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Environmental Studies

Udall Scholarship (UNM Deadline in November)
Udall Scholarship is for students pursuing environmentally related careers, up to $7,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses.

  • Have a college grade-point average of at least a "B" or the equivalent.
  • Be pursuing full-time study as sophomore or junior
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.
  • Obtain institutional nomination.

Air & Waste Management Association Scholarships (Deadline in early January)
This scholarship supports the future of the fields of air and waste management and to help graduate students improve their knowledge and skills. You must be full-time graduate students pursuing courses of study and research leading to careers in air quality, waste management, environmental management/policy/law, and/or sustainability

Anchor QEA Environmental Scholarship (Deadline in early November)
This scholarship will assist graduate students for graduate school tuition and supplies. Individual scholarship awards will range in value from $500 to $5,000.

  • Full-time graduate students or persons accepted to an United States graduate school
  • Undergraduate GPA B average or higher
  • Majoring in: fisheries; environmental sciences; planning/land use; landscape architecture; or coastal, geotechnical or environmental engineering (any of which has an aquatic/waterfront emphasis)

Brower Youth Awards (Deadline in May)
The awards are for outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental justice advocacy, $3,000 cash prize and wilderness camping trip, and ongoing access to resources and opportunities. Young activist leaders ages 13-22 living in North America who have shown outstanding leadership on a project or campaign with positive environmental and social impact.  

Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For Undergraduate (Deadline in early December)
Undergraduate fellowships for students in environmental fields of study. The awards include up to $19,700 per academic year.

  • Students must attend a fully accredited U.S. college or university for their last two years of undergraduate studies during the fellowship period.
  • Students must be US citizens

Environmental Education Scholarship LIst
List of Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships for Undergraduate and Graduate students who are studying Environmental Studies.

Environmental Science Scholarship List
List of scholarships available for Undergraduate and Graduate students who are studying Environmental Science.

EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships For Graduate (Deadline in early November)
Master's level and Doctoral students in Environmental fields of study, up to $42,000 per year of support per fellowship.

  • Students must attend a fully accredited U.S. college or university (located in the U.S. or its territories) for their graduate studies.
  • Applicants must also be citizens of the U.S. or its territories or possessions, or be lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence.

National network for Environmental Management Sstudies (NNEMS) Student Fellowships (Deadline February)
EPA established the National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) in 1986 to foster a growing interest among higher education students in environmental careers. The NNEMS program is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study. The NNEMS program is sponsored by the EPA Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education (OEAEE). Students who are awarded NNEMS fellowships are offered a unique opportunity to gain research and training experience directly linked to their undergraduate or graduate studies. NNEMS fellows conduct research projects to augment their academic studies, which EPA supports with financial assistance.

  • A citizen of the United States, its territories or possessions, or lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residency. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services defines lawful permanent residency as any person not a citizen of the United States who is residing in the United States under legally recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence as an immigrant, also known as "Permanent Resident Alien," "Resident Alien Permit Holder," and "Green Card Holder." A lawful permanent resident must provide his or her Green Card number on his or her application.
  • Enrolled for academic credit at an accredited educational institution (The 2- or 4-year college, university, or distance-learning institution must be accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Pursuing an educational program directly related to pollution control or environmental protection for the duration of the fellowship.
  • 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) based on a scale of 4.0 at the time the application is due
  • Completion of at least four courses related to the field of environmental studies

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Educational Partnership Program (Deadline February)
The goal of the Undergraduate Scholars Program is to increase the number of students who undertake course work and graduate with degrees in targeted academic fields integral to NOAA's mission. This program targets students who have completed their sophomore year, attending minority serving institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in atmospheric, oceanic, or environmental disciplines that support these sciences. 

  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • be currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program or as a full-time 3rd year student in a five-year program at an accredited minority serving institution (college or university within the United States or U.S. territories);
  • earn and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on other identified scale) in all completed undergraduate courses each semester or quarter, as well as have and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA in your major field of study. The grade point average requirement applies for every semester or quarter, cumulative, and in your major field of study prior to and at the time of application for a scholarship, for the period between application and award notification, and after award distribution; and,
  • have and maintain a declared major in a discipline including, but not limited to, oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, or geomatics that support NOAA's programs and mission.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings Scholarship (Deadline January)
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 NOAA 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.

  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • be currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program or as a full-time 3rd year student in a five-year undergraduate program at an accredited college or university or university within the United States or U.S. territories;
  • earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on other identified scale) in all completed undergraduate courses each semester or quarter, as well as have and maintain a cumulative GPA in your major field of study. The grade point average requirement applies for every semester or quarter, cumulative, and in your major field of study prior to and at the time of application for a scholarship, for the period between application and award notification, and after award distribution; and
  • have and maintain a declared major in a discipline including, but not limited to, oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission.

Windstar Environmental Studies Scholarship Program (Deadline in early June)

This scholarship program inspires individuals to make responsible choices and take direct personal actions to achieve a peaceful and environmentally sustainable future. Two $500 scholarships for undergrad entering their junior or senior & one $1000 for grad students entering their second year of graduate school.

  • The applicant must be majoring in Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering Program or a college degree focused on environmental studies.
  • Undergraduates must be entering their junior or senior year of college.
  • Graduate students must be entering their second year of graduate school.
  • The applicant shall have a college GPA of 3.0 or better in his or her major field.
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