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  • Clarence and Marie Medley Conservation Scholarship

    First consideration is given to residents of Henry County, IL. Due 5/5/20.

  • Fred S. Bailey Scholarship for Cause Driven Leaders

    The Bailey Undergraduate awards are $3000 awards ($1500/semester) given each year to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who have demonstrated positive impact and commitment as a result of service, community involvement, leadership, and action. Financial need and academic achievement will also be considered. University of Illinois - Urbana campus undergraduate students in all programs are eligible to apply.

    For more information or to apply online, visit: 

    Application deadline: February 16, 2020

    Contact: Kasey Umland
    Director, Bailey Scholarship Program
    University YMCA

  • 35th Annual Illinois Lakes Management Association Conference

    The 35th Annual ILMA Conference will be held March 12-14, 2020 at the iHotel & Conference Center in Champaign, IL. Scholarships are available to attend. Scholarship applications are due December 31, 2019.

  • Unable to take an unpaid internship?

    The Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship for Cause-Driven Leaders may be able to help!

  • Land of Lincoln Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America Scholarship

  • Monsanto Graduate Student Scholarship

  • Udall Foundation Scholarships

    The Udall Scholarship awards $7,000 to sophomores or juniors committed to a career related to the environment *OR* to Native American sophomores or juniors interested in tribal policy or health care. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or U.S. permanent residents.

  • Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

    The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.

    In 2017, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 60 scholarships of up to $7,000 each.

    The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship - for juniors

  • Scholarship Opportunities for U of I Students

    The University YMCA is currently accepting applications for two scholarship programs, one for students who are traveling for international projects and the other for students interning with non-profit and public agencies.

  • The Illinois Club Scholarship Program

  • Food and Agriculture Big Data Fellowship Program for Undergrads

    Fellowship support for undergraduates valued at up to $8750 per year and renewable.

  • IAEP Student Research Grant Program 2016

    The SRGP is an effort to increase student interest in the environmental professions and to support them in conducting research and defining their career goals. The student research grant program will review all applications and give one First Place award of $1,200 and one Second Place award of $700 to aid students in conducting their research project (limited to supplies and mileage). The winners will receive their awards and recognition at the IAEP May 2016 meeting (location TBD).

  • WinField Careers in Agriculture Scholarship

    WinField  is pleased to announce Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program. The scholarship program is available to high school graduating seniors and first or second year college students pursuing two- or four-year degrees in agronomy, crop production, or closely related fields.The program demonstrates scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture and a perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future.Scholarships worth $1,000 will be awarded to 10 high school seniors and 10 college students in their first or second year.

  • SWANA Land of Lincoln Chapter Scholarship

    The Land of Lincoln Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America annually provides a scholarship to students enrolled in civil or environmental engineering, biology, geology, environmental studies, environmental science or related studies. The enclosed notice outlines the qualifications for submitting an application for this Chapter Scholarship. This year’s scholarship is $2,500.00. Students that can demonstrate they qualify as member related can receive an additional $500.00.

  • 2016 L'Oreal US For Women in Science Fellowship

    Applications for the 2016 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program are now open.

    The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.  More than 2,250 women scientists in over 110 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998. 

  • 2016-2017 Great Lakes Commission Sea Grant Fellowship

    The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellow will work with members of the Great Lakes’ science, policy and information/education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable development goals of the Great Lakes states. In so doing, the Fellow will contribute to and benefit from research coordination and policy analysis activities. The Fellow will be located at the Great Lakes Commission offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This will be the 17th year this fellowship has been sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network.

  • Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships

  • Hubbard Fellowship

    We are now accepting applications to join our 2016-2017 class of Hubbard Fellows.  

  • US Department of Homeland Security 2016 HS-STEM Summer Internships

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.

  • STEM funding and research opportunities on


  • Garden Club of America‚Äôs Urban Forestry Fellowship

  • Udall Scholarship Opportunity Available

  • Fred S. Bailey Scholarship for Cause Driven Leaders

  • The Illinois Club Scholarship Opportunities

  • Fred S. Bailey Scholarship Opportunties

  • Goldwater Scholarship in STEM - Info event this week

  • Truman Scholarship for Public Service: Information Event

  • Science Ambassador Scholarship Open to Women in STEM Fields