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 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, November 5, 2015 electronic submission to kholl@ucsc.edu

The Environmental Studies Department is proud to offer the following scholarships and Awards Fall 2015:

Graduate students only: Earthbound Farm Environmental Stewardship Award

Funded by Earthbound Farm, an award of $2000 is being offered to an Environmental Studies Graduate student pursuing studies in Sustainable Agriculture and Agroecology. This award will be based on academic merit and active engagement in and commitment to protecting and conserving the environment through organic and sustainable agriculture. Students who apply must enroll in Fall quarter 2015.

Graduate and undergraduate students: 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.
Undergraduate students:
In memory of Terence Freitas, an award of up to $500 will be given to a UCSC Environmental Studies major.  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.

This award of up to $1000* is given to honor Richard Cooley, who founded the Environmental Studies program at UCSC.  It is for registered UCSC undergraduate students involved in field projects that result in a tangible, positive action for the betterment of the natural environment or improvement in environmental quality.  Projects may be local (UCSC included) to international in scope, and examples of successful projects may be seen in the Environmental Studies Internship Office.  Criteria for selection will be based on the project statement, tangible action, scholastic record, demonstrated initiative and potential for successful completion.

Applications are Due Nov 5th, 4:00pm by electronic submission to: envs1@ucsc.edu

The Division of Social Sciences will be offering the Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship next winter 2016, if you have any questions please contact the ENVS Dept, envs1@ucsc.edu. Undergradautes 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 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


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