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!

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarships
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: February 26, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to students in California who are of Asian descent. Multiple scholarships available with specific requirements. See website for details. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically open to Computer Science, Economics, Environmental or Physical Science, Engineering, Journalism or Mathematics majors, and LGBT students.

Arizona Elk Society Scholarship
Sponsor: Arizona Elk Society Youth Programs
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students in Arizona who exhibit a commitment to wildlife and the outdoors.

Youth Eco-Hero Scholarship
Sponsor: Action for Nature
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
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.

4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition
Sponsor: Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc.
Amount: Up to $750
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Contest is open to active 4-H Club members. Applicant must submit an essay on the topic, “Honey Varietals, State to State.”

Clair A. Hill Scholarship & ACWA Scholarship
Sponsor: Association of California Water Agencies
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to California residents who will be attending a University of California or California State University campus during the 2019-2020 academic year and enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in a water resources-related field of study related to engineering, agriculture and/or urban water supply, environmental studies or public administration. Applicant must be at least a junior at the time of the award.

Green Is Film Scholarship
Sponsor: Connecther | Ian Somerhalder Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in 8th grade, high school, and undergraduate studies. Applicant must submit a 3-6 minute video on an environmental issue.

Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship
Sponsor: Association of California Water Agencies
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students pursuing a graduate degree (Master’s, PhD, or Law School) in water law and policy or public administration with a demonstrated concentration in the field of water resources. Student must be enrolled full-time for the entire 2019-2020 academic year.

Delaware Solid Waste Authority John P. “Pat” Healy Scholarship
Sponsor: Delaware Department of Education
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: March 4, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of Delaware who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens who are high school seniors or full-time college students in their freshman or sophomore years. Applicant must be majoring in either environmental engineering or environmental sciences at a Delaware college.

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: Udall Foundation
Amount: Up to $7,000
Closing Date: March 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to college sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Students must receive the application from the Udall faculty representative on their college campus – see website for details.

Blades of Green Scholarship
Sponsor: Blades of Green
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are studying environmental studies or related fields. Applicant must submit a letter of intent, recommendation, and transcript.

Conservation Achievement Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois Conservation Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2019
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.

Alfred G. and Elma M. Milotte Scholarship
Sponsor: The Alfred G. and Elma M. Milotte Scholarship Fund
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school graduates and G.E.D. holders who have acceptance at a trade school, art school, two-year or four-year college or university for either undergraduate or graduate studies. Applicant must have been a resident of the State of Washington for at least five years prior to application. Student must be profoundly fascinated by nature, have been a careful observer of it and have successfully expressed their observations in an artistic way that engages the everyday person.

Future Resources Scholarship
Sponsor: Virginia Beach Criminal Lawyers
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current students enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution who have a continued interest in environmental stewardship and the protection of natural resources, based on volunteer, professional, and academic experience.

Ike Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: The Ike Foundation
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who will be pursuing full-time enrollment in a two-year or four-year college or university in the United States. Awards are based on financial need, academic achievement, demonstrated volunteer commitment (preferably in the fishing or conservation world), and a personal statement on how fishing has impacted your life and prepared you for college.

NEWWA Scholarships
Sponsor: New England Water Works Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students who reside in New England or attend a college/university in New England. Applicant must be majoring in civil engineering or environmental engineering and be a member of NEWWA.

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Calaveras Big Trees Association
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: April 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time in an accredited California post-secondary educational institution whose educational career goal coincides in communicating and interpreting nature’s wonder. Applicant must be pursuing degrees in environmental protection, forestry, wildlife and fisheries biology, parks and recreation, park management, environmental law and public policy, environmental art, or California history.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Sponsor: Barron Prize
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2019
Description: Award is open to students between the ages of eight and 18 years of age who are permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S. or Canada. Applicant must be currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months.

Pelican Water Sustainability Scholarship
Sponsor: Pelican Water Systems
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: April 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States who are currently enrolled full-time at an accredited university in the United States. Applicant must calculate their water usage using the Water Footprint Calculator and uploading a short video to Instagram.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition
Sponsor: Water Environment Federation (WEF)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 15, 2019
Description: Competition is open to students ages 15-20 in grades 9-12. Applicant must submit a water-related science project. Teams of up to three students may enter.

CarBrain Scholarship
Sponsor: CarBrain
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 19, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be attending a college or university on a full-time basis for the January 2019 school year. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic focused around cars, the automotive industry, junkyards/car recycling processes or involve automobiles in some way.

NPG Essay Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Negative Population Growth (NPG)
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 19, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicant must write a letter to the 100+ new members of the 116th Congress explaining why US population size and growth are serious problems for our nation.

E-waste Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2019
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…”

IWSH Essay Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students enrolled full-time in an accredited technical school, community college, trade school, or four-year college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to safe access to clean water and proper sanitation. Scholarship is open to students worldwide.

Montana Life Members Scholarship
Sponsor: Montana Federation of Garden Clubs
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are Montana residents and citizens of the United States and are majoring in Conservation, Horticulture, Parks or Forestry, Greenhouse Management, Land Management or related subjects.

ExtremeTerrain’s Student Scholarship
Sponsor: ExtremeTerrain
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: June 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are/will be pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth & Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems during the fall term.

Ocean Awareness Student Contest
Sponsor: From the Bow Seat
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: June 17, 2019
Description: Contest is open to middle and high school students from around the world between the ages of 11 and 18 years of age. Applicant must focus on this year theme of “Presence of Future” and submit a piece of art, poetry, prose, film or music on this year’s theme. In addition to the general contest, there is a hometown award open to students from Boston, Massachusetts.

Environmental Awareness Scholarship Essay
Sponsor: ReuseThisBag.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to climate change.

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Youth Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Nicodemus Wilderness Project
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
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 2019.

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