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ENVI Scholarships

Fred Tennyson Barton Scholarship (Winter)

Deadline: TBA in Fall of 2019

This scholarship is for undergraduate students with a declared major in Environmental Science and Society (ENVI) who will be registered for Winter 2019. One student will receive $400.

Please fill out the application form.

Daryl L. Barton Scholarship (Summer)

Deadline: March 31, 2019

This scholarship is for undergraduate students with a declared major in Environmental Science and Society (ENVI) who will be registered for Summer 2019. One student will receive $400.

Please fill out the application form.

Dana L. Barton Scholarship (Fall)

Deadline: March 31, 2019

This scholarship is for undergraduate students with a declared major in Environmental Science and Society (ENVI) who will be registered for Fall 2019. One student will receive $400.

Please fill out the application form.

Biology Scholarships

Deadline: February 22, 2019

ENVI students in the environmental biology concentration are eligible to apply for the Biology Department's undergraduate scholarships. To apply, only one application needs to be completed. For questions regarding biology scholarships, please contact Dr. Marianne Laporte (mlaporte@emich.edu). 

Don Brown and Meta Hellwig Special Studies Scholarship

The first round of applications are due on February 22, 2019. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis thereafter. It is better to apply early to ensure that funds are available.

The Special Study Scholarships ($250 to $1,500) are intended to help defray expenses related to taking a field biology course away from the EMU Campus. Field courses offered through EMU are given preference. Biology (graduate and undergraduate), Environmental Science & Society, and Secondary Education Biology Majors (graduate and undergraduate) are given preference. Other majors will be considered as funds permit. The main selection criterion will be the apparent value of the learning experience to the student.

Scholarships for Students Doing Research with a Biology Faculty Member

To apply for a Research Fellowship or Apprenticeship, complete the  2019 Application for Undergraduate Brown/Hellwig Research Fellowships and Apprenticeships.

Don Brown and Meta Hellwig Undergraduate Research Fellowships: Scholarships of $2,000 awarded to students doing research mentored by a Biology Department faculty member regardless of major. They are intended for junior or senior students with at least one semester of previous research experience. The primary selection criteria for Fellowships are quality of the proposal and feasibility of accomplishing the stated goals within the award period.

Don Brown and Meta Hellwig Undergraduate Research Apprenticeships: Scholarships of $1,000 awarded to students working with a Biology Department faculty member regardless of major. Applicants beginning research projects are encouraged to apply for Apprenticeships. The primary selection criterion for Apprenticeships is the apparent value of the learning experience to the student.


Botany/Environmental Biology/Conservation Biology Awards

To apply for a Botany/Environmental Biology/Conservation Biology Award, complete the  2019 Application for EMU Plant Biology/Environmental Biology Scholarships.

The Richard A. Giles Award: Awarded to students intending to pursue a career in botany. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA overall and GPA in biology with at least eight hours of EMU biology courses.

The Federated Garden Club of Michigan Award: Awarded to a student with junior or senior standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 studying botany, environmental biology, or any field of study related to the Federation's aims and goals. Additional application materials may be required after submission of the form. The recipient must be willing to share a photograph for publication by the Garden Club. The award will be available in the December following application.

 

 

College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships

Deadline February 15, 2019

Adelson-NSDAR Scholarship | Online Application

The recipient must be a female Native-American student with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Richard Albrecht Memorial Scholarship | Online Application

The recipient must have a declared major in the College of Arts and Sciences, demonstrate involvement in extracurricular EMU or community activities and preferably be a graduate of a Livingston County high school.

Melvin and Hazel Cant Scholarship | Online Application

The recipient must have a declared major in the College of Arts and Sciences and demonstrate an interest and desire to work in the teaching profession. At the time of the award, the recipient must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be enrolled for at least part-time and demonstrate financial need.

Lerner Family Scholarship in Jewish Studies | Online Application

The recipient is an outstanding undergraduate student who presented on a topic connected with Jewish Studies at the Undergraduate Symposium during the current academic year. Applications should include (1) a description of the Symposium project; (2) a statement about how the Symposium project contributes to our knowledge of Jewish peoplehood; (3) a resume/vita; and (4) a letter of support from the faculty sponsor. Please send application to  martin.shichtman@emich.edu.

College of Arts & Sciences Endowed Scholarship | Online Application

The recipient must have a declared major in the College of Arts and Sciences, at least 12 credit hours taken at EMU and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Evans-Strand Diversity Award | 

The recipient chosen will be one that has made significant contributions to advancing the understanding and furthering the acceptance of diversity at EMU.

Carl D. and Peggy G. Pursell Scholarship | Online Application

The recipient must have an undergraduate major within the College of Arts and Sciences and an overall GPA of 3.0 with 3.4 in their major. Eligibility requires that the student must be carrying at least 12 credit hours, have completed at least 30 credit hours and demonstrate leadership skills through community service or involvement in extracurricular activities at EMU.

Gregory W. Stevens Scholarship | Online Application

The recipient must have a declared major in one of the following departments: Communication, Media and Theatre Arts; History and Philosophy; or Political Science. Minimum 3.0 GPA and involvement in community- or school-based extracurricular activities are required.

