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Environmental Studies Program
Jeannette Rankin Hall 106A
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812-4320
Tel: (406) 243-6273
Fax: (406) 243-6090
Email: evst@mso.umt.edu

Environmental Studies Graduate Financial Aid

The Environmental Studies Masters program is not involved in the process of awarding loans and government-sponsored financial aid. Direct inquiries to the Financial Aid Office of the University. The Graduate School website posts the most current tuition and fee information. For Scholarships available through the College of Humanities and Sciences, please see the Humanities and Sciences Scholarship page.

Awards Available to Current Students:

  • Brainerd Conservation Fellowships/Internships: Environmental Studies grad students with demonstrated record of activism and leadership can apply in December of their first year for two $5000 fellowships and one $5,000 paid internship.
  • Wyss Scholars for Conservation in the American West: Environmental Studies grad students can apply in December of their first year for two scholarships that pay 1/2 of the cost of tuition and educational expenses for 3 semesters plus a $5000 summer internship grant.
  • Bertha Morton Scholarship: A campus-wide competition, awarded on academic record, publications, honors and awards, and other pertinent evidence. EVST nominates 3 students, and in many years, at least one EVST student is selected. Awards range from $2000 to $4000.
  • Clancy Gordon Environmental Scholarship: Graduate students from the biological and physical sciences, and environmental studies, with a demonstrated involvement in applying scientific knowledge toward the resolution of environmental problems. One award of $2100..
  • Ron and Nancy Erickson Award: Environmental Studies students whose major work is in the area of environmental ethics, humanities, and/or writing may apply for awards up to $1500.
  • Byron and Bernice Dawson Award: Environmental Studies grad students can apply for up to $1500 in funding to support costs of their final project (thesis, professional paper or portfolio).
  • Len and Sandy Sargent Environmental Advocacy Award: Honors environmental activists with awards of approximately $1000.
  • Cinnabar Rocky Mountain Climate Conservation Award: One Environmental Studies grad student can receive a grant to support an internship/conservation work supporting conservation in the Rocky Mountains with a focus on climate change adaptation.Amounts vary.
  • Grants: Through their work with faculty, or as a result of their independent research, some students secure funding from a variety of foundations and other sources.