Faculty in the Environmental Studies program recommend the following fellowships and scholarships as well suited for students interested in environmental careers and research:
Established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 to honor Morris King Udall’s 30 years of service to the House of Representatives, the Morris K. Udall Foundation supports programs that encourage Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through studies of the environment, Native American health and tribal policy and effective public policy conflict resolution. An Arizona native, Udall was particularly committed to the U.S. national park system and the preservation of the nationa’s natural environment.
Recognizing the interests and contributions of Thomas J. Watson, Sr., who was the founder of International Business Machines Corp. (widely known as IBM), the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship emphasizes education and world affairs. This one-year grant affords college graduates a year of truly independent study and travel outside the United States. The program aims to "enhance their capacity for resourcefulness, imagination, openness, and leadership and to foster their humane and effective participation in the world community." Since 1968 more than 2,300 awards have been granted.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowships offer recognition and three years of support for advanced study to approximately 900 outstanding graduate students in the mathematical, physical biological engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, and to research-based Ph.D. degrees in science education each year. The Foundation also administers a Minority Graduate Fellowship program and offers additional awards to Women in Engineering and Women in Computer and Information Science.
Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. Senator J. William Fulbright spearheaded the act of Congress that created the Fulbright Program to demonstrate U.S. commitment to democratic values worldwide.