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 23, 2018
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.

Shred Nations Scholarship
Sponsor: Shred Nations
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 26, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students with at least a 3.0 GPA and have an interest in business, environmental studies or the shredding and recycling industry.

Arizona Elk Society Scholarship
Sponsor: Arizona Elk Society Youth Programs
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students in Arizona who exhibit a commitment to wildlife and the outdoors.

Feeding Better Futures: Share a Photo of a Food or Sustainability Issue in Your Home, School, or Community
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: 1 in 8 people on Earth struggle with hunger, including 13 million kids and teenagers in America and 2.5 million Canadians who live without secure access to food. Use DoSomething’s guide to spot a problem around food waste, hunger relief, or another issue. Take a photo of the problem and suggest a creative solution your home, school, or community could use. Unlimited entries.

Shower Songs: Take Shorter Showers to Save Water!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Americans use more than a TRILLION gallons of water for showering each year. That’s enough to supply all the water needs of New York and New Jersey. Share a 5-minute playlist with a friend to remind them to keep their shower under 5 minutes.

Youth Eco-Hero Scholarship
Sponsor: Action for Nature
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
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.

Clair A. Hill Scholarship & ACWA Scholarship
Sponsor: Association of California Water Agencies
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to California residents who will be attending a University of California or California State University campus during the 2018-2019 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, 2018
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: $7,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
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 2018-2019 academic year.

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