External Scholarships

Below are scholarships offered by institutions not affiliated with the University of Montana.  Each has its own separate application procedures and requirements.  Please click on the Application Information link below each for details on how to apply.


Laura Bassi Scholarship

Deadline: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 (Winter 2021 Award)
Applicants: Graduate

Application Information

Description:

The Laura Bassi Scholarship, which awards a total of $8,000 thrice per annum, was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed.  The scholarships are open to every discipline.

All currently enrolled Master’s and Doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of their employment.  Applicants are required to submit a completed application form along with their CV.   Recipients will be announced January 3, 2022.

Tourism in Protected Areas Scholarship

Deadline: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

The Tourism Naturally team is offering a limited number of scholarships for individuals closely linked to or impacted by the issues surrounding protected areas, tourism, and a changing world.  Successful applicants will be awarded a voucher to cover the full cost of registration for the conference ($300 USD for students, $475 USD for non-student recipients, $150 USD for virtual attendance).

  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants must demonstrate how they are impacted by the issues of protected areas, tourism, and a changing world.
  • Applicants, who intend to join the conference in person, must demonstrate ability to cover the remainder of their costs not covered by the scholarship (lodging, travel, incidentals, etc.)
  • While not required, preference will be given to applicants with accepted submissions for the Tourism Naturally conference.  Preference will be given to applicants with accepted submissions related to protected areas, tourism, and a changing world.

Byron Weber Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Monday, January 31, 2022 (Spring Award)
Applicants: Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

Byron is remembered for his passion for living things.  This passion fueled his entire life.  He made learning about our natural environment accessible and meaningful.  Encouraging all ages to explore, respect and preserve the splendid natural world around us was how Byron lived and worked.  It is in this spirit that the Byron Weber Memorial Scholarship will be awarded by Bitterroot Audubon.  The scholarship committee will decide on a qualified candidate after all applications have been submitted and all eligibility requirements have been met.

  • Currently attending a Montana College/University (4 year degree program)
  • At least a sophomore status
  • Majoring in a Natural Resource field
  • Good academic standing
  • Bitterroot Valley resident desired

George Lea Founder’s Scholarships

Deadline: Friday, March 18, 2022
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

This scholarship is being offered by the Public Lands Foundation, a national non-profit membership organization that advocates and works for the retention of America’s Public Lands in the public’s hands.  Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Junior, senior or Master's-level graduate student
  • Majoring in a natural resource or public land policy curriculum during the 2018/2019 school year
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Full-time student (minimum 12 units per semester - except grad students)
  • Applicants will also be rated based on financial need, related volunteer, professional society participation, employment, etc.

Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in November.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

Each year the Jeannette Rankin Foundation in Athens, GA awards scholarships to low-income women, ages 35 and older, who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents pursuing an undergraduate education at an accredited college or university in the US.  The scholarships are for $2,000 each and  may be used for tuition, books, transportation, childcare and other living expenses and will be disbursed over two school terms, starting in Fall 2018.  Selection is competitive, which means that meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship.  (There are currently 3 women from UM who are receiving JRF scholarship funds.)

Boyd Evison Graduate Fellowship for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in December.
Applicants: Graduate

Application Information

Description:

The Grand Teton Association (GTA) offers a fellowship of up to $10,000/project for graduate studies focused on documenting lesser-known aspects of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem:  Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, and surrounding lands.  Projects that cover multiple parks or cross jurisdictions are encouraged.  The fellowship especially seeks to advance studies of ecosystem elements such as air and water; geologic elements and processes; plants, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fungi; and social science related to public understanding of natural resources use or management.  Projects may extend over several seasons, and must comply with appropriate agency regulations and permits.

Great Falls Flower Growers Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in January.
Applicants: Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

The Great Falls Flower Growers have established a one-year $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a student whose desire is to attain a college degree in agriculture, forestry, horticulture and/or a related field. The applicants must be enrolled as a full-time sophomore, junior or senior in a college in Montana and must be a Montana resident.

Mazie Morrison Foundation Grant

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in February.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

Are you pursuing a degree in forestry, fire science, soil conservation, environmental issues or other similar program?

The Mazie Morrison Foundation seeks to support and expand opportunities for women and girls to achieve their dreams and goals in any endeavor they choose.  The foundation intends to provide scholarships in the area of outdoor activities, support existing and prospective opportunities for women to be involved, underwrite research, entrepreneurship, and provide educational opportunities.

