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Karen Mashburn Environmental Scholars Program

Offered by Friends of the Everglades

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 25, 2024
1 award worth


Grade level

College & Graduate Students

Application deadline:

May 15, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you an undergraduate or master’s degree student in the South Florida or Treasure Coast region? Further, do you have a passion for environmental studies, education, or a related field? If both apply, consider applying for the Karen Mashburn Environmental Scholars Program! Each year, the scholarship awards $10,000 to one U.S. Citizen or permanent resident who is enrolled in a U.S.-based institution pursuing an environmental- or education-related field. On top of the monetary reward, recipients will be invited (and be required) to participate in a 14-week, 15-hour/week internship program at the Friends of the Everglades Office in Stuart, Florida in the Fall semester. If you’re a post-secondary student with a passion for the environment or education, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Friends of the Everglades

Friends of the Everglades is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Their mission is to preserve, protect and restore the only Everglades in the world. They were founded in 1969 by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, a journalist, equal-rights activist, and author who wrote the seminal book The Everglades: River of Grass. They are committed to creating positive impacts through our education and advocacy, and demanding accountability from policymakers. Their growing team is passionate about protecting what remains of the Greater Everglades ecosystem.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

College & Graduate Students

Minimum GPA


Academic Interest

Environmental Science, Environmental Health, Education




Applicants must attend school in the South Florida or Treasure Coast region.

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

1,000-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 Friends of the Everglades at [email protected].

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