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Environmental Biology

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical and biological sciences, (including but not limited to Ecology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Soil Science, Geology, Atmospheric Science and Geography) to the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental problems. Environmental science provides an integrated, quantitative, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental systems.

Related areas of study include environmental studies and environmental engineering. Environmental studies incorporates more of the social sciences for understanding human relationships, perceptions and policies towards the environment. Environmental engineering focuses on design and technology for improving environmental quality.

Environmental scientists work on subjects like the understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, natural resource management, and the effects of global climate change. Environmental issues almost always include an interaction of physical, chemical, and biological processes. Environmental scientists bring a systems approach to the analysis of environmental problems. Key elements of an effective environmental scientist include the ability to relate space, and time relationships as well as quantitative analysis.

Environmental science came alive as a substantive, active field of scientific investigation in the 1960s and 1970s driven by (a) the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to analyze complex environmental problems, (b) the arrival of substantive environmental laws requiring specific environmental protocols of investigation and (c) the growing public awareness of a need for action in addressing environmental problems. Events that spurred this development included the publication of Rachael Carson's landmark environmental book Silent Spring along with major environmental issues becoming very public, such as the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, and the Cuyahoga River of Cleveland, Ohio, "catching fire" (also in 1969), and helped increase the visibility of environmental issues and create this new field of study.

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Matching Environmental Biology Colleges

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Four or more years; Public; $14,320 average out-state tuition; $5,270 average in-state tuition
Michigan State University
Four or more years; Public; $31,639 average out-state tuition; $12,769 average in-state tuition
Hood College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $30,620 average out-state tuition; $30,620 average in-state tuition
Sewanee-The University of the South
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $32,020 average out-state tuition; $32,020 average in-state tuition
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Four or more years; Public; $15,600 average out-state tuition; $6,240 average in-state tuition
Principia College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $25,200 average out-state tuition; $25,200 average in-state tuition
Boston University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $40,848 average out-state tuition; $40,848 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Environmental Biology Majors

name award deadline

Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

$25,000 March 29, 2019 See Details

Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

award

$25,000

deadline

March 29, 2019
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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

$24,000 January 08, 2019 See Details

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

award

$24,000

deadline

January 08, 2019
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Henry David Thoreau Scholarship

Henry David Thoreau Foundation

Up to $20,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

Henry David Thoreau Scholarship

Henry David Thoreau Foundation

award

Up to $20,000

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

$10,000 November 30, 2018 See Details

Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

award

$10,000

deadline

November 30, 2018
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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

Up to $7,500 January 31, 2019 See Details

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

award

Up to $7,500

deadline

January 31, 2019
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APIASF/Southern California Edison Scholarship

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

$2,500 January 10, 2019 See Details

APIASF/Southern California Edison Scholarship

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

award

$2,500

deadline

January 10, 2019
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Josef Princ Memorial Scholarship

Clark County Public Education Foundation

$2,000 January 31, 2019 See Details

Josef Princ Memorial Scholarship

Clark County Public Education Foundation

award

$2,000

deadline

January 31, 2019
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Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship

Garden Club of America

$2,000 February 05, 2019 See Details

Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship

Garden Club of America

award

$2,000

deadline

February 05, 2019
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Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship

Nicodemus Wilderness Project

$1,750 December 31, 2018 See Details

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship

Nicodemus Wilderness Project

award

$1,750

deadline

December 31, 2018
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Garden Club of America Awards for Summer Environmental Studies

Garden Club of America

$1,500 February 05, 2019 See Details

Garden Club of America Awards for Summer Environmental Studies

Garden Club of America

award

$1,500

deadline

February 05, 2019
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