Stonewall Scholarship (Undergraduate or Graduate) | Online Application

The recipients are undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate leadership and/or involvement in organizations, activities or issues that promote a positive gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender environment. Neither application for nor acceptance of this scholarship indicates the sexual or gender orientation of the applicant.

Warren Scholarship | Online Application

The recipients must be undergraduate, have an overall GPA of 3.0 with 3.4 in their major, and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have completed 60 hours at the time of application and must be carrying at least 12 credit hours at EMU.

Undergraduate Symposium Scholarships

All symposium-related scholarships require students to present at the current year Undergraduate Symposium prior to application. For information regarding the Symposium and its related scholarships, visit the  Undergraduate Symposium website   . You may also contact Amy Bearinger (abearin1@emich.edu) for further information on these scholarships and deadlines. 

Bruce K. Nelson Scholarship

This scholarship alternates between the Undergraduate Symposium and the Graduate Research Fair. The recipient            must be a student presenter at the current year's event, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend EMU full-time.

John W. Porter Student Research Excellence Scholarship

The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's Undergraduate Symposium in an art-related discipline within CAS, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend EMU as a full-time undergraduate student.

Donald M. Loppnow Endowed Student Research Scholarship 

The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's Undergraduate Symposium with a demonstrated commitment to research, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend EMU as a full-time undergraduate student.

Dr. Irving A. Clark Endowment

The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's Undergraduate Symposium, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend EMU as a full-time undergraduate student.

Robert Neely Endowed Scholarship for the Undergraduate Symposium

The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's Undergraduate Symposium, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend EMU as a full-time undergraduate student.

Dale and Gloria Heydlauff Undergraduate Symposium Student Excellence Scholarship

The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's Undergraduate Symposium, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend EMU as a full-time undergraduate student. Also requires a demonstrated commitment to community service with priority to Symposium participant with travel abroad experience or global studies focus.

Bette Warren and Sally McCracken Endowed Scholarship for the Symposium

The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's undergraduate Symposium representing either mathematics, or communication, media & theater arts, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend EMU as a full-time undergraduate student.

Ronald W. Collins Scholarship

The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and have participated in the Undergraduate Symposium in a previous year as well as the current year.

Undergraduate Symposium Silver Anniversary Scholarship Series

The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's Undergraduate Symposium, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend EMU as a full-time undergraduate student.

Barry A. Fish Scholarship

The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's Undergraduate Symposium. In addition, eligibility requires at least a 3.0 GPA, a declared major or minor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and attendance as a full-time undergraduate student.

Elwood John C. Kureth Scholarship

The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student with a declared major or minor in the College of Arts and Sciences, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be a presenter at the current year's Undergraduate Symposium.

University Fellowship Award for Symposium Participants

The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's Undergraduate Symposium. In addition, eligibility requires completion of an undergraduate degree by August of that year, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, application and admission to a graduate degree program at Eastern Michigan University and enrollment as an EMU graduate student for the following fall.

 

 

Outside the University

Michigan Environmental Laboratory Association

Deadline: TBA (2019)

The Michigan Environmental Laboratory Association (MELA) is awarding two $1000 scholarships. To be eligible, scholarship applicants must be enrolled as full time students (carrying a minimum of
12 undergraduate credits) at the designated University. Applicants must be sophomore or junior
level undergraduates to apply.EMU Students majoring in College of Arts, Science and Letters, with an emphasis in Environmental Chemistry or involved with environmental research requiring the use of
analytical measurements are eligible.

Application [PDF]

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2019

Must be a U.S. citizen, a 3.0 GPA, full-time 2nd yr student at four year undergraduate program or third year/fifth year undergraduate program, and majoring in NOAA mission disciplines, including but not limited to: atmospheric science, biology, cartography, chemistry, computer science, education, engineering, environmental science, geodesy, geography, marine science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physical science, photogrammetry, physics, etc.

Application

Student AIPG Scholarship

Up to four scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to declared undergraduate geological science majors who are at least sophomores attending a college or university in the U.S. Also, the student must be a student member of AIPG. Sign up for free student membership online - www.aipg.org. 

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Provides awards for senior and graduate researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $45,000–$80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. How to apply. Questions should be directed to the NRC Research Associateship Programs at 202.334.2760 or rap@nas.edu.

East Michigan Chapter Atmosphere and Waste Management

Deadline: March 30, 2019

Announce up to one $2,250 scholarship to be awarded to students studying for an environmental career. Applicants must be attending full time, intend to pursue an environmental career and be studying such subjects as environmental science, management, engineering, physical or natural sciences, public health, policy, law and natural resources. Applications are made online at the East Michigan website. The written applications will be judged by a panel representing the diverse membership of the A&WMA. Please direct any questions on the program to education@emawma.org

Application

Michigan Scholarships in Conservation Program

Deadline: January 21, 2019

Scholarships are to encourage qualified students to enter the field of natural resource conservation and to prepare them for such careers through an organized program of study in an institution of higher education offering training in appropriate areas. Awards will be based on interest in conservation as evidenced by scholastic ability and participation in conservation activities. The Michigan Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society is offering a $500 Scholarship for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.

Application

Requirements [PDF]