Fellowships & Scholarships

Current Opportunities

2020 CAICE Undergraduate Summer Research Program (Posted 1/29/20)
CAICE operates a summer research program for undergraduate students during each summer, with participants at multiple universities associated with the Center. The deadline to submit your Application Form and the Recommendation Form is February 1, 2020.

CAICE Labs Available for Summer 2020:
Timothy Bertram (University of Wisconsin- Madison)
Cari Dutcher (University of Minnesota)
Vicki Grassian (UC San Diego)
Gilbert Nathanson (University of Wisconsin- Madison)
Kim Prather (UC San Diego)
Michael Tauber (UC San Diego)
Wei Xiong (UC San Diego)

Click here for more information and to apply!

Engineers for Exploration Summer 2020 REU (Posted 1/29/20)

If you are interested in spending the summer in San Diego working on impactful engineering projects and exciting fieldwork, please apply to be considered for our summer REU program.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2020
Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate students
Program Dates: June 22nd, 2020 – August 28th, 2020

For more information, click here: http://e4e.ucsd.edu/uncategorized/e4e-summer-2020-reu

Go to e4e.ucsd.edu/apply to submit your application.


A Gateway to Public Service and Leadership 

Apply by February 3, 2020 to the Capital Fellows Programs – https://www.csus.edu/center/center-california-studies/capital-fellows.html

  • Assembly Fellowship Program
  • Executive Fellowship Program
  • Judicial Fellowship Program
  • California Senate Fellows 

Capital Fellows Introductory Video: https://youtu.be/mxaJ9s7ieFY

The Capital Fellows Programs are nationally recognized public policy fellowships offering unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of California state government. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time, paid staff members in the State Assembly, State Senate, Executive Branch or the Judiciary. The fellowships are administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, and are an outstanding opportunity for college graduates to engage in public service and prepare for future careers.

  • Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2,794;
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits; 
  • Student loan deferments;
  • 6 graduate units in Political Science or Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State; and
  • A graduate certificate in Applied Policy and Government upon completion of the fellowship.

Prospective Capital Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) by September 1, 2020 and a demonstrated interest in public service, public policy, and California state government. Applicants may apply to one or more of the programs that meet their interests and qualifications. Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome to apply.

For the 2020-21 fellowship year, individuals must complete the online application by the deadline of February 3, 2020 at: https://www.csus.edu/center/center-california-studies/capital-fellows.html

If you have questions regarding the Capital Fellows Programs, please contact Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies at (916) 278-6906, calstudies@csus.edu.

Alternative Breaks: Sustainability in Holar, Iceland (Posted 11/1/19)

A delegation of UC San Diego students will participate in an educational service-learning trip to Iceland (a community experiencing the impacts of climate change today) and culminate in conservation and climate change education and outreach. Students will work closely with Dr. Carolyn Kurle of UC San Diego Biological Sciences department and partners at Holar University College in Iceland. The trip is designed to promote awareness of global climate change, invasive species, and other conservation biology topics, and create a strong connection to the natural world via field trips exploring multiple ecosystems. 

Exact dates have not been decided yet but the trip will be in Early to Mid August, 2020. Learn more

Sea Turtle Field Studies & Internship (Posted 10/31/19)

Apply here

The Sustainability Department is responsible for coordinating Climate Action Plan initiatives, managing the City’s energy utility billing, managing renewable and energy efficiency planning and implementation, supporting Sustainability programs, and educating stakeholders regarding energy and sustainability.
The Energy Analysis Intern will be under the direct supervision of a Program Coordinator and would assist with the following:- Assist Energy Analysis and Billing staff with project related tasks;- Perform qualitative and quantitative analysis to uncover actionable insights relevant to the department objectives; and- Utilize data in support of section projects.
– The intern will work on a set schedule that will not exceed 20 hours per week during school year and 40 hours during summer.- The intern will not be displacing any staff positions.
To apply, please send a resume / cover letter to Aaron Lu at YLu@sandiego.gov

