Fellowships & Scholarships

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps Fellowship (Posted 10/09/18)

EDF Climate Corps is the premiere fellowship program for corporate energy management. The application process is rigorous and highly competitive. EDF only selects exceptional students who are passionate about the environment and equipped with the technical and interpersonal skills to be a sustainability leader.

Once our application opens in September, we recruit talented graduate students by giving on-campus information sessions around the country, hosting webinars and attending the Net Impact Conference.

For any recruitment related questions, please email edfclimatecorps.apply@edf.org

We have two application deadlines, December 3, 2018 and January 7, 2019.

If you apply by December, you get to choose from a more robust list of companies.

Details on how to apply can be found here.

Seven $4,000 UC Scholarships – Global Food and Carbon Neutrality Initiatives

There are seven $4,000 Fellowships for projects related to the UC Global Food and Carbon Neutrality Initiatives:

Global Food Initiative – Three students will be selected for the Research Fellowship. One student will be selected for the Student Ambassador Fellowship – which includes an additional $500 for program funding.

Carbon Neutrality Initiative – Two students will be selected for the Research Fellowship. One student will be selected for the Student Engagement Fellowship – which includes an additional $1,000 for program funding.

Due Date is Monday, May 21, 2018.

Check out the applications here:





If you have any questions, feel free to contact Becky Obayashi – Financial Aid/Scholarships (858) 534-1067 robayashi@ucsd.edu


Are you passionate about Fair Trade and social justice? Are you a student or recent graduate looking for rewarding part-time work? Do you want to gain hands-on experience supporting grassroots organizers, developing leaders, building regional networks, and executing communications strategies? If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on to find out more about the 2018-19 Fair Trade Campaigns Fellowship! Learn More & Apply Here

Re-volv Solar Ambassador Program Fellowship (Posted 5/3/18)

The Solar Ambassador Program is a year-long fellowship for undergraduates offered by RE-volv, a clean energy nonprofit organization. We’re now accepting applications for next year and you can access the application here.

“RE-volv’s Solar Ambassador Program is a unique opportunity for college students to develop key project management, outreach, and communications skills while tangibly taking action on climate change through solar energy. Student teams will receive in-depth training in solar energy policy, financing, crowdfunding and community organizing while working in their community to deploy a solar energy project for a local nonprofit.”

Applications can be found at re-volv.org/apply-solar-ambassador/. If you have any questions, please contact us at anna@re-volv.org.

Deadline extended to May 1st.

PLAN Fellowship (Posted 3/1/18)
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Timeline: June 1, 2018 – November 16, 2018, with opportunity for extension
Compensation: $12000 stipend ($2000 monthly)
More info here.

Students for Zero Waste Conference Coordination Fellowship
PLAN is seeking a recent grad with a passion for large event organizing and volunteer recruitment and management. This student will work closely with the team to make the 5th Annual Students for Zero Waste Conference a success at UPenn.

Applications are due March 18 for priority consideration (though we’ll accept applicants until April 1 on a rolling basis.)

CivicSpark Program Fellowship (Posted 2/28/18)

If you are a recent graduate and looking to jump into the sustainability field, check out the CivicSpark Program! It is a California-based AmeriCorps program aimed at tackling climate change and all related sustainability issues.

The CivicSpark Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for recent college graduates to gain valuable experience in the sustainability field, gain professional and technical skills, and have a strong statewide network of professionals, all while having a lasting impact on local communities. Fellows implement critical projects across California on a wide range of topics, including: water resources and policy, climate adaptation and mitigation, affordable housing, and rural broadband.
The program offers three thematic tracks: Climate (50 Fellows), Water (20 Fellows), and Opportunity Access (20 Fellows). All Fellows will spend 1,700 hours over 11 months serving full time with their project partner.

More details here.

2018 UNH Sustainability Fellowship! (Posted 2/6/18)

UNH Sustainability Fellowships pair exceptional students from across the U.S. with municipal, educational, corporate, and NGO partners in New England to work on transformative sustainability initiatives that lead to integrated solutions.

