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AASHE Student Sustainability Leadership Award

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for our 2008 Sustainability Awards.   Instructions for applying and descriptions of past award winners are available at www.aashe.org/programs/awards.php.  This award honors an undergraduate student from an AASHE member institution who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting campus sustainability. The Student Sustainability Leadership Award includes a $750 prize. In addition, the winner of this year's award will be featured in Sustainability: The Journal of Record.

Eligibility
Any undergraduate student enrolled at an AASHE member institution who has played a leadership role in implementing campus sustainability is eligible for this award.

Application Process
To apply for a 2008 Student Sustainability Leadership Award, please complete an application form (doc) and submit it electronically as a Word document. In addition, please have someone who can comment knowledgeably on your work for campus sustainability submit a letter of recommendation. This person may be a sponsor, mentor, or teacher, but not your parent or legal guardian. The letter should describe the nature of your relationship and why you are a strong candidate for the Student Sustainability Leadership Award. The letter of recommendation should be emailed directly from the recommender. Only one letter of recommendation per applicant will be accepted. Your application and the letter of recommendation must be emailed to awards@aashe.org by August 1, 2008. Applicants will receive notice of the award decisions by mid-August.  The award will be presented in November at AASHE 2008 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

AASHE Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award

AASHE is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for our 2008 Sustainability Awards. Instructions for applying and descriptions of past award winners are available at www.aashe.org/programs/awards.php. This award honors an undergraduate student from an AASHE member institution who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting campus sustainability. The Student Sustainability Leadership Award includes a $750 prize. In addition, the winner of this year's award will be featured in Sustainability: The Journal of Record.

Eligibility
Any undergraduate student enrolled at an AASHE member institution who has played a leadership role in implementing campus sustainability is eligible for this award.

Application Process
To apply for a 2008 Student Sustainability Leadership Award, please complete an application form (doc) and submit it electronically as a Word document. In addition, please have someone who can comment knowledgeably on your work for campus sustainability submit a letter of recommendation. This person may be a sponsor, mentor, or teacher, but not your parent or legal guardian. The letter should describe the nature of your relationship and why you are a strong candidate for the Student Sustainability Leadership Award. The letter of recommendation should be emailed directly from the recommender. Only one letter of recommendation per applicant will be accepted. Your application and the letter of recommendation must be emailed to awards@aashe.org by Aug. 1, 2008. Applicants will receive notice of the award decisions by mid-August.  The award will be presented in November at AASHE 2008 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

Annie's Environmental Studies Scholarship Program

Annie's Homegrown Environmental Studies Scholarship Program is open to full time students beginning or returning to an accredited 2 or 4 year technical or college program in the U.S. Students must be focusing on classes in the environmental studies field and have at least one more year before completing their degree. We will award 25 lucky (and deserving) students with $1000 each. This money can be used for tuition, books, and other educational expenses.

 

Bowman Scholarship for Academic Excellence

The Bowman Scholarship was established by the late Max Bowman, professor emeritus in chemistry, in memory of his parents, Earl and Alpha Bowman. It is awarded to science students with a strong academic record. In order to encourage diversity in the sciences, preference is given to women and students of color. For information, contact the UWO Foundation.

 

Campus Ecology Fellowship

National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Fellows confront global warming on their campuses and help to educate and engage the campus community on global warming impacts and solutions. Monetary fellowship grants are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students working with other members of the faculty, staff, or administration on projects designed to help reverse global warming on campus and beyond. In addition to a modest grant, Fellows also receive project support, recognition of their accomplishments and other perks.

Projects include:

  • Energy efficiency in new and existing buildings
  • Greener transportation plans
  • Installation of clean energy technology on campus
  • Purchasing of clean energy
  • Food systems
  • Habitat restoration and protection

NWF Fellowships allow students to pursue their vision of an ecologically sustainable future through tangible projects to confront global warming on campus and in the community. Fellows gain practical experience in the conservation field and first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities inherent in successful conservation efforts.

Deadlines: Oct. 1, 2008; Nov. 14, 2008; Feb. 2, 2009.

 

Environmental Protection Agency P3 Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3 Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Awards program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people-- people, prosperity, and the planet – the three pillars of sustainability. The EPA offers the P3 competition in order to respond to the technical needs of the world while moving towards the goal of sustainability. Please see the P3 website (http://www.epa.gov/P3) for more details about this program.

 

EPA Research Fellowships for Undergrad Environmental Study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) program, is offering GRO undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 20 new fellowships by July 31, 2009. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. The fellowship provides up to $19,250 per year of academic support and up to $8,000 of internship support for a three-month summer period. Applicants attending fully accredited four year U.S. institutions of higher education are eligible to apply. The deadline for receipt of pre-applications is December 11, 2008.

 

EPA NNEMS Fellowship

The EPA National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) is accepting applications for the 2009 EPA-NNEMS fellowship program.

The purpose of the NNEMS program is to

Provide students with practical research opportunities and experiences in an EPA office or laboratory
Increase public awareness of and involvement in environmental issues
Encourage qualified individuals to pursue environmental careers
Help defray the costs associated with the pursuit of academic programs related to the field of environmental protection, such as pollution control, science, engineering, technology, social science, and specialty areas
Although these awards are called fellowships, they are more accurately described as research internships at EPA offices.

The application deadline is February 2, 2009, but you need to start preparing well before that.

 

John E. Kerrigan Scholarship

The UW Oshkosh John E. Kerrigan Scholarships, established in 2000 at the time of Kerrigan's retirement as ninth Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, honor his efforts to provide students with the resources they need to succeed. Scholarships are awarded annually to sophomores (between 24 and 45 credits at time of application) who show academic achievement and leadership. Applicants must have a cumulative gpa of at least 3.25 and submit a 1-2 page personal statement describing why they are qualified for the award, their activities at UWO (excluding athletics), and how their education will help them meet their goals. Deadline November 17, 2005. For information, contact the UWO Foundation.

 

Liberal Arts Scholarship

The UW Oshkosh College of Letters and Science awards a $1,000 scholarship to the winnter of an essay contest. The essay discusses the importance of the Liberal Arts in an undergraduate education. The essay is to be 1,000-1,240 words, type-written, double-spaced. Also required are letters of reference from two instructors. To be eligible, students must be a COLS major with at least 60 credits and a gpa of at least 3.4.

Submit applications to Karen Bowen.

 

Minority Scholarship Program

Brown and Caldwell provides support to increase students' interest in the environmental profession and to support them in defining career goals. The sponsor will provide the selected student with a $3,000 tuition scholarship; paid summer internship at a Brown and Caldwell office; and a dedicated mentor to serve as a career role model.

Email: scholarships@brwncald.com

Link to full program description: http://www.infoed.org/new_spin/spin_prog.asp?70029

 

Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. In 2007, the Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships of up to $5,000 and 50 honorable mentions on the basis of merit to sophomore and junior level college students.

Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

  • To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.

Note: Students do not apply directly to the program. They must be nominated by the Udall scholarship faculty representative, which is David Barnhill. For details, contact David Barnhill, 424-0644.

Deadline: Materials must be submitted to David Barnhill by Monday February 16, 2009. If you want to apply, please arrange to meet with David to discuss the application no later than February 9, 2009.

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