With concerns over global warming, energy conservation, land degradation, environmental health, nuclear power, and pollution continuing to escalate, more organizations are providing financial scholarships for students interested in the environment as an effort to prepare more environmentalists to protect our vulnerable planet. With the green scholarships offered by numerous public and private providers, environmentally-conscious students can have the opportunity to pursue a degree related to an eco-oriented field. Whether you are a sustainable agriculture major or just an average student working to make your community more earth-friendly, the following are 25 excellent environmental scholarships that can help launch a career in a diverse range of green interests.

1. $2,500 Commitment to Social Change Scholarship

Deadline: April and October 1st

With the mission of preparing students to make a positive impact on the world, the $2,500 Commitment to Social Change Scholarship is offered by Walden University to master’s and doctoral students who demonstrate the capacity to effective positive social change. Eligible candidates must be been accepted for admissions to a program of interest within the last seven months prior to the deadline and not have received another merit-based Walden scholarship.

Contact
$2,500 Commitment to Social Change Scholarship
100 Washington Avenue South Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(866) 492-5226
help@waldenu.edu

2. Alexander A. Smick Scholarship in Rural Community Service and Development

Deadline: February 14th

Washington State University awards two or more Alexander A. Smick Scholarships in Rural Community Service and Development annually for up to $1,500 each to undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated interest in development issues facing rural citizens. Along with the completed application, applicants must submit a comprehensive list of extracurricular activities and a 500-word essay as evidence of their commitment to rural community service.

Contact
Alexander A. Smick Scholarship in Rural Community Service and Development
P.O. Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210
(509) 335-8540
jgoldberger@wsu.edu

3. American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 1st

Annually, the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) awards several scholarships to qualified students who are pursuing a degree in enology, viticulture, or another program emphasizing science related to the wine or grape industry. In order to be eligible for this environmental scholarship for varying amounts, candidates must be enrolled into a full-time accredited four-year U.S. institution and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Contact
American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 1855
Davis, CA 95617
(530) 753-3142
society@asev.org

4. Annie’s Homegrown Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships

Deadline: December 2nd

Since sustainable and organic agriculture is at the heart of Annie’s Homegrown, the company awards annual Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships as financial support for the newest generation of farmers committed to sustainable farming practices. Eligible candidates who are U.S. undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited sustainable or organic agriculture program must submit a three-paragraph essay describing their future career goals.

Contact
Annie’s Homegrown Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships
1610 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 558-7500
bernie@annies.com

5. Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Awards

Deadline: Varies

Each year, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) grants awards to honor students from AASHE-member institutions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting campus sustainability at their community college, four-year university, and graduate institution levels. In addition to an application essay, students or teams are encouraged to submit photos, videos, or other media coverage of their green activities.

Contact
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Awards
1536 Wynkoop St. Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 395-1331
awards@aashe.org

6. Bill Morrall Conservation Scholarship

Deadline: April 15th

Established by the Arizona Wildlife Federation in honor of the strong advocate on conservation issues important to the northern region of Arizona, the Bill Morrall Conservation Scholarship is offered annually for $500 per semester to undergraduate or graduate students at Northern Arizona University. Eligible applicants for this environmental scholarship must be currently majoring in Forestry, Ecosystem Analysis, Fish and Wildlife Management, Conservation Journalism or Education, Environment Pollution, Land Use Planning, Energy, or Soil Conservation with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Contact
Bill Morrall Conservation Scholarship
602 South Humphreys
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
(928) 523-4561
sarah.colby@nau.edu

7. Castle Ink Paperless Scholarship

Deadline: May 1st

To promote awareness about the importance of recycling, the Castle Ink Paperless Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school graduates who are accepted to begin college or are currently enrolled in any accredited institution. To be considered for the $1,000 scholarship, candidates must submit a picture of something cool that they made out of recycled used printer ink cartridges, printers, or laser toners via YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook with the hashtag #CastleInk.

Contact
Castle Ink Paperless Scholarship
2002 Summit Blvd. Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30319
(800) 399-5193
castleinkcartridges@gmail.com

8. Department of Natural Resources’ Environmental Education Scholarship

Deadline: June 1st

Sponsored by Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources, the Environmental Education Scholarship program (EESP) provides funding to minority and other underrepresented students who are pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree related to environmental studies. Eligible candidates for the $1,000 renewable scholarship must be a current Missouri resident, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution in the state.

Contact
Department of Natural Resources’ Environmental Education Scholarship
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-8317
dana.muessig@dnr.mo.gov

9. Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Deadline: December 12th

Administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for independent graduate-level studies in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology. With preference being given to women and minority students, all eligible applicants for the up to $42,000 yearly scholarship must be U.S. citizens who are admitted to a relevant graduate program at an accredited institution.

