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Community Environmental Scholarship Program Spring

Application Overview

For awards for the following Fall Semester

General Open Dates

Mid January - Mid March

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Scholarships Descriptions
Community Environmental Scholars Program (CESP) Scholarships support undergraduate students who are committed to community engagement around environmental issues. The awards are for students who plan to complete an undergraduate program in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies or who are...
Community Environmental Scholars Program (CESP) Scholarships support undergraduate students who are committed to community engagement around environmental issues. The awards are for students who plan to complete an undergraduate program in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies or who are declared Environmental Science majors. The campus-wide CESP scholarships are need-based and renewable for up to $8,250/year. Students who receive CESP scholarships enroll in a one-credit seminar (ENV ST 402) in which they explore the opportunities and challenges faced by environmentally-focused community organizations, undertake group-based community service projects, and work on resumes and other career-building skills.
Students must have at least sophomore standing before they apply and be in good academic standing. To be eligible for a scholarship, students must have financial need. CESP state-funded scholarships are available to Wisconsin and Minnesota residents. CESP S-STEM scholarships are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents in a STEM major. These awards also are intended to increase participation from students with backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in Environmental Studies and Environmental Sciences. We especially encourage applications from students who identify with one or more of the following categories: first generation college student, students with disabilities, an underrepresented population, non-traditional student, or veteran.
Scholarships marked with FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions in the list above require a completed Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for awarding decisions. To learn more about applying for financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.