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    Top 116 Environmental Science Scholarships in June 2024

    Written by Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman

    Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman is a content editor and writer at Scholarships360. He has managed communications and written content for a diverse array of organizations, including a farmer’s market, a concert venue, a student farm, an environmental NGO, and a PR agency. Gabriel graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in sociology.

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    Updated: June 2nd, 2024

    The field of environmental science becomes more and more important to the future of our world with every passing day. With the mounting environmental problems around the world, it’s only natural that organizations would begin to offer more and more environmental science scholarships to encourage a generation of climate scientists to create solutions for our world.

    Whether you are majoring in environmental science or an adjacent field such as biology or ecology, you’ll find some great opportunities on this list. Each opportunity has been hand-vetted by our scholarship team and we’ve included scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students. Let’s get into it!

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    The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:

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    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
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    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    “Tuition Solution” Scholarship for STEM Students

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    1 award worth $500
    Deadline Jan 31, 2025
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    Do you like figuring out solutions to difficult problems? Well, if you’re a current or aspiring STEM major, we have one for you! Our $500…Show More

    Do you like figuring out solutions to difficult problems? Well, if you’re a current or aspiring STEM major, we have one for you! Our $500…Show More

    Do you like figuring out solutions to difficult problems? Well, if you’re a current or aspiring STEM major, we have one for you! Our $500 “Tuition Solution” Scholarship is meant for high school juniors and seniors (graduating class of 2024 or 2025), as well as undergraduate and graduate students enrolled during the 2023-24 academic year who are looking for ways to fund their postsecondary education in STEM. In order to apply, you must write an essay about how your passion for STEM started and how the scholarship will help you fulfill your dreams. No matter which STEM field ignites your interest, we look forward to reading your essays. Please note that applicants will be reviewed based on both the quality of their essay and quantity of scholarships applied for on the Scholarships360 platform. Scholarships360 users who are more active on the platform will be given higher consideration. Apply today - it’s time to cell-e-brate you!Show Less

    1 award worth $500
    Deadline Jan 31, 2025
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    Breakthrough Junior Challenge

    Offered by Breakthrough

    1 award worth $250,000
    Deadline Jun 25, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by Breakthrough

    Are you a middle or high school student with a passion for STEM? If so, consider applying for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Each year, the…Show More

    Are you a middle or high school student with a passion for STEM? If so, consider applying for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Each year, the…Show More

    Are you a middle or high school student with a passion for STEM? If so, consider applying for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Each year, the challenge awards $250,000 to a 13-18-year-old student who creatively and clearly explains a scientific or mathematical theory, concept, or principle in video form. The videos must be no longer than a minute and 30 seconds long and should be a dynamic visual medium, using diagrams, simulations, physical demonstrations, and more. The scholarship is funded by technology investors and science philanthropists Julia and Yuri Milner.  If you have a love for STEM, video making, and want to go to college debt-free, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    1 award worth $250,000
    Deadline Jun 25, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students
    Get Started

    Ascent’s $10,000 Summer Scholarship Giveaway

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Ascent Funding

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Sep 2, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen

    Offered by Ascent Funding

    Easy Application

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship…Show More

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship…Show More

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship or job! Whether you're figuring out what interests you, checking out career resources, or picking up skills for your dream job, we want to know: Do you have what you need to enter the next phase of life, post-graduation? Ascent is committed to your long-term success and is giving away $10,000 to one lucky winner for sharing your feedback and ideas on what you need to build the skills and confidence to thrive in the workplace. To apply, complete these three easy steps below: Step 1: Visit the “Summer of Success Scholarship” to complete a quick survey and contact form. Step 2: Follow @ascentfunding on Instagram and like the post. Step 3: Tag 3 friends below that would benefit from this scholarship! Be sure to end your comment with #AscentSponsored. Disclaimer: Deadline to apply for Ascent’s $10,000 scholarship prize (1) is September 2nd at 8:59AM PT. To apply and see official rules, visit the “Summer of Success Scholarship” link here: AscentFunding.com/Scholarships.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Sep 2, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
    Apply

    GeneTex Scholarship

    Offered by GeneTex

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 12, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by GeneTex

    Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship!…Show More

    Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship!…Show More

    Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship! The scholarship is open to all STEM majors enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution in good academic standing, including international students. Offered by GeneTex, the scholarship supports young scientists pursuing a postsecondary education to increase scientific advancement and future discoveries. GeneTex is a Texas-based life science, biotechnology company that develops and sells research reagents in the biomedical field. The GeneTex scholarship awards one student $2,000 biannually for use toward their education or other expenses. Typically, the deadlines for each year will fall in July and December or January of each year. If you are a STEM major looking for some help with tuition and fees, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 12, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Regeneron Science Talent Search

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Society for Science

    300 awards worth $2,000 - $250,000
    Deadline Nov 7, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Society for Science

    The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) is the United States’ oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition, providing an important forum for original research…Show More

    The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) is the United States’ oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition, providing an important forum for original research…Show More

    The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) is the United States’ oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition, providing an important forum for original research that is recognized and reviewed by a national jury of professional scientists. To apply, eligible high school seniors must submit an online application that includes essays, transcripts, recommendations from teachers and mentors, and more, including the submission of an original research paper. Please visit the Regeneron STS website to read the full rules and learn more. Applications open on June 1 of every year and close in November.Show Less

    300 awards worth $2,000 - $250,000
    Deadline Nov 7, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Elk Mountain Tents Outdoors Enthusiast Scholarship

    Offered by Elk Mountain Tents

    1 award worth $500
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Elk Mountain Tents

    Do you have an appreciation for the great outdoors and a spirit of adventure? If so, consider applying for the Elk Mountain Tents Outdoors Enthusiast…Show More

    Do you have an appreciation for the great outdoors and a spirit of adventure? If so, consider applying for the Elk Mountain Tents Outdoors Enthusiast…Show More

    Do you have an appreciation for the great outdoors and a spirit of adventure? If so, consider applying for the Elk Mountain Tents Outdoors Enthusiast Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship provides $500 to one lucky postsecondary student with a love of nature and adventure. In order to apply, students must fill out an online application and submit an essay (maximum of 300 words) about what they love about the great outdoors. The scholarship is offered by Elk Mountain Tents, a tent-selling company offering tents for any and all occasions. If you fit the criteria and want to explore your love of the outdoors through writing, we encourage you to apply! Show Less

    1 award worth $500
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship

    Offered by Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

    Multiple awards worth $2,000 - $3,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

    Are you a full-time undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in forestry, wildlife, or marine science at a Louisiana public university? If so, consider…Show More

    Are you a full-time undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in forestry, wildlife, or marine science at a Louisiana public university? If so, consider…Show More

    Are you a full-time undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in forestry, wildlife, or marine science at a Louisiana public university? If so, consider applying for the Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,000 and $3,000 to undergraduate and graduate students, respectively. These scholarships can be renewed for up to three years of undergraduate study and two years of graduate study, so long as winners continue to meet the eligibility criteria. The scholarship is provided by the Louisana Office of Student Financial Assistance.  If you fit their scholarship criteria and have a passion for the natural world (and sciences) around us, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,000 - $3,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Jim Bourque Scholarship

    Offered by Arctic Institute of North America

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 8, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Arctic Institute of North America

    The Jim Bourque Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for Canadian Aboriginal students pursuing postsecondary education in education, environmental studies, traditional knowledge or telecommunications. With a…Show More

    The Jim Bourque Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for Canadian Aboriginal students pursuing postsecondary education in education, environmental studies, traditional knowledge or telecommunications. With a…Show More

    The Jim Bourque Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for Canadian Aboriginal students pursuing postsecondary education in education, environmental studies, traditional knowledge or telecommunications. With a one-time award of CAN $1,000, this scholarship is designed to help students achieve their academic goals. To apply, students must submit a 500-word essay outlining their intended program of study and reasons for their choice, along with their most recent transcript, a signed letter of recommendation from a community leader, a statement of financial need, and proof of enrollment or application to a postsecondary institution. Applicants must also provide proof of Canadian Aboriginal descent. The scholarship committee evaluates applicants based on need, relevance of study, achievements, return of investment, and overall presentation of the application. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to further your education and achieve your dreams!Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 8, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    MFMA Scholarship Program