Please visit the maziemorrisonfoundation.org and click on “Forms” to download the application as well as the application criteria.

Montana Space Grant Consortium Scholarships & Fellowships

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in February.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

The Montana Space Grant Consortium offers undergraduate scholarships to students enrolled in fields of study relevant to NASA's mission. These fields include (but are not necessarily limited to): the Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Sciences, and Civil Engineering.

The Montana Space Grant Consortium also offers graduate fellowships of $9,000 plus in-state tuition and fees for one semester. Awards are made on a competitive basis to graduate students working on research projects in fields of study relevant to NASA's mission.

MT SWCS Thomas Pick Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in February.
Applicants: Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

Tom Pick (1949-2016) was a dedicated servant to the cause of conservation and community development.  Tom formally served his country as a military policeman during Vietnam, as an Agricultural Advisor on a Reconstruction Team in Iraq in 2009-11, and with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service over a 35-year distinguished career.  He also was a multi-year board member and special project coordinator with the MT Chapter of SWCS and the Bozeman Chapter of Pheasants Forever.  This scholarship is named in his honor, for his dedication to mentorship and teaching.

American Conifer Society Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in March.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

The American Conifer Society annually offers a $2,500 award to a worthy candidate pursuing a career in horticulture, plant science, forestry or related fields who has demonstrated an interest in conifers.  Applicants must be current members of the ACS.  (Student membership is free.)

Recipients may use the funds for tuition, textbooks, reference books, educational CDs, DVDs and software.  Workshops, work-study programs or classes offered by legitimate organizations such as cooperative extensions and horticultural societies are examples of some other legitimate educational pursuits.

Ben Meadows Natural Resource Scholarships

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in March.
Applicants: Undergraduate

Description:

Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each are administered through the Society of American Foresters (SAF). Applicants must be enrolled in an SAF-accredited (or non-SAF accredited) or SAF-candidate curriculum as a junior or senior enrolled in a natural resource program working toward a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree, which includes, but is not limited to, agro forestry, urban forestry, environmental studies, natural resource management, natural resource recreation, wildlife management, wood science and fisheries management.

Wood Splitter Direct Annual Forestry Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in March.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

Wood Splitter Direct is offering their annual scholarship to any U.S. resident 18 years or older who is currently attending or will be attending an accredited college or university for Forestry or a related field (such as Ecological Restoration or Resource Conservation). Applicants must submit a short essay (between 750 and 1000 words) on how the logging industry does contribute and can continue to contribute more in the future to overall environmental sustainability.

The winner will be announced on August 1, 2018.

Landscape & Livelihood Program Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in May.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

Swan Valley Connections maintains a scholarship fund for students who have the passion and commitment to excel in one of their college field programs, but who require financial assistance to join us for this life-changing experience.  Scholarships from their general fund are based on a combination of financial need and academic merit.

Landscape & Livelihood immerses students in the issues surrounding wildlife, watersheds, agriculture, forest lands, and human economies of Western Montana.  The field semester specifically focuses on conservation strategies that transform natural resource challenges into opportunities for sustainability.  Students will learn these strategies through direct experience of the natural history and human dynamics of the region, gaining both practical and analytical conservation skills.  Students earn 16 upper division UM credits through 5 hands on classes, including;

  • Biogeography of Northwest Montana (GPHY 395)
  • Forests and Communities (NRSM 346)
  • Watershed Dynamics and Management Issues (NRSM 345)
  • Agriculture and Sustainability (GPHY 395)
  • Community Conservation Project (ENST 395).

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in August.
Applicants: Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

If you're thinking about studying abroad in the future, the Gilman Scholarship can be a great way to finance your experience.  The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship awards up to $5,000 in funding to assist underrepresented students, including first generation students, to overcome this barrier.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is assisted in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  The Gilman Program provides grants for undergraduate U.S. citizens of limited financial means to study and intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity.

ExtremeTerrain Student Scholarships

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in August.
Applicants: Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

ExtremeTerrain is offering a $3,000 scholarship for spring semester to eligible students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, Sustainable Agriculture Systems, or other related majors.

The goal of the ExtremeTerrain Scholarship program is to raise more awareness for the recreational use of public lands as it is an important issue to us at ExtremeTerrain and our customers.  At the same time we support youth who are working towards a career in the environmental/recreational land use planning/land management industry, which in larger supports the movement to maintain recreational access to public lands.

