Scholarships Related to the Environment

Several scholarships for students interested in the environment with upcoming deadlines are available.

The $2,000 Scott-McKenna Memorial Scholarship is offered through Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers (RMOWP). This scholarship is open to high school seniors with “a career interest in the outdoors” and college students majoring in Natural Resources, Forestry, Rangeland Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Agriculture or related majors. Photography or Journalism majors with an interest in nature and wildlife are also eligible. Applications are due May 30, 2017. Visit the RMOWP website to learn more and apply.

Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association (RMWEA) offers two separate scholarships. The Bill Martin Scholarship is for New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming high school seniors who will enroll in a two or four-year college and intend to “pursue higher education in the water environment field.” The Tony Campman Scholarship is for “an existing student of a 2 or 4 year Colorado, Wyoming or New Mexico university or college,” or a resident of one of these states who attends a two or four-year school and studies in a major related to water environment. These scholarships are worth $2,500 and have an application deadline of June 15, 2017. Visit the RMWEA website to learn more and apply.

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) offers the David S. Miller Young Scientist Scholarship. This $1,500 scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students “who exhibit inherent interest and academic potential in fields related to Earth sciences.” Eligibility includes a 3.4+ GPA, financial need and a desire to pursue a career in geo-environmental sciences or geo-environmental engineering. The application for this scholarship opens in June and the deadline is in August 2017. Visit the AGU website to learn more and apply.