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2015 NJSWEP Scholarship Program

07 Jan 2015 5:18 PM | Kelly McCormick

The New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals ("NJSWEP") is pleased to announce the continuation of the Scholarship Program in 2015. The purpose of the Scholarship Program is 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 SWEP members for future internships/careers in the environmental industry.


In 2015, we hope to grant scholarship money to two women, one undergraduate student and one graduate student, who are pursuing studies related to the environment with an intended commitment to pursue a career in an environmental field. NJSWEP will determine the amount of the scholarships based on fundraising activities; our goal is to award two $2,000 scholarships. The scholarships will be given directly to 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 a United States citizen or hold permanent resident status. The undergraduate student must be entering her junior or senior year in the Fall of 2015 or have completed 60 credit hours as of August 2015. The graduate student must either start or continue graduate or law study in the Fall of 2015. 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 March 31, 2015.  The NJSWEP Scholarship Committee plans to announce the scholarship awards in May 2015, and present the awards at the Gala to be held in June/July 2015. Immediate family members of SWEP Board of Directors and/or SWEP Scholarship Selection Committee are not eligible to apply. 


Application is provided in the link here. For questions or additional information contact NJSWEP by email at info@njswep.org  (please include "NJSWEP Scholarship" in the subject line of email) or you may contact Kavitha Subramaniam (Scholarship Chair) at ksubramaniam@langan.com.


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