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 Fall 2014:

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, publications, or curricula. Criteria for selection will be based on the quality of the project statement; evidence of 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 Friday, November 14th electronic submission to kholl@ucsc.edu

The Environmental Studies Department is proud to offer the following awards to registered students 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.

CONCUR, INC. Scholarship

Local business CONCUR, Inc. was founded in 1987 by environmental studies alumni John K. Gamman and Scott T. McCreary. CONCUR, Inc. specializes in combining environmental policy analysis with facilitation and mediation skills, to resolve complex disputes involving scarce or limited natural resources. This award of up to $500 is given to undergraduate students or Graduate students who have demonstrated an interest or are pursuing studies in environmental dispute resolution. It is for students majoring in Environmental Studies, and the award shall be based on academic merit as indicated by performance in classes and internships.

The Terence Freitas Award in Environmental Studies

This award will be given to a student with financial need whose scholastic record demonstrates initiative and commitment to the natural environment or the improvement of environmental quality. Preference will be given to students with an interest in and commitment to the livelihood and culture of indigenous peoples in developing countries, or those whose studies are related to conservation, or rainforest preservation.

Deadline for ENVS award submissions is 4 p.m. November 14th, 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 Lisa Birney at envs1@ucsc.edu.

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