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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) GRO Undergraduate Fellowship

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, offers undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study.   Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 40 new fellowships.  Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship. Cost sharing is not required. You may only submit one application under this fellowship announcement.  This solicitation does not provide the opportunity for the submission of applications for projects that involve human subjects research.

Criteria/Eligibility:

Your application should describe the relationship of these topic areas to the statutorily required purpose of pollution prevention and/or control.

  • Natural and Life Sciences (Includes pollution prevention and/or control-related study in Biology, Ecology, Microbiology, Molecular Sciences, etc.)
  • Environmental Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs (Includes pollution prevention and/or control-related study in Environmental Studies, Urban Sustainability and Land Use Planning, Environmental Health, Environmental Policy, Environmental Education, Native/Tribal Environmental Science, etc.)
  • Engineering (Includes pollution prevention and/or control-related study in Environmental Engineering, Waste Management, Green Building Engineering, Biotechnology, etc.)
  • Social Sciences (Includes pollution prevention and/or control-related study in Economics, International Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Environmental Justice, etc.)
  • Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences (Includes pollution prevention and/or control-related study in Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Biogeochemistry, Water Quality, etc.)
  • Mathematics and Computer Science (Includes pollution prevention and/or control-related study in Environmental Information Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Bioinformatics, etc.)

To be eligible for the award:

  • Students must attend a fully accredited U.S. college or university (located in the U.S. or its territories) for their last two years of undergraduate studies during the fellowship period.
  • Students must also be citizens of the U.S. or its territories or possessions, or be lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. Resident aliens must include their green card number in their application (you must have your green card at the time of application to be eligible for this Fellowship opportunity).  
  • The GRO Undergraduate Fellowship is intended for students entering their last two years of study before obtaining their first bachelor’s degree.  Students who have already earned one bachelor’s degree and are pursuing additional degrees are not eligible.  The fellowship tenure is for two academic years (9 months each) with a required paid internship during the summer after the first year. Thus, only students who will be entering their last two years of college will be considered eligible.
  • Students must have at least a “B” average overall at the time of application submittal and during the tenure of the fellowship.
  • During the tenure of the fellowship, students must attend a fully accredited four year U.S. institution of higher education.

Application Year:

Sophomore Year

Deadlines:

Skidmore Deadline-November
Please see Dates and Deadlines page for details.

Skidmore Contact:

The Office of Academic Advising 

For more information please visit:

http://www.epa.gov/ncer/fellow/