The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide support for undergraduate students in the University of Washington Tacoma Environmental Science, Environmental Studies or Environmental Sustainability majors and to honor the memory of the donor's mother, Mary Cline.
A Tacoma native, Mary Cline grew up in North Tacoma and graduated from Wilson High School, going on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from the University of Washington. Her love of nature and her strong environmental ethic were the inspiration that set her daughter Erica—now a microbiologist on the faculty of UW Tacoma—on the path to environmental science. Mary died in February 1994 after serving over eight years on the Highline School Board, where she dedicated herself to promoting access to education and was a strong advocate for rigorous science education.
The award is intended to support students completing their capstone research projects. Expenditures may include, but are not limited to lab supplies, international or domestic travel to perform research, international or domestic travel to present research results or stipends for students participating in these activities. The fund may be used for anything that directly supports a student recipient's research. Distributions may not be used for tuition, expenses related to classroom activities or international studies courses. Current mileage rates can be found through the UW Seattle Travel Office here.
Make a gift to the Mary Cline Memorial Undergraduate Research Award in Environmental Sciences and Environmental Sustainability.
- Travel expenses (including lodging, meals and conference fees) may not amount to more that $500.
- Student stipends may not amount to more that $250.
- Students must have a designated research sponsor from the faculty or staff at UW Tacoma. External sponsors must be approved in advance. Email Michelle Miller to request pre-approval.
- Funds may only be used while the student is actively enrolled as an undergraduate in one of the UW Environmental Sciences and Sustainability majors.
- Multiple awards of up to $750.00 may be awarded.
- A final report will be required at the end of the project work.
Application deadline is May 15th by midnight.
Click here to fill out and submit your Mary Cline Undergraduate Research Award Application by the May 15th deadline.
The Tim Quandt Memorial Fund is provided by the parents of Tim Quandt who passed away during his college career before earning his degree. The fund was created in his honor by his parents to support undergraduate students enrolled in Environmental Sciences, Tim's area of study. The fund is for up to $2,000 for the academic year ($500 per quarter) and will be awarded based on merit and financial need. The chosen student will have the honor of meeting the donors.
The Michael and Margaret Kalton Scholarship has been created In honor of Michael Kalton's life work in education others. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who has declared a major in Environmental Sciences or Environmental Studies based on merit and financial need. The scholarship is for up to $1,200 for the academic year ($300 per quarter).