Environmental Sciences Scholarships
EPA Fellowships for Undergraduate Study
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 9, 2010 ET 4:00 PM for receipt of paper applications, and December 9, 2010, at 11:59:59 PM ET for submittal of electronic applications to Grants.gov. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 40 new fellowships by July 29, 2011. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. The fellowship provides up to $19,700 per academic year of support and up to $9,500 of support for a three-month summer internship.
EPA Fellowships for Graduate study
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline is November 5, 2010 at 4:00 PM for receipt of paper applications, and November 5, 2010 at 11:59:59 PM ET for submittal of electronic applications to Grants.gov. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 105 new fellowships by June 30, 2011. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of five years. The fellowship program provides up to $42,000 per year of support per fellowship.
Brower Youth Award
The Brower Youth Awards recognizes six young people in North America annually for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and environmental justice advocacy. The winners of the award receive a $3,000 cash prize, a trip to California for the award ceremony and wilderness camping trip, and ongoing access to resources and opportunities to further their work at Earth Island Institute. Young activist leaders ages 13-22 living in North America are eligible to apply.
Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship
The Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship is open to full-time minority students who are in their junior year of study. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a declared major in one of the following areas: civil, chemical or environmental engineering, environmental sciences, geology, hydrogeology, biology, ecology, public health, or industrial hygiene toxicology. You must also be a United States citizen or permanent resident and be able to commit to an eight-week summer internship. In addition, you must provide a 250-word essay on the topic " Why I chose to major in one of the environmental disciplines."
Brown and Caldwell Eckenfelder Scholarship
In recognition of Dr. Wesley Eckenfelder's many contributions to the environmental profession, Brown and Caldwell offers a $5,000 scholarship for students pursuing education and careers within the environmental industry.
The Echoing Green Fellowship
Through our two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program, we provide start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity. We offer:
A stipend of $60,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years
A health insurance stipend
A yearly professional development stipend
Conferences led by organizational development experts
Access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow your organization
A community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders, including the Echoing Green network of nearly 500 alumni working all over the world
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
Thousands of students from hundreds of colleges and universities across the nation have participated in the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics. Through their writing, they explored their concerns and beliefs, their fears and their hopes. While we suggest relevant topics each year, applicants are encouraged to choose any subject they feel strongly about, provided it is related to the domain of ethics.
EPA NNEMS Fellowships
Each year, the NNEMS program offers fellowships developed and sponsored by EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in EPA's 10 regional offices and laboratories throughout the United States. The projects are specifically narrow in scope, allowing students to complete the fellowship while working full-time at EPA during the summer or part-time during the school year.
Recipients of NNEMS fellowships receive a stipend based on the student's level of education and the duration and location of the project.
EPA STAR Fellowships
EPA's STAR graduate fellowship program supports masters and doctoral candidates in environmental studies. Each year, students in the United States compete for STAR fellowships through a rigorous review process. Students can pursue degrees in traditionally recognized environmental disciplines as well as other fields such as social anthropology, urban and regional planning, and decision sciences. Since the program began in 1995, EPA has awarded approximately 1,500 STAR fellowships to students in every state and most territories. Fellowships have helped educate new academic researchers, government scientists, science teachers, and, environmental engineers.
STAR fellowships are intended to help defray the ever-increasing costs associated with studies leading to advanced degrees in environmental sciences. The actual amount awarded per year will vary depending on the amount of tuition and fees and the number of months the stipend is needed.
Benefits of an EPA STAR Fellowship include: Up to $42,000 per year of, including $12,000 per year for tuition and fees, $25,000 per year in a monthly stipend, and an annual expense allowance of $5,000. Masters level students can receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students can be supported for a maximum of three years with funding available, under certain circumstances, over a period of four years.
GRO Undergraduate Fellowships
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowships for bachelor level students in environmentally related fields of study.
Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. The fellowship provides up to $19,700 per year of academic support and up to $9,500 of internship support for the three-month summer period, for a total of up to $48,900 for the two year period.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Engineering Fellows Program
Since 1981, EPA's NCER has managed the AAAS Science and Engineering Fellows Program, in cooperation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The fellowship program is designed to provide an opportunity to learn first-hand how scientific and technological information is used in environmental policy-making; to provide a unique public policy learning experience; to demonstrate the value of science, technology, and economics in addressing societal problems; and to make practical contributions to the more effective use of scientific and technical knowledge in the programs of the U.S. government. Fellows will work in offices throughout the EPA on projects of mutual interest to the Fellows and the hosting offices. Applications are accepted by AAAS in the fall of each year.
Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) Fellows Program
To enhance the training of highly qualified and motivated public health professionals, EPA has partnered with the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) to offer a professional development program for graduates of accredited US Schools of Public Health. Graduates apply to ASPH in December or January for one-year placements in EPA laboratories or offices to work on high-priority, environmental, public health issues. Fellows work with technical mentors to design projects that capitalize on their individual skills and interests while addressing important environmental public health goals. Applicants must be US citizens or hold a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.
