The Department of Environmental Studies recognizs exceptional academic achievement and noteworthy engagement with the field of animal studies.
Since research often requires financial support, the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund was created in 1996 to assist students in funding their projects. A committee of faculty reviews all DURF applications and makes awards which range from $250 to $1,000. FAS grants and Conference grants range from $250 to $500. Applicants must be current freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or first-term seniors in the College of Arts and Science. A DURF grant may be used to support the purchase of necessary equipment, travel to conferences or collections, computer time, or any other reasonable and justified expense (including money to replace necessary income from a summer job). DURF grants may be expended during the fall, spring, or summer terms.
The Department of Environmental Studies grants a small number of students competitive scholarships based on merit and initiative. The Environmental Studies Scholarship recognizes exceptional academic achievement and noteworthy engagement with environmental practice.
Environmental Studies Diversity Award
The Department is calling for applications, including self-nominations, for the Environmental Studies Diversity award. This award is given to an Environmental Studies or Animal Studies student (or students) whose work advances diversity in their field of study. Awardees can be students from underrepresented groups pursuing careers in environmental studies and/or animal studies, students advancing understanding of diversity and/or social injustices, and/or students working at the intersection of environmental studies and racial justice. This award is one part of our Department's efforts to continue to strive to create the most inclusive educational community.
Students who wish to pursue Honors and High Honors in Environmental Studies must meet the following criteria, in addition to the standard major requirements:
- Have a GPA of 3.65 or greater both overall and in all courses that count towards the ES major;
- Inform their major adviser of their intention to pursue Honors;
- Complete the Honors Seminar (ENVST-UA 0950) during their senior year (it is usually offered in the spring semester).
Honors will be given to students who meet these criteria. High honors will be given to students who perform very well in the Honors Seminar. The specific performance criteria will be detailed in the Honors Seminar.
Presented to outstanding graduating Environmental Studies students who have shown academic excellence and dedication in the field.
Martin Hoffert, Professor Emeritus of Physics at NYU, was chair of the Applied Science Department, a world-class NYU graduate program in energy, earth, and environmental science. The author of widely-cited papers on CO2, climate change, and the future of world energy and technology innovation, Marty Hoffert continues to be a visionary environmental leader by lecturing extensively in government, NGO, and educational venues. He exemplifies the interdisciplinary scholarship we hope to foster in our Environmental Studies students.
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for undergraduate students who are majoring in Environmental Studies and will enroll in the course Marine Ecology and Conservation, or one of three additional marine biology focused electives. The scholarship committee considered academic performance, financial need, and potential to advance marine conservation.
Sonu Adams, Environmental Studies major of the CAS Class of 2012, dedicated her career to serving those in need and working to make the world a better place for future generations. This award is given to a graduating Environmental Studies or Animal Studies student whose advocacy and volunteer work reflect these ideals.
Wyatt Tyler, Environmental Studies major and CAS '17, approached both life and environmental causes with a smile and distinct eagerness. The award recognizes Wyatt's magnetic energy and dedication to improving our environment.