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Alaska Scholarships

Alaska Conservation Foundation Denny Wilcher Award

Every year this award is given to an Alaskan high school senior who has been active on environmental issues. AYEA members have won the award nine of the last ten years! Click here for more info.

June Nelson Memorial Scholarship

Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB) will award 10 Alaska students $1,000 toward post secondary education. Deadline to apply is in March each year. Click here for more info.

National Scholarships

Mario Savio Young Activist Award

This award is presented to a young person (or persons) with a deep commitment to human rights and social justice and a proven ability to transform this commitment into effective action. The nominees should have demonstrated leadership ability, creativity and integrity. Nomination deadline is July 31. Nomination forms and additional information are available at or e-mail

Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships

Annie’s Homegrown awards monetary scholarships up to $10,000! Undergraduate and Graduate.

Captain Planet Foundation Grants for Youth

This program supports hands-on environmental projects for children and youth to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. Deadlines every three months; March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31.

Morris K. Udall Scholarship

$5,000 scholarship for students pursuing careers related to the environment or tribal health care/public policy. The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks Native American/Alaska Native students pursuing careers related to tribal public policy or Native American health care. To be eligible for the Udall Scholarship, you must be nominated by your institution’s faculty representative – we recommend getting in touch with yours as soon as possible. AYEA grads have won this scholarship!

Dr. Wes Ekenfelder Jr. Scholarship

Enrolled Junior undergrad or graduate student. Declared major in Civil, Chemical, or Environmental Engineering or one of the environmental sciences.

ESA Grants for Youth Programs

The ESA Foundation is dedicated to supporting geographically diverse projects and programs that benefit American youth (ages 7 to 18) of all races and denominations and make a difference in the quality of their life, health and welfare.

Brower Youth Awards

To celebrate young environmental outstanding leaders that work on projects with positive, measurable impact. For six winners, the award includes $3,000 prize, camping trip to Yosemite, trip to CA for the Awards Ceremony, and organizing resources through Earth Island Institute in leadership development. Must be between 13 and 22. Application accepted January through May. Winners announced in October. AYEA grads have won this award!

Yoshiyama Awards

Sponsored by the Hitachi Foundation, honors up to 10 high school seniors for their community service. Those selected will be awarded up to $5,000 each year over 2 years.

The Wild Gift Project

A $10,000 – $15,000 award for five people ages 21 -30 doing environmental work. The award also consists of a 20-day wilderness hike in Alaska or Idaho. People apply to the program by outlining a proposal for a year-long project that has a goal to advance sustainability. The award goes towards paying a stipend and supporting project expenses.

Youth Service America Youth Venture Program to Support Community Service Programs

The YSA Youth Venture Program provides funding and support to young people (ages 12-20) in the United States who want to create new, sustainable, civic-minded organizations, clubs, or businesses (called “ventures”).

Windstar Environmental Studies Scholarship Program

Open to Juior/Senior undergraduates and graduate students entering their second year.

Seed Grants

from Are you working to start a community action project or program? Do you need money to put your ideas into action? If you answered, “YES!”, you are eligible to apply for a Do Something Seed Grant. We give out a $500 Do Something Seed Grant every week to help young people just like YOU! Do Something Seed Grants are targeted towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started. These grants can be used to jump-start your program or to realize your ideas for the first time. Rolling Deadline. AYEA grads have received this grant!

Growth Grants
Did you create a sustainable community action project, program or organization that you want to grow? Are you looking for funding to take your already successful project to the next level?If you answered “YES!”, you are eligible to apply for a Do Something Growth Grant. We give out a $500 Do Something Growth Grant every week to help young people just like YOU! Scholarship Database

Here’s a list of scholarships that are targeted towards high school students who are doing awesome community service work. If you are a leader in AYEA, then your work qualifies you for some of these scholarships!

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

has applications available for student activists who are building the progressive movement and will be enrolled in school during the 2010-11 academic year.   Since 1961 the Davis-Putter Fund has provided need-based grants to students who are involved in building movements for social and economic justice and are able to do academic work at the college level. Grantees are both graduates and undergraduates enrolled in accredited schools for the period covered by their grant. The maximum grant is $10,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on the applicant’s circumstances and the funding available. All the funds come from individual donors and there are 25-30 grants awarded each year. Grants are for one year although students may re-apply for subsequent years.

Garden Club of America Scholarships

Site has scholarships and fellowships available.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.

American Meteorology Society Scholarships

For graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a career in the atmospheric and related oceanic or hydrologic sciences.

Backpacker’s Outdoor Scholarship

Must be entering Junior or Senior year fall semester. All Majors. Due date is March 31st

Scholarships for Youth of Color

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