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:

Winter 2014 ENVS Award Opportunities:

James Stuart Chanley Scholarship in Environmental Studies: In memory of James Stuart Chanley, an award of up to $1,000 will be given to a UCSC Environmental Studies major. This scholarship will be awarded to a student with financial need whose record demonstrates initiative and commitment to the environment and most closely resembles that of James Chanley (biography on back of application). Deadline: February 19, 2014 5pm, electronic submission to envs1@ucsc.edu

David Gaines Award in Environmental Studies: Up to $1000 will be given to a registered UCSC undergraduate or graduate student(s) in honor of David Gaines, founder of the Mono Lake Committee.  The award is intended to cover expenses incurred for field projects that will make a significant contribution to the field of environmental studies by adding to our knowledge of a specific problem or by strengthening protection of the environment.  Award(s) will be based on demonstrated initiative, feasibility of project, problem description and application of research to solution of the problem. Preference is given to Environmental Studies majors. Deadline: February 19, 2014 by 5pm, electronic submission to envs1@ucsc.edu

Hammett Fellowship: The Environmental Studies Department at UCSC is pleased to offer two 1-quarter graduate fellowships for spring, summer, or fall 2014 to students who conduct interdisciplinary research on climate change or climate change and water issues. These funds are made possible by a generous donation from Benjamin and Ruth Hammett.  Awards are available to graduate students in any department at UCSC.  Priority will be given to students who: (1) are working with UCSC faculty in two different disciplines (ideally labs that have not collaborated extensively in the past), (2) whose projects show promise to provide pilot data to help secure additional outside funding, and (3) whose results have clear applications to environmental problem solving.  Deadline: Applications must be received by February 19th, 2014 5:00pm.  Applications by email to envs1@ucsc.eduPlease include your last name in the filename of the application attachment.  


Further information about the scholarships and awards offered through the Environmental Studies department can be obtained by contacting the Academic Services Coordinator.

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