The Nelson Institute Community Environmental Scholars Program (CESP) is designed for students who want to link their passion for the environment with a commitment to the community. Community Environmental Scholars take a 1-credit seminar for three semesters that introduces them to local community-based environmental organizations, provides them with professional training, and gives them a place to discuss the links between environmental studies and community service.
CESP is now accepting applications for Spring 2019! CESP is both an academic program and a scholarship program. Program applicants are automatically considered for substantial scholarships (see eligibility criteria below).
Who can apply? Sophomores and juniors who plan to complete an undergraduate program (certificate or major) in Environmental Studies.
Who can receive a scholarship? Students with financial need who want to link community and environment. Two sources of funding are available. The WI-CESP scholarship funds students who are either Wisconsin or Minnesota residents. The CESP Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (CESP S-STEM) is funded by the National Science Foundation (Award No. 1643946), and is open to US citizens or permanent residents who are STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) majors.
How much can I receive? Up to an $8,250 scholarship annually, based on financial need.
How can I apply? Apply through the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (https://wisc.academicworks.com/) for both the program and the scholarship. You will need to complete the General Application before you can access the CESP application. The CESP application is named “Community Environmental Scholars Program application for Spring”. If you cannot find it in your “Recommended Opportunities”, go to “Ours” under the “Opportunities” tab and search for it there. What’s the deadline? To begin CESP in the spring, apply NOW. The application deadline is Friday, October 26th.
When will I hear back regarding my CESP application? Application reviews will begin on October 29th and should be completed by November 12th, or until all available slots in CESP have been filled.
Questions? Email Rob Beattie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Visit the CESP website at: http://nelson.wisc.edu/undergraduate/cesp/index.php
Be a catalyst for change. Apply to CESP today!