Garden Club of America Environmental Scholarships

THE GARDEN CLUB OF AMERICA

OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

FOR THE STUDY OF:

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, HORTICULTURE, MEDICINAL BOTANY, ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION, COASTAL WETLANDS, GARDEN HISTORY AND DESIGN,  TROPICAL BOTANY, ENDANGERED BIRD HABITAT,FIELD BOTANY, URBAN FORESTRY, DESERT STUDIES, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, AND MUCH MORE

FOR UPDATED INFORMATION, APPLICATIONS, AND DEADLINES GO TO THE WEBSITE:

www.gcamerica.org

The Garden Club of America policy conforms with and strongly supports applicable federal and state laws that forbid discrimination on the basis of sex race, disability, religion, age, national origin, or sexual orientation with regard to the application for any of the scholarships The Garden Club of America sponsors.

Scholarship Workshops – May 24th and 25th

Getting Ready for Year 2: Jump-start Your Scholarship Search

Specifically designed for freshmen or sophomores, this introductory workshop offered by the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, in collaboration with Housing & Food Services, provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships, many of which will have deadlines during fall quarter. Join us to start planning ahead and get a jump-start on the busy fall.

  • Tuesday, May 24, 5:30-6:20pm, McCarty AB
  • Wednesday, May 25, 5:30-6:20pm, Lander L-135

RSVP to attend either session at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/230.

May Scholarship Workshops

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will be offering a plethora of workshops and information sessions throughout May for undergraduate students. Please feel free to share this information widely. Complete workshop and information session details and registrations are at https://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/workshops.

Workshops:

Personal Statement Writing Workshop
May 2, 2011, 3:30-5:00pm, MGH 120

CV Writing Workshop
May 9, 2011, 2:30-4:00pm, MGH 120

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Levinson and Emerging Scholars Programs – June 3rd deadlines

Call for Applications!  Announcing two great funding opportunities for advanced undergraduate researchers in science and engineering fields:

=> The Levinson Emerging Scholars Program supports talented and motivated UW juniors and seniors who want to pursue creative and highly independent research in genetics, neuroscience, biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, and related fields in the life sciences. More information and application available at: http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/levinson/index.html
DEADLINE: 5pm on FRIDAY, JUNE 3
=> Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. More information and application available at: http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/students/wrff/wrff.html
DEADLINE: 5pm on FRIDAY, JUNE 3

Questions?  Contact the Undergraduate Research Program (urp@uw.edu; 543-4282)

UW Libraries Research Award ($1000) – due May 16

The Research Award recognizes undergraduate students for excellent research and scholarship that demonstrates creative use of scholarly materials.  Students may submit any research project they’ve completed between Spring 2010 and Spring 2011.  In addition, they are asked to submit a short reflective essay about the research process.

– *Deadline*: Monday, May 16, 2011.

– Winners receive $1,000.

– Categories: Senior Thesis/Honors Thesis, Senior Non-Thesis, and Non-Senior

– Any media (project format) accepted.

Application information, previous winners, and selection criteria are available at:

http://guides.lib.washington.edu/researchaward

The award jury is comprised of librarians and faculty evaluators, crossing disciplines and the three UW campuses.

Questions? Email: libaward@uw.edu

Pew Fellowships – FT, paid fellowships in DC for recent graduates

The Pew Leadership Year is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 cohort. There are ten environment fellowships available!

www.pewleadershipyear.org

The Pew Leadership Year provides individuals who are dedicated to building a leadership career in the public or nonprofit sectors with hands-on experience in solving today’s most challenging problems. By applying a rigorous, analytical approach to public policy advocacy, research, government relations and communications, Pew Leadership Year participants gain invaluable perspective on developing fact-based solutions to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life.

Called “fellows,” Pew Leadership Year participants have recently completed an undergraduate or advanced degree and serve in full-time, paid positions. Individuals selected for the program start in September and continue working through August of the following year.

All positions are based in the Washington, D.C. office.

-Kathryn Schleit

Pew Leadership Fellow, International Marine Policy Master of Marine Affairs, 2010 College of the Environment University of Washington