Scholarship Opportunities


Friends of the Valle de Oro Opening Doors to Nature Scholarship

The Friends of Valle de Oro Opening Doors to Nature Scholarship is open for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

 

The Friends will award three (3) scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year: one (1) in the amount of $750 and two (2) in the amount of $500

 

These scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who are planning to pursue an environmental focused career or enrolled in a conservation/ environment degree program. 

 

The deadline for applications is Friday, August 5. 

 

Details and application are available on the Friends of Valle de Oro website

Questions can be directed to Joan Morrison at joan@friendsofvalledeoro.org or 860-209-2328. 

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La Montañita Co-op Marshall Kovitz Memorial Scholarship 

An award of $1000 for a Sustainability Studies Student who is focused on food systems. In order to apply please complete the online application, and submit the following: (1) letter of intent, (1) academic reference , and an Unofficial Transcript to fstout@unm.edu 

All eligible Sustainability Studies students are encouraged to apply. Consideration will be given to a student who is working in any area of food systems. This includes food production, food distribution, social justice and access to affordable food, growers’ markets, environmental impacts of food, nutrition, and culture and history.

Application Requirements: 

Deadline to apply: EXTENDED TO APRIL 28, 2022

Please reach out to Academic Coordinator Faron Stout (fstout@unm.edu) for any clarifications on this process. For instructions on how to access your unofficial transcript see: https://registrar.unm.edu/transcripts/request-online.html

For guidance on your financial aid award click here. 

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El Puente Research Fellowship

El Puente Research Fellowship, a program under El Centro de la Raza, supports and promotes undergraduate research in multiple academic areas. It offers undergraduates the opportunity to prepare for graduate level education over the course of two semesters. El Puente Fellows work closely with graduate mentors and faculty as they increase their understanding and experience of academic research, and gain the knowledge and tools necessary to begin the research process, develop a research proposal, and prepare for graduate school. This fellowship takes the educational experience to the next level and better prepares students for future opportunities in the academic and professional world.

El Puente Research Fellows also have the opportunity to grow as a community of scholars with the other fellows. As research projects develop, fellows have a space to rely on their peers and mentors for input, guidance and critiques. Most importantly, all the fellows are on similar journeys toward professional development and/or a graduate degree. It is important to note that prior research experience is not required as this program meets the students at their level.

For more information, click here

Application here

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Rachel Carson Council Fellowship

The Rachel Carson Council is a national environmental advocacy organization founded in 1965 to carry on the work and legacy of Rachel Carson. We promote Carson’s ecological ethic that combines scientific concern for the environment and human health with a sense of wonder and reverence for all forms of life in order to build a more sustainable, just and peaceful future.

The Rachel Carson Council (RCC) educates, organizes and advocates at the national, state and grassroots level for climate and environmental justice, renewable energy, forest and ocean protection, for the advancement of civil and human rights and American democracy.

Deadline extended to May 1, 2022

Fellowships are for the academic year 2022-2023 and provide $2,000 for current undergraduates or graduate students to carry out climate and environmental justice projects and campaigns from their respective campuses. In July, Fellows will travel to Washington DC with the rest of their cohort for training to sharpen their organizing skills and develop a work plan for the coming year. Following that, Fellows will receive mentorship from RCC staff over the course of their term and have the opportunity to publish about their work.

Learn more about the fellowship HERE.

Access application HERE


Undergraduate Fellowship in Water Management

Applications are now being accepted for the Interdisciplinary Science Cooperative’s Undergraduate Fellowship in Water Management. Through this fellowship, students will be given the opportunity to research the fundamental scientific challenges of water sustainability while gaining leadership and professional development skills in this unique interdisciplinary experience. This 12-month (August 2022 – July 2023) commitment gives students hands-on experience in water resource systems and models, culminating in the research and development of a dynamic simulation model of the Middle Rio Grande. Three undergraduate students are selected each year to work under the mentorship of a Water Resource Program graduate student.

Undergraduate students from any and all majors are eligible for this unique interdisciplinary opportunity to gain hands-on experience in water resource systems and models, culminating in the research and development of a dynamic simulation model of the Middle Rio Grande. Any undergraduate student who has an interest in water sustainability and/or research, is encouraged to consider applying.

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Engage with a friendly community on energy issues as a Linda Latham Scholar

ACEEE is accepting applications for the Linda Latham Scholarship to attend our dynamic 2022 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Pacific Grove, California, from August 21 through 26.

