EPA's Science To Achieve Results (STAR) graduate fellowship program supports masters and doctoral candidates in environmental studies. Each year, students in the United States compete for prestigious STAR fellowships through a rigorous review process. Students can pursue degrees in traditionally recognized environmental disciplines as well as other fields such as social anthropology, urban and regional planning, and decision sciences. Since the program began in 1995, EPA has awarded approximately 1,884 STAR fellowships to students in every state and most territories. Fellowships have helped educate new academic researchers, government scientists, science teachers, and environmental engineers.
STAR fellowships are intended to help defray the ever-increasing costs associated with studies leading to advanced degrees in environmental sciences. The actual amount awarded per year will vary depending on the amount of tuition and fees and the number of months the stipend is needed.
-Funds up to $44,000 per year for advanced degrees and careers in
environmental science and engineering
-Master's level students may receive a maximum of two years' support ($88,000), and doctoral students may receive a maximum of three years' support ($132,000)
-Annual $27,000 stipend, $5,000 for expenses, and up to $12,000 for tuition and fees
-U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and resident aliens with green cards may apply
Qualifying areas of research:
-Emerging Environmental Approaches and Challenges
-Human Health Risk Assessment
-Chemical Safety for Sustainability
-Air, Climate, and Energy
-Safe and Sustainable Water Resources
-Sustainable and Healthy Communities
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.