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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 Haub School students and other students on campus interested in environmental and natural resources issues.

View and apply for all Haub School scholarship opportunities at the UW's online scholarship website, WyoScholarships.

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Haub School Scholarships

Wyoming Wildlife Fellowship

The management and conservation of wildlife and fisheries resources relies on professionals with extensive scientific knowledge, a nuanced understanding of how the public interfaces with natural resources, and a mastery of skills ranging from estimating population trajectories to pulling trailers to talking with landowners. The Wyoming Wildlife Fellowship strives to promote well-rounded and well-prepared wildlife and fisheries professionals through an immersive, supportive, hands-on education and work experience. If you have any questions about the Fellowship or if you have potential opportunities for the Fellows, please reach out to Rhiannon Jakopak at

Haub Student Research & Creative Activities Grant

This grant, offered twice each year, is available to undergraduate and graduate students to support student research or creative activities related to the environment or natural resources. Grants are competitive and awarded based on merit of application and demonstration of academic aptitude. One or more students will be selected for awards each semester, depending on strength of applications and funding availability. All current UW students engaged in ENR related work will be considered. The award amounts to up to $1,000 per student. Recurring deadlines are November 30 for spring funding, and March 15 for summer funding.

View and apply at UW's online scholarship website, WyoScholarships.

Haub School Field & International Experience Scholarship

Supports students participating in field and international experiences, including professional development opportunities. Awards are made on a rolling basis. Selection criteria include academic performance, extracurricular merit, and demonstrated financial need. Awards are made once annually. 

View and apply here.

Vern Bressler Scholarship

The scholarship supports education and research at the University of Wyoming in the area of fisheries biology and management. First priority will be given to students studying cold-water fisheries. Recipients are selected by the Vern Bressler Fisheries Fund Committee each fall, usually in November.

View and apply at UW's online scholarship website, WyoScholarships.

External Scholarships

Morris K. Udall Scholarship

The Udall Foundation annually awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. The online application is available now. Interested students should contact for details and to sign up for an information session. The internal deadline for applications is February 1.

Meridian Institute Fellowship Program

The Meridian Institute has openings for Project Assistants in the Meridian Fellowship Program. This is a paid, two-year, full-time opportunity for recent college graduates to work on varied and highly complex public policy issues, learn about multi-party collaborative problem solving, and engage with leaders from a variety of sectors and interest groups. Meridian has offices in Washington, D.C. and Dillon, CO, and fellows are hired for both locations. Applications are due February 5.

Larsh Bristol Fellowship in Photojournalism

Each spring semester, the University of Wyoming Department of Communication and Journalism seeks proposals for a $5,000 stipend dedicated to the memory of Larsh Bristol, a UW graduate in photojournalism who worked at a number of Wyoming newspapers. The stipend is awarded through a competitive process open to all students at the University of Wyoming, and seeks proposals that span a diversity of interests. Click here to view the call for proposals. Applications are due in March.

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Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Bim Kendall House

804 E Fremont St

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-5080

Fax: (307) 766-5099


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