Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Welcome to the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies scholarship page. The Nelson Institute uses "Scholarships@UW-Madison" located in the My UW-Madison student center for all scholarships. These scholarships are available to undergraduate students enrolled in a Nelson Institute program; please note there may be additional eligibility requirements depending on the scholarship.
When reviewing applications, the Nelson Institute Review Committee will take into consideration academic achievement, demonstrated financial need, commitment to community and dedication to environmental studies. All eligible applicants must be in good academic standing, be enrolled full-time at UW-Madison and making progress toward a Nelson Institute environmental studies program.
On-line scholarship application forms must be completed by the deadline noted be considered for awards. Some applications are tied to multiple scholarships while others are for a specific scholarship. If you qualify, you may be asked to complete multiple scholarship application forms. To apply, go to MyUW and click on the Finances Tab. Proceed to Scholarships@UW-Madison
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Applications Opened Yearly
|Application||When Application is Open|
|Community Environmental Scholarship Program Fall||Mid September - Mid October|
|Community Environmental Scholarship Program Spring||Mid January - Early March|
|Scholarship||Awarded to||Minimum Award||Eligibility & Criteria||Application Info|
|Community Environmental Scholarship Program||Juniors
|$1,000.00||In general, CESP Scholarships are designed to support undergraduate students who: enroll in, and plan to complete an undergraduate program in the Nelson Institute or are declared Environmental Science students, have financial need, and are committed to community engagement around environmental issues. These awards are also intended to increase participation from students with backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in Environmental Studies and Environmental Sciences. We particularly encourage applications from students who identify with one or more of the following categories: heritage from an underrepresented population (see application for details), first generation college student, disabled/differently abled, non-traditional student, or veteran.
For the Wisconsin CESP Scholarship, applicants must be Wisconsin residents, declared in the Environmental Studies Major or Certificate and in good academic standing. Students should have at least sophomore standing before they apply. For the National Science Foundation funded CESP S-STEM Scholarship, students must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents, and enrolled in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) major in addition to their Environmental Studies program or a declared Environmental Sciences Major. Students must be in good academic standing (GPA 2.85 or above) and have at least sophomore standing before they apply.
Community Environmental Scholarship Program Spring
Mid January - Early March