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. 

2019 Global Climate Law and Governance Essay Competition

Are you an undergrad or grad student, interested in researching the legal and governance challenges posed by climate change? Then enter the 2019 Global Climate Law and Governance Essay Competition! Winner announced at the COP25CL! The deadline is September 22nd!

November Conference and Lobby Day Scholarships - Citizens' Climate Lobby

Would you like to learn about an effective bipartisan climate bill at the federal level?  Would you like to earn a scholarship to attend a conference about the bill and how to advocate for bipartisan climate policies and help make climate a bridge issue? Apply for Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) November 2019 scholarship by October 15th!

20th Annual Public Policy Leadership Conference at Harvard. Full Scholarships to Attend!

Are you a first- or second-year undergraduate student? Are you passionate about public service and being a voice for your community? Are you committed to changing the world? If so, consider applying to our annual Public Policy Leadership Conference (PPLC). As a PPLC participant, all of your travel costs, accommodations, and meals are paid for by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. The application for PPLC will be live on their website in September. The deadline to apply will be October 25, 2019. 

Princeton in Africa Application for 2020-21 Fellowships Now Available

Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with organizations working across Africa for yearlong service placements. Our program is open to graduating seniors and young alumni from any college or university accredited in the U.S. Our Fellows have helped improve education and public health, source fresh water and alternative energy, increase family incomes, and so much more. The deadline for this year’s application is Sunday, October 30th @ 11:59PM EST.

2019 - 2020 Alaska Fellows Program

The Alaska Fellows Program, constituted by three fellowship sites in Anchorage, Juneau, and Sitka, is a near-year-long postgraduate fellowship program that places dynamic recent college graduates from around the country with organizations across Alaska. Fellows receive a modest living stipend, relocation stipend, and housing. Opportunities are posted throughout the year on a rolling basis. 

Scholarship opportunity to attend corporate climate conference

The VERGE 19 conference and expo is the platform for companies, cities and communities accelerating the clean economy. Join more than 3,000 leaders — from the private and public sectors, utilities, solution providers, NGOs and startups — to explore scalable, cross-cutting solutions and to advance the most dynamic and influential markets driving a sustainable future: clean energy; electrified transportation; circular economy; and carbon removal. To empower the next generation of sustainable business leaders, enable them to attend VERGE 19 and ensure that the sustainability field includes voices from diverse backgrounds, we're thrilled to again offer the Emerging Leaders Scholarship, sponsored by United Airlines. Selected VERGE 19 Emerging Leaders will receive a complimentary pass to attend the full conference, along with special opportunities at the event — exclusive to Emerging Leaders. The scholarship covers registration fees, airfare and lodging. Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 13th!

Scholarships - The GREEN Program

Two scholarships of $2000 USD each will be awarded to two women in technical fields to join us in Nepal for our Microgrid Systems For Rural Development program this January 5-14, 2020.