Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program Up to $7,500
January (last Friday)
Sponsor: Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time college sophomores or juniors, U.S. citizens or resident aliens, have a minimum "B" GPA and be in the upper fourth of their class. Award must be used during the junior or senior year of college. Selection is based on potential and intent to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.
How to apply: Institutions nominate college sophomores or juniors. Applicants may not apply directly to the foundation.
6225 Brandon Avenue, Suite 315 Springfield, VA 22150
Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents who are rising juniors or seniors at a participating postsecondary institution located in California. They must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a water resources-related subject and be full-time students enrolled for the entirety of the upcoming school year. Selection is based on professional commitment to the water resources field, academic achievement and financial need.
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal essay, transcript and two to three letters of recommendation are required.
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
Eligibility: Applicants must attend a U.S. college or university part-time or full-time. Application forms, transcripts and Student Aid Reports are required. Selection is based on financial need and academic merit. Applicants must live in Hampden, Hampshire, or Franklin counties.
How to apply: Applications are available online and by phone.
1500 Main Street P.O. Box 15769 Springfield, MA 01115
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school graduates or college students with a minimum 2.5 GPA who are studying fields related to the ground water industry including geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, environmental sciences or microbiology or well drilling two-year associate degree programs.
How to apply: Applications are available by mail or e-mail.
Eligibility: Students must be juniors or sophomores studying full-time for an associate's or bachelor's degree at an accredited two- or four-year institution. They must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents and be committed to a career related to the environment, tribal public policy or Native American health care. Students must be nominated by a college or university faculty representative and must have a grade point average equivalent to a "B" or higher. Selection is based on demonstrated commitment to the environment, tribal public policy or Native American healthcare. Selection is also based on potential of applicant to make significant contributions, leadership, character, desire to make a difference and demonstration of diverse interests and activities.
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, essay, college transcript(s) and three recommendation letters are required.
Nebraska Academy of Sciences High School Scholarships $300-$1,500
Sponsor: Nebraska Academy of Sciences Inc.
Eligibility: There are six scholarships given to Nebraska high school seniors including those who plan to study geology, earth sciences, prairie and soil conservation, climate and environmental change and business and the environment.
How to apply: Applications are available online. Requirements vary by the individual award.
Ryan & Collin Petitte Memorial Scholarship Fund $5,000
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County
Eligibility: Applicants must be interested in attending a vocational school, community college or four-year college or university. Students must demonstrate financial need and preference is given to those planning to attend the University of California at Davis, Oregon State University, or the University of Connecticut.