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
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***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
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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)
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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
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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
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***Requires Nomination by Elon University