Past Opportunities

Sustainable Action Costa Rica (Posted 9/19/2019)
January 3-11, 2020
Costa Rica has become a renown example in sustainable development, often in the spotlight for its efforts towards carbon neutrality and nature conservation. The GoAbroad Innovation Award-winning Sustainable Action Costa Rica program goes behind the curtain to explore this phenomenon in depth with 8 days of NGO visits, adventures, and guided discussions. The program takes travelers through San José, Monteverde, and Arenal with the option of adding a week of Spanish Immersion at the beach before/after the program dates. Participants will visit sustainable farms, local community development projects, nature and wildlife conservation initiatives, and more!
Final deadline: October 18th
For more information visit:https://www.interexchange.org/sustainable-action-costa-rica/



Each year, the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) organizes one of the most comprehensive and informative conferences dedicated to recycling and sustainable materials management in California and beyond. CRRA has been well known for its training and educational offerings since the early 1970s. This scholarship is intended for students and young professionals pursuing careers in sustainability, waste management and zero waste. The conference will have panels and technical councils on product stewardship, waste prevention, reuse, recycling, composting, and a young professionals mentoring event on the second day of the conference.

Scholarship will include:
– Up to $600 awarded to cover travel and accommodation expenses
Conference registration
– CRRA membership
– Access to personal mentorship opportunities with a variety of industry professionals

– Enrolled part/full time at a California college or university. Verification of current enrollment necessary (scanned student I.D. or screenshot of equivalent documents).

Submission Details:
– A 500 (max) word essay describing why you are interested in attending the CRRA conference and how you are involved with developing a culture of zero waste on your campus.
– One brief letter from a campus sponsor (professor, counsellor, employer, club president, etc.) supporting your efforts in zero waste and sustainability.

Friday June 14th, 2019
Submit essay, letter of support, and verification of enrollment via email to johansson.82297@berkeley.edu. PDF or Word Document is fine.
Decisions will be released by Friday June 28th

Changemaker Faculty Fellows Program (Posted 5/7/19)

The inaugural Changemaker Faculty Fellows Program application is now live! We are accepting individual and team-based project submissions, so please bring this to the attention of any faculty who are doing authentically engaged work in the community. This year’s fellowship includes a $10,000 award to be used toward service-learning course development or redesign.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to support faculty who integrate
community engaged service-learning (CESL) into their teaching, research,
and public service at UC San Diego, and serve as campus leaders in CESL
pedagogy and community engagement. The Changemaker Faculty Fellows
Program develops a community of faculty engaged in CESL, and funds
projects to enhance existing or develop a new CESL courses. Proposed
projects may focus on:
-Integration of CESL into a new or existing course
-Development of assessment tools or strategies for measuring the impact
of CESL courses on undergraduate learning outcomes, faculty, or the
community, or
-Community-based course research projects that contribute to
service-learning, civic engagement, and scholarship of engagement
literature, or that expand understanding of CESL within a discipline.

The program is currently open to all full-time senate UC San Diego
faculty members with an interest in CESL. We encourage individual
faculty and interdisciplinary teams to apply for the Fellowship. Awards
are in the amount of $10,000 for one academic year to support the
development and implementation of a CESL project. Funds may be used
toward project implementation, or to provide additional professional
development support for participants.

Program requirements:
In addition to implementation of a CESL project, selected Changemaker
Faculty Fellows are expected to actively engage with the Changemaker
Faculty Fellows learning community through participation in a Faculty
Fellows retreat and regular meetings, and to demonstrate leadership as
mentors to future Fellows.

Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2019. Fellows will be
selected and notified by June 7, 2019. Applicants should submit an
application form including a project proposal and letter of support from
their Chair or Dean. A detailed program overview and application link
can be found at

Please direct questions to Sheena Ghanbari, Associate Director of
Engaged Teaching at the Teaching + Learning Commons at
sghanbari@ucsd.edu, or Catherine Lettieri, Community Service Program
Coordinator at the Center for Student Involvement at clettieri@ucsd.edu.

UC Berkeley Summer-only minor in Sustainability (Posted 3/12/19)


Contact sustainabilitysummer@berkeley.edu for more info.

Forest Fund Summer Course (Posted 2/5/19)

The goal of the summer program is to bring students to the deforestation forefront to understand the economics of destruction firsthand. They will be learning about sustainability problems and analyzing the local and international markets that have generated them. By the end of the six weeks they will have formed small teams, picked a sustainability problem, and written and pitched a business plan for a startup to address the problem.