EPA Marshall Scholarship Program
In recognition of the global nature of environmental challenges and the need to pool the resources of many nations to solve environmental problems, EPA has joined with the United Kingdom's Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, which has been administering the esteemed Marshall Scholarship since 1953. Through an EPA Marshall Scholarship, up to three talented individuals with strong backgrounds in environmentally relevant sciences are selected each year to receive up to five years of graduate education assistance. The first two years are supported by the UK through a Marshall Scholarship to a university in Great Britain. Successful candidates may receive up to three additional years of support towards a doctoral degree, either in England or in the US. Applications are due each year in October.
Ernest F. Hollings NOAA Scholarships
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with "hands-on"/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.
Green Corps Environmental Leadership Training Program
Green Corps is a non-profit Field School for Environmental Organizing, founded by leading environmentalists in 1992 to identify and train the next generation of environmental leaders. The program includes intensive classroom training, hands-on experience running urgent environmental and public health campaigns, and placement in permanent leadership positions with leading environmental groups. Green Corps places Field Organizers in cities across the nation, which may include Washington, D.C., and cities in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin. The program begins in August with the Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and concludes with graduation in August, the following year.
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and more than a dozen other federal agencies rely on the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to help meet future needs in critical science and technology areas through the recruitment and training of our nation's next generation of scientists and engineers.
To meet these pressing demands, ORISE assesses current science and technology labor needs and then designs and implements programs that meet the unique goals of each agency. Research participants are recruited nationally, including special outreach to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority-Serving Education Institutions.
ORISE matches these participants with research opportunities at national research facilities and administers the appointments. Completing the process, ORISE provides follow-up analysis and evaluation of the programs.
A highly qualified and diverse group of students and faculty are recruited for ORISE science education programs. As a result, ORISE continues to maintain very high placement rates for both women and underrepresented minorities.
The William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose
The Simon Fellowship is a $40,000 unrestricted grant awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society. In addition, awards of $20,000 and $10,000 are made to two other outstanding students.
Brazilian Ecosystems Program
Established in 1989, Antioch's Brazilian Ecosystems Program enables students to engage in field studies across a variety of biomes in Brazil. Over the course of three months, students travel throughout Brazil to study ecology, field methodology, and natural resource management. From lectures on restoration ecology to meetings with rural farmers and rubber tappers, and seminars with policy specialists, this program offers a complete overview of complex issues involved in conservation and natural resource management. During the final four weeks of the program, students are placed on an internship according to their academic interest ranging from global carbon monitoring to entomology.
NOAA Graduate and Post Graduate
MANY opportunities available. See website.
US Forest Service International Programs
MANY programs and opportunities available. See website.
The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,000 to outstanding Sophomores and Juniors majoring in mathematics, engineering, and sciences. Students should have a strong record of research and clear potential to be future leaders in their fields. It is expected that candidates will pursue advanced degrees and careers in these fields. Students must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
The Marshall Scholarship provides full funding (university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, RT airfare and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse) for 2 years (with a possible 3rd year extension) of graduate study at any British university or associated institutions. All academic fields are eligible. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and hold a Bachelor's Degree with a minimum GPA of 3.7 at the start of the grant period.
U.S.-Ireland Alliance Mitchell Scholarships
The Mitchell Scholarship provides full funding for one year of post-graduate study in any discipline at any university or associated institutions in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Candidates must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 18-29 and have a Bachelors' Degree by the start of the grant.
The Udall Scholarship provides up to $5,000, or the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board (whichever is less). Students must have a strong academic record and demonstrated leadership roles in fields related to the environment or be from Native American or Native Alaskan backgrounds and committed to healthcare or tribal public policy. Candidates must be either Sophomores or Juniors at the time of application.
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship provides funding (tuition, living allowance, research or conference expenses, and roundtrip airfare) to pursue either a second Bachelor's degree, one year of post-graduare course work or research leading to a Ph.D. in any field at Cambridge University in England. Students must be U.S. citizens with an outstanding academic and leadership record, strong supporting references and clear reasons how study at Cambridge will further their long-term academic and professional goals.
The Rhodes Scholarship provides full funding (tuition, living allowance, travel to and from Oxford) for 2 to 3 years of study at Oxford University in England. Scholars can pursue either a second Bachelor's Degree or a Graduate Degree. All academic fields are eligible, providing the course of study is available at Oxford. Graduating seniors or recent graduates who are U.S. citizens, ages 18-23 are eligible.
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection. The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development. Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs: Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, and The Truman-Albright Fellows Program. Please visit the For Scholars section of the website for an overview of the programs the Foundation currently offers for Scholars.
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