OLYMPIA — The Evergreen State College in Olympia is offering cash to 100 former students who started their degrees at the four-year public liberal arts college but did not complete them.
The first 100 returning students will receive a $750 scholarship to help them continue their education at either of the college’s Olympia or Tacoma campuses, the college announced.
The $75,000 in scholarship dollars is made possible by the school’s foundation. The money was raised through donations to the Evergreen Fund and the Art of Giving, an annual fundraiser that raises donations from alumni, friends and businesses.
“Evergreen has always sought to bolster access to education,” said chief enrollment officer John Reed in a statement.
“This generous gift from the foundation will help returning students ease the cost of coming back to college. If you want to pursue a different career or get a promotion, a college degree at Evergreen is more affordable now than ever,” he said.
Evergreen offers programs and schedules for adult learners as well as internships, individual learning contracts, the Professional and Continuing Education Program and a new Early Childhood Education program at the Tacoma campus.