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.

2019-20 Scholarships for Prospective and Current SAFS Majors
Application deadline: April 7, 2019

The UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships in 2019-20 for undergraduate majors and prospective majors in SAFS.

For Prospective Majors (includes high school students and transfers applying for Admission to UW in 2019-20):

  • SAFS Undergraduate Recruiting Scholarship
  • ORCA Bowl SAFS Scholarship (available to one member of the Garfield High School winning team in 2019 ORCA Bowl)

For Continuing SAFS Majors/UW Students (students admitted to UW in Winter 2019 or earlier):

  • SAFS Continuing Student Scholarship
  • Galloway Applied Fishery Sciences Scholarship
  • Melvin Anderson Endowed Scholarship in Fisheries


Applicants must be currently declared UW SAFS majors in good academic standing (with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA) or incoming undergraduate freshmen/transfers intending to major in AFS, and planning to register for at least one quarter in the 2019-20 academic year.


Complete the online application form:
To access the form, log in using your address ( If you do not have an address or a UW Net ID, follow the instructions here to set one up or contact the Undergraduate Adviser for an alternative application form.


Sunday, April 7 – online application will close at 11:59pm on April 7. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.DECISIONSAward notifications will be made in late April.



If you have questions about your application or about your eligibility for this award, please contact Samantha Scherer – FSH 116, 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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