Green Scholarships

There has been increasing concern for the environment as causes have been supported by celebrities, politicians, and a host of highly vocal organizations and movements. Documentaries such as An Inconvenient Truth are increasingly popular and more people are aware of environmental issues now than ever before. Concerns about long-term global warming effects and the cost of fuel are pushing more people to consider going green. Scholarships are reflecting this trend, as numerous providers are awarding green scholarships to environmentally-conscious students.

Winning Green Scholarships

Scholarship awards are offered across the diverse range of green interests, with scholarship money available to students ranging from sustainable agriculture majors to average students who have ideas for making their communities more eco-friendly. You may have organized a "walk to school" rally on Earth Day, raised money for a bike path in your town, or perhaps you are an architecture student planning to incorporate green building ideas into your designs. To those who care about the environment and can back it up with a project, essay, or declared major, there is potential to win green scholarships. These scholarship opportunities are especially welcome for driven students, as many green scholarships not only pay for school, but also allow students to implement their projects and ideas or attend conferences to learn more about their prospective cause. If you are considering launching a career in an eco-oriented field, winning a green scholarship can be a great way to start.

By now, you’re probably wondering what green scholarships are out there and how you can find them. Below, we have a list of some popular green scholarships from our database of over 2.7 million awards. You can find even more green scholarships by conducting a free college scholarship search. From there, just view the scholarship information, make sure you meet the requirements, and be on your way to winning scholarships and saving the planet!

Allegheny Mountain Section Air & Waste Management Assn. Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Allegheny Mountain Section of the Air & Waste Management Association is pleased to announce its annual scholarship programs.The Allegheny Mountain Section Air & Waste Management Association awards undergraduate scholarship(s) for students pursuing an environmental career, including a career in Environmental Science, Engineering, or Law at an academic level beyond baccalaureate work. Awards [...] More

Apprentice Ecologist Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • Amount: $500
  • The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative awards three scholarships to the authors of the three best Apprentice Ecologist essays. Applicants should embody the spirit of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative by demonstrating personal leadership and environmental stewardship in their project. Winning essays have been 750 to 1,500 words long. Middle school, high school, or undergraduate college/university [...] More

Association for Iron & Steel Technology Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Association of Iron and Steel offers scholarships to students majoring in the following programs: metallurgy, materials science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, environmental science/engineering, and computer science. The list of the different named scholarships and their specific eligibility requirements can be found at the [...] More

Association of California Water Agencies Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • Each year, ACWA awards scholarships to deserving students in a water-resources related field of study. Awards are based on a combination of scholastic achievement and a commitment on the part of the applicants to their chosen fields, best demonstrated by pursuing a degree related to or identified with engineering, agriculture or urban water supply, environmental studies and public administration [...] More

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund will award five scholarships of $5,000 to qualified incoming freshmen enrolled at four-year colleges or universities. Each scholarship is renewable for a total of four years on the basis of satisfactory academic performance in a full-time undergraduate program. Awards are for undergraduate study only. Applicants must be incoming freshman [...] More

Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/3/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • ASWP awards $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from our service area of Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. Students who are applying to two or four-year colleges to further their studies in an environmentally-related field are eligible to apply. Applications are available beginning in January from the website or through your [...] More

Blandy Experimental Farm Undergraduate Research Education Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $6,325
  • Blandy Experimental Farm, a University of Virginia ecology field station, is located in Virginia’s beautiful Northern Shenandoah Valley. Three research faculty from the Department of Environmental Sciences, visiting scientists and graduate students conduct research on habitat and community biodiversity, reproductive ecology and plant/insect relationships. The 175-acre State Arboretum of Virginia [...] More

Colorado Garden Show Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicants of the Colorado Garden Show Scholarships must major in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, biology (as it applies to horticulture/agriculture sciences), forestry, agronomy, conservation, plant pathology, environmental concerns, city planning and/or other related subjects. For more information and to apply for one of these scholarships, visit the website above. [...] More