Students should submit a 700 – 1500 word essay to scholarships@extremeterrain.com that describes who you are, why you feel it is important to maintain access to public lands for recreational use and how you plan to use your degree to advocate for the recreational use of public lands.

Hertz Foundation Fellowship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in September.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

The Hertz Foundation is dedicated to advancing groundbreaking applied science with real-world benefits for all humanity.  The foundation is now accepting applications for its 2020–2021 fellowship.  College seniors and first-year graduates receive preference, and applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.  Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.

Hertz Fellowships offer students:

  • Full tuition equivalent for up to five years
  • $34,000 per academic year stipend
  • Additional stipend if coordinated with other major fellowships
  • $5,000 annual dependent childcare stipend
  • Over 40 currently participating U.S. research universities
  • Programs and networking offered as part of a lifelong Hertz Community

William A. Demmer Scholars Program

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in September.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

Are you interested in natural resources, science, and public policy?  Then apply now for the William A. Demmer Scholars Program!

Students in the Demmer Scholars Program take a 400-level class in natural resources policy that meets one night a week and all day on Saturdays.  Demmer Scholar participants will also complete a 12-week, 40-hour per week paid internship with a government or non-government organization active in natural resources policymaking in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.  Interns earn between $1,000 - $1,500 per month depending on the internship.  (Interns will be responsible for their transportation to D.C., lodging and other living expenses.)

Forrest Research Foundation PhD Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in September.
Applicants: Graduate

Application Information

Description:

The Forrest Research Foundation is offering up to 9 four year PhD scholarships to outstanding researchers from around the world to conduct paradigm-shifting research at any of Western Australia’s five universities.  These generous scholarships, which are open to candidates of any nationality, working in any subject area, provide for all tuition fees, and a stipend and accommodation package valued at over AU$50,000 per annum which includes a luxury self-contained studio apartment in Forrest Hall.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in December 2019, and PhD scholarships must be commenced between January and August 2020.

AGS Council Fellowship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in September.
Applicants: Graduate

Application Information

Description:

The councilors of the American Geographical Society created the AGS Council Fellowship to support graduate student scholarship in pursuit of geographical knowledge, and especially fieldwork.  The fellowship is open to all student members of the American Geographical Society, both Masters and Doctoral students.  Each fellowship is worth $1,500 and four will be awarded in 2021.  The AGS Council Fellowships Program considers all proposals concerned with any sub-field of geography.  The program encourages but does not require a fieldwork component.

ASPRS Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in September.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

ASPRS, The Imaging & Geospatial Information Society, is pleased to offer nine scholarship awards totaling more than $30,000 in value!  Available to both undergraduate and graduate student members of ASPRS, these resources have been generated with the intention of advancing academic and professional goals in the geospatial sciences.  ASPRS recognizes that students are the future of these rapidly evolving fields and encourages all who are qualified to take advantage of these unique opportunities.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Scholarship Applications open:  September 30 – November 15
  • Letters of recommendation deadline:  November 22
  • Anticipated Award Announcements:  Mid-Late January
  • Award winners will be honored at the ASPRS 2021 Annual Meeting

Forests Journal Travel Awards

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in October.
Applicants: Graduate

Application Information

Description:

Two awards will be granted, one for postdocs and one for PhD students.  The awards will consist of CHF 800 (or USD 850, EUR 700) each and are intended to support travel to present research at a forestry-related conference.  The awards will be granted by the end of February 2020.

  • The candidate must be enrolled as a full-time PhD student or a post-doctoral researcher (10 years or less since being awarded the PhD).
  • The candidate must be registered to participate (via oral or poster presentation) at an international forestry conference/congress (e.g., IUFRO, Soil Science Society of America, Society of American Foresters).

Wally McClure Student Fisheries Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in December.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

The Montana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society will soon be presenting two Wally McClure Student Fisheries Scholarships. The McClure Scholarships will be awarded to individuals pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in aquatic natural resources from a Montana university or college. The graduate award is $1,250 and the undergraduate is $500. Awards will be presented at the annual meeting of the MCAFS.

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in December.
Applicants: Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at UCSC exposes early-career college students to the field of environmental conservation through field research, leadership and professional training.

Each year, we select 20 students from around the U.S. and its territories to participate in our two-year conservation leadership program. Our students represent a diverse spectrum of cultures and backgrounds, which helps to cultivate an inclusive and rewarding experience.

