Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program

Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program

Applications due January 15, 2012

The goal of the Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program is to support highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies are directed toward improving environmental quality and who demonstrate the potential for leadership in their field.

The Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program is in its 25th year of existence. The Foundation broadly defines its interest in the environment and the means by which positive results can be achieved. Awards have been made to students pursuing environmental policy, economics, land and water conservation, public health, journalism, architecture, environmental justice, business and law as well as sciences including biology, chemistry and engineering.

Eligibility Requirements for Fellowship Applicants
Competition for the Switzer Fellowships is intense. There are typically over 150 applicants for the ten fellowships in each region. Please make sure you meet all of the Fellowship eligibility requirements and carefully follow the application procedures below. An applicant for a Switzer Environmental Fellowship must:
-be a US citizen;
-be enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in California or New England;
-have strong academic qualifications; and
-have academic and career goals focused on environmental improvement, regardless of the school, major or program in which they are enrolled.

In addition, the applicant must meet the criteria listed here. For more information about the application process, click here.