45 Green Scholarships For Higher Education

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Since this is 2020, more and more people are starting to realize the importance of green jobs. From preserving nature to saving the planet, green careers are on the up and up. It's the "cool" thing to do in this day and age.

With so many more careers dedicated to reducing pollution, focusing on recycling and conserving energy, we figured more people would be dedicated to focusing their education on finding a green career.

So we found these 45 scholarships, which are dedicated to helping fund your green education.

45 Green Scholarships For College Students

Allegheny Mountain Section Air & Waste Management Assn. Scholarships
March 31 | $5,000

The Allegheny Mountain Section of the Air & Waste Management Association provides an annual scholarship for undergraduate students pursuing an environmental career.

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Apprentice Ecologist Scholarship
December 31 | $1,750

The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ is specifically for applicants who demonstrate leadership qualities, take initiative, and show environmental stewardship in the essay they submit.

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Association of California Water Agencies Awards
March 1 | $3,500

These scholarships are awarded to students in a water-resources related field of study. The award is given to students based on their achievements in school and dedication to their chosen field.

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Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship
May 3 | $2,500

This scholarship is designed for high school seniors who are choosing to further their studies in an environmentally-related field.

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Bradford-Sullivan Forest Landowners' Association Scholarship
April 1 | $500

The Bradford-Sullivan Forest Landowners’ Association provides a scholarship opportunity for students who are entering into or already are in a forestry, agricultural, natural resource management, environmental education or related field of study.

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Colorado Garden Show Scholarships
March 15 | One-Year Tuition

The Colorado Garden Show Scholarships are reserved for students who are planning to major in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, biology, forestry, agronomy, conservation, plant pathology, environmental concerns, city planning and/or other related subjects.

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DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
January 13 | Full Tuition

This annual fellowship is awarded to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.

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Emily M. Hewitt & Stephen Stocking Memorial Scholarships
May 15 | $2,500

These scholarships provide tuition help to graduate students who are great communicators with a love for nature. Anyone who has a calling to practice conservation is encouraged to apply.

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Environmental Studies/Natural Science Scholarship Program
March 31 | $1,000

The Entering College and Continuing College scholarships are available to students who are pursuing an environmental career.

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EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program
February 1 | $45,000

The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship provides two years of funding for undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's mission.

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Friends of Moraine Hills State Park Scholarship in Environmental Studies
April 12 | $1,000

This scholarship is awarded to two high school graduates who are set on studying the environment through their higher education.

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Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund Scholarship
February 26 | $5,000

This scholarship program was designed to promote higher education in natural resources. That's why it's awarded to students with a major area of study in wildlife, fisheries, forestry, biology, zoology, marine science, environmental science or related fields.

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Leo Bourassa Scholarship
April 1 | $3,000

This association promotes and educates the public on good lake and watershed management, encourages sustainable storm water management practices and protects the welfare of lakes and other water resources. That's why it awards scholarships to students who are studying in fields related to water resources.

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NASF Foundation Scholarships
February 28 | $1,500

The NASF Scholarships are open to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students majoring in subjects related to surface science.

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NHA Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship
February 15 | $2,500

The Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship was created in 2008 to encourage students to consider becoming part of the U.S. hydropower industry.

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NYWEA N.G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship
February 26 | $5,000

The N.G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship Fund will be awarded to students pursuing graduate or doctoral degrees in environmental/civil engineering or environmental science concentrating on water quality.

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Ontario County Casella Scholarship
February 28 | $2,500

The Ontario County Board of Supervisors awards this scholarship to college or college-bound students who are pursuing majors in environmental studies, agriculture or agricultural business; including waste management.

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SEG Scholarships
March 1 | $10,000

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists awards a high school senior planning to attend college next year, or a current undergraduate or graduate student who intends to pursue a college career directed toward applied geophysics

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Teacher Education Scholarship Program of the Alabama Space Grant Consortium
February 27 | $1,500

This scholarship was designed to encourage individuals to pursue studies leading to teaching certification in the sciences and mathematics.

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Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship
April 8 | $3,500

The annual scholarship is awarded to a student who is enrolled in an environmental program of studies such as cold-water fisheries management, environmental law, and policy, fishery conservation, aquatic biology, natural resource management, and hydrology.​

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WTS Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates
October 21 | $5,000

The annual Leadership Legacy Scholarship is awarded to female graduate students pursuing a career in transportation. The idea candidates are ones who take initiative by finding new approaches to transportation challenges in the US.

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Social and Water conservation Society Donald A. Williams Soil Conservation Scholarship

The SWCS presents a student with a scholarship each year. The recipient is someone who is employed in a conservation-related industry but is hoping to continue their education.

