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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

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.

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.