Scholar Benefits:

  • Scholars receive a $4000 stipend each summer
  • Winter workshop on professional development and leadership in conservation
  • Year-round support from UCSC staff and an identified mentor at your home institution
  • Scholars who complete the program become part of a growing scholarly and professional network of Doris Duke Conservation Scholars

For additional information, please visit https://conservationscholars.ucsc.edu/about/.

National Forest Foundation Conservation Connect Fellowship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in December.
Applicants: Graduate

Application Information

Description:

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) invites masters or doctoral students to apply to the Conservation Connect Fellowship Program, with a practicum in the summer of 2019. 

NFF Fellowships aim to build experience, knowledge and skills within the next generation of collaborative and conservation leaders to support each other and advance the field.  We are striving to build a cohort of emerging leaders, connecting graduate students who will go on to do important work with communities and public lands in the future!

Benefits of the Conservation Connect Fellowship:

  • Match the knowledge you are acquiring through your academic work with practical, hands-on experience
  • Expand your personal and professional network
  • Contribute directly to collaborative stewardship of our National Forests

Glacier National Park Conservancy – Jerry O’Neal Research Fellowship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in December.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

Applications are now being accepted for the Glacier National Park Conservancy - Jerry O'Neal Research Fellowship for work in Glacier National Park, Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS, and Little Bighorn Battlefield NM.  The fellowship aims to provide educational assistance for students seeking to understand natural and cultural resources issues and how these interact with human values.  Special consideration will be given to proposals that address the following:

  • Natural resource issues such as aquatic ecology, terrestrial ecology, fire ecology, invasive plants, and climate change
  • Cultural resource issues, such as history and architectural studies, cultural landscape reports, ethnographic research and archeology
  • Social science that informs resource management about a natural or cultural topic and/or that addresses visitor impacts to park resources

Competition is open to graduate students or superior upper division undergraduate students at RM-CESU universities and colleges only.  Awards range from $1000-5000.

Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing and Journalism Fellowship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in January.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

This annual prestigious fellowship of $3,500 is a national call open to creative writers (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) and journalists (writer, photojournalist, videographer, documentary filmmaker, online or print media) who demonstrate serious inquiry and dedication to the Greater Yellowstone region through their work.

With generous funding from The Pattie and Earle Layser Memorial Fund, this fellowship seeks to intersect science, education, current events, and conservation to effectively communicate the Greater Yellowstone’s natural history and singular importance to society through creative and exceptional writing and subject communication.

Big Sky GeoCon Student Registration Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in December.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

The Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals (MAGIP) is pleased to offer ten (10) student registrations to the Big Sky GeoCon being held virtually this year, from April 5-8, 2021.  The registrations are awarded in a first-come-first-served manner, and cover the full registration fee for the conference.  Please be aware that registrations are only available to students and grad students enrolled in a higher learning institution (state, private, or tribal).

Montana Community Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in January.
Applicants: Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

Scholarships of $500 to $5,000 for Montana students meeting a variety of criteria, including:  parents are Montana Game Wardens or Highway Patrol, enrolled member of Northern Cheyenne tribe, majoring in Education, majoring in journalism at UM, and much more.

WHA Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in February.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

The Western Hardwood Association (WHA) Scholarship award reflects the association's commitment to provide financial assistance to students pursuing a career in the western hardwood and affiliated industries. The awards will consist of at least 2 scholarships for up to $2,500 each. Additional scholarships could be awarded depending on the quality of the submissions.

Eligibility:

  • a citizen or permanent legal resident of the US, Canada or Mexico
  • enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate study for the spring of 2021
  • enrolled in one of the following academic majors:  Forestry, Renewable Materials, Wood Science, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Product Design

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Wildlife Leadership Awards

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in February.
Applicants: Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

The mission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.  Included in the hunting heritage part of this mission is supporting the education and development of professionals grounded in the North American Model of Wildlife Management.

The RMEF’s Wildlife Leadership Awards (WLA) scholarship program was established in 1991 to "recognize, encourage and promote leadership among future wildlife management professionals."  The awards are presented to undergraduate wildlife students, and currently carry a $3,000 scholarship and a one-year membership to RMEF.

Pacific Forest Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in February.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

The Pacific Forest Foundation (PFF) scholarship program is offered to students who are studying in forestry related areas. The PFF plans to awards 5 to 10 scholarships annually; scholarships ranges from $1,000 to $3,000 each.  The scholarship is available to help supplement costs of tuition and books. The scholarship will be sent directly to the recipient's school and deposited into the student's account.