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The University of Wisconsin Hilldale and Holstrom Environmental Scholarships
February | $3,000

The Holstrom Environmental Research Fellowship provides undergraduates with the opportunity to attend research training and receive support for their interest in environmental research.

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The National Environmental Health Association and the American Academy of Sanitarians Scholarship
March 31 | $2,500

This scholarship is presented to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university with a dedicated and recognized curriculum in environmental health sciences.

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Brower Youth Awards
May 1 | $3,000

Young leaders who are passionate about environmental change from the age of 13 to 22 are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

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Blades of Grass Green Scholarship Fund
March 27 | $1,000

In order to apply for the Blades of Green Scholarship, undergraduate and graduate students in an environmental studies degree must submit a 350-to-500-word letter of intent describing their passion for that field.

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Windstar Environmental Studies Scholarship
June 1 | $500

The Windstar Environmental Studies Scholarship aims to help fund an education for students who are inspired by sustainability.

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Alexander A. Smick Scholarship in Rural Community Service and Development
February 14 | $1,500

The Alexander A. Smick Scholarships in Rural Community Service and Development are awarded each year to two students for their interest in development issues facing rural citizens.

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Lisa Marie Jones Memorial Scholarship
March 1 | $1,500

The Lisa Marie Jones Memorial Scholarship provides funding to NAU juniors and seniors who are enrolled in Environmental Sciences or Environmental & Sustainability Studies majors..

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Castle Ink Paperless Scholarship
May 1 | $1,000

The Castle Ink Paperless Scholarship is designed to promote awareness about how important it is to recycle and is open to high school students who are seeking a higher education.

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Department of Natural Resources’ Environmental Education Scholarship
June 1 | $1,000

The Department of Natural Resources’ Environmental Education Scholarship Program provides scholarships to minority and other underrepresented students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an environmental course of study.

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Dr. W. Wesley Eckenfelder Jr. Scholarship
April 15 | $5,000

Brown and Caldwell offer the Dr. W. Wesley Eckenfelder Jr. Scholarship for junior, senior, or graduate students who are enrolled at an accredited institution with a declared major in civil, chemical, or environmental engineering and other environmental sciences.

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Environmental Fund for a Sustainable Future Scholarship
April 15 | $1,500

This scholarships provides funding for junior and senior Environmental Sciences or Environmental & Sustainability Studies majors currently attending NAU.

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Garden Club of America Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
December 31 | $8,000

The Garden Club of America Fellowship in Ecological Restoration provides a grant to graduate students for research study purposes in the recovery of ecological integrity.

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Greenpeace Scholarship
March 1 | $5,000

The Greenpeace Scholarship is awarded to current and past volunteers from the environmental work programs who plan to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Transformation, International Education, Sustainable Development, International Policy and Management, or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

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Northern Tier Hardwood Association Scholarships
February 1 | $1,500

The Northern Tier Hardwood Association Community Forests Scholarship is an opportunity for high school seniors interested in a Community/Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, or related field of study.

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Sustainability Champions Scholarship
April 1 | $5,000

This Sustainability Champions Scholarship was designed to help fund students' ideas and education surrounding sustainability.

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Udall Scholarships
March 2 | $7,000

The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation provides roughly 50 Udall Scholarships a year to sophomore and junior-level undergraduate college students who are dedicated to leading careers related to environmental health, tribal public policy, or Native American healthcare.

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One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest
May 15 | $1,000

The One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest is a great opportunity for high school seniors and college undergraduates looking to expand their education. The application requires a short video about what problems a growing human population may cause for our planet.

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Ocean Awareness Contest
June 14 | $1,500

This annual contest provides a great platform for students ages 11-18 to learn about environmental issues through art-making and creative communication.

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Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
February 20 | $10,000

This scholarship provides college funding to high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and communities.

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NOAA Ernest Hollings Scholarship
February 1 | $9,500

This is a two-year scholarship that includes a paid summer internship for students who are enrolled in any marine-related discipline and who have career intentions that align with NOAA’s mission.

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MASNA Student Scholarship
June 5 | $4,000

MASNA provides this scholarship to undergraduate or graduate students who are working toward a degree in one of the marine science disciplines at an accredited college or university.

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Marine Conservation Scholarship
October 31 | $1,000

The Women Divers Hall of Fame provides this scholarship to several graduate and undergraduate students who have taken an interest in marine conservation.

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John C. Bajus Scholarship
April | $1,000

This scholarship is provided to MTS members who are college undergraduates and graduate students enrolled in a marine-related field with a passion for community service.

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