Environmental, Conservation & Sustainability Scholarships

If you are are trying to save the world by recycling, conserving water, or participating in clean-up days in your community, you have an interest in Environmentalism, Conservation, and/or Sustainability causes. There are quite a few scholarships open to students who care about our planet! Some are for students who have an interest in making a different, while others are for students who are studying Environmental Science, Sustainability or other related fields. If you have an interest in Environmentalism, Conservation, and Sustainability, these scholarships are for you. Environmental Awareness Scholarship Essay Sponsor: ReuseThisBag.com Amount: $1,000 Closing Date: February 1, 2023 Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to climate change. GCFM Scholarships Sponsor: The Garden Club Federation of Maine Amount: Varies Closing Date: February 1, 2023 Description: Scholarships are open to current college students who are legal residents of Maine and majoring in Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Conservation, Forestry, Botany, Agronomy, Plant Pathology, Environmental Concerns, Ecology, Land Management and other garden-related fields. Henry David Thoreau Scholarship Sponsor: Henry David Thoreau Foundation Amount: Varies Closing Date: February 1, 2023 Description: Scholarship is open to students who reside in Massachusetts and are in their final year at a Massachusetts high school. Applicant must plan to enroll in college the year that the scholarship is awarded and demonstrate strong academic qualifications and a commitment to an environmental field. National Garden Clubs College Scholarships Sponsor: National Garden Clubs Amount: Varies Closing Date: February 1, 2023 Description: Scholarships are open to current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Agronomy, Agriculture Education, Floriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Botany, Forestry, Wildlife Science, Plant Pathology/Science, City Planning, Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology, Environmental Concerns, Land Management or other related or allied subjects. Student Video Contest Sponsor: World of 7 Billion Amount: Up to $1,000 Closing Date: February 22, 2023 Description: Contest is open to students in grades 6-12 worldwide. Applicant must create a short video (up to 60 seconds) about the human population growth that highlights one of the given global challenges. $2,000 Easy Scholarship: Strength Through Service Sponsor: DoSomething Amount: $2,000 Closing Date: February 28, 2023 Description: Help DoSomething fuel even more positive change, by signing up and joining our community of active changemakers, in any of the diverse volunteer, social change, and civic action opportunities below, and earn volunteer credit hours—as well as a signed certificate—to fulfill volunteer or service learning requirements for school. You’ll also be entered for the opportunity to earn a $2,000 scholarship! Semper Solaris Scholarship Sponsor: Semper Solaris Amount: Up to $3,000 Closing Date: February 28, 2023 Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on renewable, sustainable, and/or solar energies. Youth Eco-Hero Scholarship Sponsor: Action for Nature Amount: Varies Closing Date: February 28, 2023 Description: The award is available to students between the ages of eight and 16 who exhibit environmental activism. Applicant must carry out an action-based and self-initiated project that concerns environmental health, advocacy, research, or protection of the natural world. Conservation Achievement Scholarship Sponsor: Illinois Conservation Foundation Amount: $2,000 Closing Date: March 3, 2023 Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors in Illinois who have demonstrated effective, voluntary, long-term dedication to the preservation, protection, enhancement and/or promotion of Illinois’ natural resources. E-waste Scholarship Sponsor: Digital Responsibility Amount: $1,000 Closing Date: April 30, 2023 Description: Scholarship is open to high school students and current or entering college or graduate students at any level. Applicant must answer in 140-characters or less “the most important reason to care about e-waste is…” Save the Everglades Scholarship Sponsor: Florida Realty Marketplace Amount: $500 Closing Date: June 1, 2023 Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are interested in majoring in the science, legal, or political science field. Applicant must be a bright, talented student who cares about the environment. Young Filmmakers Contest Sponsor: One Earth Film Festival Amount: Up to $1,000 Closing Date: June 25, 2023 Description: Contest is open to students in grades 3 through college (ages 8 and up) from the United States. Student must create a film on one of many given topics (climate, energy, food, transportation, waste, water, Wildlife and Ecosystems) related to the Earth. Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Youth Scholarship Program Sponsor: Nicodemus Wilderness Project Amount: Varies Closing Date: December 31, 2023 Description: Scholarships are open to students between the ages of 13 and 21 who are candidates for a degree/diploma at a primary (middle school), secondary (high school), or accredited post-secondary educational institution from any country around the world. Applicant must conduct their own environmental stewardship project in 2023.
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