Undergraduate Awards, Scholarships & Fellowships

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

For undergraduate study leading to a career in mathematics or natural science or engineering. Awards up to $7,500 for the remaining year(s) of study. visit their web site

Budweiser Conservatist Award

The Budweiser Conservatist Award is sponsored by Anheuser-Busch and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. This highly competitive scholarship program supports and promotes innovative research or study that seeks to respond to today's most pressing conservation issues. The program is designed to respond to many of the most significant challenges in fish, wildlife, and plant conservation in the United States by providing scholarships to eligible graduate and undergraduate students who are poised to make a significant contribution to the field of conservation. visit their web site

Clean Air - Cool Planet

CA-CP has created its Climate Fellowship, a competitive, prestigious program designed to pair outstanding students with challenging real-world opportunities to propel society toward a low-carbon future.

This program seeks highly qualified graduate and undergraduate students in fields such as environmental policy, economics, statistics, engineering, physical and biological sciences. Projects are challenging and in-depth, and may include creating or updating greenhouse gas inventories; conducting feasibility studies or implementing operational and process changes to reduce GHG emissions; creating and updating web-based tools and resources, or others identified by partner organizations.  For more information visit their website

EPA, Fall 2011

EPA Greater Research Opportunities Fellowships for undergraduate Environmental Study.

The EPA is offering Greater Research Opportunities undergraduate fellowships for bachelor's level students in environmental 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 a three-month summer period.

For more information see http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2011/2011_gro_undergrad.html

Garden Club of America

The Garden Club of America- Awards for Summer Environmental Studies are open to all undergraduate students after completion of their freshman year and provides financial aid towards summer fieldwork or research in the environmental field.
For more information call: (212) 753-8287 or visit their web site

Institute of Ecosystem Studies Independent Research Opportunity

Ten undergraduate students will join the IES research community in 2012 to:

* Complete a research project of their own design.
* Be a part of an exciting and supportive research community.
* Work closely with leading ecologists.
* Exchange ideas with a diverse group of students, scientists and educators.
* Have access to state of the art facilities.
* Explore ecology career options and rewards.
* See how ecological research has an impact on our society.

The program emphasizes the community nature of the scientific enterprise, fosters reflection and builds self confidence and skills. To complement their mentored research, students have many chances to interact, give and receive feedback and support, and participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and field trips.

Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions.

Stipend: $4,800 stipend, plus $600 allowance for food and free housing in Bacon Flats Lodge.

To apply: See our website at: www.ecostudies.org/reu.html.
Online application available.

For more information, contact:

Patricia Zolnik
Undergraduate Research Coordinator, Institute of Ecosystem Studies
(845) 677-7600 x326
E-mail: zolnikp@ecostudies.org

Morris K. Udall Scholarships

For undergraduates who intend to pursue careers in evironmental public policy. Up to 75 scholarships availible with a maximum award of $5,000. visit their web site

National Estuarine Research Reserves Scholarship Program

The Lois Yoder-Swaim Memorial Scholarship will provide funding for deserving students who agree to conduct a project in cooperation with the staff of a National Estuarine Research Reserve.  The program provides students with a scholarship from $750-$1000 (or more).  Recipients must be enrolled full time in an undergraduate program at an accredited institution.  First-year students are not eligible to apply. Visit their website for more information.

National Fisheries Institute Scholarship

The Fisheries Scholarship Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to research, education and information that benefits the seafood industry and seafood consumers. Each year the Fund awards scholarship awards to colleges and universities to conduct research of interest and benefit to the fish and seafood industry and seafood consumers. For more information, visit their website.

National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Fellowship Program

The National Wildlife Federation offers a nationally recognized opportunity for undergraduates and graduate students to pursue their vision of an ecologically sustainable future. Through tangible projects to green their campuses and communities, environmental research and organizing on key conservation issues, fellows gain practical experience in the conservation field and first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities inherent in successful conservation efforts. Visit their website

NOAA's Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings scholarship program provides selected undergraduate applicants with opportunities to increase recognition of and disciplined study in oceanic and atmospheric studies. There is no guarantee that sufficient funds will be available to make awards for all qualified applicants.
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Pace Law School Merit Scholarship - Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is for entering students to Pace University Law School each fall who have previously earned their bachelor's or master's degree at a school in the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges and Universities and has demonstrated an interest in environmental issues affecting the Hudson Valley. The scholarship is merit based and can range from $3,000 to $24,000 towards Pace Law school renewable each year based on continued academic excellence. The scholarship recipient will be expected to complete at least one research project related to environmental issues involving the Hudson Valley while at Pace Law School. For more information, visit their website.

The ACS Scholars Program

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program provides financial support to academically accomplished African American, Hispanic and Native American students in their pursuit of undergraduate studies in chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, environmental science and related disciplines in two- and four- year college and university programs.
For more information call: 1-800-227-5558, extension 6250 or visit their web site

The River Project Marine Biology Internship Program

The Marine Bioogy Internship Program offers an opportunity for high school and college level students to work with science mentors to become directly involved in the study of urban wildlife and temporary habitat. For more information call: (212) 233-3030 or visit their web site

Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship

The Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship program is a research program conducted jointly by the
Hudson River Foundation and the New York State Department of Environmental
Conservation, Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve.

It provides $3,800 for summer research on the Hudson River for undergraduate or graduate students. Advisors receive $500.

Application information is available at: http://www.hudsonriver.org/polgar.htm

Tylenol Scholarship Fund

The Tylenol Scholarship Fund provides cash awards from $1,000-10,000 for high school students, undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate leadership in community activities and school activities and who intend to major in areas that will lead to careers in health-related fields.
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U.S Community Forestry Research Fellowship

The U.S. Community Forestry Research Fellowship (CFRF) Program provides fellowships to graduate students to support their field work in communities in the United States, and also funds undergraduate internships and assistantships. Students at any institution of higher learning may apply to either the graduate or undergraduate program. While the graduate program is open to all students enrolled in degree-granting programs in the social sciences or related natural resource sciences, the undergraduate program is specifically for minority students. or visit their web site