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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

Alpha Gamma Rho Horticulture Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Alpha Gamma Rho Horticulture Scholarship is offered to AGR undergraduates who are enrolled with a declared horticulture-related major in; among others, entomology, environmental horticulture, horticulture, landscape gardening, landscape horticulture, ornamental horticulture, pest control, plant breeding, plant pathology, plant science (with horticulture emphasis), pomology, and/pr vegetable [...] 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: 10/31/2020
  • 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: 5/3/2021
  • 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

Bradford-Sullivan Forest Landowners' Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Bradford-Sullivan Forest Landowners’ Association has organized a scholarship program to be available to students who are entering into or are in a forestry, agricultural, natural resource management, environmental education or related field of study. Eligible applicants must be a high school senior or undergraduate, and reside in Bradford or Sullivan County. Winners will be notified by June [...] More

Campus Safety Health & Environmental Management Association 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

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: 3/1/2021
  • 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

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The DOE CSGF trains scientists to meet the nation's workforce needs and helps to create a nationwide interdisciplinary community. The fellowship provides support and guidance to some of the nation's best scientific graduate students and these graduates now work in DOE laboratories, private industry, and educational institutions. Open only to full-time students and legal US residents. For more [...] More

Dr. W. Wesley Eckenfelder Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • 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: 4/15/2021
  • 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
  • Every year, the EngineerGirl website sponsors a contest dealing with engineering and its impact on our world. The topic and detailed instructions for the contest are posted in the fall with a deadline for submissions early the following year. The essay word limit is 1600 words and graphics or artwork can be submitted alongside the essay. For more informationor to apply, please visit the [...] 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: 4/30/2021
  • 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 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid internship at a NOAA facility during the summer. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program [...] 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

Freehold Soil Conservation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/26/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Freehold Soil Conservation District will award two scholarships annually. Applicants must be New Jersey residents of Middlesex or Monmouth county, entering at least junior or senior year of college in the fall of the year the award is offered, and majoring in a field related to the conservation of our natural resources including agriculture, conservation studies, environmental education, [...] More

Friends of Moraine Hills State Park Scholarship in Environmental Studies

  • Application Deadline: 4/12/2021
  • 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

Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund Scholarship is awarded to a S.C. high school senior to attend an institution of higher learning in the state with a major area of study in wildlife, fisheries, forestry, biology, zoology, marine science, environmental science or related fields. Renewable upon a 2.5 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] 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

NASF Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the NASF Foundation Scholarships, applicants must: be at least junior-standing during the upcoming academic year; major in chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, metallurgical engineering, materials science engineering, metallurgy, or materials science; and, maintain a 3.0 GPA for undergraduates and 3.3 for graduates. For more information or to apply, [...] More

New York Water Environment Association Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/26/2021
  • Amount: $12,000
  • The New York Water Environment Association, Inc.(NYWEA) was founded in 1929, by professionals in the field of water quality as a non-profit, educational organization. Currently, they offer a variety of scholarships to incoming freshmen and current undergrads studying environmental science, environmental or civil engineering who are New York State residents. Individual scholarship criteria varies. [...] 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

NYWEA N.G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/26/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The N. G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to deserving students pursuing graduate or doctoral degrees in environmental/civil engineering or environmental science concentrating on water quality who show a commitment to government service. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Ohio EPA Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Ohio EPA Scholarship is offered to undergraduate students admitted to Ohio state or private colleges and universities who can demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to careers in environmental sciences or environmental engineering (though majoring in it is not required). Eligible applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, and be entering their junior or senior year. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Ontario County Casella 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: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • RTK Environmental Group is open to students who study environmental science, biology, engineering, or a related physical science major - those majors 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 an accredited school, college, [...] More

SEG Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Society of Exploration Geophysicists offers a range of different scholarship opportunities. Applicant must be a high school senior planning to attend college next year, or a current undergraduate or graduate student, have above-average grades, and intend to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Society of Women Engineers - Lehigh Valley Section

  • Application Deadline: 2/2/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Since 2001 a major focus of SWE-LV has been to distribute scholarships for high school senior women who intend to major in engineering at their respective college or university. Scholarship funds are provided by area businesses and all of the work for administration of the program is provided by SWE volunteers. Applicants must must be females graduating from high school who reside in areas with [...] 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: 4/30/2021
  • 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: 4/8/2021
  • 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

Udall Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/5/2021
  • Amount: $7,000
  • The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Applicants must be Native American or Alaska Native. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

WTS Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates

  • Application Deadline: 10/21/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Leadership Legacy Fund has been established to honor the past, present, and future leaders of WTS by awarding an annual scholarship to female graduate students pursuing a career in transportation. Eligible candidates are pursuing graduate degrees in transportation or a related field (such as transportation engineering, planning, finance, communications, or logistics) and demonstrate [...] More

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