Ohio EPA Scholarship
There will be a second round of scholarships offered in 2015!
Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm on October 15th.
These merit based, nonrenewable, scholarships will be given to undergraduate students admitted to Ohio state or private colleges and universities who can demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to careers in environmental sciences or environmental engineering. Students must be in the final year of the program by the autumn term. Awardees will be selected by an Academy appointed panel using a blind review process. Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, personal protection equipment, tools, instruments and field equipment but not housing.
Starting with the April deadline, all submissions will be done online. More information for where and how to submit will be posted once it is available. A list of previous winner and the topics of recent winning projects can be found on the Ohio EPA website.
Also, more information can be found on this palmcard from the Ohio EPA.
Do I have to be majoring in Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering?
We are often asked if students have to be an Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering major, and the short answer is no. As seen below, the recipients of this scholarship come from a wide range of majors (data from the OEEF of the Ohio EPA). Please review the Selection Criteria (below graph) to see whether you would qualify for this scholarship.
Scholarship awardees will be selected on: 1) Academic record with an overall GPA of at least 3.0, 2) education, employment, and/or internships, honors/awards, professional memberships, publications, presentations given and professional meetings attended, and community service, 3) reasons for choosing a career in environmental science or environmental engineering and how the scholarship will help, 4) original research, scholarship, employment, and/or internships, or other unique contributions to environmental science or engineering, 5) extracurricular activities and participation in organizations that demonstrate leadership, interpersonal skills and social responsibilities, 6) letters of recommendation from education or environmental professionals.
There are differences between what is necessary for a student in a 2-year program vs. a 4-year program. Please review the requirements for your application carefully:
- Instructions for students in the second year of a 2-year program (eligible for $1,250)
- Instructions for students in the final year of a 4-year program (eligible for $2,500)
Submit your application
Applications for the Ohio EPA scholarship can be submitted through the Academy's ScholarOne site found here: https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/oas.
Simply register through the website and select Ohio EPA Scholarship. You will be prompted to supply necessary information and to upload your scholarship.
Any additional documentation should be mailed to:
The Ohio Academy of Science
PO Box 12519
Columbus, OH 43212
If you are unsure on how to use the ScholarOne system, please watch the instructional video below, and contact us at email@example.com with any questions.