Scholarships and Opportunities

There are myriad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other unique opportunities to pursue sustainability across the nation and world. GW sustainability students are well positioned to seize these opportunities. 

There are myriad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other unique opportunities to pursue sustainability across the nation and world. GW sustainability students are well positioned to seize these opportunities. 

The Charles and Deborah Frank Fellowship Fund at the Sierra Club

$5000 scholarship! Preference will be given in this order:

  1. Veteran of or actively serving in the US Armed Forces.
  2. Non-military rising senior with a sustainability minor.

Call for Innovations!

Have you developed a scientific or technology-based workable solution that could help accelerate progress towards education, job creation, reducing inequalities or promoting peace? Then the United Nations wants to hear from you! Ahead of the fourth annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum), to be held at UN Headquarters in New York from 14 to 15 May 2019, the UN Department of Economic Affairs (UN DESA), in collaboration with the Global Innovation Exchange (GIE), is inviting innovators from around the world to submit their scientific and technological solutions to the challenges impeding progress towards one of these five in-focus SDGs: 4, 8, 10, 13, and 16. Innovation submissions are due through March 29th!

Boy Scouts of America $20,000 Scholarships

Starting in August 2019, the two students will assist the BSA District Executive in planning and conducting up to two youth Cub Scout packs within Washington, D.C. The GW students will receive training from, and will work with the District Executive to develop materials. Applicants should be full-time students in good standing who will be on campus during the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript by March 29th, 2019.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), Nationwide, PAID, Summer 2019

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

Brooklyn Urban Ecology and Environment Program (BUEE)

Brooklyn College’s Urban Ecology and Environment Program (BUEE) offers a specialized ten-week intensive research training experience on human-coupled natural systems targeted at underrepresented students from academic institutions poorly equipped for research opportunities in STEM. The goal of our program is to train future researchers and policy makers in urban ecology and environmental science, capitalizing on our unique setting in the largest borough of the largest city in the United States.

GW Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF)

Students who will be interning in unpaid internships this summer are encouraged to apply for the Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF) program. Facilitated by the university's Career Services Council and funded through the generous support of alumni, parents and members of the Board of Trustees, KACIF provides grants ranging up to $3,000 to GW undergraduate and graduate students pursuing internships that are necessarily unpaid.

Early-Decision (ED): Accepted February 15 - March 1, 2019
General-Decision (GD): Accepted April 1 - April 15, 2019

TKF PLASTICS INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2019

The TKF Plastics Innovation Challenge 2019  to engage innovators around the world in a solutions-oriented effort to stem the flow of plastics into our ocean. Three winners (one per track) will each receive a prize valued at US $40,000, comprised of non-repayable US $25,000 funding and a place in the 2019 Think Beyond Plastic accelerator class valued at US $15,000. Application deadline is April 30th

2019 Millennium Fellowship

The Millennium Fellowship is a semester-long leadership development program that happens on your campus. The United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are here to elevate your leadership. Application deadline is May 20th, but early application is strongly encouraged!