Are you working towards a degree that will help help the planet? Interested in conservation, protection, green energy, or something similar? There are some environmental scholarships you’ll definitely want to check out then. Here are just a few to get you started.
Deadline: January 20
The Wisconsin Garden Club Foundation (WGCF) offers multiple scholarships. Specifically, for students majoring in subjects like horticulture, environmental studies, forestry, city planning, and more. Several of these awards are in honor of current and late members of the WGCF.
Since there are several scholarships under this foundation, they do have slightly different requirements for each. They all require you to live in Wisconsin and be majoring in an eco-friendly or green topic. Most of them require a 3.0 GPA, though one only asks for a 2.5 or higher. You can only apply to these scholarships during your college sophomore year and after (which includes graduate school). Each award balances financial need, occupation, academic records, and character differently. Therefore, it’s likely there’s one award that better suits your needs.
The WGCF scholarships vary in amount but they tend to range between $1,000 and $2,500 each. They also have different due dates.
Deadline: May 4, 2020
Similar to the WGCF scholarships, the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania offers a variety of awards. One is the Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship. The winner will receive $2,500.
To apply for this scholarship, you must live in specific counties within Pennsylvania, should be a high school senior, and major in a field-based environment-related area. The application requires two essays, transcripts, letter of recommendation, and SAT/ACT scores in addition to the completed forms. The scholarship chooses winners based on their academic history, volunteer work, essays, letter of recommendation, and more. You may be asked to complete a phone or in-person interview.
Deadline: May 22, 2020
Another scholarship that may be available to you is the Blade of Green Scholarship offered by the Blades of Green lawn care service located in Maryland. Awarding $1,000, the scholarship is open to undergraduates and graduates studying an environmental friendly major or something similar.
The application for this scholarship requires the form, a letter of intent detailing your career goals and passion for the field, a letter of recommendation, and official transcripts.
No matter what your major, there are plenty of scholarships out there available to you! Make sure you’re exploring all avenues, including your high school guidance counselor’s office, your college, and online scholarship databases to ensure you’re seeking all the awards you’re eligible for.
Want to find more environmental scholarships? In that case, look online or through scholarship databases. Otherwise, ask your high school counselor or college’s financial aid office. Remember, there are tons of scholarships out there, you just have to find and apply for them!
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