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!

Take Care of Texas Video Contest
Sponsor: Take Care of Texas
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: December 14, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to Texas high school students in grades 9 through 12. Applicant must submit a video that portrays positive ways Texas can help keep our air clean, keep our water clean, conserve water, save energy, or reduce waste.

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Youth Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Nicodemus Wilderness Project
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 31, 2018
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 2018.

Tough Turtle Turf Scholarship
Sponsor: Tough Turtle Turf
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: December 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students who plan to work in the environmental and/or water conservation industry.

NEWH Green Voice Design Competition
Sponsor: NEWH – The Hospitality Industry Network
Amount: $7,500
Closing Date: January 3, 2019
Description: Contest is open to undergraduate and graduate Hospitality Interior Design or Architecture students who are junior level or above. Applicant must have at least $7,500 in current/upcoming debt through college for tuition and program approved books/supplies. Applicant must showcase their design skills while utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices.

Young Filmmakers Contest
Sponsor: One Earth Film Festival
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: January 13, 2019
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 related to the Earth.

ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Scholarship Essay Competition
Sponsor: American Backflow Prevention Association
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to all persons of high school age (at least 13 and no older than age 19 as of December 31, 2018) who are legal residents of the United States or Canada. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to lawn irrigation systems and backflow prevention.

Dan Klepper Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Texas Outdoor Writers Association
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled college students in Texas who are preparing for a career relating to the outdoors, environmental conservation, or wildlife management and conservation and whose plans include communicating their findings, opinions, and observations with the general public through mass media.

Environmental Awareness Scholarship Essay
Sponsor: ReuseThisBag.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 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.

GCFM Scholarships
Sponsor: The Garden Club Federation of Maine
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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.

POET Scholarship
Sponsor: POET
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in any two- or four-year post-secondary school, regardless of major or GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a role model, their passion to change the world, and why you believe a sustainable future is important.

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants
Sponsor: American Museum of Natural History
Amount: Up to $3,500
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
Description: Grants are open to early career researchers (including doctoral students) proposing to conduct research in any phase of wildlife conservation or related fields of North American fauna – terrestrial and freshwater (rivers, lakes, streams), extant or fossil.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…”

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.

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