Grants for Environmental Studies
Studies in the Environmental Sciences are interdisciplinary. A student of Environmental Science will need to have a solid background in biology and a broad understanding of advanced mathematics and calculus, botany, chemistry, physics, geology, geography, law, politics, and public administration. Consider also looking for biology scholarships.
Undergraduate students will want to investigate their options for undergraduate college grants, including the Pell Grant.
Depending on one’s major, studies of environmental science may be eligible for the Academic Competitiveness Grant and the SMART Grant.
Graduate students will wish to investigate the possibilities of a college grant from a foundation or corporation that may be interested in funding the student’s research.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issues some environmental education grants. Their office of Environmental Education (OEE) plays a role in awarding two grants. The deadline for the first grant is generally in early May, while the second grant’s deadline is generally in early November.
Undergraduate students in the junior or senior year of college, can apply to the American Nuclear Society for a scholarship if their studies focus on the environmental aspects of nuclear science or nuclear engineering.
For students studying in Ohio, the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) awards two scholarships. Each year, the deadline to apply for the environmental science scholarship is the 1st of June.
Graduate students should check with their department for fellowship opportunities. Whether you are a college student or in Environmental Studies graduate programs, you should remember to apply for federal financial aid in early January and to seek information about college grants and scholarships from your university’s department in charge of Environmental Studies and its financial aid offices.