Scholarships and Fellowships
When opportunities for scholarships and fellowships relevant to Columbia Law School students arise, the Environmental Law Society will post the listings on this page.
AC4 Student Fellowship Opportunity
Each year, the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) funds select Columbia University graduate students conducting interdisciplinary research in areas addressing conflict, violence, sustainable development and peace. In 2016, AC4 will fund 10 students with $3,000 and one team of students with $6,000. Students may apply for only one type of award: Individual or Team.
AC4 Graduate Student Fellowship Applications
Apply now to win $3,000 to fund your research!
Deadline: Monday Febuary 8, 2016, 5PM
The Journal of Environmental Investing Scholarship Program
The Journal of Environmental Investing Scholarship Program (JEI SP) will award $3,500 to the graduate student who writes the most original and rigorous manuscript on a topic related to environmental investing. Students seeking an advanced degree in a discipline related to environmental investing (e.g., environmental science, environmental policy, sustainability, environmental law, finance, economics, and public affairs and policy) are invited to present ideas and research.
The JEI SP was founded in 2010 by a gift from the Journal of Environmental Investing to promote, encourage, and support interdisciplinary scholarship by active graduate students who are studying in relevant fields. The program’s goal is to facilitate capital flow to effective, scalable solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
Interested and qualified students are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, a 225-word abstract of his/her manuscript, and a letter from his/her college or university attesting to the applicant’s academic status. These documents should be sent to the JEI SP at firstname.lastname@example.org. If an abstract proves acceptable, the author will be invited to submit an original manuscript (no more than 5,000 words excluding notes, references, and supporting materials). Special consideration will be given to contributions from students in “emerging markets” as defined by the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank.
Deadline for applications was January 28, 2011.
Details can be found at www.jeisp.org.
Natural Resources Defense Council Fellowship
View the Natural Resources Defense Council Job Announcement to learn more about a fellowship for a 3L or recent graduate.
Society of Women Environmental Professionals–New Jersey Chapter (NJ-SWEP)
A key focus of the New Jersey Chapter of SWEP is to provide scholarships to women who are pursuing studies related to the environment with an intended commitment to pursue a career in the environmental field.
NJSWEP provides scholarships to encourage women to pursue careers in the environmental industry; to mentor students with environmentally-related majors; and provide students connections to SWEP’s membership for future internships/careers in the environmental industry.
Award Benefits: Each year, we grant scholarship money to two women, one in undergraduate studies and one graduate studies. The amount of the award has been between $1,000 and $2,000, dependant on the success of our fundraising activities. The scholarships have been awarded in one lump sum to recipients, along with a free SWEP New Jersey Chapter membership.
Eligibility: For both scholarships, the applicants must be female and a United States citizen (or hold permanent resident status). The undergraduate student must be entering her junior year or have completed 60 credit hours. The graduate student must either start or continue graduate or law study. A minimum GPA of 3.0 (scale of 4.0) or its equivalent and a declared major in a field related to the environment are also required. Please see the application for details.
Application Guidelines: Typically applications are submitted from December through February, and the award notifications occur each spring/summer. For more information and to apply visit the NJSWEP website.