Financial Aid Application

IslandWood Graduate Program Financial Aid Application

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Financial Aid Made Available by IslandWood
IslandWood is committed to increasing the access of graduate level education. In the past two years, 80% of applicants received IslandWood aid awards.  

In addition to these funds, all enrolled graduates students for the 2023-24 academic year will receive a monthly stipend of $500 for a total of $5000 over the 10 months of the program.  

How to Fill Out This Form
To be considered for IslandWood aid, please fill out the following form or email materials directly to the EEC Program Scholarship Committee ([email protected]). 

We recommend submitting a financial aid application within two weeks of the priority deadline that follows your application submission so awards will be known when considering a potential admission offer.  Aid a
pplications are reviewed in the six-week period after each priority deadline and notification of any awarded funds is sent within the eight weeks following that deadline.

Complete only the sections for which you are eligible.  Awards are only valid for the academic year in which you apply.

Other Aid Available to IslandWood Graduate Students
In addition to IslandWood-supported aid, EEC students are also eligible to apply for UW College of Education Scholarships and federal aid through UW's Office of Student Financial Aid.  

Our Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)

IslandWood encourages a diverse group of applicants because we believe having graduate students that authentically reflect the students and communities we serve is critical to our ability to be culturally responsive.

We provide equal opportunities to all applicants for admission, and welcome applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

We approach financial aid through both an equality and an equity lens. For us, equality-based aid means providing all enrolled students with a monthly stipend to help cover basic living expenses. Equity-based aid means that students who demonstrate financial need, as well as those from nondominant communities that have been historically underrepresented in the environmental and education fields, are eligible for additional scholarships.
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IslandWood is committed to making education more equitable, and the community of educators more diverse. To this end, graduate scholarships are available to applicants who demonstrate financial need and/or who enrich the diversity of the environmental and education fields.

Robert P. Karr Scholarship:  Open to candidates who identify as BIPOC, first generation college students, and/or demonstrate financial need, this scholarship has a separate application and review process that occurs each Spring.  Karr Scholarship recipients will have any previously awarded IslandWood aid replaced with the $20,000 award.  See more details:  Robert P. Karr Scholarship
For Candidates From Nondominant Communities That Have Been Historically Underrepresented in the Environmental and Education Fields:

For Candidates Demonstrating Financial Need:

Service Awards

To make graduate-level education more accessible, IslandWood offers service awards to applicants affiliated (members, alumni, interns, staff, etc.) with service corps, military, and partner organizations, as well as teachers and paraprofessionals.  

If you qualify in more than one category, eligible experience may be stacked for a maximum award of 15% the cost of tuition.  

Teaching Experience

e.g. school, center, college, company

e.g. 2 months, 8 weeks, 1.5 years
Service Corps Experience

e.g. AmeriCorps, SCA, Ray Fellowship

e.g. 2 months, 8 weeks, 1.5 years
Partner Affiliation

e.g. IslandWood Urban Program, UW, DDCSP, etc.

e.g. 2014-2015, summer 2018, etc.
Military Service

e.g. 2014-2015, summer 2018, etc.