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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, Academic Works.

Haub School Scholarships

Erivan Haub Scholarship for Yellowstone Field Studies

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. 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

Haub Student Research and Creative Activities Grant

This grant, offered three times 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 15, February 15, and May 1 annually. 

Plummer Scholarship for Interdisciplinary Excellence

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  annual deadline is February 15, for funding during the next academic year.

Vern Bressler Scholarship

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 for all Haub School scholarship opportunities at the UW's online scholarship website, Academic Works.


External Scholarships

Morris K. Udall Scholarship

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 Courtney Carlson (, University of Wyoming faculty representative, for details and to sign up for an information session. The internal deadline for applications is February 1.

Meridian Institute Fellowship

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 Photojournalism Fellowship

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 March 25.

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