Ben Meadows Natural Resources Scholarships - There will be two scholarships awarded in the amounts of $2,500 each. Ben Meadows is looking for students who stand out in achievement or leadership.
American Geophysical Union - (AGU) is an international non-profit scientific community. Their mission is to advance the understanding of Earth sciences. They have over 62,000 members and are governed by a board. More information about scholarships can be found here.
Annie's Homegrown - With the mission of cultivating a happier and healthier world by spreading goodness through nourishing foods, honest words and conduct that is considerate and forever kind to the planet, Annie's Homegrown offer Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships to a handful of undergraduate and graduate students each year.
National Garden Clubs- provides education and resources to promote the love of gardening and conservation in a well net-worked environment, one which also promotes civil and environmental responsibility. They offer a number of scholarships to students in their junior or senior year of undergraduate school, or pursuing their master's degree in horticulture. More information and specifics can be found here.
The Environmental Defense Fund's- mission is to preserve the natural systems on which life depends, through sound science and economics. They offer a few fellowships to students, including many Climate Core graduate positions. More information is available here.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is tasked with understanding weather, and changes to the ocean and earth, as well as protecting marine resources. NOAA has opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.
The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency dedicated to promoting the progress of science while protecting the country. NSF has a wonderful list of opportunities for students to receive funding here.
If you intend to major in a geological environmental science, a huge resource is from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, which has put together a list of over 75 different scholarships that require a single application, and they do the work of matching you to an appropriate award, if possible. The link to filling out the application, as while as looking at the individual fellowships and scholarships, may be found here.
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is tasked with ensuring a prosperous future for the country while utilizing transformative science and technology in meeting our energy needs. Their funding is mostly for graduate students and teachers to enhance scientific education. More information can be found here.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is involved in both human health and natural aspects of Environmental Science and offers listings of fellowships and scholarships here. At first glance, most appear to be for graduate studies, but some are for undergraduate students as well. Other prominent places such as Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) list their information on this page as well.
The United States Geological Service (USGS) has sites across the country dedicated to studying the Earth, minimizing loss and damage to life by natural disasters, and managing our natural resources. They have a number of resources for finding internships, paid employment, and volunteering in the field of Environmental Science listed here. Many opportunities for graduate school fellowships (very similar to scholarships) are detailed here.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is a group dedicated to inspire and catalyze higher education to lead the global sustainability movement, in an equitable and ecologically healthy manner. Various scholarships are available to students looking to help lead the way in these fields. More information can be found here.
Brower Youth Awards is named after an important former leader of the Sierra Club, six awards are given annually to young environmentalists (ages 13-22) attempting to make a difference in the world through sustainable projects and innovative ideas. The awards help raise awareness of the youth and project locally and beyond. These are not limited to college students but may help with funding, as well as the chances of receiving additional awards.
The Sierra Club boosts 2.4 million members and supporters as well as 64 chapters. They believe in exploring and preserving the outdoors and have helped pass the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Endangered Species Act. David Brower also founded the Earth Island Institute and Friends of the Earth. More information about the awards can be found here.
Brown and Caldwell is an engineering firm specializing in environmental consulting which offers a variety of scholarships. Some of them are very specific, but not all. More information can be found here.
Ford Motor Company is a well known automobile company which encourages the education of youth. A variety of scholarships are available through them, and in conjunction with other agencies. More information can be found here.
National Environmental Health Association and the American Academy of Sanitarians Scholarship awards are available through these paired organizations for undergraduate and graduate students in the field of Environmental Health. More information can be found here.
The National Park Service (NPS) works to preserve history and maintain National Parks for the public. NPS has a compilation of a variety of scholarships and fellowships that may be appropriate to students intending to work for them at a later date, it may be found A number of these focus on museum studies, not just environmental studies.
The S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a private non-profit organization, comprised of tens of thousands of member organizations, chapters, and student volunteers, that promotes sustainability in the design, construction and operation of buildings. Every year need-based scholarships are available to attend the annual Greenbuild convention. Other opportunities may be available as well. More information can be found here.
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