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Environmental Studies Quick Guide


Annie's Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships  

Annie’s scholarship program assists undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in sustainable and organic agriculture. Applications are accepted from November 2 – January 5 each year.

E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program

The program was established in 1998 as part of the USDA-Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Leadership Group's efforts to advance USDA's relationship with participating institutions. The program is designed to enhance fellows' professional growth while fostering workforce diversity and strengthening the nation's capacity to provide high quality education and increased opportunities for Hispanic-Americans.

Morris K. Udall Scholarship

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation merit-based scholarships outstanding college students who intend to pursue careers related to the environment, or who intend to pursue careers in Native American health care or tribal public policy and are Native American or Alaska Native. The Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, such as policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education.

The Garden Club of America Scholarships

Since 1928 when the Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture was established, The Garden Club of America has funded more than 1,300 scholars. The GCA offers 27 merit-based scholarships in 12 areas.

The National Environmental Health Association and the American Academy of Sanitarians

Available to applicants pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health or Postgraduate Degree in Environmental Health Sciences.

The Ohio University Russ Energy and the Environment Fellowship

The Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University invites applications for the Russ Energy and Sustainability Fellowship. Established with part of the transformational 2008 estate gift of $124 million from alumnus Fritz Russ and his wife, Dolores, the program promotes, in the discipline of chemical engineering:

  • Critical doctoral research in fossil/biomass energy production
  • Sustainable process development
  • Environmental remediation.

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to expand the pool of U.S. food security professionals who have the scientific base needed to effectively study and manage the global landscapes in support of sustainable food systems.

Switzer Environmental Fellows Program

The Switzer Fellowship Program offers one-year Fellowships to highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field. The Fellowship provides a $15,000 cash award for academic study, leadership training, access to a vibrant network of over 570 Switzer Fellowship alums, and opportunities for professional development during the Fellowship year and beyond.

Dr. W Wesley Eckenfelder Scholarship

Dr. Wesley Eckenfelder, Jr.'s career as an environmental trailblazer spanned more than 50 years, during which time he has trained thousands of graduate students and professionals in the science and art of industrial wastewater treatment. To honor his dedication to the environmental industry, this program offers a $5,000 Dr. Wesley Eckenfelder, Jr. Scholarship to support students who are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental profession.

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum Scholarship

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will honor the local students that demonstrate the most innovative and inspirational approach to promoting sustainability within their organizations, families or peer groups. 

Windstar Environmental Studies Scholarship

The Windstar Foundation, co-founded by John Denver and Thomas Crum, has consistently sought ways, “To inspire individuals to make responsible choices and take direct personal actions to achieve a peaceful and environmentally sustainable future.” With this mission in mind, the Windstar Foundation is awarding two $500 scholarships for qualified undergraduates entering their junior or senior year of college, as well as one $1000 scholarship for graduate students entering their second year of graduate school.