Contact
Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
1305 East-West Highway 11th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-3125
sanctuaries@noaa.gov

10. Dr. W. Wesley Eckenfelder Jr. Scholarship

Deadline: April 15th

In honor of his career as an environmental trailblazer for more than 50 years, the Dr. W. Wesley Eckenfelder Jr. Scholarship is offered by Brown and Caldwell for junior, senior, or graduate students who are enrolled full-time at an accredited institution with a declared major in civil, chemical, or environmental engineering and other environmental sciences. For consideration for the $5,000 sustainability scholarship, eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 or higher.

Contact
Dr. W. Wesley Eckenfelder Jr. Scholarship
P.O. Box 8045
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 937-9010
scholarships@brwncald.com

11. Earth Island Institute’s Brower Youth Awards

Deadline: May 12th

Established in honor of the renowned environmentalist David Brower, the Earth Island Institute grants the Brower Youth Awards for Environmental Leadership to young environmental change leaders between the ages of 13 and 22 who live in North America. In order to be considered for the $3,000 scholarship prize with a week-long trip to the San Francisco Bay Area, applicants must submit a completed application, photograph, and reference letter on environmental work.

Contact
Earth Island Institute’s Brower Youth Awards
2150 Allston Way Suite 460
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 859-9144
bya@earthisland.org

12. Environmental Fund for a Sustainable Future Scholarship

Deadline: April 15th

At Northern Arizona University, the Environmental Fund for a Sustainable Future Scholarship provides $1,500 per semester to junior and senior students enrolled in a related environmental sciences or studies program on a full-time basis with good academic standing. Selection for the $1,500 sustainable scholarships is based on demonstrated activism for environmental preservation, potential to make research contributions to environmental sciences, financial need, academic performance, and interest in northern Arizona environmental issues.

Contact
Environmental Fund for a Sustainable Future Scholarship
602 South Humphreys
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
(928) 523-4561
sarah.colby@nau.edu

13. Finnis Scott Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: June 15th

Partnered with Longwood Gardens, the Finnis Scott Foundation of Northamptonshire offers the Finnis Scott Foundation Scholarship aims to provide travel support to the United States for candidates from the United Kingdom who have been accepted into the Longwood Gardens International Internship Program or the International Training Program in Ornamental Horticulture. The program is open to all British university graduates who received degrees in horticulture, landscape architecture, botany, or environmental studies.

Contact
Finnis Scott Foundation Scholarship
7 Spencer Parade
Northampton, United Kingdom NN1 5AB
+44 (160) 423-3233
administrator@finnis-scott-foundation.org.uk

14. Garden Club of America Fellowship in Ecological Restoration

Deadline: December 31st

Designed to support research that will advance knowledge and increase the numbers of scientists in the important field, the Garden Club of America Fellowship in Ecological Restoration provides an annual grant to graduate students for $8,000 for research study in the recovery of ecological integrity. Although the field of study can range from forestry and ecology to applied plant sciences and evolutionary biology, all candidates must be enrolled in a leading accredited U.S. institution in environmental sciences.

Contact
Garden Club of America Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
14 East 60th Street 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10022
(212) 753-8287
gca@gcamerica.org

15. Greenpeace Scholarship

Deadline: March 1st

Partnered with the Greenpeace Student Network, the SIT Graduate Institute provides the special Greenpeace Scholarship to current and past volunteers from the environmental work programs who wish to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Transformation, International Education, Sustainable Development, International Policy and Management, or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Candidates are eligible for receiving $1,000 per three months of environmental community service up to a maximum of $5,000.

Contact
Greenpeace Scholarship
1 Kipling Rd.
P.O. Box 676
Brattleboro, VT 05302
(802) 258-3388
admissions@sit.edu
http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/getinvolved/get-involved/semester/Scholarships/

16. Heather Andrews Scholarship Fund

Deadline: February 8th

Established in 2012 by Solar Energy International (SEI) to support women’s solar training in honor of an alumna and solar champion who passed away after complications from brain surgery, the Heather Andrews Scholarship Fund supports female SEI students who are interested in attending hands-on training programs at their Paonia PV Lab in the Rocky Mountains. Through the Women’s SEI Program, students can participate in technical workshops to further a career in renewable energy.

Contact
Heather Andrews Scholarship Fund
520 South Third St. Room 16
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 963-8855
sei@solarenergy.org

17. National Environmental Health Association Scholarships

Deadline: February 1st

In order to encourage commitment to a career in environmental health, the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) grants annual scholarships to undergraduate students who are enrolled in an environmental health program at a four-year institution that has gained accreditation from the Environmental Health Accreditation Council (EHAC). For consideration, all applicants must submit an official copy of an academic transcript, two faculty letters of recommendation, and one reference letter from an active NEHA member.

