Nelson Institute Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria
The purpose of these scholarships 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
These scholarship awards are made possible via private philanthropy from:

Mrs. Nancy Meyer

Mr. James A. Schleif and Mr. William H. Morley

Scholarship awardees are required to write a thank you to the scholarship donor(s) before the award will be processed. Awardees are expected to coordinate with the Nelson Institute’s Director of Advancement & Donor Relations regarding these letters.

Award Information
Two $3,000 scholarships (1 Meyer; 1 Schleif-Morley) are available to be awarded to two undergraduate students during the Spring 2020 scholarship competition. Applicants are eligible to receive either the Meyer OR the Schleif-Morley scholarship; applicants may not receive both.

Applicants will be notified of their selection in April 2020 and will be formally recognized on Thursday, 30 April 2020 at the Nelson Institute’s Spring Commencement Celebration and Recognition Ceremony.

Contact: Tara Mohan,

$3,000 each
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.