ESS Scholarships and Fellowships

Warner College of Natural Resources Scholarships

Scholarships are available to undergraduates, including entering freshman, through the Warner College of Natural Resources. One application can be used to apply for both Warner College of Natural Resources (WCNR) and Colorado Sate University (CSU) scholarships. Visit the Warner College of Natural Resources Scholarships page to learn general scholarship information and deadlines or to begin the application process.

For additional information on other WCNR scholarship opportunities and financial aid, visit WCNR Scholarships and Financial Aid.

NREL – ESS Awards

– The Eldor Paul Award (not a scholarship)

– David A. Falletti Memorial award for Watershed Science ($500) awarded to a Watershed Science undergrad or graduate student as decided by the Watershed faculty and the ASCs.

NREL Scholarships

Award by application, usually due June 1st. Decided by the NREL Scholarship committee, lead by Randy Boone.

– Francis Clark Soil Biology Scholarship (~$5000)

– James E. Ellis Memorial Scholarship ($1500)

NREL Scholarship Website 

ESS Scholarships 

Apply through the CSU scholarship portal by March 1, with at least one recommendation letter.

– The Bob and Nedra Dils Scholarship ($1,800) – WR graduate student
– The Lee and Hillary MacDonald Graduate Scholarship in Watershed Science ($2,000) – WR graduate student
– The W.G. Dugan Wilkinson Scholarship ($1,000) – WR undergraduate (junior) from within the Platte River basin
– T&C Madson Scholarship ($750) – WR student (undergrad or grad) with preference to a veteran (Air Force)
– Y Cross Ranch Scholarship ($14,000 across the department) 

WCNR Scholarships 

Apply through the CSU scholarship portal by March 1, with at least one recommendation letter.

Numerous Available

WCNR Awards 

Due early March, these are selected by the WCNR Awards committee based on nominations. Awarded to students, staff, and faculty.

ESS S-STEM Fellowship

The ESS S-STEM Fellowship was awarded from 2015-2020 through a grant from the National Science Foundation. It provided eligible Colorado residents in ESS and Watershed Science the opportunity to study environmental change and solutions in a scholarly program supporting their student success. Fellows received up to $10,000 per year based on merit and financial need.

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