Click here for a video on the 2018 program 

For more information and to begin the application process, email Sophia Watkins at watkins@forestfund.co


US Department of Energy 2019 Geothermal Design Challenge (Posted 1/30/19)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), in partnership with the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), invites both high school and university (undergraduate & graduate) teams to explore the future of geothermal energy and visualize the world of geothermal energy by participating in the 2019 Geothermal Design Challenge™.

Teams of 2 or 3 members will research data, interpret information and create a data visualization portfolio that will tell a compelling story about geothermal energy.

The top 3 winning teams will be awarded as follows: $5,000 for 1st place team / $3,500 for 2nd place team / $2,500 for 3rd place team.  Portfolios are due April 10th. 

For more information, criteria, and to register, click HERE

Solar Ambassador Fellowship (Posted 1/29/19)

The Solar Ambassador Fellowship is a year-long fellowship for college students who want to help a community-serving organization near their campus go solar! RE-volv trains ambassadors in crowdfunding, solar policy, community engagement, and project management. In turn, the Solar Ambassadors educate their campus communities about solar energy, develop a deep understanding of the energy sector, produce a tangible reduction in carbon emissions, and build a national network of environmental stewards. Apply HERE

2019 Solar Ambassador Fellowship flyer

Boulé Foundation Scholarship (Posted 1/22/19)

The Boulé Foundation, in conjunction with United Negro College Fund, will provide annual, $4,000 merit-based scholarships to new college freshmen of African American descent attending four-year, accredited, non-profit degree-granting colleges and universities of their choice. The deadline to apply is March 31. Click here to apply!

Eligibility requirements:

  • Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be of African American descent
  • Must be graduating from high school in the spring of 2019 and entering college as a full-time freshman in the fall of 2019
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States (from one of the areas indicated below)
    • a.) Area 1: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia
    • b.) Area 2: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
    • c.) Area 3: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin
    • d.) Area 4: Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming
    • e.) Area 5: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington

UNCF – Kia Motors America STEM/Sustainability Scholarship (Posted 1/22/19)

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has partnered with Kia Motors America to provide up to $3,000 need-based scholarship opportunities for students majoring in sustainability/environmental science. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1.  Click here to apply!

Eligibility requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a Junior or Senior enrolled full-time at a UNCF member institution
  • Have completed a FAFSA and demonstrate an unmet financial need as verified by your college/university.
  • Majoring in one of the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Biomedical Science, Engineering, or Sustainability/Environmental science

Solar Ambassador Fellowship Program (Posted 1/8/19)

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 the next cohort 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.

Interested students can APPLY HERE.

2019 Colby Summer Institute in Environmental Humanities (Posted 1/30/19)

Colby will host its inaugural Summer Institute in Environmental Humanities in August, 2019 at the new Bill and Joan Alfond Main Street Commons in downtown Waterville, Maine. The aim of this Mellon Foundation funded institute is to engage with contemporary issues in the environmental humanities through participatory, interdisciplinary events, including seminars and workshops. It will provide the occasion to collectively explore how this developing field contributes to the theorization, imagination, and practice of socially just and ecologically hopeful futures for humans and nonhumans in a global collective yet to be cooperatively defined.

Please click here for information on how to apply. Applications are due Feb. 1  

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program  (Posted 1/22/19)

Offered through the University of California Santa Cruz, the program selects 20 early-undergraduate scholars to participate in a two-year conservation mentorship program centered on the summers between academic years.  The goal is to serve students from groups traditionally underrepresented in conservation who can contribute to diversifying, redefining and strengthening efforts to protect land, wildlife, and water.

Application closes February 8th, 2019.  Click here to apply.

Summer 2019 Sustainability Fellowships – UNH Sustainability Institute (Posted 1/29/19)

UNH Sustainability Fellowships pair outstanding students with organizations and communities across New England to work on transformative projects that propel us towards a sustainable, resilient future. The program runs for 10 weeks during the summer. Fellows receive mentorship from professionals in their field, have the opportunity to make a real impact with their work, and become part of a growing network of sustainability leaders.  Applications are due Thursday, February 7th, 2019.  Click here for more information and to apply! 

