Garden Club of America Scholarships and Fellowships
Each year the Garden Club of America offers a number of fellowship opportunities to college and graduate students for study and/or research in the U.S. as well as Great Britain and Rome. Eligible fields of study include botany, medicinal botany, environmental studies, horticulture, landscape architecture, native bird habitats, and related fields. The amount of the awards and application deadline vary with each individual program; awards range from $1,500 for a summer course to full funding for a year. Deadlines usually fall between November and February.
The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Commerce conduct initiatives to help individuals conserve, improve, and sustain our natural resources and the environment. EducationMoney.com repackages information from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance in an interesting manner.
Ever Green Scholarships
Deadline : June 1
College students preparing for careers in the green industry are invited to apply for the 2007 Because Green Matters scholarships being offered by Project Ever Green. Two $2,500 awards will be made to students working toward a major or minor in a field related to the green industry. This includes studies such as horticulture, plant sciences, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, water management, etc.
An online version of the 1995 publication “A Guide to Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships in International Forestry and Natural Resources” [Document No. FS-584 by the US Forest Service]. The guide contains “a detailed description of grants, fellowships, and scholarships available to university students, scholars, and professionals seeking funding to undertake studies or research in forestry or natural resources.” Each award listing links to the homepage of the funding organization (where available).
Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 8
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education, and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean, and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and (4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.
Eligible undergraduates studying 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 are encouraged to apply.
Apply directly during your sophomore or junior year. Contact the MSU Honors College for background information and advice.
Deadline: June 12
A foundation dedicated to furthering Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s shared vision of a balance between technological advancement and environmental preservation. Lindbergh Grants are made in the following categories: agriculture; aviation/aerospace; conservation of natural resources – including animals, plants, water, and general conservation (land, air, energy, etc.); education – including humanities/education, the arts, and intercultural communication; exploration; health – including biomedical research, health and population sciences, and adaptive technology; and waste minimization and management. A Jonathan Lindbergh Brown Grant may be given to a project to support adaptive technology or biomedical research which seeks to redress imbalance between an individual and his or her human environment. Grants are made to individuals as well as educational and publication programs.
National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program Fellowships
The National Wildlife Federation’s Fellowship Program offers a nationally recognized opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to pursue their vision of an ecologically sustainable future. Through tangible projects to green their campuses and communities, NWF fellows gain practical experience in the conservation field and first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities inherent in conservation efforts. Fellows also receive project support, modest financial compensation, and recognition of their accomplishments. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the broader community stand to gain as Campus Ecology Fellows assist with the research, design, and implementation of projects that help strike a better balance between people and nature on campus and in the larger world. Visit the NWF Web site for information on selection criteria, project requirements, and an application form.
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 $17,000 per year of academic support and up to $7,500 of internship support for the three-month summer period.