    Offered by Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association

    5 awards worth $1,250
    Deadline Jul 12, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association

    The MFMA Scholarship Program is funded by the Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association, an organization with the goal of becoming the worldwide authoritative source of information…Show More

    The MFMA Scholarship Program is funded by the Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association, an organization with the goal of becoming the worldwide authoritative source of information…Show More

    The MFMA Scholarship Program is funded by the Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association, an organization with the goal of becoming the worldwide authoritative source of information about maple sports flooring and related sports flooring systems. Each year, their MFMA Scholarship Program awards $1,250 to five students in secondary, advanced, or trade school who have an interest in the fields related to the sports flooring business. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details.Show Less

    5 awards worth $1,250
    Deadline Jul 12, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Plan NH’s Scholarship and Fellowship Program

    Offered by Plan New Hampshire

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Varies
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Plan New Hampshire

    Are you a New Hampshire resident with a passion to pursue studies in architecture, planning, design, or another related field at an in-state university? If…Show More

    Are you a New Hampshire resident with a passion to pursue studies in architecture, planning, design, or another related field at an in-state university? If…Show More

    Are you a New Hampshire resident with a passion to pursue studies in architecture, planning, design, or another related field at an in-state university? If so, you may be eligible for some of the scholarships offered by Plan NH’s Scholarship and Fellowship Program! There are a wide range of scholarships available, offering varying amounts of money to winning applicants each year. Although the scholarship is offered by Plan New Hampshire, the general application is hosted by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Thus, to find out more about each scholarship’s specific requirements, we recommend checking out their individual profiles on the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation website. Upon completing the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's General Application, students will be considered for each of the Plan New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's scholarships they may be eligible for. With that said, if you're a New Hampshire resident pursuing an architecture/planning/design-related field at an in-state university, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Varies
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Soil and Water Stewardship Scholarship

    Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

    The Soil and Water Stewardship Scholarship is open to Illinois high school seniors and current undergraduate students currently majoring in or planning to study a…Show More

    The Soil and Water Stewardship Scholarship is open to Illinois high school seniors and current undergraduate students currently majoring in or planning to study a…Show More

    The Soil and Water Stewardship Scholarship is open to Illinois high school seniors and current undergraduate students currently majoring in or planning to study a natural resource field such as fish or wildlife biology, conservation education, biology, ecology, forestry, hydrology, soils, and pollution control. To be considered, interested students must have a permanent address in Boone, Cook, Dekalb, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will, or Winnebago County, and submit a 2-page essay detailing their career goals and aspirations. If you're a current or incoming postsecondary student from one of the Illinois counties mentioned, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more and continue pursuing your passion for the environment.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen
    Apply

    The Vegan Society Grants

    Offered by The Vegan Society

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Quarterly
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by The Vegan Society

    Are you a vegan who wants to encourage veganism to non-vegans? If so, consider applying for The Vegan Society Grants! The Vegan Society Grants are…Show More

    Are you a vegan who wants to encourage veganism to non-vegans? If so, consider applying for The Vegan Society Grants! The Vegan Society Grants are…Show More

    Are you a vegan who wants to encourage veganism to non-vegans? If so, consider applying for The Vegan Society Grants! The Vegan Society Grants are open to vegan individuals and grassroots organizations that support projects that will encourage non-vegans to go vegan and stay vegan and who can raise public awareness of veganism in a positive way. The grants are funded by The Vegan Society, a registered educational charity that provides information and guidance on various aspects of veganism. On a quarterly basis (every three months), the grant awards $1,000 to a vegan or a non-profit organization or an individual who submits the best proposed veganism-related projects. If you’re passionate about veganism and are looking for some help to fund your project to promote veganism, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Quarterly
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Get Started

    Future Without Speciesism Cash Award

    Offered by People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

    Multiple awards worth up to $10,000
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

    Are you passionate about saving animals from exploitation? If so, consider applying for the Future Without Speciesism Cash Award! The Future Without Speciesism Cash Award…Show More

    Are you passionate about saving animals from exploitation? If so, consider applying for the Future Without Speciesism Cash Award! The Future Without Speciesism Cash Award…Show More

