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 Academic 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.
2020-21 Scholarships for Prospective and Current SAFS Majors
Application deadline: TBD
SAFS Academic Scholarship Application
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.
Sunday, April 7 – online application will close at 11:59pm on April 7. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Award notifications will be made in late April.
Questions & Contact
If you have questions about your application or about your eligibility for this award, please contact Samantha Scherer – FSH 116, 206-543-7457 or email@example.com
SAFS Travel Scholarships
SAFS has some travel funding available to support SAFS undergraduate majors who are attending professional conferences to present their SAFS-related research.
SAFS Travel Scholarship Application
Matriculated UW student pursuing a B.S. in SAFS
Presenting first-authored research (oral or poster) at a professional conference
Travel must be within 2-6 months after application date and must take place while student is active at UW (ie. not on-leave or after graduation)
Up to $500 for conference travel expenses – students are encouraged to seek additional funding from other sources (ie. Undergraduate Research Program, College of Environment Student Travel Fund, faculty adviser, etc.)
SAFS Student Travel Funds may be used for: Conference registration fees; airfare; ground transportation; lodging
SAFS Student Travel Funds may not be used for: Meals; alcohol; stipends/salary; membership dues
Students are limited to one award per fiscal year, at a maximum of $500. The fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.
How to Apply
To apply, submit completed application form to SAFS Student Services, firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic applications are preferred but paper will be accepted in FSH 116.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted at least two months ahead of departure date, when possible. Funding is for future travel – applications will not be accepted for travel that occurred prior to submission.
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.