Scholarships and Fellowships

The Warner College of Natural Resources is pleased to support our students with scholarships made possible through generous donations from private donors, including individuals, families, faculty, alumni and corporations.    

In the 2022-23 academic year the Warner College awarded more than 260 scholarships totaling over $720,000. These scholarships are available to current graduate, undergraduate and prospective students by completing the CSU Scholarship Application. Please CLICK HERE for more scholarship information and to apply.

Featured External Scholarships: Here are some great scholarships offered by organizations outside of CSU that are specifically targeted to natural resources students.

Save the Everglades Scholarship
This scholarship, funded by Florida Realty Marketplace, is offered to high school and collegiate students throughout the United States. The goal is to preserve Florida’s state treasure by providing students interested in biology, conservation, ecology, and politics with a scholarship to prepare them to preserve the everglades and other national treasures. One $500 award will be given to the student with the best combination of GPA, extracurricular involvement, and short responses to the questions. Student will be selected on June 1, 2022 and notified via email. Click on the link for more scholarship information and to apply. Save The Everglades Scholarship (

The Garden Club of America Scholarships
27 merit based scholarships, fellowships, internships and awards available in the study of diverse subjects in the areas of botany, ecology, horticulture, the environment and more. In 2021 over $300,000 were offered to 61 students studying in the U.S. and abroad. Click on the link for more scholarship information and to apply.

Robert J. Marriott’s Scholarship Grant
A cash grant from Fly Fisher’s International in the amount of $500.00 given annually to a deserving student in undergraduate or graduate biology or similar field who is specializing in fishery management, cold or warm waters, fresh water or salt. Application is to be made to the Awards Chair detailing academic background and overview of postgraduate work. Applications will be forwarded to VP Conservation for review and recommendations to the Awards Committee for final decision. More information at

Metropolitan Shuttle Environmental Science Studies Scholarship
Metropolitan Shuttle awards scholarships to environmental studies students at participating colleges and universities across the US. The company awards $1,000 each year per participating institution to a student who submits the best essay on where they believe the transportation industry, and particularly the group transportation industry, could or should evolve in the era of alarming climate change. The winner must currently attend a participating institution, or mush have already been admitted for the forthcoming school year. The link to a more detailed description of this scholarship program is at: 

The Izaak Walton League of America National Conservation Scholarship
The mission of the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) is to conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources. Part of their longstanding mission includes education– thus the formation of the IWLA National Conservation Scholarship program. Each year this non-profit, membership organization offers two $2,500 scholarships to qualified natural resources undergraduates. More detailed information is available at Completed application must be postmarked no later than May 15.

George Lea Founders Scholarship – Two $5,000 scholarships are offered each year to junior, senior, or masters-level students in natural resource management or public land policy fields of study. The scholarships will be awarded to help with tuition costs for the 2022-2023 school year. Applications must be sent to and be received on or before March 19, 2022. Information about the Public Lands Foundation is at  Questions or requests for more information can be directed to

Beta Theta Pi ScholarshipOne $500 scholarship is offered each year to non-Greek male students at Colorado State University. The scholarship is designed to reward individuals who demonstrate devotion to academic achievement and a commitment to making the university and the community better places to live. Applying for this scholarship is completely independent of membership in Beta or any other organization. Applications are open on January 1 and must be completed at this link by February 1. If you have questions regarding the application, please reach out to Makai, Vice President of Recruitment at



Riordan Family Leadership in Environmental and Natural Resources Program –  Designed to provide environmental leadership opportunities and resources to benefit natural resource students, professionals, and the greater community. Up to eight (8) WCNR students are selected each year to participate in a leadership development cohort where they will gain valuable hands-on experience focused on building their skills for leading others in conservation. Participants will receive a stipend of $1,000 as incentive and recognition of their leadership potential.

D.R. and Ginny Pulliam Scholars Program – Provides students with an opportunity to learn about and apply skills in environmental education and leadership in a small discussion-based classroom environment while gaining 20-30 hours of field work experience and four academic credits. Pulliam scholars will receive a $1,750 stipend as incentive and recognition of their potential as leaders in environmental education, and for their commitment to 15-25 hours of field experience leading field trips for 4th graders and mentoring students high school students through environmental science projects.

Financial Aid:

Everything you need to know about financial aid at Colorado State University is available on the CSU Student Financial Aid website.

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistantships :

Financial support is offered to many qualified students through both graduate research and teaching assistantships. The student pays student fees, while the assistantship pays tuition and a stipend. Most assistantships are half time; occasionally, one-quarter- and three-quarter-time appointments are available. Projects are currently being supported by the National Science Foundation; U.S. Department of Agriculture; Department of Energy; U.S. Agency for International Development; USDA Forest Service; USDI Bureau of Land Management; U.S. Department of Defense; National Park Service; Colorado Division of Wildlife; private oil, coal, and gas companies; and the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station.