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
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.
Huddle Up to Play It Forward: Pick Up at Least 10 Items of Litter to Create Cleaner Places to Play
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Over 50 billion pieces of litter land on roads and in waterways each year! You could win the scholarship just by picking up trash or litter in a local park, beach, community space, or another place people get out and play! Just send in a photo of the litter you pick up. You’ll protect the environment, create better places to play, and be entered to win the scholarship.
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to sustainability.
IEI Bi-Annual Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ivey Engineering Inc. (IEI)
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students in the United States and Canada. Applicant must submit an essay on one of three given topics related to HVAC, energy-efficient building, or building structure fires.
Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Youth Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Nicodemus Wilderness Project
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.
Sponsor: The Garden Club Federation of Maine
Closing Date: February 1, 2020
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
Closing Date: February 1, 2020
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.
Alfred G. and Elma M. Milotte Scholarship
Sponsor: The Alfred G. and Elma M. Milotte Scholarship Fund
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
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.
Sponsor: New England Water Works Association
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
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.
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
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…”