Scholarships and fellowships

Scholarships/Fellowships from the School of Natural Resources and Environment

Your application to our school also serves as your application to our departmental awards, which are competitive, merit-based awards.  In addition, some donor awards have specific applicant criteria.  Applicants who submit an application by our soft deadline of January 5 have the greatest chance of being considered for these awards.  Applicants will be contacted by March 15 if they are offered financial aid through the school.

Wyss Scholars Program for the Conservation of the American West

Our Wyss Scholars are master's students recognized as future leaders in nonprofit and public sector conservation committed to work in, or focused on, the ten states of the American West.  Visit the Ecosystem Management Initiative website for additional information on this fellowship program.

Scholarships/Fellowships from Rackham Graduate School

Since all of our graduate degrees are conferred by the University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies, many of our students are eligible to receive funding through Rackham scholarships and fellowships.  The Rackham Fellowships Website lists the funding opportunities with each deadline and application, as well as links to other sources of aid on campus and scholarship/fellowship search engines.  Read the tips from Rackham before submitting your funding proposal.

SNRE Staff Fellowship for Returning Students

The SNRE Staff Fellowship for Returning Students will provide one or more returning SNRE master's level students with financial assistance (a one-time fellowship of up to $2,000 disbursed directly to the student) to aid as he or she begins the transition from full-time student to professional.

Application Deadline 09/30/2015

Information about this fellowship

Internship Fellowships/Funding Opportunities

Internships are not required as part of your graduate degree - but are encouraged since an internship opportunity will bolster your professional development through networking in your field, gaining real-world experience, and further developing your skills.  Through generous donations, SNRE provides competitive funding opportunities for unpaid internships.  Please visit the SNRE Career Services site for further funding details, as well as to explore internship opportunities and reports from former SNRE students' internship experiences.

Diversity Matters

The Rackham Merit Fellowship Program helps sustain the academic excellence and inclusiveness of the Michigan graduate community, one that embraces students with diverse experiences and goals, and who come from many educational, cultural, geographic, and familial backgrounds.  By offering financial assistance to those students who might not otherwise have access, we aim to reduce disparities in graduate education.  We also aim to promote the values of diversity and inclusion by encouraging the admission and funding of students who represent a broad array of life experiences and perspectives, because this enhances the quality of the intellectual environment for all students.

We work closely with Rackham to secure funding for our incoming students.  Our faculty reviewers submit nominations to Rackham based upon your SNRE application materials.  Visit the Rackham Fellowship Web site for other opportunities.

The Minority Environmental Leadership Development Initiative (MELDI) is a project at the school.  The project aims to enhance the leadership and career development opportunities available to minority students and minority environmental professionals.  Visit the MELDI Web site to review a list of funding opportunities.