The Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit international conservation organization committed to fostering and supporting diversity in environmental science. Our Diversity Scholarship enables minority students of limited financial means to travel to the tropics and gain international experience in biological research and conservation on Ceiba’s “Tropical Conservation Semester: Galapagos, Andes, and Amazon”, or on a summer program in Ecuador or Belize. Award availability and scholarship amounts vary according to the number and need of applicants, and the length of the program.
U.S. citizens from minority groups that are under-represented in study abroad are eligible to apply, including but not limited to Black or African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. Applicants must be in the process of applying, or have already applied to a Ceiba Foundation Study Abroad program for the upcoming semester or summer term. Scholarship applicants must meet the minimum prerequisites for the program to which they are applying. Applicants must be currently enrolled and pursuing a two to four-year undergraduate degree at an accredited university or community college in the United States. Preference will be given to students enrolled in University of Wisconsin System schools. Applicants must be in good academic standing (not on academic probation) and have a cumulative GPA which reflects academic success and demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR) form.