The New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals ("NJSWEP") is pleased to announce the continuation of the NJSWEP Scholarship Program in 2022. The purpose of the Scholarship Program is to encourage women to pursue careers in an environmental field, to mentor undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in environmental and related subjects, and to provide students with opportunities to connect with NJSWEP members for future internships and careers in the environmental industry.
Scholarship recipients must be female and a United States citizen or hold permanent resident status. The applicant must be (1) enrolled at an accredited college or university located in New Jersey; OR (2) a legal resident of New Jersey and enrolled at an accredited college or university located outside of New Jersey.
The undergraduate student must be entering her junior or senior year in the Fall of 2022 or will complete 60 credit hours as of September 2022. The graduate student must either start or continue graduate studies related to the environment, such as science, policy, or law, in the Fall of 2022. A minimum GPA of 3.0 (scale of 4.0) or its equivalent and a declared major in a field related to the environment is also required.
Each scholarship award will be $3,000 and includes free one-year membership to NJSWEP. Scholarship money will be awarded to two female graduate students and two female undergraduate students.
Applications must be received by April 15, 2022. The NJSWEP Scholarship Committee plans to announce the scholarship awards in May 2022 and present the awards at the Gala (June 9, 2022). Immediate family members of NJSWEP Board of Directors or NJSWEP Scholarship Selection Committee are not eligible to apply.
For questions or additional information contact Lily Connell, Scholarship Chair by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (please include "NJSWEP Scholarship" in the subject line of email).
Instructions to complete the application may be found here.