Environmental Studies/Science Opportunities 

EPA Marshall Scholarship***

  • Provides for up to 2 years of graduate study in the UK for a master's degree with the possibility of an additional 3 years of study in the UK or the US (doctoral degree) 
  • Students must be pursuing degrees that demonstrate relevance to environmental protection, restoration, stewardship, or ecosystem/environmental public health 
  • Usual deadline: October 1
  • Available to:  graduating seniors and alumni with excellent academic achievement 
  • More information at www.marshallscholarship.org/applications/epa
    ***Requires nomination by Elon University 



Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

• Provides undergraduates with up to $8000 for 1 to 2 years, along with a summer internship at a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) facility
• Applicants must be sophomores with a minimum 3.0 GPA and majoring in fields that support NOAA’s mission, including oceanic, environmental, biological or atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, geography, physics, or teacher education
• Usual deadline: January
• Available to:  US. citizens
• More information at www.oesd.noaa.gov/scholarships/hollings.html

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

• Provides 3-year scholarships (over $30,000 annually) for students seeking a research-based master's or doctoral degree in Mathematics, Science, or Engineering
• Applicants are judged on their academic record, research experiences, and plan for research
• Many types of science allowed; special opportunities for women in Engineering and Computer and Information Science
• Usual deadline: early November
• Available to:  US. citizens, permanent residents, and nationals who have recently obtained a BA (or are graduating) and who plan to start a graduate program
• More information at www.nsfgrfp.org

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

  • Offers access to hundreds of internships, scholarships, fellowships, and research/laboratory experiences for science and environmental studies majors
  • Usual deadline:  varies by award
  • Available to:  varies by award (undergraduates, graduate students, recent graduates, post-docs, K-12 teachers, and faculty may be eligible)
  • More information at http://orise.orau.gov/science-education/default.aspx 

Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study

  • Provides support for 2-4 years of graduate study (MA or PhD) in environmental disciplines
  • Usual deadline:  November 
  • Available to:  US citizens and permanent residents 
  • More information at www.epa.gov/fellowships/

Udall Scholarship***

• Awards up to $7,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses
• Sophomore and junior level college students are eligible to apply
• Eligible applicants include students who have demonstrated commitment to a career related to the environment OR Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to a career in tribal public policy or Native American health care
• Usual deadline:  early March
• Available to:  U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or nationals who are enrolled as full-time sophomores or juniors
• More information at http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx
   ***Requires Nomination by Elon University