    Are you passionate about saving animals from exploitation? If so, consider applying for the Future Without Speciesism Cash Award! The Future Without Speciesism Cash Award is open to college and graduate students who can come up with a game-changing invention that can replace animal use in any aspect of life. The scholarship is funded by People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to ending the abusive treatment of animals in business and society and promoting the consideration of animal interests in everyday decision-making, policies, and practices. On a rolling basis, their Future Without Speciesism Cash Award regularly grants between $1,000 and $10,000 to students based on the workability, practicality, and promise of their suggested inventions. If you’re passionate about saving animals from exploitation, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $10,000
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
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    How to win environmental science scholarships

    Now that you’ve got some great opportunities to apply to, it’s time to begin thinking about your applications. As each scholarship will likely receive many applicants, you’ll have to put in some effort in order to stand out from the crowd. One of the best ways to do this is to sit down and do some reflection before you even look at the prompts. Try asking yourself the following questions, and write down the first things that come to your mind in response. Don’t worry about formatting or succinct wording – just get all your thoughts out on the page:

    • What inspired you to study environmental science?
    • What have you accomplished that speaks to your potential in the field of environmental science?
    • How do you hope to change the world with your environmental science degree?
    • What environmental scientists do you look up to, and why? How do you hope to use the lessons you learned from them to shape your career?
    • Have you been personally impacted by environmental changes? How has this impacted your worldview?

    Once you’ve finished answering these questions yourself, try asking your friends and family for input. Oftentimes, they will remember achievements that you may have forgotten about yourself. Write all of this down and have it on-hand when you begin your essays.

    Tips for writing a scholarship essay

    Now that you’ve got some good material to use in your essays, it’s time to begin laying out your information in a compelling and succinct manner. Luckily, we have some guides to help you through the process! Check out our guides on how to start a scholarship essay (with examples!) and how to write an essay about yourself. Here are a few more guides that can help you out as you fill out applications:

    Resources for environmental science students

    National Association of Environmental Professionals

    The NAEP is an interdisciplinary national organization for professionals working with the environment. Its membership includes professionals from a wide variety of fields, all tackling the problems of environmental change. This is a great organization to help you contextualize your environmental work in the larger frame of what’s being done to combat climate change, and can offer some valuable networking opportunities.

    Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences

    The AESS is a national organization that helps improve environmental education across the country. It encourages collaboration between campuses and shared goals in the curriculums for environmental education. You can check out this organization’s efforts to see how you may expand your studies beyond the frame of your campus.

    The Ecological Society of America

    Environmental science students focusing on ecology should be sure to check out this organization. They offer a wide variety of resources, including national conferences, research journals, and access to databases of ecological studies. This is a great way to plug into a national network of like-minded professionals. You might be able to use this network to find a job, internship, mentor, or scholarship. You may even find the trajectory of your studies and career focus to shift based on what you learn about in their events!

    Frequently asked questions about environmental science

    Can environmental science majors apply for biology scholarships?

    Many biology scholarships are open to environmental science majors, but this varies by individual opportunity. Your best bet is to check each scholarship individually to see who is eligible to apply.

    Are environmental science majors considered STEM?

    Environmental science is generally considered a STEM discipline! The National Science Foundation considers it to fall under the STEM category. Though individual definitions of STEM may vary, you’ll find that it usually includes environmental science.

    What is the difference between environmental studies and environmental science?

    Although these two fields address a similar subject matter, they take slightly different approaches. Environmental studies takes a more holistic approach to environmental change. The field addresses societal causes of environmental phenomena. Oftentimes, it will address how policy and political factors have shaped an environmental situation. Environmental science, on the other hand, takes a more technical approach. The field studies how natural systems work and then how different modifications can affect their dynamics.

    So, you can think of the two fields as being very complementary. Environmental science studies how an ecosystem works and how different changes may affect it. Environmental studies addresses what has to go on in society to cause human interference, and how environmental changes affect human lives.

    That being said, the two are by no means mutually exclusive. Environmental science students will get some education on how societal factors shape environmental change. And environmental studies students will learn about ecology and biology and the inner workings of natural systems.

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