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Environmental and Sustainability Studies Scholarships

Scholarship applications are now closed for the 2020 - 2021 year.
Submissions were due by March 1, 2020. 

We encourage students to fill out the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA), however it is not required to apply for Environmental and Sustainability Studies scholarships.

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Application Process For ENVST Program Scholarships

1. Applications available December 1, 2019 HERE
2. Provide an official transcript of University of Utah credit
3. Provide two letters of recommendation from someone who can speak to your interest in and commitment to sustainability
4. Include a 500 word personal statement (*several scholarships require an additional statement)


Environmental and Sustainability Studies Scholarships Offered: 

Scholarship Name: Eugene Andreasen Scholarship
Available to: Undergraduate students in Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Selection Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be in the Environmental and Sustainability Studies program
  2. Full-time student during the award year
  3. Minimum 3.2 GPA
  4. Program Involvement will be taken into consideration

Amount of Award: Typically $2,000

Number of Awards: Typically one

Donor: Eugene Andreasen is a distinguished alumnus of the University of Utah.

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SCHOLARSHIP NAME: rick carter scholarship

Available to: Undergraduate students in Environmental and Sustainability Studies 

Selection Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be a full-time student during the award year
  2. Recipient must be in the Environmental and Sustainability Studies program
  3. Minimum 2.75 GPA and majoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Guidelines: 250 word essay addressing the purpose of this scholarship

Amount of Award: Typically $2,500

Number of Awards: Typically one

Donor: Richard A. (Rick) Carter.

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Scholarship Name: Bright Future Foundation Scholarship

Available to: Undergraduate students in Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Selection Criteria: Merit and recipient must be in the Environmental and Sustainability Studies program

Amount of Award: Typically $5,000

Number of Awards: Typically one

Donor: Bright Future Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded on the belief that we can work together to provide meaningful change for people living in far less abundant circumstances. Incoming freshmen are welcome to apply!

external scholarships:


 

SCHOLARSHIP NAME: FRIENDS OF THE GREAT SALT LAKE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP 

Available to: Undergraduate students in Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Selection Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be engaged in new or ongoing research that focuses on Great Salt Lake and/or the lake ecosystem or watershed.
  2. The scholarship may also be used to support research internships.

Amount of Award: Typically $1,000

Donor: Friends of Great Salt Lake (FoGSL) - Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship


SCHOLARSHIP NAME: TED ROLLINS ECO SCHOLARSHIP 

Available to: Undergraduate students pursuing a major related to sustainability, encironmental studies, or related fields.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be a high school senior or college undergraduate student
  2. Major (or plans to major) in a field related to business, sustainability or marketing.
  3. Must plan to take at least 10 credit hours 

Guidelines: An essay that details your interests, experience and goals related to the advancement of sustainability and ecopreneurism.

Amount of Award: Typically $1,000

Donor: Ted Rollins, founding principal of Valeo Group 


SCHOLARSHIP NAME: Chrissy Weems Scholarship

Available to: High school seniors who have been selected to attend a college or university AND/OR current college students.

Selection Criteria:

  1. High School senior that has been accepted to a college or university.
  2. A current college student that is not in their final year.

Amount of Award: Typically $1,000

Guidelines: Write a 500-word essay on the following topic:  "Share an adversity in your life that you have fough to overcome and what you have learned from it".

Donor: Chrissy Weems

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SCHOLARSHIP NAME: Extreme terrain scholarship 

Available to: Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth & Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land management, Parks & Rec.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Undergraduate college/university students and high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Ecology, Land Use, Earth & Atmosphere Sciences, Sustainable Land Management, Environmental Biology, Sustainable Agriculture Systems.
  2. Proof of enrollment is required along with submission.

Amount of Award: 2 awards for $3000

Donor: Extreme Terrain


SCHOLARSHIP NAME: Metropolitan Shuttle Environmental Science Studies ScholarshiP 

Available to: Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Currently enrolled or matriculated in a participating college or university.
  2. Must have declared a major in environmental studies and/or in a graduate studies program in environmental studies.

Amount of Award: $1000

Donor: Metropolitan Shuttle

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Last Updated: 3/6/20