Business and Environmental Scholarship Programs

There are many academic disciplines that offer programs for a student interested in the environment. The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) states that there are over 1,000 studies and sciences concerned with the environment. Many New York businesses and organizations offer university and business school scholarships for students planning careers that are especially concerned with the environment.

Scholarships Available for Current High School Students

The New York Water Environment Association, situated in New York State, offers a scholarship for $10,000 to be paid over four years. The student must be a high school senior meeting certain qualifications. The student must aspire to completing a B.S. or a B.E. degree with an environmental emphasis.

Also offered by the NYWEA are two $1,500 scholarships for students still attending high school, but who plan to attend a four-year college or university training for a degree in a program with an environmental emphasis.

Scholarships Available for Undergraduate or Graduate Students

The NYWEA offers a Jim Anderson Memorial Scholarship for $1,250. During Jim Anderson’s career with Metcalf & Eddy, he was instrumental in developing and mentoring environmental engineers. The application must contain proof of intent to pursue a degree in an engineering discipline with an emphasis on the environment. This must be at a school in the New York City Metropolitan Area. A letter on college stationery must be submitted with the application. The letter must indicate the student has enrolled or been accepted in an environmental engineering program. The student must be a rising Junior, Senior or entering a graduate program and be in good standing.

The NYWEA also offers the N. G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship for $2,500. During his career, N. G. Kaul was deeply involved in the water quality in New York, both in the city and the state. This scholarship is offered only to students who are pursuing a degree in civil or environmental engineering or environmental science and who are in a graduate or doctoral program that concentrates on water quality. A definite interest in government service is also necessary.

The NYC Brownfield Partnership offers scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students whose interest lies in brownfield cleanup or brownfield management. These scholarships offer assistance with tuition costs in order to ensure that New York City will have leaders dedicated to the environment in the future.

Scholarships with Additional Requirements

Two scholarships of $1,500 each are offered by NYWEA to children of their members. They also offer two scholarships for $1,500 each to students of a college or university that has a student chapter of NYWEA.

The Society of Women Engineers offers the Chevron Emerging Engineer Scholarship for $2,000 to females who are U.S. citizens and are members of the Society of Women Engineers. The student must be attending school full-time and be a freshman or sophomore. Environmental engineering students may apply if they have a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a possible four points.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers a scholarship for up to $15,000. Although it is open to sophomores and seniors in a number of disciplines, a sophomore majoring in environmental health, with a GPA meeting their requirements, may apply. That student must be a nationality specifically listed by the organization.

Colleges Offering Scholarships

There are 76 scholarships offered by four colleges in New York to environmental biology majors:

  • Barnard College in Manhattan, New York, offers five scholarships,
  • Cazenovia College in Cazenovia, NY, offers 52 scholarships,
  • Daemen College in Amherst, NY offers ten scholarships, and
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY offers nine scholarships.