Ohio EPA Scholarship

These merit based, nonrenewable, scholarships will be given to undergraduate students admitted to Ohio state or private colleges and universities who can demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to careers in environmental sciences or environmental engineering. Students must be in the final year of the program by the autumn term. Awardees will be selected by an Academy appointed panel using a blind review process. Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, personal protection equipment, tools, instruments and field equipment but not housing.

Starting with the April 15, 2015 deadline, all submissions will be done online. More information for where and how to submit will be posted once it is available. A list of previous winner and the topics of recent winning projects can be found on the Ohio EPA website.

Also, more information can be found on this palmcard from the Ohio EPA.

Do I have to be majoring in Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering?

We are often asked if students have to be an Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering major, and the short answer is no. As seen below, the recipients of this scholarship come from a wide range of majors (data from the OEEF of the Ohio EPA). Please review the Selection Criteria (below graph) to see whether you would qualify for this scholarship.   

Degrees of past winners

Selection Criteria

Scholarship awardees will be selected on: 1) Academic record with an overall GPA of at least 3.0, 2) education, employment, and/or internships, honors/awards, professional memberships, publications, presentations given and professional meetings attended, and community service, 3) reasons for choosing a career in environmental science or environmental engineering and how the scholarship will help, 4) original research, scholarship, employment, and/or internships, or other unique contributions to environmental science or engineering, 5) extracurricular activities and participation in organizations that demonstrate leadership, interpersonal skills and social responsibilities, 6) letters of recommendation from education or environmental professionals.


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Past News Releases

June 24, 2014 The STEM Education Advocates have been named for the Believe in Ohio program.

May 16, 2014 - The press release from State Science Day 2014 has been posted.

April 1, 2014 - Check out these great stories on our student scientists from across Ohio!

January 20, 2014 - Congratulations to the latest winners of the Ohio EPA Awards 2014 Scholarships! The press release can be read here and don't forget about the next application deadline in May!

January 15, 2014 - The official news release for our Believe in Ohio (in partnership with the Ohio Board of Regents, Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio, and NorTech), and you can get all of the latest news on this exciting program at http://believeinohio.org/ .

May 1, 2014 is the next deadline for the
Environmental Science Scholarship Applications.