Connecticut Building Congress Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Connecticut Building Congress Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to graduating Connecticut high school students entering college-level programs in architecture, construction-related engineering (e.g. civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical or structural), construction management, landscape architecture, surveying, planning or other courses of study leading to associate, baccalaureate, [...] More

CSHEMA Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • CSHEMA offers a $3,000 scholarship (and a waiver to attend the CSHEMA annual conference) to encourage the study of environmental and occupational health, safety, and related disciplines. The program is open to all college undergraduate students preferably enrolled in majors geared toward an EHS career (such as, but not limited to, environmental science, fire protection, health physics, industrial [...] More

Dr. W. Wesley Eckenfelder Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Brown and Caldwell is offering the $5000 Dr. W. Wesley Eckenfelder Scholarship to support students who are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental profession. Eligibility includes: be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; be a full-time student enrolled in his/her Junior, Senior year or graduate program at an accredited college/university; declared major in Civil, Chemical or [...] More

Emily M. Hewitt & Stephen Stocking Memorial Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Emily M. Hewitt & Stephen Stocking Memorial Scholarships are for a promising upper division or graduate student who shows a commitment to communicate and interpret a love of nature and an understanding of the need to practice conservation. Any student or graduate student enrolled full-time in an accredited California post-secondary educational institution whose educational career goals [...] More

EngineerGirl Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $500
  • For the EngineerGirl Essay Contest, "Imagine that you are an engineer working with an organization to implement your proposed solution. Write a project summary for the organization's public relations (PR) department. Describe the solution in detail and explain what is new or novel about your approach. Identify who would be involved in the design, testing, manufacturing, and distribution stages of [...] More

Environmental Studies/Natural Science Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Friends of Volo Bog is offering an Entering College scholarship and a Continuing College scholarship for $1,000 each to outstanding students interested in pursuing an environmental career. To be eligible for the Entering College scholarship the applicant must reside in Lake, McHenry, Kane, Cook, DuPage, Kendall, or Will County, attend a high school in one of these counties, have a minimum B [...] More

EPOC Environmental Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of the EPOC Scholarship Fund is to assist Connecticut residents, or an immediate family member (spouse or child) of an EPOC Member in good standing, who are attending an accredited college or university (CT colleges or out of state colleges) and have declared majors pertinent to the environmental field. The scholarships are awarded annually to junior, senior, and graduate level [...] More

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $45,000
  • The EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program targets students who have completed their sophomore year, attending minority serving institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in atmospheric, oceanic, or environmental disciplines that support these sciences. You must be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time, second-year student in a four-year [...] More

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $9,500
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve [...] More

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/13/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is open to underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students. Students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree full-time in transportation, math, science, engineering, architecture, environmental design, PreMed, psychology, Spanish language/literature. The applicant does not have to be a U.S. citizen but must have a minimum 3.5 [...] More

Friends of Moraine Hills State Park Scholarship in Environmental Studies

  • Application Deadline: 4/12/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Friends of Moraine Hills State Park awards two $1000 scholarships each year to two high school graduates entering the field of environmental studies. Qualified applicants will reside in Lake, McHenry, or Kane counties Illinois. They must also plan to attend an accredited college or university, plan to major in a field of study and career directly related to the environment, and have a high [...] More

Harold Colby/Ray Barton NH Association of Septage Haulers Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/24/2021
  • Amount: $500
  • The Harold Colby/Ray Barton NHASH Memorial Scholarship is open to high school students interested in pursuing a degree in any Environmental Science field. Special consideration will be given to applicants with immediate family members who are NHASH members or with immediate family members who are involved in an industry related business or organization which
    meets the criteria for membership as [...] More

International Young Eco-Hero Award

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $500
  • Have you been working to preserve the world around you? Have you been teaching others how to protect the environment? Have you been doing an environmental research project? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you are a Young Eco-Hero. All Eco-Heroes serve as role models, showing others that individuals are important and can make a difference. Applicants must be between the ages [...] More