Sustainability Fellows, mentored by the UNH team and dedicated individuals from our partner organizations, undertake challenging site-specific and applied 10-week summer projects that include defined deliverables and a competitive stipend. Since 2008, 124 students have participated in the Sustainability Fellowship program; most are now working in a variety of sectors across the U.S.

The 2017 Sustainability Fellows Program at UNHSI has been made possible thanks to the generosity of its supporters, including the Thomas W. Haas Foundation, Josephine Lamprey, the Responsible Governance and Sustainable Citizenship Project at UNH, Janes Trust Foundation, Newman’s Own Foundation, and our corporate partner Megabus.

APPLY NOW for a 2018 UNH Sustainability Fellowship!

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Scholarships (Posted 1/31/18) 

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity is offering three $500 scholarships to first and second year males who have demonstrated to be active in their community and also achieved academic excellence either in their high school careers or their first year here at UCSD. The application itself takes no more than 10 minutes and offers the opportunity to alleviate some financial burdens.

Link to Application:

The Timeline:

Week 4- Application Deadlines Sunday, 2/4/2018

Week 5- Phone Interviews

Week 6- Finalist In-Person Interviews

Week 7- Finalist In-Person Interviews

Week 8- Balanced Man Banquet (On Campus), 2/25/2018

The ideals of SigEp are that of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love. We are hoping to reward those who share our ideals and aspirations to our UCSD community and in no way require or expect those chosen to join.

Apply here.

UC San Diego Extension Scholarships (Posted 1/23/18)

8 Scholarships Available for the Upcoming Industrial Stormwater Compliance Workshop

Scholarships are available to individuals who are owners or employees of a small business – defined as having an average of fewer than 50 employees in a calendar year – who are affected by the IGP.

Date: February 6 & 7, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Workshop Description: This two-day intensive workshop provides participants with the skills and knowledge needed to manage industrial stormwater permitting and compliance at their industrial facility. Learn how California’s reissued Industrial Stormwater Permit applies to you and strategies businesses can implement now to minimize permit impact. Bring your facility SWPPP and monitoring data with you and receive hands-on training in developing and implementing compliant Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and Monitoring Implementation Plans (MIP).

Workshop Flyer
To apply for the scholarship contact Fiona O’Donnell-Lawson
fodonnelllawson@ucsd.edu, (858)534-8139

Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships (Posted 1/23/18)

We strive to make a positive impact through the foods we make, and we know we can’t change the food system alone.

Through our scholarship program, we are thrilled to support students who share our mission to leave the planet better than we found it by advancing the principles of regenerative agriculture.

If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student studying organic and/or regenerative agriculture, we’d love to hear more about who you are, the work you’re doing, and the vision you have for a better future. We’re accepting applications from 1/15/2018 to 3/15/2018. Find our application here.

The National Wildlife Federation’s EcoLeaders Fellowship (Posted 1/23/18)

Help grow the National Wildlife Federation’s EcoLeaders leadership and certification program for emerging environment leaders. Each fellowship is for a term of four to six months (based on student schedule), roughly 40 hours a month. The fellow will receive a $3,000 stipend, professional development assistance and networking opportunities, and the possibility of academic credit for successful completion of the project as an independent study or integration of fellowship project into course curricula.

Applications are invited from graduate students from any college or university within the U.S. in all disciplines and are not limited to environmental studies majors. Current and former employees of the National Wildlife Federation and former National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellows are ineligible to apply. Former National Wildlife Federation interns are eligible to apply following one year from their final work date. The name on the application must be limited to one individual and the fellowship reporting, training, or other requirements cannot be transferred to or shared with another student. Additional involvement should be noted in the proposal. The applicant must be enrolled in school through the duration of the four-month grant period.

Details here.

