EES students have had success winning scholarships at a variety of levels–program, university-wide, and external awards. We’ve grouped scholarship opportunities by these categories below.

EES Program Scholarships

Each year, EES awards scholarships to first-year, junior, and senior undergraduates based on their academic achievements. Awardees are selected based on GPA, and all EES majors are automatically considered for these awards.

The Adam Perron ’07 Field Study Fund aims to help students participate in EES 217, a required course for EES students that provides students with hands-on, policy-relevant research as they learn what it takes to become an environmental scientist. Though cost-effective, the course fee presents a significant challenge to those students whose tuition and fees are already pushing past their financial aid. This is a need-based scholarship.

The John F. Boyle Environmental Prize was endowed by the generous gifts from the family of John F. Boyle and gifts from faculty and graduates from the program. The scholarship recognizes the top graduating senior in the EES Program.

The Wallace C. and Janet S. Dunham Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program Scholarship will be awarded to incoming students who demonstrate academic excellence. Preference shall be given to students who are graduates of New Jersey or Vermont high schools, because Wallace was a native of New Jersey and Janet was a native of Vermont.

Applied Ecology Scholarship Fund will enable students to take science beyond the classroom and into the real world to search for answers to environmental issues using knowledge as an ecologist.

Additional Program Opportunities

EES students in the Sustainability Concentration that are advised by faculty in the School of Economics will automatically be considered for School of Economics scholarships every spring. No application is required.

EES students who have declared a concentration in Ecosystem Ecology – Forest Ecosystems are eligible for School of Forest Resources scholarships. Students wishing to apply should complete the application by March 1 of each academic year.

University of Maine Scholarships

The Adult Degree Completion Scholarship is designed for Maine residents who have had a three year “break” since their last enrollment in higher education and who are completing their first BA/BS degree. Scholarship awards range up to $4,000 for the academic year. The deadline to apply is August 1 and December 1.

Students in the EES program are eligible for hundreds of thousands of dollars in both need-based and merit scholarships offered annually by the College of Earth, Life, and Health Sciences . Announcements will be sent out to students when the application period begins. You may also email with questions.


External Scholarships and Resources

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholarship

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation was authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1992 to honor Congressman Morris King Udall and his legacy of public service: The Udall Foundation furthers Congressman Udall’s legacy by awarding scholarships of up to $5,000 to undergraduate students who study the environment and related fields, and to Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate students in fields related to health care and tribal public policy.  The Foundation is supported by a special trust fund in the U.S. Treasury and contributions from the private sector.  The Foundation will award approximately 80 scholarships to outstanding students, to be known as Morris K. Udall Scholars. The awards will be made on the basis of merit to two groups of students:  Those who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and who study the environment and related fields. Native American and Alaska Native students who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy.

Who should apply?

  • Sophomores or juniors
  • Students with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • US citizens, US nationals, or US permanent residents
  • Students studying the environment or related fields OR
  • Native American students studying health care or tribal public policy

University of Maine contact

  • Dr. Darren Ranco, Department of Anthropology,,

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