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Go Green & Get Green: Eco & Environmental Scholarships, Internships & Activities

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April 07, 2020

Go Green & Get Green: Eco & Environmental Scholarships, Internships & Activities
Your passion for our planet is a way to pay for school! Many students are rewarded for their green efforts with nice financial awards. In celebration of Earth Day, we've outlined environmental scholarships, green grants and environmental internship opportunities for high school and college students who love Earth. While we're on the green subject, Calculate Your Footprint and make changes where you can to care for Mother Earth.

Green Scholarships:

One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest
Deadline: 5/15/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: 4 Awards of $1,000 The One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest is open to high school seniors and college undergraduates. To be considered, you must create and submit a video of 60 seconds or less that explores how a growing human population may cause other problems for humanity and our planet. Learn more information about the One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest. “A Voice for Animals” Contest Deadline: 5/31/20
Available to: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: 17 Awards Between $200 - $500 The "A Voice for Animals" Contest is open to high school and home schooled students. To be considered, 14 to 15 year old students must submit an essay which addresses the mistreatment of one animal species, one cause of animal suffering, or the preservation of one species threatened with extinction; occurring anywhere in the world. Students who are aged 16 to 18 must take an active involvement in a project which strives to mitigate the suffering of animals. Learn more about the “A Voice for Animals” Contest. Ocean Awareness Contest Deadline: 6/15/20
Available to: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: 8 awards from $100-$1,500 The Ocean Awareness Contest is open to students between the ages of 11 and 18. To be considered, students are invited to learn about the climate crisis and its impact on oceans; discover or imagine solutions at local, national, or global scales; and create work that explores hope in action. Submissions are accepted in visual art, film, music, poetry, prose, and interactive and multimedia. Learn more about the Ocean Awareness Contest. AMTROL Inc. Scholarship
Deadline: 6/01/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $3,000 The AMTROL Inc. Scholarship is available to entering freshman students who intend to pursue a career in a ground water related field. To be eligible, you must be entering a four-year accredited university or college, have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA, and be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. You must also have completed a science/environmental project in high school which directly involved ground water resources or have had a vacation/out-of-school work experience that is related to the environment or natural resources. Learn more information about the AMTROL Inc. Scholarship. Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
Deadline: 2/20/21
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 2 Awards at $5,000 The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors. You must have been active in promoting vegetarianism in your school and / or community; and have demonstrated compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet / lifestyle to be considered for this award. Learn more information about the Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship. Lane Green Wildlife Management Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomores
Award Amount: $1,500 The Lane Green Wildlife Management Scholarship is open to sophomores at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. You must be majoring in the wildlife technology program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. You must also demonstrate the necessary work habits, attitude and ethics required of a wildlife professional and have completed at least 25 hours to be eligible for this award. Learn more information about the Lane Green Wildlife Management Scholarship. San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation Scholarship is available to students enrolled in the departments or schools of architecture at the following colleges: Prairie View A&M University, Rice University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, University of Houston, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at San Antonio. You must show an interest in historical architecture, preservation and adaptive reuse to be eligible for this award. Learn more information about the San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation Scholarship. Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti Environmental Law Award
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 2
Award Amount: Varies The Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti Environmental Law Award is open to students at Fordham Law School. You must be a second-year full-time student studying environmental law to qualify for this award. Learn more information about the Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti Environmental Law Award. Wisconsin Garden Club Federation Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore through College Senior
Award Amount: $1,000 The Wisconsin Garden Club Federation Scholarship is available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are attending a Wisconsin college or university. You must be pursuing a degree in horticulture, landscaping, environmental sciences, conservation, or forestry to be eligible for this award. Learn more information about the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation. Webb Family Graduate Fellowship in Oceanography
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
Award Amount: Varies
The Webb Family Graduate Fellowship in Oceanography is available to graduate oceanography majors at the University of Rhode Island. You must be a U.S. citizen and demonstrate an interest in marine environmental issues to be eligible for this award. Get more information on the Webb Family Graduate Fellowship in Oceanography.

Green Internships:

Earth Day Network Summer Internship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5 The Earth Day Network Summer Internship is available to students with a strong interest in and knowledge of current US and international environmental issues. You must have proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, excellent writing and communication skills, and professional demeanor to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will be supporting Earth Day Network in our efforts to connect our global network of grassroots organizations, local authorities, educators, and youth. Learn more information about the Earth Day Network Summer Internship. Summer Wildlife Intern – Wildcare Inc.
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors The Summer Wildlife Intern position is open to students who are interested in the care and treatment of injured and orphaned wildlife. You must be able to work 20 hours per week from the months of May to August to be eligible for this internship. This internship is unpaid. Learn more information about the Summer Wildlife Intern – Wildcare Inc.. Global Green USA Security and Sustainability Program Internship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 3 The Global Green USA Security and Sustainability Program Internship is available to undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in international security, arms control, nonproliferation and related environmental issues. You will develop, research, write and publish a project on a topic developed according to the needs of the organization and your own interests as well as performing other duties in the office. You must be at least a junior-year student with a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. Learn more information about the Global Green USA Security and Sustainability Program Internship. Marine Mammal Education and Research Internship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore through Graduate Student, Year 5 Sponsored by the New England Aquarium, the Marine Mammal Education and Research Internship is available to students who have an interest in marine biology, zoology, environmental education or related fields. Intern duties may include assisting with collecting field data, customer service, research and other duties as needed. You must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study, have knowledge of scientific research methods, strong communication skills and be self-motivated in order to be considered for this internship. Learn more information about the Marine Mammal Education and Research Internship. Conservation Science Internship – Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 The Conservation Science Internship is available to students with an interest in raptor and bird conservation. Intern duties will include learning basic techniques in conservation science and education, monitoring wildlife and working with volunteers, visitors and school groups. Learn more information about the Conservation Science Internship. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Internship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum offers Internships to undergraduate students who are interested working in areas of museum administration, collections, research, education, events, and marketing. Candidates should demonstrate commitment and interest in nature and to the environment. Interns learn about the museum field while completing at least one project that is critical to the Nature Museum's success. Academic credit may be available. Learn more information about the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Internship.

Foundation for Sustainable Development Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 The Foundation for Sustainable Development Internship is available to students and young professionals who are able to work independently and support FSD's growth. A weekly time commitment of at least 16 hours is required with a total commitment of 500 hours. Internships may be available in donor relations, university outreach and partner relations, marketing, graphic design, social media, translation, international programs or executive assisting. Learn more information on the Foundation for Sustainable Development Internship. Bicycle Advocacy Communications Intern Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors Provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the Bicycle Advocacy Communications Intern is available to students interested in gaining experience in bicycle transportation planning and non-profit advocacy in San Francisco. You must have strong written skills with some experience in professional and public settings to be considered for this internship. Intern duties include drafting content for mass emails regarding advocacy campaigns and drafting blog entries for our website. Learn more information about the Bicycle Advocacy Communications Intern.

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