We established the scholarship to honor Linda Latham, who served as ACEEE's chief operating officer until her untimely death in September 2011. Linda, cofounder of the U.S. government's ENERGY STAR® program, believed students bring talent and creativity to the field of energy efficiency, especially if we provide a venue to inspire and educate them.

​​To be eligible, applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university who studies energy, climate change, or environmental science and is considering a career in energy or energy efficiency. "Latham Scholars" will be exposed to new ideas and opportunities as they interact with efficiency experts from around the world. In turn, Summer Study attendees will be able to meet these exceptional students—a win-win for all!

For the 2022 Summer Study, students can apply for one of three scholarship levels:

  • Level I: includes registration, lodging, and travel stipend (lowest chance of selection)
  • Level II: includes registration and meals/lodging
  • Level III: includes registration (highest chance of selection)

Click HERE to access application. 

Learn more about 2022 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Learn more about ACEEE


Native American Environmental Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Scholarship

The Native American Environmental Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Scholarship is an interdisciplinary award for Native American undergraduate students across all UNM colleges (including UNM branch campuses) who are interested in art and ecology, social justice, environmental justice, and/or species conservation. This application is for Spring 2022 awards. This scholarship is made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

DEADLINE: Tues. March 15th, 2022 at 5pm 

Notification of Award: April 30th, 2022

Download the application and read more about the Native American Environmental Arts and Humanities Scholarship visit: https://art.unm.edu/scholarships-grants/

Any Questions? E-mail: ae@unm.edu 

See application here, download editable version here.


Hulsman Undergraduate Library Research Award

The Jim and Mary Lois Hulsman Undergraduate Library Research Award program recognizes excellence in undergraduate research that incorporates the use of University Libraries resources and demonstrates sophisticated information literacy skills. Student award winners receive a cash prize  – $500 for 1st place, $300 for 2nd place, $200 for 3rd place – and recognition for their outstanding efforts. Application Deadline: February 7, 2022

Upcoming Application Workshops:

Wed. January 26, 12-1pm - Register hereThurs. February 3, 3-4pm - Register here

 Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate at the UNM Albuquerque main campus at the time of project completion
  • Have completed the research project or paper as part of UNM credit course or independent study undertaken in the past calendar year – spring, summer, or fall semester.

Original research projects completed by individuals or groups in all formats are welcome and may include:

  • Research papers
  • Design portfolios
  • Compositions
  • Posters
  • Film
  • Digital projects

Questions about eligibility may be sent to ugresearchaward@unm.edu or you can visit the award website for more information: https://library.unm.edu/awards/index.php

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Global Sustainability Scholars & Fellowships

Global Sustainability Scholars

Summer research experiences and international professional networks in sustainability sciences.

The Global Sustainability Scholars program brings together talented undergraduates for a paid summer immersive experience, where students travel abroad, conduct research, and build their professional network in real-world sustainability issues.  

Each year we select undergraduates to join a GSS cohort and the larger international sustainability solutions community. Scholars get paid over two summers while focusing their training and research on a theme within Sustainability. The 2019 cohort focused on the Food, Energy & Water Nexus. The 2022 cohort will focus on Ocean Sustainability. See Global Sustainability Scholars Page for details. 

Fellows Program 

10 Week Paid Professional Training Experience with a Global Sustainability Organization

The GSS Fellows program offers a 10-week paid immersive training and mentoring with a global sustainability organization. Fellows will gain professional work experience, receive professional mentorship and professional development training, and build an international professional network in sustainability science. We will accept 10 fellows per year to join the GSS community, provide advanced professional development training, and build professional connections that foster opportunities for employment and/or graduate school opportunities.

Fellows will work with sustainability organizations such as Belmont Forum research projects or Future Earth projects focused on OCEAN sustainability. Fellows are paid a stipend of $8,000 for their full participation in the program. Each fellowship may provide different opportunities and experiences, however, all Fellows will have a core curriculum and a GSS mentor. GSS Fellowships may meet graduate school requirements as professional internships, so be sure to make proper arrangements with the GSS program director prior to acceptance. See GSS Fellowship Page for more information. 

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Yale Conservation Scholars

We are happy to announce that we are accepting applications for the Yale Conservation Scholars - Early Leadership Initiative! 

The priority application date is Monday, January 10th. All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after this date until January 31st at 11:59 pm EST. 

