Environmental Science Scholarship

PAEP Scholarship Program

A goal of PAEP is to assist deserving students in the pursuit of careers in the environment. By fostering the next generation of environmental professionals, we also serve our industry and ensure the continued improvement and enhancement of the world around us.

Fundraising for scholarships began in 2010 and the organization’s first scholarship was awarded in 2013 to Ms. Alexandra Ratliff. Since that time annual scholarships have been awarded, including:

  • Two scholarships awarded in 2014 to Ms. Johanna Hripto and Ms. Sarah Lavin;
  • Two scholarships awarded in 2015 to Mr. Levi Lundell and Ms. Caryn Senneett; and
  • Two scholarships awarded in 2016 to Ms. Kayla Maurer and Ms. Anna Rosswog.

The PAEP Gifford Pinchot Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in Pennsylvania in their freshman or sophomore year of study. The PAEP Maurice Goddard Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in Pennsylvania in their junior, senior or graduate years of study. Scholarships are offered annually, although the time of year may vary dependent upon committee preference.

In addition to a $1,000 scholarship, winners are able to attend the annual PAEP conference free of charge. Annual fundraisers for the scholarship include donations from corporate sponsors and members, the WTS-PAEP Annual Scholarship Golf Outing, and the Annual PAEP Conference Silent Auction. Occasionally, section events will run fundraisers to assist in making the program possible. The scholarship program is in need of donations. The amount of money fundraised will dictate the number of scholarships offered. Based on applications received, there are many, many students in Pennsylvania deserving of a scholarship. We need your help to make the program a continued success. Whether your donation is monetary or volunteer hours, it is all appreciated!

5th Annual PAEP Environmental Science Scholarship Application Period Now Open!

The 2017 PAEP Scholarship application period is open through January 13, 2017. We are again offering one $1,000 scholarship to a college freshman or sophomore and one $1,000 scholarship to a college junior or senior pursuing a degree in environmental science (or related major).  Both scholarships additionally include free attendance and stay at the 2017 PAEP Annual Conference at Toftrees Resort in State College, PA on April 5-7, 2017. See the links below for application instructions and materials. Please note there are separate application materials for each scholarship.

Prospective applicants please keep in mind that dependents of PAEP members and student PAEP members receive bonus points in their application evaluation!  PAEP membership for students is free for the first year and the application form can be submitted with your scholarship application. If anyone has any questions or requires further information, please contact the PAEP Student and Scholarship Co-Chairs, Kristin Aiosa (moc.tmjnull@asoiak) and Mike Kenawell (moc.tmjnull@llewanekm).

Thanks to our 2017 Student & Scholarship Committee (Virginia Bailey, Jessica Brzyski Wetzel, Michelle Goddard, JT Graupensperger, Jason Minnich, Angela Schreffler, and Cami Otto).

Freshmen and Sophomores interested in the PAEP Gifford Pinchot Scholarship can access the instructions, and download the application and recommendation forms below.

Juniors and Seniors interested in the PAEP Maurice Goddard Scholarship can access the instructions, and download the application and recommendation forms below.

PAEP Membership Application Form