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Windstar Foundation Environmental Science & IAWF Scholarships

International Association of Wildland Fire

Scholarship Name: International Association of Wildland Fire Scholarship Program
Description: If you are interested in the outdoors, more specifically in the wildlands, you might have already heard of the International Association of Wildland Fire, which recognizes graduate and PhD students studying the effects of wildfires and fire science with scholarships for college. Students in wildland fire-related programs should write an essay about the challenges and benefits of their fire-related research. One scholarship of $2,500 is awarded to a graduate students and another to a PhD student each year. Similar to other graduate-level and research scholarships, the IAWF requests that applicants be prepared to submit their final thesis after they have completed their studies.
Amount: $2,500
Awards per Year: 2
Award is Open to:Graduate Students, Doctoral Students
Major/Field of Study: Environmental Science, Forestry, Fire Science
How to Apply/Contact: The online application for the International Association of Wildland Fire scholarship program is available at the IAWF website. Students in both the United States and Canada are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Students should be prepared to submit a letter of support from a supervisor in addition to the essay.
See Also: Association Scholarships, Scholarships for Graduate Students


Windstar Foundation

Scholarship Name: Windstar Foundation Environmental Science Scholarship Program (Note 11/30/12: Award may no longer be offered; Check WStar.org website)
Description: Founded by the late John Denver and Thomas Crum, the Windstar Foundation seeks to get young people excited about environmental activities, and to encourage them to pursue careers in the field. To this end, Windstar has established the Environmental Science scholarship fund for bother undergraduate and graduate students. The $500 award is intended to help offset some of the costs of an environmental science education, as well as reward students who have shown consistent participation in and enthusiasm for environmental activities. While there is no community service or activity requirement explicitly stated on the application, the scholarship committee does place some emphasis on participation in activities that align with their mission. There are two undergraduate and one graduate award available each year. Undergraduates must be entering their junior or senior years of college, an graduate students must be entering their second year. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to qualify for the award.
Amount: $500
Awards per Year: NA
Award is Open to: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Environmental Science, Forestry
How to Apply/Contact: The online application for the Windstar Environmental Science Scholarship Program is available at the Windstar Foundation website.
See Also: Scholarships for Environmental Science, Scholarships for Graduate Students

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