Overview:

The Women’s Environmental Council is accepting applications for the 2009-2010 Scholarship Program.

About the Council:

The Women’s Environmental Council is a non-profit association of women professionals in various environmental fields. As a national environmental association, the Women’s Environmental Council plays a vital role in providing leadership in environmental issues, encouraging diversity in environmental careers, enhancing the professional skills of members and educating our communities about environmental topics. The mission of the WEC is to make a difference in the community through leadership, education, communication and environmental activities through a forum which facilitates dialogue, interaction and exploration.

About the Scholarship:

The Women’s Environmental Council has three chapters in Southern California – Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.  To achieve the goal to support women who are preparing to pursue careers in the environmental field, the council offers scholarships to women attending institutes of higher learning in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. The scholarship can be used for any aspect of education, including books, tuition, research and housing.  Students will also receive a year membership for the Women’s Environmental Council.

Eligibility Requirements:

The Women’s Environmental Council will accept applications from female college undergraduates or graduate students who are in pursuit of a career in the environmental field. Degrees or studies may include architecture, biology, chemistry, environmental science, ecology, engineering, forestry, geology and urban planning. Applicants must be attending institutes of higher learning in Los Angeles, Orange or San Diego counties. Transcript must provide prove that you are currently enrolled in school. Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

Criteria for Selection:

The following factors will be considered in the evaluation of each applicant:

1. Grades and Course Work (15 pts)

The applicant must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better. The course work

completed must demonstrate a curriculum in pursuit of the chosen environmental field.

2. Letter of Reference (15 pts)

The letter of reference should be from someone not related to you, such as a teacher or

employer. This letter will supplement your application as verification of your abilities and

interests.

3. Personal Incentive, Volunteerism and Extracurricular Activities (20 pts)

Applicants should list extracurricular school activities, community involvement and work

experience with an emphasis on matters related to your chosen environmental field.

4. Personal Statement (50 pts)

WEC considers the Personal Statement an important factor to evaluate applicants. Please

write a statement that describes who you are and your background. Emphasize your

scholastic activities and how you became interested in pursuing a degree in the

environmental field. Your statement should address how the use of this scholarship will

help you achieve your professional and personal goals. Your statement should not

exceed two single sided 8½ x 11-inch pages and should be formatted single spaced, with

a 12-point font, and 1-inch margins on all sides.

Award Amount:

Minimum of $1,000

How to Apply:

The WEC Scholarship application package must be postmarked on or before December 18th, 2009. The application package must include the Application Form, Personal Statement, transcripts, and a Letter of Reference. Transcripts may be official or unofficial.Please send WEC an email prior to application submittal if your reference prefers to mail their letter separately (the above postmark date will still apply) or if your transcripts for the current semester will not be available by the above postmark date. The application package should be mailed to:

Women’s Environmental Council

Attn: Scholarships

P.O. Box 36

Solana Beach, CA 92075

Contact:

Sarah Anunsen, Scholarship Chair

sanunsen@scsengineers.com

Deadline:

December 18, 2009

For more detailed information:

http://www.wecweb.org/Scholarships/2010_Scholarship_Application.pdf

Note: Please do not contact the Green Economy Post regarding this opportunity.  We re not affiliated with the sponsoring organization, and therefore have no additional information. Sometimes the link is changed for the opportunities.  When this happens, go to the home page of the organizers to locate information on the opportunity or contact the organization directly.

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Author: Julia Verdi (3 Articles)

I have a Masters in Natural Resource Law from University of Denver Law with two specializations, one in Environmental Law & Policy, and the second in Sustainable Development & Renewable Energy. I am especially interested in energy and environmental public policy.