Charles G. Meyer Undergraduate Study Abroad Travel Award

Eligibility Criteria
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to undergraduate students in the Nelson Institute who are participating in traditional (non-internship), for-credit, international study-abroad programs.

Preference will be given to students participating in semester-long or year-long study-abroad programs.

Student applicants must be enrolled in and actively pursuing one of the following Nelson Institute programs: 1) Undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Studies, 2) Undergraduate Major in Environmental Studies.

Student applicants must be in good academic standing, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Student applicants must be at least one full academic year away from graduation. Students in their final year of studies are INELIGIBLE to apply.

Donor Information
This scholarship award is made possible via private philanthropy from Mrs. Nancy Meyer, who established this award in honor of her late husband, Mr. Charles G. Meyer.

Scholarship awardees are required to write a thank you letter to Mrs. Meyer and are expected to coordinate with the Nelson Institute’s Director of Advancement & Donor Relations regarding these letters.

Award Information
One $3,000 scholarship is available to be awarded to an undergraduate student during the Spring 2019 scholarship competition.

Applicants will be notified of their selection in April 2019 and will be formally recognized on Thursday, 2 May 2019 at the Nelson Institute’s Spring Commencement Celebration and Recognition Ceremony.

Contact: Tara Mohan,

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please provide the name of your study-abroad program, the program's website, and the duration of the program.
  2. How did you decide to incorporate an international study-abroad experience into the curriculum of your environmental studies degree or certificate?
  3. How do you expect your study-abroad experience to enhance your understanding of environmental issues and challenges around the world?
  4. How would the financial support from this scholarship impact you?
  5. Please provide the name and email address of a UW faculty or staff member who is able to vouch for your personal character and commitment to environmental issues. References may NOT be solicited from or provided by Becky Ryan, Nelson Institute Undergraduate Program Coordinator.