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.
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 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.
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.
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.