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!

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.

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship
Sponsor: The Wilderness Society
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 19, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in North America who have academic and/or career goals focused on making a significant positive difference in the long-term protection of wilderness in the United States.

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.

Brower Youth Awards for Environmental Leadership
Sponsor: Earth Island Institute
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to environmental change leaders ages 13 to 22 (as of Jul. 1, 2019) living in North America (including Mexico, Canada, and some Caribbean Islands) and U.S. Territories.

IEI Bi-Annual Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ivey Engineering Inc. (IEI)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 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.

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.

Orchid Care Scholarship
Sponsor: Orchids Made Easy
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a program in Botany, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Conservation, or related field, with a focus on orchids.

Soil and Water Conservation Scholarship
Sponsor: Soil Science Society of America
Amount: $3,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors, as well as graduate students who are enrolled in a North American university. Preference will be given to students enrolled in a land grant university, or other universities or colleges have equivalent agricultural curriculum. Applicant must have career goals in soil and water conservation.

Frank D. Visceglia Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Eagle Scouts who are residents of New Jersey. Preference will be given to Scouts whose service projects are related to the environment or the economy.

Green Visionary Scholarship
Sponsor: New South Window Solutions
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time, U.S. undergraduate students seeking a degree in marketing, business management, sales, or a related field with at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to green homes.

Ted Rolins Eco Scholarship
Sponsor: Ted Rollins Eco Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate college students who are majoring (or plan to major) in a field related to sustainability.

Cottage & Bungalow Scholarship
Sponsor: Cottage & Bungalow
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 2, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in or accepted to a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in the U.S. and applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid student visa. Applicant must submit an essay on one thing they want to accomplish in college that they think is beneficial to society or the environment.

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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