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Echoing Green Fellowships

Echoing Green manages three fellowship programs:

  • The Global Fellowship supports leaders deeply connected to the needs and potential solutions that may work best for their communities.


  • The Open Society Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship invests in emerging leaders dedicated to improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the U.S.


  • The Climate Fellowship, announced in 2013, is specifically targeted for the next-generation social entrepreneurs committed to working on innovations in mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Review website for eligibility

Grant of $80,000 for individuals and $90,000 for partnerships


Earth Island Institute's Brower Youth Awards

The Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative offers the Brower Youth Awards, recognizing six young people (ages 13-22) for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and environmental justice advocacy. 

Must be between ages 13 to 22 and live in North America

$3,000 cash prize


EPA Environmental Education Model Grant

The purpose of the Environmental Education Model Grants Program is to support model, replicable projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.

Local education agency, state education or environmental agency, college or university, non-profit organization, noncommercial educational broadcasting entity, and tribal education agency

$576,000 total available




EPA Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem Solving Cooperative Agreement

The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and public health issues within an affected community. The CPS Program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks.

Nonprofit, federally recognized tribal governments; Native American organizations

$1.2 million total available


Award up to $120,000


EPA Environmental Justice Small Grants Program

The Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and public health issues within an affected community. The program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. The long-term goals are to help build the capacity of communities with environmental justice concerns and to create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships that will continue to improve local environments in the future. The fiscal year 2015 program will consider proposals supporting community-based preparedness and resilience efforts (community climate resiliency). The goal is to recognize the critical role of localized efforts in helping communities shape climate change strategies to avoid, lessen, or delay the risks and impacts associated with climate change.

Non-profits, tribal governments, and tribal organizations

$1.2 million total available


Fund projects up to $30,000


EPA Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant

EPA will fund nonprofit organizations and eligible entities to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs focused on hazardous and solid waste management, assessment, and cleanup associated activities, chemical safety, emergency response, integrated pest management, and waste and stormwater management. These grants are provided to organizations to develop environmental programs that recruit, train, and place, unemployed and under-employed, including low-income and minority, residents historically affected by hazardous and solid waste sites and facilities with the skills needed to secure full-time, sustainable employment in the environmental field and in the assessment and cleanup work taking place in their communities.

Local govt, quasi-governmental entity that operates under the supervision and control of local gov't, gov't entity created by State Legislature, regional council, redevelopment agency, State, Indian Tribe, Alaskan Native Regional Corporation, Alaska Native Village Corporation and the Metlakatla Indian Community, and nonprofit organizations.

$3.4 million total available


Awards up to $200,000


EPA Greater Research Opportunities Fellowships

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study.  Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year.

Undergraduate students

The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship.


EPA National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellowship Program

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program in 1986 to encourage students to pursue environmental careers. The NNEMS program is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study.

The NNEMS fellowships being offered in 2013 are
organized under three categories:

Environmental Management and Administration
The topics of fellowships in this category focus on environmental management goals.

Environmental Science
Fellowships in this category typically include direct participation in field studies and laboratory
research. Environmental policy and regulation review requiring technical expertise is included in
the Environmental Policy, Regulation and Law category described above.

Public Relations and Communications
These types of fellowships include the review and analysis of public response to the EPA policies
and regulations, as well as general public opinion of environmental issues. The projects may include
the development of communication tools; for example, pamphlets and informational materials.

Associate, undergraduate, or advanced student who meets the general requirements

Approximately 5 fellowships in 2013 for up to $10,000 each.


EPA P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Awards program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people-- people, prosperity, and the planet – the three pillars of sustainability.

Public nonprofit institutions/organizations (limited to degree-granting public institutions of higher education) and private nonprofit institutions/organizations (limited to degree-granting private institutions of higher education) located in the U.S.

Phase 1 grants up to $15,000

Phase 2 grants up to $75,000


EPA President's Environmental Youth Awards

The PEYA program promotes awareness of our nation’s natural resources and encourages positive community involvement. Since 1971, the President of the United States has joined with EPA to recognize young people across the U.S. for protecting our nation’s air, water, land, and ecology.

One outstanding project from each region is selected for national recognition. Projects are developed by young individuals, school classes (K-12), summer camps, and youth organizations to promote environmental stewardship. Thousands of young people from all 50 states and the U.S. territories have submitted projects to EPA for consideration. Winning projects in the past have covered a wide range of subject areas, including:

•environmental science projects
•recycling programs in schools and communities
•construction of nature preserves
•major tree planting programs
•videos, skits, and newsletters that focused on environmental issues

Projects must be completed while students(s) are in K-12th grade

Special recognition and a presidential plaque


EPA Source Reduction Assistance Grant

The purpose of the program is to support environmental projects that reduce or eliminate pollution at the source. Collectively, the Regions are interested in funding proposals that support the pollution prevention program’s strategic goals – reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs), reduce toxic and hazardous materials, increase resource conservation, promote efficient business practices and support pollution prevention integration.

States, local governments, city or township governments, independent school district governments, state controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, private institutions of higher education, community-based grassroots organizations, and federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia.

$1.029 million total available


$147,000 available per region


5% match required


Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program is an international educational exchange program that offers grants in lecturing, research, or combined lecturing / research awards in environmental science. 


No amount specified


Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

The Gloria Barron Prize recognizes young people, ages 8 to 18, who have shown leadership and courage in public service to people and our planet. 

Young people, ages 8 to 18 residing in US or Canada

$5,000 scholarship