Stephen M. Born-Henry’s Fork Foundation Internship Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria
The purpose of this scholarship award is to support students doing a summer internship at the Henry Fork’s Foundation in Ashton, Idaho.

The Henry’s Fork Foundation has numerous internship opportunities available, based upon complementary matching of organizational needs and applicant skillsets. ONLY ONE INTERNSHIP WILL BE FUNDED WITH THIS SCHOLARSHIP. Information related to the available opportunities can be found at

Eligible recipients must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to be eligible for this scholarship award.

Donor Information
Steve Born is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and former Program Chair of the Nelson Institute’s Water Resources Management Program. He focused his research, professional, and outreach activities on water and related resource planning and management issues, and the theory and application of integrated environmental management concepts. He has been a leader in using Wisconsin environmental management situations as models for other states, even other countries. As a former Wisconsin State Planning Director, he is also involved with state, regional, and intergovernmental policy and planning issues. Steve’s longstanding relationship with the Nelson Institute, the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, and the Henry’s Fork Foundation serve as the inspiration for this scholarship award.

Award Information
One $6,000 scholarship is available to be awarded during the Spring 2023 scholarship competition.

Applicants will be notified of their selection in April 2023 and will be honored at the Nelson Institute’s Spring Commencement Celebration on Thursday, May 4, 2023.

Contact: Tara Mohan,

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Supplemental Questions
  1. Which of the three internship opportunities (Hydrology Intern, Communications & Outreach Intern, Field Work Intern) are you interested in? You may list up to two.
  2. Please describe your interest in the internship, including your relevant background and experience.
  3. Please upload a current resume or CV.
  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, Becky Ryan, Nelson Institute Undergraduate Program Coordinator, or Rob Beattie, Community Environmental Scholars Program. Your reference will be contacted to provide a statement of support.