 We are holding an informational webinar on January 13th at 2:00 pm EST/ 11:00 am PST. You can RSVP here.

Led by Dr. Dorceta Taylor, Program Director and Principal Investigator, the Yale Conservation Scholars – Early Leadership Initiative (YCS- ELI) was formerly known as the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at University of Michigan/Yale School of the Environment. YCS-ELI is a summer opportunity for undergraduates traditionally underrepresented in the conservation field and who are interested in careers in the sector. 

Any questions can be directed to YCS-ELI@yale.edu. \

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RISE Fellowship

The University of New Mexico is a collaborating institution for RISE, which makes your students eligible for this opportunity. RISE focuses on social justice issues stemming from issues around educational equity. RISE has two primary objectives: 1. to train students on research methods from a social justice perspective and 2. to prepare students to successfully access and complete graduate programs in education and the social sciences. Therefore, RISE is an interdisciplinary project that focuses on developing quantitative and qualitative research skills, graduate school preparation (GRE and graduate school application prep), and professional skill development, such as preparing and presenting research findings. We have already seen success through Fellows who have earned graduate degrees and those who are pursuing Ph.D. degrees. 

RISE is recruiting 15 Fellows for cohort five. Their involvement as a RISE Fellow will begin with the Summer Research Institute to be convened at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). The Fellows (again, rising juniors, rising seniors, and graduating seniors from all majors) will participate in an 8-week summer institute along with Fellows and mentors from around the country and, after the summer, they will continue their research over the following academic year when they return to their respective campuses, thus making the project a yearlong project. This is a funded fellowship in which fellows will receive travel, housing, a meal plan, a stipend ($3,000 in summer and $3,000 in the academic year), research funds, all necessary curricular materials (e.g., textbooks) and GRE preparation and testing. In total, this represents a $13,000 investment in each Fellow. 

See RISE Website for details & Instructions on how to apply. 

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Undergraduate Library Research Award accepting submissions

Aspiring undergraduate researchers at The University of New Mexico have the opportunity to receive funding for their work through award. 

The Jim and Mary Lois Friday Hulsman Undergraduate Library Research Award program recognizes excellence in undergraduate research that incorporates the use of University Libraries resources and demonstrates sophisticated information literacy skills.

Judges look for original research projects completed by individuals or groups and may include research papers, design portfolios, compositions, posters, film and digital projects. The research project or paper must also be part of a UNM credit course or independent study undertaken in the past calendar year—spring, summer or fall semester.

Submissions are due Feb. 7, 2022. Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate at the UNM main campus at the time of project completion in order to qualify. Student award winners receive a cash prize– $500 for first place, $300 for second place, $200 for third place—and recognition for their outstanding efforts. Submissions are also published in the UNM Digital Repository

There are two categories for submissions: Emerging Undergraduate Researchers (for work completed in 100/1000-level and 200/2000-level courses) and Advanced Undergraduate Researchers (for work completed in 300-level and above courses).

Applicants are required to complete the online application form located in the UNM Digital Repository. Applicants are also required to submit a copy of their research project or paper, a 500-750-word research statement describing their research strategies and use of library resources, a bibliography and a statement of support from UNM faculty/instructor. Application guidelines and rubrics are available here

UNM Libraries will be hosting an online workshop to help students with the application process on Nov.17. Students can register here and a zoom link will be sent to all attendees prior to the workshop. Tentative workshops are planned for the spring semester. Winners will be announced after Spring Break and will be honored in early April. 

For more information or questions about eligibility, contact ugresearchaward@unm.edu.

See Hulsman Award Page for previous submissions. 


SUWA Scholarship

The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance is a $3,000 scholarship fund looking for the climate change leaders of tomorrow. They will be awarding scholarships to three talented, BIPOC students in the states of Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, or Arizona. You can apply through Scholarful.com, and if you are shortlisted, you will be asked to write an additional essay regarding your opinions on conservation. Students can also use their profile to 1-Click Apply for more scholarships matching their criteria! The deadline for application is next Friday (11/19). 

How can I apply? 

  1. Head to Scholarful.com to create a profile 

  2. Click your profile picture in the top right hand corner, and click “Redeem Gift Subscription” - We have gone ahead and generated a unique code for your members: CLIMATE

  3. Search for “Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance” and 1-Click Apply for the award! You will be notified if you are a finalist within a couple weeks 

Click here to apply. 

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Grand Challenges Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Sustainable Water Resources

See instructions on how to apply for details. 

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