Applications will be accepted beginning January 25, 2021

The Application Deadline is April 15, 2021

Applications can be submitted HERE

These merit based, nonrenewable scholarships will be given to undergraduate students enrolled at an Ohio public or private college/university/community college who can demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to careers in environmental sciences or environmental engineering. Students must be entering their Junior or Senior year. Awardees will be selected by the Academy appointed panel. Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, personal protection equipment, tools, instruments and field equipment but not housing.

All submissions are online. More information for where and how to submit can be found below. A list of previous awardees and the topics of their projects can be found on the Ohio EPA website.

Also, more information can be found on this palmcard from the Ohio EPA.

How to apply

Please review the requirements for your application carefully. Instructions and application can be found HERE

Who is eligible?

Up to $5,000 is available for students entering their junior or senior year in four-year and five-year programs in Ohio public or private colleges and universities and up to $2,500 is available to students in two-year degree program in Ohio public or private technical and community colleges.

Selection Criteria

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.

Submit your application

Applications for the Ohio EPA scholarship can be submitted HERE.

You will be prompted to supply necessary information and to upload your scholarship application.

Any additional documentation should be mailed to:

The Ohio Academy of Science
5930 Wilcox Place Ste F
Dublin OH 43016

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.

How can I support the programs of the Ohio Environmental Educational Fund? 

Annually, during the public comment period, letters in support of OEEF grant programs, water quality education, citizen science, and environmental science and engineering career initiatives can be provided by electronic submission to For more information, please click here

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