Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Environmental Science and Studies

Scholarships and Fellowships


Clean Water Fellowship

Izaak Walton League of America's Clean Water Fellowship is a temporary position of up to two years and is designed to provide applied experience in environmental education to a candidate with an undergraduate degree who is planning to pursue graduate studies in environmental education, natural resources conservation or a similar field. The Clean Water Fellow will work with the Clean Water Program Director to deliver and manage the Creek Freaks program. Creek Freaks is a national program that engages children ages 10-14 in hands-on stream studies including water quality monitoring. The Clean Water Fellow will conduct Creek Freaks environmental education programming for children and train and support adult Creek Freaks program leaders. In addition, the Clean Water Fellow will create videos, fact sheets, and website content and will promote the program using social media.


Sustainable Lawn Care Leaders Scholarship

$500 scholarship to be offered to an undergraduate student pursuing a career in sustainable botany, horiculture, landscape architecture, or a related field.

2012 MAFSM Scholar Award

Scholar award includes one year membership to MAFSM (The Maryland Association of Floodplain and Stormwater Managers) and 2012 MAFSM conference registration.

 Maryland Association of Forest Conservancy District Boards

Scholarships available for students interested in forestry.  See link below for information on requirements and application from the NRCC (Natural Resources Careers Camp)

National Estuarine Research Reserve System Graduate Research Fellowship

Up to 9 fellowships available.  Minority students are encouraged to apply.  $20,000/year award for up to three years. 

Deadline:  November 1, 2011

Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study
GRO Fellowships are provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to both bachelor level and master’s level students in environmentally-related fields.
Deadline:  December 05, 2012

Arthur Dorman Annual Scholarship

The Chesapeake Bay Trust awards $5,000 annually to an outstanding minority student in Maryland.  Applicants must be a minority student (African American, Asian, Native American, Hispanic), have a strong academic record and be a motivator of other students by promoting environmental awareness through the school and community. See link below for more information and details on how to apply.

Deadline:  November 22, 2010


International Erosion Control Association (MAC-IECA)

The MAC-IECA offers several scholarships totaling $3,000 for the spring 2011 semester to students within colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic region and who are considering careers in erosion and sediment control industry or related field.  These fields of study could include, but are not limited to: biology, environmental science, earth studies; earth science, agricultural, civil and environmental engineering, etc. (see more of listing on below link).

Deadline:  December 11th

American Philosophical Society Fellowship and Research Grants
The American Philosophic Society awards a small research grant for field research and research travel. The grant is available to graduate students and junior faculty members.
Deadline: February 1

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
The Goldwater Scholarships are nationally competitive annual scholarships awarded to students who are planning to pursue a graduate education as well as a career in research. Students should apply during their sophomore or junior years for support during their junior or senior years. In order to be considered for a scholarship, a student MUST BE NOMINATED by his or her college or university. Nominated students must meet a set of criteria outlined on the web site, complete a detailed application form (including several essays), be a full-time sophomore or junior during the year of application, obtain three references from faculty, and obtain transcripts of college and high school work. Interested students must inform the Towson University faculty representative of their intent to apply in order to be considered for nomination.
Nomination Deadline: January 30 (please check website for updates)

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the nine-month academic year, a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650 per week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second nine-month academic year.
Deadline: February 9

The Garden Club of America
The Garden Club of America offers a wide range of scholarships and fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarships and fellowships awarded include, but are not limited to, the following areas of study: landscape architecture, horticulture, medical botany, ornamental horticulture, tropical botany, endangered bird habitat, coastal wetlands, garden history and design, field botany, and ecological restoration.
Deadlines: Vary


The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in various public service fields. In order to be considered, students must be college juniors at the time of selection.The Truman Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development.
Deadline: August 1

The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics (FCSM) Undergraduate Research Grant
The FCSM Undergraduate Research Grant was created for FCSM students who are applying University Undergraduate Research Funds. Students applying for these funds may also apply to the FCSM Undergraduate Research Committee if the budget required for the research project exceeds the $500.00 limit of the FCSM program. The Fisher Travel Grant was also created to assist undergraduates, particularly with travel expenses associated with attending a professional meeting at which the student will present an oral seminar or a research poster.
Deadlines: September 26 and February 13

Morris K. Udall Scholarship
Morris K. Udall scholarships are nationally competitive scholarships. Students are eligible to apply during their sophomore or junior years for support during their junior and senior years. The Udall scholarships are offered to highly motivated students who are interested in environmental policy. In order to be considered for the scholarship, students MUST BE NOMINATED by Towson University’s faculty representative. Nominated students must meet a set of criteria outlined in the web site, complete a detailed application form (including several essays), be a full-time sophomore or junior during the application year, obtain three references from faculty, and obtain transcripts of college and high school work. In order to be considered for nomination, interested students must inform the faculty representative of their intent to apply in the fall of the year they wish to apply.
Deadline: Late February to early March

National Network for Environmental Management and Studies Fellowship
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) in 1986 to foster a growing interest among higher education students in environmental careers. The NNEMS program is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to participate in a fellowship program that is directly related to their field of study.
Deadline: Late January

National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
The NWF offers internships and fellowships to students in order to further its goal of supporting student-initiated campus greening projects and activities that demonstrate improvement of not only the campus environment but also the surrounding community.
Deadlines: Vary

The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy offers a variety of grant programs for those interested in conducting ecological field research on rare plants and animals and unique natural communities.
Deadlines: Vary

Sigma Xi International Scientific Research Society
Sigma Xi sponsors research and supports grants for undergraduate and graduate students. The grants-in-aid of research programs are offered annually and provide funds for grants not to exceed $1,000. Students can apply online and are also asked to carefully review the general information and eligibility requirements.
Deadline: March 15 and October 15

Towson University Alumni Association Graduate Fellow
The Graduate Fellowship recognizes, encourages and rewards graduate students who demonstrate the highest levels of academic and personal achievement and have the potential to become an active alumnus who will support Towson University and contribute to his or her community.
Deadline: June 15

Towson University Undergraduate Research Funding Programs
Towson University offers an assortment of grants in an effort to facilitate and support undergraduate research projects. Varying levels of financial support are offered in the form of research, travel or small project grants.
Deadline: September 21

Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant (WSSAG) Program
The WSSAG program is available to students who plan on working in specific career/occupational programs upon graduation. Eligible fields include: child care, human services, teaching, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, and public service.
Deadline: July 1

Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) Undergraduate Scholarships
LAF scholarships are intended to reward exceptional student performance and assist students with unmet financial need. In addition to financial resources, LAF promotes internship opportunities, which enrich traditional education with practical experience or support research.
Deadlines: Vary

Environmental Science and Studies Program
Psychology Building, Room 210
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-4920
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