2018 Humans Rights Fellowship (Posted 1/19/18)

The Center on Global Justice, International Institute and Human Rights Program are pleased to announce the 11th annual student competition for human rights fellowships. Successful applicants for the 2018 UC Human Rights Fellowship will receive $5,000 for summer internships with a human rights organization of their choice.
The human rights fellowships are student-initiated. Applicants must identify the organizations they will work with, the human rights issue to be addressed, and the parameters, objectives, goals, and expected outcomes of their proposed fieldwork. Fundamental changes to accepted proposals (e.g., different human rights topic, new partner organization, alternate location) are not permitted.
Human Rights Fellowship benefits and expectations:
• Receive a $5,000 stipend to support their work.
• Attend an orientation at UC Berkeley to prepare for summer fieldwork (Friday, April 20)
• Submit an informal mid-term report from the field (July/August)
• Attend an informal gathering upon return from the field (Friday, September 14)
• Present at a formal conference held during the fall semester at UC Berkeley (Friday, November 2)
• Submit a final project (publishable op-ed, news piece, or video) at the end (Friday, November 2)
• Complete all assignments and participate in all fellowship events in person.
If you are selected as a UC Human Rights Fellow, you will be considered for a two-week
collaborative residency at Mesa Refuge in August 2018 in Point Reyes, California. Mesa Refuge is a writers’ retreat that is intended to provide a quiet and inspiring space for people writing about ways to create a more just and sustainable world. Please indicate in your application whether you are interested in being considered for this residency and how you would plan to use the time (see below for statement guidelines).
For more information, visit www.mesarefuge.org

The 2018 application and FAQs will soon be uploaded to http://globaljustice.ucsd.edu/.

Applications are due no later than 12:00pm Friday, March 2nd.

Summer URS – Starbucks Sustainable Solutions and Learning Opportunities Research Scholarship (Posted 1/17/18)

The Starbucks Sustainable Solutions and Learning Opportunities Scholarship is an undergraduate research scholarship (URS) opportunity provided by Starbucks Corporation in collaboration with University Centers at UC San Diego. One (1) scholarship will be available each year, with the award totaling $5,000. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist UC San Diego students with research or learning projects related to sustainable food production and distribution, resource conservation, or agricultural environmental practices (herein referred to as the project).

All current UC San Diego undergraduates in any major who will be enrolled the following school year are eligible to apply. Students who plan on graduating mid-year may also apply, provided the project and final report are completed before graduation.

Details here.

Spring 2018 Climate Justice League With Sierra Student Coalition (Posted 1/16/18)

College students across the U.S. and Puerto Rico are invited to apply to become an organizing fellow with the Sierra Student Coalition. Fellows deepen their understanding of climate justice, learn the skills of community organizing, and take action for climate justice on their campuses or in their communities. The deadline to apply is Jan. 19.

Apply here. Got any remaining questions? Email us! sierrastudent@sierraclub.org

Sunrise Semester Fellowship (Posted 12/20/17)

Sunrise Semester is a fellowship program for young people (18-35) who care about environmental issues or politics. Fellows will work together to raise awareness of climate change and make it a decisive issue in the 2018 midterm election.

After a one-week bootcamp at the beginning of Summer 2018, you will fan out to one of ten politically significant states where you’ll coordinate the efforts of thousands of our existing members and help bring in new recruits to the youth army.

You’ll work from the following mandate: creatively expose the corrupting role of Big Oil on our elections, challenge candidates to refuse fossil fuel money and back Sunrise’s policy platform, and endorse and campaign for candidates with a conscience and a spine, from the local to the statewide and federal levels.

The fellowship begins on June 1 and ends on Nov. 18, 2018. The deadline to apply is Jan. 5.

Application and details here.

Solar Ambassador Fellowship, RE-volv (Posted 12/05/17) 

The Solar Ambassador Program is a year-long fellowship for undergraduates offered by RE-volv, a clean energy nonprofit organization. We’re now accepting applications for next year and you can access the application here.

RE-volv’s Solar Ambassador Program is a unique opportunity for college students to develop key project management, outreach and communications skills while tangibly taking action on climate change through solar energy. Student teams will receive in-depth training in solar energy policy, financing, crowdfunding and community organizing while working in their community to deploy a solar energy project for a local nonprofit. Applications can be found at re-volv.org/apply-solar-ambassador/. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@re-volv.org.


