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Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and Grants
Finding funding and other types of resources for your EUS-related internships and projects is made easy by the many grants and scholarships offered by Bard and our partner institutions. New funding opportunities are always available. Projects funded in the past include research trips for senior projects (local and abroad), internship travel/lodging, speaker series, student building projects and field trips, travel/lodging for conferences, and EUS-affiliated clubs. 

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  • The John Honey Scholarship (via the Rhinebeck Farmers Market): A $2000 award is given to a graduating Rhinebeck or Red Hook High School senior, a current college student from Rhinebeck or Red Hook or a student who is the child of a Rhinebeck Farmers' Market vendor majoring in agriculture, food science, environmental studies or a related field. Contact for more information.
  • Westchester Municipal Planning Federation Scholarship Application: This scholarship for $2,000 is available to an undergraduate or graduate planning student (or a student in a closely-related field such as public administration, public policy, geography, architecture or landscape architecture) with a demonstrated interest in planning issues affecting older suburban communities. The submission deadline is May 14th! See the link for more details.
  • EPA Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study: The EPA, as part of its fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship.
  • Environmental Consortium scholarships: Click this link to view environmentally related scholarships awarded to colleges students studying in the Hudson Valley area. Bard students have been recipients of these awards in the recent past!
  • Arcosanti Scholarships for sustainable architecture: Arcosanti's intensive workshop program teaches students from around the world about "Arcology" while they participate in on-going construction. A diverse group of Arcosanti residents work in planning, design, construction, agriculture, landscaping, carpentry, metal work, maintenance, archives, teaching, hospitality, and communications. Bard and specifically EUS students have been recipients of these awards in the recent past!
  • Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley: Lists various scholarships sponsored locally for local students. Do not be limited to the scholarships that pop up for Bard--search all college-level scholarships!!!
  • Switzer Fellowship Foundation: This fellowship selects at least 20 new Switzer Fellows each year.  Once Fellows are selected, they become part of the network that fosters leadership through skills training and peer coaching, professional development through mentoring and access to other Switzer Foundation grant programs.
  • National Environmental Health Association Scholarships: The purpose of the NEHA/AAS Scholarship program is to encourage early commitment by students to a career in environmental health and to stimulate past and present graduates to pursue post graduate studies in environmental health sciences and/or public health. Click the link for additional information on how to apply. 
  • Eckenfelder Scholarship: To honor Dr. Wes Eckenfelder's dedication to the environmental industry, a $5,000 scholarship was created. Apply by April 15th!
  • Brower Youth Awards: This premier event honors bold young environmental leaders from North America.
  • American Planning Association Scholarships: This page will direct you to scholarships and fellowships that will help talented planning students reach their educational goals.
  • National Urban Fellows: The National Urban Fellows’ Academic & Leadership Development Fellowship Program is a rigorous, 14-month, full-time graduate degree program comprising four semesters of academic course work and a nine-month Mentorship assignment. 
  • Bard scholarships: The Distinguished Scientist Scholarship covers up to full tuition and is available for academically outstanding high school seniors who are committed to majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, or mathematics as an undergraduate. Bard and specifically EUS students have been recipients of these awards in the recent past!
    • The Lytle Family Fund: This fund provides seniors in EUS, American Studies, and History grants to do research for their senior projects. Grants run in the $250-600 range. Contact Professor Mark Lytle directly with questions: "Mark Lytle" <>.
    • Samuel Huntington Public Service Award: Interested students should send a 1-page statement of intent to <> by Nov. 1.
    • Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship: Interested students should send a 1-page statement of intent to <> by Nov. 1 .
    • Davis Project for Peace: Interested students should send a 1-page statement of intent to <> by Dec. 1. Bard and specifically EUS students have been recipients of these awards in the recent past!
    • Harry S. Truman Scholarship: Interested students should send a 1-page statement of intent to <> by Dec. 1
    • LIASE Scholarship: The Bard Center for Environmental Policy is pleased to announce the availability of new Henry Luce Foundation Scholarships for students from East Asia (China, Japan or South Korea) to complete a two-year Master of Science degree in Environmental Policy or Climate Science and Policy starting August 2014. See the link for more information.