Applicants must be studying in the following areas:

  • Forest Engineering
  • Forest Management
  • Forest Operations Management
  • Heavy Equipment Maintenance and Welding
  • Resource Management
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Other forest /timber industry related areas of study

IWLA National Conservation Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in February.
Applicants: Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

The Izaak Walton League of America National Conservation Scholarship program was established in 2005 to promote conservation leadership among future natural resource managers and professionals.

This scholarship supports rising junior and senior college undergraduates from recognized conservation or environment-related degree programs.  These degree programs may include (but are not limited to) environmental science, natural resource management, forestry, wildlife, fisheries, parks and recreation, range management, and other related sciences such as ecology, biology (conservation/ field/ marine), geology, hydrology, and zoology.

Montana Tree Farm Mary Naegeli Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in February.
Applicants: Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

This is a scholarship offered to one student annually.  This year the scholarship is for $1000.

Applicants must be a resident of Montana enrolled (for the first time) or attending any accredited institution of higher education, on a full time basis, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above, and must demonstrate an interest in forestry.  Applicants must have a Tree Farmer or a Tree Farm Inspector as a reference.  If the applicant is not acquainted with a Tree Farmer or Inspector, contact Cindy Peterson at 406-243-4706 or cindy.peterson@umontana.edu to get you connected.

Oregon Logging Conference Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in February.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

The Purpose of the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation Scholarship is to promote the Forestry Industry by providing scholastic opportunities to Oregon and Southern Washington students attending Community Colleges, Universities and vocational schools who have forestry and related courses.  Applicants must be studying Forest Engineering, Forest Management, Forest Operations Management, Resource Management, Diesel Mechanics/Heavy Equipment Maintenance, Welding and other forest /timber industry related areas of study.

The John Mabry Forestry Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in March.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

The Railway Tie Association is pleased to offer The John Mabry Forestry Scholarships: two annual scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each. These scholarships are available to juniors or seniors enrolled in an accredited forestry program for the full school year (not graduating mid-term). Applications will be reviewed with emphasis placed on the following criteria:

  • Leadership qualities
  • Career objectives
  • Scholastic achievement
  • Financial need

Richard I. Gibson TRGS Travel Fund

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in March.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

The purpose of the Richard I. Gibson TRGS travel fund is to provide support for travel expenses to attend the TRGS (Tobacco Root Geological Society) summer field conference.  "Travel expenses” means things like lodging, airfare, vehicle rental, or gasoline for personal vehicles.  The recipient must attend substantially all of a TRGS meeting, i.e. typically a Friday-Saturday-Sunday.

The awards will go to undergrad and graduate students in geosciences, as well as to young professionals (to age 30 at the time of the award) including those in academia and other earth science professions.  The award money available to applicants each year is $1,000.  The maximum award is $500 per applicant, and up to $1,000 may be awarded each year.  Payments will be made after the conference.  Applications are due on July 1 of each year.

Loren Kreck – Edwin Fields Wilderness Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in June.
Applicants: Graduate

Application Information

Description:

The North Fork Preservation Association(NFPA) is pleased to offer the Kreck/Fields Wilderness Scholarship to a graduate student at a Montana institution of higher education.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who is using their education to advocate and promote wilderness protection and preservation.  This advocacy and promotion can be in the areas of public policy, literature, journalism or the arts.  Specific fields of study can be but are not limited to wildlife biology, ecology, environmental studies, environmental law, journalism or the expressive arts.

The value of the scholarship is $1500, awarded annually.  The distribution will go directly to the educational institution for tuition, fees, the acquisition of information technology or assigned books, journals and reports.

Dr. Robert F. Powers Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in September.
Applicants: Graduate

Application Information

Description:

The objective of the Dr. Robert F. Powers Memorial Scholarship is to recognize significant contributions to active forest management through application of soil and forest science by presenting a scholarship to a Master's or Ph.D. student whose research and career focus is on active forest management issues, similar to the historical research conducted by Dr. Robert F. Powers. The 2022 scholarship award amount is $3,500.

The winner is also invited to attend our January conference with hotel, air fare, and rental car included as well as the conference fee.

ASPRS Student Scholarships

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in September.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is pleased to offer ten scholarship awards totaling more than $38,000 in value!  Available to both undergraduate and graduate student members of ASPRS, these resources have been generated with the intention of advancing academic and professional goals in the geospatial sciences.  ASPRS recognizes that students are the future of these rapidly evolving fields and encourages all who are qualified to take advantage of these unique opportunities.

Other Scholarship/Fellowship Resources

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