Scholarships, Fellowships & Grants

Earth & Environmental Studies

Undergraduate

NJWEA Dr. Raymond M. Manganelli Memorial Scholarship Awards Program
Amount: $2000
Criteria: High School Senior or recent graduate, who has excelled in the science field and is planning on pursuing his/her post secondary education in a degree program related to the environmental field.
Contact: Robert Noel
Application: NJWEA Scholar Award Application
Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship
Amount: $5000
Criteria: Woman pursuing a Master's or Doctoral degree in the geosciences
Apply
Angelo Tagliacozzo Memorial Geological Scholarship
Amount: $1000 - $5000
Criteria: junior or senior majoring in a geological science
Contact: Dr. Joshua Galster
Apply
NJWEA Dr. Raymond M. Manganelli Memorial Scholarship Awards Program
Amount: $2000 - $2500
Criteria: The awards are based on academic performance, merit, scholastic ability, and demonstrated interest in the Environment.
Contact: New Jersey Water Environment Association
Betrand Boucher Scholarship Fund
Amount: Varies
Criteria: Student majoring in environmental, urban and geographic studies.
Contact: Chairperson, Dr. Gregory Pope Earth and Environmental Studies
Kurt and Anny Landsberger Scholarship
Amount: $2500
Criteria: A graduate of an Essex County high school and pursuing a geography major.
Contact: Chairperson, Dr. Gregory Pope Earth and Environmental Studies
Milstead Award for Excellence in Geography
Amount: Approximately $200
Criteria: Junior majoring in environmental, urban and geographic studies who is in high academic standing and shows promise as a professional geographer.
Contact: Chairperson, Dr. Gregory Pope Earth and Environmental Studies
Outstanding Junior in Earth and Environmental Science
Amount: $200
Criteria: A student with junior status in an Environmental Studies major
Contact: Chairperson, Dr. Gregory Pope Earth & Environmental Studies
Outstanding Senior in Earth and Environmental Science
Amount: $200
Criteria: A student with senior status in an Environmental Studies major
Contact: Chairperson, Dr. Gregory Pope Earth & Environmental Studies
Outstanding Junior in Sustainability Science
Amount: $200
Criteria: A student with junior status in a Sustainability Science major
Contact: Chairperson, Dr. Gregory Pope Earth & Environmental Studies
Outstanding Senior in Sustainability Science
Amount: $200
Criteria: A student with senior status in a Sustainability Science major
Contact: Chairperson, Dr. Gregory Pope Earth & Environmental Studies

Graduate

Outstanding Teaching Assistant
Amount: $200
Criteria: A graduate student working with an EAES faculty member as a teaching assistant
Contact: Chairperson, Dr. Gregory Pope Earth & Environmental Studies

Outside Opportunities

College of Science and Mathematics

Undergraduate

Montclair-Graz Sister City Scholarship
Amount: Full Tuition + Academic Year Studying in Graz
Information Sessions: Schmitt Hall room 104, Thursday October 19 (10:00am) and Thursday November 9 (1:00pm)
Deadline: December 3, 2017
Learn More: Sister City Scholarship
Society of American Military Engineers New Jersey Post - 2017 Student Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Learn More: SAME NJ 2017 Student Scholarship

Graduate

OPEN-NJ
Amount: $10,000 per year for 2 or 3 years
Learn about application requirements and submitting your application
PharmFest Graduate Scholarship
Amount: $3000 per year for 2 years
Criteria: Awarded to a full-time graduate student based on merit in accordance with the admission requirements as outlined by the program.
Novartis Graduate Scholarship
Amount:
  • Academic Year 2017-18: $2,500 operating expenses
  • Summer 2018 $6,000 research stipend, assuming no funding through another source
  • Academic Year 2018-19 $1,400 operating expenses
Application Deadline: Friday October 6, 2017
Criteria:
  • Full-time graduate student in a relevant master’s program in CSAM:
    • MS Biochemistry
    • MS Chemistry
    • MS Molecular Biology
    • MS Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
  • Commitment to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Prior appropriate work experience, internship or research, etc. with supporting letter(s) of recommendation helpful
  • Award will be based on merit in accordance with the admission requirements as outlined by the program
Application Process:
The following need to be submitted electronically to Dr. Scott Kight, Associate Dean - College of Science and Mathematics at kights@montclair.edu:
  • A completed Novartis Scholarship Application
  • A precise and concise statement (not to exceed 2 pages) of interest in a career in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Copy(ies) of all college-level transcript(s)
  • Letter of recommendation from a research mentor, academic advisor, or a department chair
  • Research proposal in a field relevant to the pharmaceutical industry and destined to be converted into the student’s master’s thesis
Expectations:
  • Maintain full time status with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 with no grade below a B
  • Be actively involved in the next PharmFest, pharma related activities and selected activities on the Novartis campus and will be eligible for and encouraged to participate in internships at Novartis
  • Participate in an MSU-based student research symposium plus contribute a research presentation at least one professional conference
The Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Summer Research Fellowship
Amount: $5,000
Application Deadline: Closed
Criteria:
  1. The Graduate Summer Research Fellowship is available to MA/MS students in CSAM who are completing their first year of a research-based thesis program.
  2. Students should submit a two-page research proposal, with summer goals/timeline. This proposal must include full contact information including phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
  3. Students should submit courses/grades from first year (unofficial transcript suffice plus predictions of grades in courses currently being taken can be appended as a separate list).
  4. Students should obtain and submit a letter of support from her or his faculty thesis advisor/mentor including a statement that research will take place with the mentor over this coming summer.
  5. Applications should be submitted directly to the Dean’s Office, CELS 206.
  6. The recipient and her/his mentor will be notified via e-mail. Please note that the mentor and the awardee(s) will be invited and recognized at the CSAM Awards and Recognition event sometime in May.
Mrs. Margaret Sokol has provided CSAM students with an opportunity to advance their education. The Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Summer Research Fellowship will provide a $5,000.00 stipend to a talented M.S. or M.A. graduate student to conduct research on their thesis at MSU during the summer.
Any CSAM science graduate student who has completed one year of graduate study, is working on a research thesis, and will return to MSU for the fall semester is eligible to apply.
The Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Fellowship in Science
Amount: $10,000
Criteria: 
The Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Fellowship in Science is a ten thousand dollar ($10,000) award to a graduating natural science major from the College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM) at Montclair State University who will pursue formal, full-time graduate study leading to a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree at an accredited institution of higher learning. This award will be restricted to students in the disciplines of Biology, Molecular Biology, Geoscience, Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry. Each year one graduating senior will be selected to receive one of these $10,000 Fellowships. Applications will be reviewed following the fall semester and announcement of the award will be made in the spring each year.
The recipient of the award will be given a $5,000 stipend upon verification of enrollment for the first year of graduate study, and the additional $5,000 when she/he verifies that approximately half of the graduate program has been completed. The second $5,000 portion will be placed in trust in an interest bearing account. The recipient will receive both the principal and interest at the time of the second award. In the event that the Fellow does not continue in the graduate program, the second award will not be granted and the money will be returned to the fund at Montclair State University.
Candidates for the award must have completed at least 60 semester hours at Montclair State University with at least 24 semester hours completed in their natural science major at Montclair State University by graduation. Candidates must submit formal application to the Department Chair on the form provided. Each department chair may nominate no more than one applicant in each discipline to the Dean, who will consult with the CSAM department chairs prior to making a determination of the award recipient.