School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences - Scholarships + Funding

Website: SAFS


The Aquatic and Fishery Sciences major is a great degree for anyone interested in a hands-on program that studies things that live in the water. We offer a program of basic and applied science where students learn all about aquatic organisms and environments, from ecology to biology to resource management and much more. Students in SAFS work on solving real-world problems in both marine and freshwater environments, both in and out of the classroom. For more information:

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.


For prospective SAFS students

This includes high school students and transfers applying for Admission to UW in 2021-22:

  • SAFS Undergraduate Recruiting Scholarship
  • ORCA Bowl SAFS Scholarship (available to one member of the winning team in 2021 ORCA Bowl; pending confirmation of funding)

AWARD AMOUNTS: Varies widely – amounts typically range from $1,000 to $6,000


For Continuing SAFS Majors/UW Students

Includes current or prospective AFS majors admitted to UW in Winter 2021 or earlier:
• SAFS Continuing Student Scholarship
• Melvin Anderson Endowed Scholarship in Fisheries
• SAFS Salmonid Scholarship

AWARD AMOUNTS: Varies widely – amounts typically range from $1,000 to $6,000


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.

Up to $500 for conference travel expenses – students are encouraged to seek additional funding from other sources (i.e., Undergraduate Research Program, College of Environment Student Travel Fund, faculty adviser, etc.)

See application eligibility and application process here:

Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented
Contact Information

If you have questions about your application or about your eligibility for this award, please contact Samantha Scherer – FSH 116, 206-543-7457 or