Scholarship Opportunity!

The University Challenge Scholarship

2017-2018 Student Application
Qualifications: UCSD student with a special interest in a commercial Real Estate | Urban Planning Career in San Diego.
Scholarship Amount: Three (3) scholarships will be awarded — $3,000 | each scholarship
Application due date: DECEMBER 15, 2017 BY 5 PM
If you wish to be considered for the above scholarship, please complete this application. Along with
the application, the following is needed:

  • Resume or short biographical profile including coursework and GPA
  • On a separate sheet of paper briefly describe your career goals (1 page only)
  • You should include:
    • Why A Career Commercial Real Estate?
    • What job will you likely pursue upon graduation?
    • What part of the country do you desire to live upon graduation?
    • Who has made the biggest impact on your education/field of study?

(Note: Full transcript maybe requested at a later time)
Please submit your application packet to:
Mirle Rabinowitz Bussell, Ph.D. | Urban Studies and Planning Program

NAIOP Scholarship Application

Chancellor’s Research Excellence Scholarships, UC San Diego (posted 9/20/17)

The UC San Diego Strategic Planning process has identified four research themes to focus on as we build the student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university of the future. These themes are:

  • Understanding and Protecting the Planet
  • Enriching Human Life and Society
  • Exploring the Basis of Human Knowledge, Learning and Creativity
  • Understanding Cultures and Addressing Disparities in Society

To support these research priorities and continue the university’s investment in access and affordability for all students interested in an exceptional educational experience, in 2015 UC San Diego launched a pilot program known as the Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program (FISP). After three years of the successful pilot, the now-permanent funding opportunity will be known as the Chancellor’s Research Innovation Scholarships (CRES). Like FISP, this program will build the interdisciplinary expertise necessary to address society’s greatest challenges and forge new intellectual enterprises, which increasingly rely on the ability to work across diverse disciplines, either individually or as members of multidisciplinary teams.

Deadline: October 12, 2017, 11:59 p.m. PDT

Find additional information here.

Put A Price On It Fellowship, Our Climate (posted 7/19/17)


Put A Price On It is a national campaign led by Our Climate and the Years of Living Dangerously, which mobilizes young people to advocate for strong and fair carbon pricing policies at the state and national level. By putting a price on carbon, we will hold polluters accountable and transition our economy to a clean energy future. Students will train and organize other students, rallying public support for carbon pricing policy, and engage directly with elected officials. Applications are currently being accepted for our Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 fellowship positions.

Fellows will work closely with Our Climate staff to achieve mutually agreed upon goals. This educational and supportive arrangement is designed to build a stronger and more diverse coalition of leaders needed to pass fair and effective climate policy. Fellows will be trained to conduct public outreach on the local, state, and national level, including but not limited to:

  • Seeking and securing campaign endorsements from businesses, cities, college and university presidents, organizations, and prominent individuals;
    Identifying and securing opportunities to attend and participate in community events
  • Participating in phone banks, door-to-door canvasses, and other list-building activities
  • Writing and submitting media materials, including letters to the editor, op-eds, and press releases
  • Helping to organize informational and community-building events (concerts, house parties, forums, etc.)

Put A Price On It Fellowship will be accepting applications for the Fall Fellowship until August 1. Students can apply here.

For further detail, please follow this link. Questions can be directed to the Program Director at cassidy@ourclimate.us.

Student Fellowship, UC Carbon Neutrality and Global Food Initiatives (posted 5/5/17)

The 2017-2018 UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI) and Global Food Initiative (GFI) Student Fellowship application process is now open for all current UC San Diego graduate and undergraduate students. Up to 4 CNI and 4 GFI fellowships ($4,000 each dispersed over three quarters) will be awarded for fellowship work that will kick off with an orientation this coming June 26 at UC Santa Barbara but mainly occur next fall, winter and spring quarters. 

Applications are online at http://sustain.ucsd.edu/involve/fellowships.html and due Friday, May 19! 

If students have questions, they can contact the Financial Aid/Scholarship Office at (858) 534-1067 or scholarships@ucsd.edu.