The Tribal Lands program enables Native Americans to work for the environmental protection of tribal lands by assisting them in their pursuit of environmental science degrees. Full-time junior, senior, and graduate students majoring in an environmental discipline are eligible to compete for the scholarships. Students compete based on grade-point average, knowledge of Indian culture, commitment to environmental protection, character and leadership ability, level of study, and work experience.
EPA works with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) to select the scholarship winners. Students wishing to apply should do so through AISES, which has chapters on many college campuses. Applications must be postmarked by June 15th each year. This scholarship is provided to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students seeking a degree in engineering or science, or other environmentally-related fields.