The MILLER SCHOLARSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES is an annual $2,500 scholarship awarded to a qualifying Environmental Studies student for Fall Quarter. The scholarship is open to all Environmental Studies majors that: 1) have a minimum GPA of 3.0; 2) have completed 90+ credits towards their degree; and 3) have submitted a valid FAFSA for the academic year. The award is to support continued study in the Environmental Studies program and preference is given to those students with a demonstrated financial need and underrepresented minorities. The scholarship application is open in Spring Quarter and the scholarship is awarded for use in the following Fall Quarter.
CEJS FELLOWSHIPS. Thanks to the generous donations of our CEJS supporters, we will be offering two student research fellowships for the 2021-2022 academic year: the Gary L. Chamberlain Student Research Fellowship and the Francis Student Research Fellowship.
ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY FELLOWSHIP The EEES Scholars Program is a workshop designed to diversify the next generation of academic leaders in the fields of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Earth Systems Science and Environmental Social Sciences. We seek motivated students who are curious about graduate careers in the Environment and are looking for support in the graduate school application process.
Undergraduate research is an inquiry or exploration of a topic within an academic discipline by a student that makes an original contribution to the field of study.
Getting involved in student research is a great way to further explore your academic passions and interests. Research opportunities are available for all academic disciplines. The Student Research Program can assist you with organizing, funding, presenting, and even publishing your own research.
Student Research Program opportunities include:
For more information about the latest SU student research opportunities, visit the Student Research Program site.
The Environmental Studies Department offers small financial grants to support student research projects and attendance at professional conferences related to sustainability or the environment. The Application for Funds to Support Student Research is accepted on a rolling basis and awards are subject to fund availability.
As an EVST student, you will complete a capstone research project. The issue may be of local, national or international concern, so long as it is an identifiable problem about which you can gather information. The problem that you choose to investigate must:
You will use empirical data (often a mix of published studies, archival data and existent databases) to answer your research question.
Previous Capstone Projects have considered equity and effectiveness of urban gardens, ways to improve access to farmers' markets, effective organizing practices for farm workers, policies to reduce run-off and the reintroduction of wolves.
Taylor McKenzie is an Environmental Studies students and is now a Recipent of the Doris Duke Scholarship. Taylor says that "As a Doris Duke Scholar at the University of Michigan, I am studying food waste, an interest I developed at SU." Congrats Taylor!
EVST faculty John H. Armstrong is a recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Summer Faculty Fellowship for 2021. The Fellowship will support Dr. Armstrong’s research examining why a variety of cities enact effective policies addressing climate change and how modest actions may serve as steppingstones to ambitious climate policies.
Kaelin Mason is the 20/21 recipient of the Miller Environmental Studies Scholarship. Kaelin works on campus as a student gardener on the SU grounds team. Kaelin's EVST Capstone discussed the effect of Indigenous land burning practices on biodiversity and wildfire management. After graduation, Kaelin plans "to work in habitat restoration, outdoor education, parks service ... anything outside or in the dirt where I can participate in helping the ecosystem and get others to as well!"
Seattle University is the only college in the Northwestern United States to earn a spot in the Princeton Review’s 2021 Green Honor Roll of 30 colleges that earned the highest scores by the publication.