Contact
National Environmental Health Association Scholarships
720 South Colorado Blvd. Suite 1000N
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 756-9090
cdimmitt@neha.org

18. Northern Tier Hardwood Association Scholarships

Deadline: June 1st

The Northern Tier Hardwood Association (NTHA) of Pennsylvania offers scholarships annually to students residing in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wyoming, Wayne, Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Pike counties of the state for $1,000. Eligible candidates for the environmental scholarships must be currently enrolled in a Pennsylvania two or four-year institution and pursuing a degree in Forestry, Environmental Resource Management, Agriculture, Agronomy, Environmental Education, Forest Resources, or another closely related field.

Contact
Northern Tier Hardwood Association Scholarships
200 Lake Rd. Suite C
Towanda, PA 18848
(570) 265-7753
nthapa@frontiernet.net

19. Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Studies

Deadline: November 27th

Each year, the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships program supports master’s and doctoral students who are pursuing graduate environmental studies to help defray the ever-increasing costs associated with research leading to advanced degrees. Offering up to $12,000 per year for tuition with a $25,000 yearly stipend and $5,000 annual expense allowance, the program is only open to students attending a fully accredited U.S. college of university.

Contact
Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Studies
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20460
(800) 621-8431
cassell.peter@epa.gov

20. Sustainability Champions Scholarship

Deadline: March 1st

For passionate students who want to learn how to develop solutions to the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges, the Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability offers the Sustainability Champions Scholarship for $2,5000 to junior-level students to cover tuition and educational expenses. Eligible candidates for the sustainability scholarship must be enrolled full-time, have completed at least 78 credit hours, be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and submit a brief challenge proposal.

Contact
Sustainability Champions Scholarship
800 South Cady Mall
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 965-7255
schoolofsustainability@asu.edu
http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/prospective-students/champions.php

21. Theodore Gordon Flyfishers Founders Fund Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Administered by the Environmental Consortium of Colleges and Universities, the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers Founders Fund Scholarship is granted annually to a single recipient who has demonstrated outstanding commitment in an area of study that falls within an environmental field. This green scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students who have senior-level standing or graduate students entering their first or second year at a graduate degree program at a member institution of the Environmental Consortium with a current GPA of 3.5 or higher in all environmental coursework.

Contact
Theodore Gordon Flyfishers Founders Fund Scholarship
901 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 773-3091
info@environmentalconsortium.org

22. Udall Scholarships

Deadline: March 5th

Each year, the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation awards up to 50 Udall Scholarships for up to $5,000 each to sophomore and junior-level undergraduate college students who demonstrate a clear commitment to careers related to environmental health, tribal public policy, or Native American healthcare. After being nominated by an institution’s faculty representative, candidates must submit an 11-question application form, current official college transcript, three letters of recommendation, and an 800-word essay.

Contact
Udall Scholarships
130 South Scott Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 901-8564
randler@udall.gov

23. UGA Brittney Fox Watts Endowment for Study Abroad in Sustainability Scholarship

Deadline: October 22nd

From the University of Georgia’s Office of Sustainability, the Brittney Fox Watts Endowment for Study Abroad in Sustainability Scholarship is designed to provide financial support to students who are participating in a study abroad program to embrace sustainable practices that address the health and well-being of individuals around the globe. Eligible candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrate financial need, possess a strong record of extra-curricular involvement, submit solid faculty recommendations, and compose a 1,000-word essay on educational goals in sustainability.

Contact
UGA Brittney Fox Watts Endowment for Study Abroad in Sustainability Scholarship
1180 East Broad Street
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-1301
sustain@uga.edu

24. Walt Ratterman Scholarship Fund

Deadline: Contact sponsoring organization

In honor of a solar advocate who worked tirelessly to bring solar electricity to communities around the world, Solar Energy International (SEI) presents the Walt Ratterman Scholarship Fund to individuals from developing countries who are interested in attending international workshops to bring this crucial knowledge back to their communities. For those with a spirit of adventure and hard work, the training programs can provide valuable training on how to create sustainable renewable energy projects.

Contact
Walt Ratterman Scholarship Fund
520 South Third St. Room 16
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 963-8855
sei@solarenergy.org

25. Windstar Environmental Studies Scholarship

Deadline: June 1st

Offering two $500 scholarships for qualified undergraduates entering their junior or senior year of college and one $1,000 scholarship for graduate students entering their second year of a master’s program, the Windstar Environmental Studies Scholarship program seeks to inspire students to take direct actions to achieve an environmentally sustainable future. Eligible candidates must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution for environment studies or environmental engineering, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and submit a 500-word essay on previous environment service work.

Contact
Windstar Environmental Studies Scholarship
P.O. Box 656
Snowmass, CO 81654
(970) 927-5430
windstarco@wstar.org

In our increasingly environmentally-conscious society abound with worrying global concerns, the market is demanding more qualified candidates to pursue degrees and careers related to the fields of environmental science and clean energy. If you are an environmentalist interested in becoming an advocate against the real dangers to the future of human life, be sure to check out these 25 scholarships for students interested in the environment to offset the costs of education or research to achieve a bright eco-related career.

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