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    Apprentice Ecologist Initiative

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    Offered by Nicodemus Wilderness Project

    Lisa Freedland Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jun 20, 2024
    Multiple awards worth


    Grade level

    High School & College Students

    Application deadline:

    August 31, 2024

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a middle, high school, or college student passionate about environmental cleanup and conservation efforts? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you: the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative! Each year, the initiative asks students to conduct their own environmental stewardship project, take a few photos of their project, write an essay about it, and submit their favorite project photo as well as their essay. After doing so, you will officially be an Apprentice Ecologist and your work will be published on the Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists! Further, the authors of the top three essays will be awarded $1,750 and receive a t-shirt or tote bag. The scholarship is offered by the Nicodemus Wilderness Project, an organization dedicated to “coordinating volunteer events worldwide that utilize the resources of the community to provide long-term environmental benefits for natural areas.”

    If you believe in the importance of conservation and want to potentially start saving money for college, we encourage you to apply to the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative!

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to middle, high school, and college-aged students between 13 and 21 years of age. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements and partake in an environmental stewardship project.

    Grade Level

    High School & College Students

    Minimum GPA

    No GPA requirement

    Academic Interest

    Environmental Science

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.

    1,500-word essay

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    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Nicodemus Wilderness Project at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative is not renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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