UC San Diego Sustainable Solutions and Learning Opportunities Scholarship (Posted 2/5/19)

The Starbucks Grant for UCSD Students Sustainability Learning Opportunities is provided annually by Starbucks, Corporation in agreement and collaboration with University Centers at UC San Diego. One to five grants are available each year, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, 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). The total amount distributed each year is $5,000. 

For more information on eligibility and how to apply, click here


2019 FWS Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program Candidate (Posted 1/8/19) Expected Dates May 20, 2019 to August 16, 2019 Position ID PO-00727173

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to administer the 2019 FWS Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP) for students who are interested in a conservation career.  FWS will be providing the fellowship opportunities for undergraduate students who have completed their junior year (e.g. Rising Senior or Senior) and are expecting to complete degree requirements after the summer of 2019; have recently been accepted and enrolled as a graduate student; or a graduate student who has completed at least his or her first year of graduate school.


  • US Citizens or Permanent Residents
  • 18 years old or older
  • Students who have completed their junior year (e.g. Rising Senior or Senior) and are expecting to complete degree requirements after the summer of 2019; have recently been accepted and enrolled as a graduate student; or a graduate student who has completed at least his or her first year of graduate school
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (unofficial transcripts are required and should be attached to your complete SCA application)
  • Available to serve around the country from May/June to August/September 2019. Exact dates are flexible and will be agreed upon by the selected candidate and supervisor.
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in the conservation field
  • Some positions in this program require you to have access to a driver’s license or personal vehicle during your internship
  • Able to pass a criminal background check
  • Males born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18 years of age, must register with the Selective Service System, unless they meet certain exemptions.

Note: All interested applications will be reviewed, fit rating does not apply.

Program Details:

  • Fellowships take place in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service field stations across the US
  • Fellowships are 12 weeks over the summer
  • Areas of focus include: biological sciences, natural resources & refuge management
  • Participate in a week-long orientation at the FWS National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV to kick off your experience
  • Positions involve a combination of indoor office-based tasks and outdoor field based work.


  • Housing in Select Areas
  • Bi-weekly Living Allowance
  • Travel Allowance
  • All positions begin with an orientation at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV. You must be able to attend one of these sessions. The orientation dates are as follows:
    • May Orientation: Sunday, May 20th- Friday May 25th, 2019
    • June Orientation: Sunday, June 17th- Friday June 22nd, 2019
  • Hands-on experience
  • Interns may be eligible for a permanent position with the FWS after successfully completing the fellowship and/or meeting degree requirements.

To Apply please follow the directions found here: https://www.thesca.org/sites/default/files/FWS_DFP_Flyer_12172018.pdf

SCA will follow up with candidates who meet the minimum eligibility requirements regarding next steps.

If you have questions, please reach out to Patrick Stephens at the SCA. He can be reached at pstephens@thesca.org.

  • Location Description Fellowships will be located at FWS facilities across the US.
  • Training Provided Members will participate in an orientation at the beginning of their fellowship. All fellows will be assigned a mentor within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for professional development and support during their fellowship.

Main Area of Focus Visitor Services and Site Operations

2019 Annual Meeting of the Western Chapter of The Wildlife Society (Posted 12/13/18)

College students and early career professionals – apply for a scholarship to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Western Chapter of The Wildlife Society at Yosemite in Fish Camp, CA (4-8 February 2019)!

Link to more information and the application here. Applications due December 16th.

C2C Fellows (Posted 10/30/18) C2C stands for Campus to Community, to Congress, to Corporations, to Capitol, or to City Hall– we give young people the tools to make a difference soon, because they have to. C2C Fellows is designed for students and recent graduates who have leadership ambition, and provide them with the knowledge, skills, courage, and a powerful, ongoing network, to lead the change. Ready to join us?  

The C2C Fellows Network at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy is a national program for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to leadership positions in sustainable policy, politics and business. C2C offers intensive skills-based weekend workshops to young people from across the country. Graduates of these workshops join a national network with access to continuing educational and professional opportunities. C2C Fellows are leaders whose vision is to change the world. Our mission is to accelerate their life’s work. Apply here for our November 30 – December 2, 2018 Workshop.

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 http://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.