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NJSWEP Scholarship Program

The NJSWEP Scholarship Program is designed to encourage women to pursue careers in an environmental field, to mentor undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in environmental and related subjects, and to provide students with opportunities to connect with NJSWEP members for future internships and careers in the environmental industry.


In 2018, we hope to grant scholarship money to two women, one undergraduate student and one graduate student, who are pursuing studies related to the environment and who demonstrate an intended commitment to pursue a career in an environmental field. NJSWEP will determine the amount of the scholarships based on its fundraising activities; our goal is to award two $2,000.00 scholarships. The scholarships will be given directly to each of the students in one lump sum. Also included with the award is a free one-year membership to NJSWEP.


Both scholarship recipients must be female and United States citizens or hold permanent resident status. Recipients must be enrolled at an accredited college or university located in New Jersey, or be a legal resident of New Jersey.  The undergraduate student must have completed 60 credit hours and be matriculated at an accredited college or university as of September 2018. The graduate student must be matriculated at an accredited college or university as a graduate or law student as of September 2018.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 (scale of 4.0) or its equivalent and a declared major in a field related to the environment is also required. 


Applications must be received by April 15, 2018.  The NJSWEP Scholarship Committee plans to announce the scholarship awards in May 2018 and present the awards at the June 2018 Gala. Immediate family members of NJSWEP Board of Directors and/or NJSWEP Scholarship Selection Committee are not eligible to apply. 


For questions or additional information contact Katherine Suell, Scholarship Chair, at katherine.suell@gmail.com or send a message to NJSWEP by email at scholarships@njswep.org (please include “NJSWEP Scholarship” in the subject line of email).

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