College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Scholarship Opportunities 10/30/09

October 29, 2009

Pinchot Institute for Conservation 101 Conservation Scholarship
Description and Application Instructions:
The Pinchot Institute for Conservation is currently accepting applications for the 101 Conservation Scholarship. The scholarship is made available by the generous contributions of active and retired U.S. Forest Service personnel and is available to qualified individuals on a competitive basis. The minimum award is $1000. To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

• be a son or daughter of an active or retired U.S. Forest Service employee;
• have been accepted into or is currently pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited college or university in natural resource conservation. Examples include forestry, wildlife management, fisheries, environmental history, and natural resource policy; and,
• be in good standing academically.

Preference will be given to students who have not received the award previously. More than one scholarship may be awarded each year. At the end of the scholarship year recipients will be requested to provide a statement of what was accomplished during the year.
Completed application submissions must include the following:

1. Personal resume, including the identity of and relationship to an active or retired U.S. Forest Service employee;
2. Letter indicating enrollment in a qualifying field of study and verification of GPA for all coursework from the accredited institution;
3. Essay explaining what the candidate hopes to accomplish through his or her studies, how those goals and objectives related to the Pinchot Institute’s mission of advancing conservation and sustainable natural resource management, and how the candidate has demonstrated the potential for leadership in natural resource conservation (limit – 2 pages);
4. Letter of recommendation addressing the candidate’s leadership potential; and,
5. Copy of transcripts (official or unofficial).

There is no scholarship application required beyond these materials and there is no application fee. The award must be used for tuition and/or books and will be deposited directly to the student’s university account.

Applications must be postmarked on or before January 31, 2010. Recipients will be notified in early March 2010. Applications should be sent to:

Pinchot Institute for Conservation
Attn: Conservation Scholarship
1616 P Street, N.W., Suite 100
Washington, D.C. 20036

Personal resumes and essays may also be emailed to with subject line “101 Conservation Scholarship Application.” Additional components must be received via postal mail.


SMART Scholarship Program
The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship-for-service Program fully funds undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of technical areas, including all fields of engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Mathematics.

The SMART Scholarship Program is a highly-selective, prestigious, national program that fully supports the recipient's education, including full tuition and a very generous stipend while they are in school.

The SMART application web page is at The application deadline is December 15, 2009 for the 2010 school year. SMART provides:

- Full Tuition – to any accredited U.S. University
- A very generous stipend while in school
- $25,000 for undergraduates
- $36,000 for masters candidates
- $38,000 to $41,000 for doctoral candidates
- Book allowance – $1,000
- Health Insurance
- Paid Summer internships
- All required student fees
- Travel fees for internships

Summer internships at Labs are required. In return for fully funding their education students are required work as a civilian employee at a Service (Army, Navy, Air Force) or DoD Agency (NSA, DIA, DARPA, etc.) laboratory for a period equal to the time the program paid for their school. Students must be U.S. Citizens, able to obtain a DoD Security Clearance, and be willing to work in a defense laboratory upon graduation.

There will be approximately 300 new awards this year. A list of SMART fellows from previous years is listed by University at: