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Montine M. Freeman Scholarship in Native Plant Studies, Deadline 2/1/2018

The Garden Club of America (GCA) is offering a new scholarship in native plant studies, with applications now being accepted. The Montine M. Freeman Scholarship in Native Plant Studies supports the study of underutilized native plants at an accredited U.S. college or university or a major botanic garden or arboretum. The GCA will fund one or more Freeman Scholarships annually at a minimum of $3,000.

The scholarship is open to undergraduates and graduate students, advanced degree candidates or non-degree-seeking applicants above the high school level. U.S. citizens and permanent residents enrolled in a U.S.-based institution are eligible.  To apply, visit is February 1 preceding the period of study.

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University of New Hampshire–Sustainability Fellowship, due February 17

The UNHSI Sustainability Fellows program is now accepting applications, through 2017.

The program pairs graduate and upperclass  students from throughout the U.S. with municipal, educational, corporate, and NGO partners in New England to work on innovative climate change and sustainability initiatives.  This is a summer opportunity for experiential learning, professional development, and mentorship in their field—which also provides a $6,000 stipend.  As you’ll see, this year’s 20 projects run the gamut from scientific research to data analysis and technical assistance to policy to business development to communications and outreach:

This year we’ll start May 31st and run through August 18th.   Applications can be submitted on the UNH Sustainability website (, and will be accepted through February 17, 2017.

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National Wildlife Federation, Fellowships

The National Wildlife Federation is currently accepting applications for four graduate student fellowships this summer/fall.

  • Earn a $2,000 -$3,000 stipend
  • Help grow the NWF EcoLeaders leadership and certification program for emerging environmental leaders
  • Gain valuable career experience and professional development

Learn more and apply!

We are seeking graduate students for the following four fellowships:

~ NWF EcoLeaders Career Center Fellow
~ NWF EcoLeaders Community Management Assessment Fellow
~ NWF EcoLeaders Certification Workshops Fellow
~ NWF EcoLeaders Business Plan Fellow

In 2014, NWF launched a leadership development and certification program for student and young professional environmental leaders called “EcoLeaders” ( Last year, we added a Career Center component to the program to help these leaders map out their sustainability career pathways toward rewarding jobs that also help the planet!

The Fellowship is for a term of 4 months, and the fellow will receive a $2,000 or $3,000 stipend as well as valuable professional development. An additional $2,000 is available for the Business Plan Fellow, please see the RFP for details.

Application deadline: July 10, 2016

More information, including the full RFPs and application instructions can be found at

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UNH Sustainability Institute Paid Fellowships APPS DUE FEB 23

2016 Sustainability Fellowships

Do you have students looking for an opportunity to contribute to unique and exciting new projects and initiatives? Encourage them to apply today to our summer Sustainability Fellowships!

There are opportunities for students studying in a wide variety of disciplines: business, law, education, engineering, public affairs, phycology, social work, public health, economics, english, history, political science, sociology, film, journalism, finance, planning, architecture, public relations, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, and more. (For more details please see the full project list.)

Please forward along this message to your students and/or interested colleagues.

Online applications are due by midnight on February 23rd.

Apply Today!

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Volo Bog Scholarship–Apps Due Mar 31

The Friends of Volo Bog is offering scholarships of $1,000 each for those entering college or continuing college education. Entering college applicants must live and attend high school in Lake, McHenry, Kane, Cook, DuPage, Kendall, or Will County have a minimum B average for the first three years, plan to attend an accredited college or university to study for a career directly related to preserving the natural environment. Applicants for the continuing college scholarship must be pursing a degree directly related to preserving the natural environment and have a B average, graduated from high school with a minimum B average and have a permanent residence in one of those counties. Applications are due by March 31. Visit <> and go to “About Us” and then “Scholarships.”

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Food Recovery Network Fellowship-Apply by April 26

Fight campus food waste and community hunger!
Food Recovery Network is seeking talented individuals for nine month, full-time, paid fellowships to help build, grow and maintain our movement throughout the 2015-2016 school year from our national headquarters in College Park, MD. Learn more and apply by April 26, 2015.
**Please note that the correct email address to submit applications is
​ Founded in September of 2011, Food Recovery Network (FRN) is the largest national student-led food recovery movement working to bring food recovery programs to colleges across the country. Made up of over 127 chapters at colleges and universities, FRN has recovered nearly 700,000 pounds of food and is rapidly expanding. ​
FRN fellowships offer opportunities for skill development in the areas of leadership, collaboration, professionalism, and communication and will increase your technical understanding of hunger, food waste, campus organizing, and the logistics of food recovery. 

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Joint Research/Communications Fellowship–Sustainable Endowments Institute

Joint Research/Communications Fellowship with Sustainable Endowments Institute

Boston, Massachusetts

The Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI), a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, seeks highly motivated and reliable individuals for a full time Joint Research and Communications Fellowship this summer.

The fellowship positions will last 10-12 weeks, dependent on applicant interest and/or project responsibilities, starting on or after June 1, 2015 . Flexible scheduling arrangements can be considered in certain circumstances.

The Institute’s successful Research Fellows program is entering its tenth year and has involved undergraduate/graduate students and alumni from dozens of leading schools including: Brandeis, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Northeastern, Oberlin, Penn, Stanford, UC Santa Barbara, Vermont Law School, Williams, and Yale.
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