Students are encouraged to explore the scholarship opportunities available to CES majors and minors. In addition, students should check with the Financial Aid office and the College of Letters and Science Dean’s Office for other scholarships available to a variety of majors.

CES Scholarships

Environmental Internship Scholarship

A $1,250 scholarship is available to students who successfully complete a three-credit internship at an organization with a conservation or environmental science mission.

Other criteria include:

  • Enrolled in the Conservation and Environmental Science program as a major or minor
  • Intention to pursue a career in environmental science or conservation
  • Demonstrated academic achievement (minimum 2.75 GPA)
  • Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need as shown on the FAFSA

Scholarships may be awarded for Fall, Spring, or Summer term and can be given either during the semester during which the internship is taking place or during the semester immediately following the completion of the internship.

Applicants will be required to submit a statement that describes their internship and its value towards your educational and professional aspirations.

Click here to access the online application form for Summer term 2019. The application deadline for the Summer 2019 scholarship is April 1, 2019.

The Environmental Internship Scholarship was newly formed in 2018 by an anonymous donor.

Hutto-Erdman Conservation Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is given to a CES major (junior or senior standing) who demonstrates high academic achievement. Students apply in the spring of each year for the following school year (e.g. apply during Spring 2019 for the 2019-20 school year). Application information will be posted on the Department of Biology website as it becomes available, or students can contact the Department in Lapham Hall S181 with questions.

The Hutto-Erdman Conservation Scholarship has been offered to undergraduate students in conservation and environmental studies since 1972, when the Aldo Leopold Conservation Club provided an initial endowment in memory of Neville B. Hutto and Herry W. Erdman. The fund has been augmented by additional donations over the years.