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 Environmental Studies Department is proud to offer the following awards to registered students this quarter:

The Earthbound Farm Environmental Stewardship Award

The Earthbound Farm Environmental Stewardship Award is a $2,000 award given to a UCSC Environmental Studies graduate student who is pursuing studies in Sustainable Agriculture and Agroecology within the Environmental Studies Department.  The award is based on academic merit and evidence of active engagement in, and commitment to, protecting and conserving the environment through organic and sustainable agriculture.  Graduate students who apply must enroll in the 2014 fall quarter. 

The Richard A. Cooley Award in Environmental Studies

The Richard A. Cooley Award in Environmental Studies is given to one or more continuing UCSC students for a field project that results in a tangible, positive action for the betterment of the natural environment or improvement in environmental quality.  The award, of up to $1,000, is in honor of Richard Cooley, founder of the UCSC Environmental Studies Program. Preference is given to Environmental Studies majors.

The Surfrider-Skye Ksander Memorial Award in Environmental Studies

The Surfrider-Skye Ksander Award in Environmental Studies is given to a UCSC undergraduate student based on scholastic ability, financial need and demonstrated interest, through work and study, towards protecting and enhancing our coastal and ocean environment.  The recipient of the award will receive up to $500.  Preference is given to Environmental Studies majors.

Deadline for all Spring 2014 award submissions is 4 p.m. May 21, 2014.  Email submissions to envs1@ucsc.edu (include your last name and the award name when naming your file attachments, for example, jimenez_earthbound_application.pdf etc.).

For more information about the scholarships and awards offered through the Environmental Studies Department email Alec Stouras at astouras@ucsc.edu

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