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.

ExtremeTerrain’s Student Scholarship
Sponsor: ExtremeTerrain
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: June 15, 2020
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.

Indiana Garden Club Scholarship
Sponsor: Indiana Garden Club
Amount: Minimum of $500
Closing Date: June 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to residents of Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Applicant must be majoring in ecology, horticulture, landscape design, landscape architecture, conservation, botany, forestry, agriculture, earth sciences, arboriculture, food science, forest ecosystems, plant pathology, or plant sciences.

Ocean Awareness Student Contest
Sponsor: From the Bow Seat
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: June 15, 2020
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 “Climate Hope: Transforming Crisis” and submit a piece of art, poetry, prose, film or music on this year’s theme. In addition to the general contest, there are specific awards for students from Florida and Massachusetts.

AMS Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Air & Waste Management Association: Allegheny Mountain Section
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020extended to June 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students currently enrolled or high school students accepted for full-time enrollment in a four-year college or university program in Western Pennsylvania or West Virginia, which will lead to a career in the environmental fields.

Solar Scholarship
Sponsor: Solar Action Alliance
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current full-time students at accredited institutions of higher education. Applicant must submit an essay on a given prompt related to solar.

FSA Scholarship
Sponsor: Florida Stormwater Association (FSA)
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: August 7, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduate students in colleges and schools of engineering, natural science, public administration (or closely related fields) who have an interest in stormwater quality, management or finance. Applicant must be attending a Florida college or university.

Ambient Bamboo Flooring Scholarship
Sponsor: Ambient Bamboo Flooring
Amount: $1,200
Closing Date: September 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at an accredited two-year or four-year college for the current academic year and must be a resident of the United States. Applicant must have an interest in sustainability.

Environmental Awareness Scholarship Essay
Sponsor: ReuseThisBag.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to climate change.

ExtremeTerrain’s Student Scholarship
Sponsor: ExtremeTerrain
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
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 spring term.

Local Conservation Scholarship and Essay Contest
Sponsor: Steve Duckett, Attorney at Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who can demonstrate a commitment to environmental conservation using past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences. Applicant must submit a personal statement explaining their dedication to local conservation.

IEI Bi-Annual Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ivey Engineering Inc. (IEI)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2020
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
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 31, 2020
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 2020.

Young Filmmakers Contest
Sponsor: One Earth Film Festival
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: January 5, 2021
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.

E-waste Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
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…”

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