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Academic Programs|Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Scholarships and Grants

Through generous donations from supporters of the Ruckelshaus Institute and the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, we offer several scholarships for ENR students and other students on campus interested in environmental and natural resources issues. Scholarship opportunities are subject to change, so contact the Haub School for current information.

Haub School Scholarships

Erivan Haub Scholarship for Yellowstone Field Studies

The Erivan Haub Scholarship supports students who participate in the annual Yellowstone Field Course (YFC), delivered by faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Wyoming. Each year, one or two UW upper-division undergraduate and/or graduate students are admitted to the YFC to spend 30 days in Yellowstone National Park exploring the ecological, cultural, and geological dimensions of the region. Applications for funding are due February 15. At the discretion of the associate director, this scholarship may also be awarded to support relevant environmental coursework, field learning, or conference/internship travel for Haub School students on an ad hoc basis.

Haub Student Research and Creative Activities Grant

The Haub Grant, awarded three times each year, is available to all University of Wyoming undergraduate and graduate students to support student research or creative activities related to the environment or natural resources. Recurring deadlines are November 1, February 15, and May 1 annually. Read about past recipients of the Haub School Student Research and Creative Activities Grant.

Plummer Scholarship

The Plummer awards include the Interdisciplinary Excellence, Achievement, and Merit Scholarships. Selection criteria include academic performance, extracurricular merit, and demonstrated financial need. Awards are made once annually. The next deadline will be February 15, for funding during the next academic year.

Vern Bressler Scholarship

This scholarship may be awarded to any UW student studying and researching in the are of fisheries biology and management, with a special emphasis on cold-water fisheries. Application cycle is closed. Watch for applications during each spring.

External Scholarships

American Heritage Center Research Scholarship

Each semester the AHC offers a cash prize to the best undergraduate research paper or project based substantially on materials at the American Heritage Center.

Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Bard CEP offers two scholarships available to current and future CEP applicants. Due May 15, 2015.

Boyd Evison Graduate Fellowship for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

The Grand Teton Association offers a fellowship of up to $10,000/project for graduate studies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, including Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway, and surrounding lands. Emphasis areas are lesser-known ecosystem elements such as air and water; geologic or other processes; plants, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fungi; natural soundscapes; and social science related to public understanding of natural resources use or management. Applications due February 13, 2015.

Gary Beach Memorial Scholarship

The Gary Beach Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving individual enrolled at the University of Wyoming whose focus study is in natural resource management. Students must be enrolled at the junior level or higher and enrolled in an environmental academic field. This is due July 31, 2015.

The Hawthorn Foundation Scholarship Fund

The Hawthorn Foundation provides grants to Wyoming individuals to enable them to complete various education levels in the field of their choice at any accredited school within the United States. Applicants must reside in Wyoming.

Izaak Walton League of America

The Izaak Walton League of America annually funds a scholarship for a University of Wyoming student majoring in a field focusing on the preservation or conservation of our natural environment and wildlife.

McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduate students from groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate education for success in doctoral degree programs. Students must be a first generation undergraduate or Native American, African American, Hispanic or Native Pacific Islander.

Morris K. Udall Scholarship

Scholarships are offered to students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy or to Native health care. Candidates must submit an application to the UW committee on or before February 13, 2015.

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