Linda Wernecke Marshall Graduate Award in Environmental Studies

Eligibility Criteria
The purpose of this scholarship award is to provide financial support to graduate students in the Nelson Institute to work in areas of transformative education, public environmental literacy, or outreach to diverse stakeholder groups (e.g., agricultural or business leadership) related to environmental issues in the United States or Canada.

Student applicants must be enrolled full-time in and actively pursuing one of the following Nelson Institute programs: 1) MS in Environment and Resources, 2) PhD in Environment and Resources.

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

Donor Information
This scholarship award is made possible via private philanthropy from Ms. Linda Wernecke Marshall.

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

Award Information
A total of $3,000 in scholarship funds are available to be awarded during the Spring 2021 scholarship competition.

Multiple awards will be made. Award amounts will be determined by the number of qualified applicants in the pool and the needs expressed in their applications. Historically, award amounts have ranged between $250 – $1,000.

Applicants will be notified of their selection in April 2021 and will be featured on the website for the Nelson Virtual Commencement in May 2021.

Contact: Tara Mohan,

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please provide a summary statement of your research (research location, thesis topic, etc.) that describes how it aligns with the purpose of this award.
  2. Please explain how financial support from this scholarship would impact you/the progress of your research.
  3. If you are seeking funds to supplement travel to a conference at which you will present the results of your research, please also provide a line-item budget summary of anticipated conference expenses.
  4. 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 (typically your advisor). References may NOT be solicited from or provided by Jim Miller, Nelson Institute Graduate Program Coordinator. Your reference will be contacted to provide a statement of support.