UFE Faculty Union Solidarity Scholarship

Contribute to the UFE Faculty Solidarity Scholarship fund: Payroll Deduction or One-Time Donation Form

You can ensure that more students will benefit from this scholarship opportunity by pledging today! Contributions are fully tax-deductible, and are administered by the Evergreen Foundation. To see if you already give by payroll deduction, check your paystub for the line item “UFE Scholarship.”

Evergreen Faculty Union Solidarity Scholarship 

In May 2011, United Faculty of Evergreen announced the inaugural recipients of the Evergreen Faculty Union Solidarity Scholarship. Twenty-five Evergreen faculty members’ contribution pledges made the scholarship possible in the first year. Four students were each awarded $850.00 toward completing their degree programs at Evergreen. Jai Reed’s words express the importance of the award to her education:

The Evergreen Faculty Union Solidarity Scholarship was a very important scholarship for me this year and I am deeply appreciative. I am grateful for the financial support, which reduced my student loan indebtedness. I am grateful for the presence of a Faculty Union Solidarity Scholarship, it is the sweet flavor of my education at Evergreen that you give not only of your talents and education, but of your money to help me. Financial aid this last year was very limited for me and winning one of your awards was very encouraging. Thanks for standing with me and for Evergreen education.

In the spring of 2018, UFE representatives participated in the selection process for the first time, reviewing the applicants and determining finalists; that way, we personally learn more about the incredible students who may gain an immediate benefit from this financial support. New criteria included one or more of the following: students who are facing high levels of student loan indebtedness, African American, Latinx, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Pan Asian, DREAMers and DACA, first-generation (a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4-year college or university), LGBTQ, and/or a parent. 

As tuition rates keep climbing for Evergreen students, the UFE Solidarity Scholarship is more important than ever!

Scholarship History

In 2019-20, we were able to award 5 $1000 scholarships.

The scholarship office offered 8 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for the 2018-19 academic year.

In 2017-18, twelve students received scholarships between $550 and $850 each for a total of $6,875 awarded in scholarships. 

In 2016-17, eleven students received scholarships in the amount of $550 for a total of $6,050 awarded in scholarships. 

Students applying for the 2012/2013 scholarships will be offered $975.00 (a 14% increase to match the expected tuition hike) in financial support. 

In 2011/2012, two students received the $850 scholarship.