Environmental Studies Awards

The environmental studies department at UCSC is proud to offer undergraduates and graduates the opportunity to earn awards and scholarships for their achievements. Each year several awards become available, from fall through spring quarter, and are open to all undergraduate students or environmental studies majors. Specific announcements regarding award opportunities will be made throughout the year via email announcements, postings in the department, and on the Quarterly Award Opportunities page.

The Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History is proud to offer the following award this Spring Quarter:

Norris Center Natural History Project Award

This award of up to $1000* is being offered due to a generous gift of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation given to the Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History.  The award is for registered UCSC undergraduate students (individual or group) involved in thesis or internship projects that enhance natural history** teaching and/or research; examples include, but are not limited to: natural history displays, field guides, research projects, or curricula. Criteria for selection will be based on the quality of the project statement; evidence a concrete product that will further natural history teaching and/or research, a record of natural history training through Natural History Field quarter, other natural history courses, or internships; scholastic record; and demonstrated initiative and potential for successful completion.

Deadline for Norris Center Natural History Project Award submission is 4pm Thursday, April 28, 2016 electronic submission to kholl@ucsc.edu

The Environmental Studies Department is proud to offer the following scholarships and Awards Spring 2016:

The Surfrider-Skye Ksander Memorial Award:

An award of up to $500 will be given to a continuing UCSC student, in memory of Skye Ksander, a local semi-professional surfer and a student at UCSC.  Applicants for this award will be evaluated on their academic merit, financial need, and demonstrated interest (through work and study) to protect and enhance the coastal/ocean environment.

Deadline is Friday May 13, 2016 4:00pm by electronic submission to envs1@ucsc.edu

The Walsh Family Scholarship 2016:

Carl and Judy Walsh established the Walsh Family Scholarship Endowment. This endowment awards $2,000 to an undergraduate student in ENVS Dept., Social Sciences Divison.

Funds are available to award an undergraduate student based on academic merit and financial need. Please send an essay and a copy of your unofficial transcripts to envs1@ucsc.edu Friday, April 22, 2016 by 4:00pm.

Recipient should be contacted by end of the first week in May 2016. Please email envs1@ucsc.edu for any questions. Thank you!

Email Lisa Birney at envs1@ucsc.edu with questions.

Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship 2016

The Division of Social Sciences is offering the Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship 2016. Undergraduates must submit a short essay (2-3 pages maximum) about her or his passion for social issues and commitment to public service as well as a copy of their resume. Candidates must be in good academic standing and submit an unofficial copy of their transcripts. The ENVS Deadline to submit is Thursday April 21, 2016 4:00pm by electronic submission to envs1@ucsc.edu.

The Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to support undergraduate students in the Division of Social Sciences who are passionate about social issues and committed to public service. Gabriel “Gabe” Zimmerman graduated from UC Santa Cruz (Sociology) and was working for Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords as her Director of Community Outreach when he was tragically shot and killed. Generous donations from more than 520 alumni, faculty, community members, and the general public funded this endowment. This endowment awards $2,500 annually to one outstanding undergraduate student who is a major in any of the departments within the Division of Social Sciences. More information about the past recipients is available on the Social Sciences website http://socialsciences.ucsc.edu/support-us/endowments/endowments-all/zimmerman

2016 Keeley Coastal Scholars Award

The Division of Social Sciences is offering The Keeley Coastal Scholars program. It will support underrepresented students from California with an unmet financial need doing summer research and policy work connected to Coastal Sustainability. Scholarships will range from $1,000 to $4,000 per student with an associated $1,000 in support of the sponsoring faculty member. These funds can be used by students for any expenses incurred during the summer months.

Undergraduate majors are invited to apply for this summer scholarship by submitting an online application and project budget. Candidates must be in good academic standing and submit an unofficial copy of their transcripts.
Candidates must have established financial need during the current academic year. The sponsoring faculty member should submit a letter detailing the student’s abilities and specific project responsibilities. The deadline to submit online application is Thursday, April 28.


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