiarize themselves with the terms of the loans before borrowing. For more information, contact the UW Office of Student Financial Aid.

Student Parent Resource Center

The Student Parent Resource Center provides resources and financial support to students with children.

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