Scholarships, Grants & Awards

The Garden Club of America

The Garden Club of America offers scholarships and fellowships for the following areas of study:  landscape architecture, horticulture, medicinal botany, ecological restoration, coastal wetlands, and more.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science & Education-ESPA Fellowship Program

The Office of Climate, Environment, and Energy Efficiency - EPSA Fellowship program supports the role of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis to deliver unbiased energy analysis to the Department of Energy's leadership on existing and prospective energy-related policies, focusing in part on integrative analysis of energy systems. The program objectives are to encourage individuals in educational and experiential learning opportunities and conduct research in mission-related disciplines in order to advance EPSA’s mission.

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)

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.

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.t

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 for 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. 

See link below for more information and instructions for applying:
 
FCSM Research Opportunities and Funding
 
 
 
 

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

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

WSSAG

http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialaid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_WSSAG.asp

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 Hdy