RECAST | Help for students to purchase computers, internet access, and other technology needed for academic success this year

From: Pedersen, Eric
Date: Aug 27, 2020, 4:50 PM -0700
To: All Staff & Faculty DL

For everyone’s awareness, the following message is going out to all students registered for Fall Quarter and those eligible to register. We hope these grants will overcome some of the persistent challenges our students have had with technology and access. A second message will go out on 9/1 once we have the application form ready and posted. It will be a very simple one-page form. Funds from another source are available for students not eligible to receive CARES Act funds. Please contact Colby Morelli or me if you have any questions. 

Evergreen is making $500,000 in federal CARES Act funds now available to students to support their success in a remote learning environment. You can apply for grants to purchase computers, peripherals, software, or pay for internet access needed for school.  

These Technology Support Grants will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Students’ eligibility will be based on their level of need, as determined by the FAFSA. Grants will be available to new and current students who are enrolled and registered for Fall Quarter 2020.  

If you haven’t done so, please register now for fall and submit an application for the Technology Support Grant! 

The online catalog is up-to-date for all fall courses and programs. If you need help choosing a course or program please contact Academic Advising at

These cash grants will be paid by electronic deposit or check. Because these funds are specifically meant to help with additional expenses related to attending college during the pandemic, the grants will not reduce any student’s current financial aid package.  

The Financial Aid Office will begin taking applications next Tuesday, September 1, with the intention of paying the first round of grants one week later. Please visit Evergreen’s financial aid website on or after September 1 to apply. Students will receive an email once a decision has been made about their application.  

If you have questions about this grant program now please contact Eric Pedersen, Chief Enrollment Officer at or Colby Morelli, Interim Director of Financial Aid at

Eric R. Pedersen
Chief Enrollment Officer
The Evergreen State College

Registration for Summer and Fall Quarters is open now!  For the latest information on operations and instruction please visit

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