Leo Bourassa Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Applicants for the Leo Bourassa Scholarship must be a student in good standing at any Virginia accredited college or university and a resident of Virginia at the time of application and at the time of award. Must have successfully completed, or will complete by the award date, at least two semesters of undergraduate study and must be a full-time undergraduate, full-time graduate student, or a [...] More

Luce Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, [...] More

NHA Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • NHA created the Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship to encourage students to consider becoming part of the U.S. hydropower industry. Applicants must be current college sophomores or juniors who will be college juniors or seniors beginning fall 2020, or graduate students with a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) GPA who are enrolled in a full-time [...] More

NSHSS Foundation Earth Day Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $500
  • The NSHSS Foundation encourages environmental stewardship among high school students globally through the Earth Day Award competition. The project is open to all high school students annually. Applicants are asked to submit details about an environmental project that they are currently working on, or one that will be initiated for Earth Day in their home, school, and/or community. Requirements [...] More

Ontario County - Casella Environmental Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Ontario County Board of Supervisors announced they will again award Casella Environmental Waste Management academic scholarships to qualified Ontario County (applicants must be a resident of Ontario County) college or college-bound students who are pursuing majors in environmental studies, agriculture or agricultural business including waste management. The scholarship is available to [...] More

RTK Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • RTK Environmental Group is open to students who study environmental science, biology, engineering, or a related physical science major make up the majority of the college graduates who go on to become the foremost experts in environmental testing, both in the lab and the field, and developers of new technologies for the trade. You must be enrolled in a participating accredited school, college, or [...] More

SEG Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Through the generosity of our donors, there are approximately 75 different scholarships. Half are unrestricted scholarships; the rest have specific donor intentions that include consideration for major/minor, university, career intention, involvement in student activities, year of study, or particular research field. Applicants must be either attending high school and planning to enter college [...] More

Society of Women Engineers - Lehigh Valley Section

  • Application Deadline: 2/2/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Scholarship funds are provided by area businesses and all of the work for administration of the program is provided by SWE volunteers. Evaluation is based on academic achievement, extracurricular and leadership activities, a recommendation, and an original essay. Applicants must must be females graduating from high school who reside in areas with zip codes beginning in 177-187 and 195-196, which [...] More

Teacher Education Scholarship Program of the Alabama Space Grant Consortium

  • Application Deadline: 2/27/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Alabama Space Grant Consortium (ASGC), a member of the NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, supports undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships for students studying in an aerospace-related discipline at participating universities and who have at least a 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

The Virginia W. Smith Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The The Virginia W. Smith Scholarship will be awarded to a local student in the twelfth grade who has maintained satisfactory grades and who has a desire to further his/her interest in horticulture, conservation or environmental issues through the collegiate level. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/8/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • This merit scholarship is offered annually in the name of the TGF founders, to a single recipient who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in a field of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department. It was the hope of the founders, as it is the hope of the current membership of Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, that the recipient will use this scholarship [...] More

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Scholarship Deadlines Extended Due to COVID-19

April 2, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Just as schools have closed their doors due to coronavirus, charities and non-profit organizations have had to shutter down. While they might suspend board meetings, community fundraisers or award ceremonies, chances are they haven't shut down their scholarship offerings - in fact, many non-profits have extended their scholarship application windows from mid- or late March into April, May or even June. If you've been applying for scholarships this spring and missed out on some March or early April deadlines, check your account - you may find that some scholarships have had their due dates pushed back, giving you more time to submit an application. [...]

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Coronavirus Impact on SAT, ACT, and AP Testing

March 26, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

As a high school student in the midst of the standardized testing season and living through the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be wondering what the future holds for standardized test scores, AP courses, and the college admissions process. A recent survey conducted by The College Board revealed than 91 percent of 18,000 polled enrollees still want to take their AP tests. In fact, in 900 pages of comments responding to the AP survey, AP students "begged to be allowed at least one championship bout with an AP test." [...]

Last Reviewed: April 2020

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