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Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and Grants
​Finding grant support and other funding for EUS-related internships and projects is facilitated by 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. 


EUS Student Scholarships, Awards, and Prizes

EUS students are accomplished scholars, community members, and athletes.

Click HERE to see some of the honors our students have received.

Contact Us

Michele Dominy
Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies
Director of Environmental and Urban Studies

Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
Phone: 845-758-7870


  • Bard scholarships: These are scholarships administered by Bard College. Bard and specifically EUS students have been recipients of these awards in the recent past. (To see a full list of EUS student scholarships, awards, and prizes, visit the scholarships, awards, and prizes webpage
    • The Distinguished Scientist Scholarship: 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 Emeritus 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. Provides $10,000 to support the implementation of grassroots ‘peace projects’ in the summer.  All students are eligible to apply, individually or in teams, and projects can be implemented anywhere in the world.  
    • 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.
    • Bard Center for Environmental Policy Scholarships, Fellowships, and Assistanceships: If you are going on to Bard CEP as a 3+2 student, or are have graduated from Bard with this degree, this link offers some funding sources for you. 
    • Davis-Putter Scholarships, which provide need-based grants of up to $10,000 to support students who seek to actively work for social or economic peace and justice while remaining enrolled as students at the undergraduate or graduate level.  All students and alums are encouraged to apply.
    • Udall Scholarships: provide up to $7000 to cover expenses associated with undergraduate study.  Sophomores and juniors interested in environmental issues or Native American public policy or health care can apply. Students must be nominated by the College in order to apply.
    • Harry S. Truman Scholarship: provides up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, opportunities to participate in leadership development activities, and special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.  Current juniors who plan to pursue post-graduate study in preparation for careers in government or other public service are invited to apply. Students must be nominated by the College in order to apply.
    • Samuel Huntington Public Service Scholarship: provides $15,000 to support a year of public service anywhere in the world in the year following graduation. Current seniors are encouraged to apply.
    • Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship: covers costs associated with a Masters Degree in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service (including international development, international relations, public policy, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning), arranges internships in Washington DC, and provides professional development and support activities.  Current seniors and alums are invited to apply.
Outside Scholarships Opportunities: 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program: an exciting two-year research and internship opportunity for bright, curious undergraduate students interested in conservation, nature, and the environment. The program is aimed at bringing more undergraduates currently underrepresented in the environmental field into the conservation arena. For current freshmen and sophomores. $4,250 stipend and accepted students will also receive room and board and travel expenses to and from Ann Arbor, Michigan each summer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • N. G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship: NYWEA: The N.G. Kaul Scholarships are awarded annually to college students pursuing graduate or doctoral degrees in environmental/civil engineering or environmental science concentrating on water quality who also demonstrate a commitment to government service.
  •  The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers Founders Fund: Scholarship is offered annually, in the name of the TGF founders, to a single recipient who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in an area of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department.
  • Pace Law Environmental Consortium Merit Scholarship: Pace Law is offering a “Merit Scholarship” award for Fall 2017 to a student who is either currently enrolled in or has earned his or her bachelors or masters degree and who has demonstrated an interest in environmental issues affecting the Hudson-Mohawk River watershed.
  • Plushbeds Green Scholarships: Offering a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in the environmental field for Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 at any accredited American college, university, or trade school.