Scholarships & Grants
Switzer Foundation 2016 Environmental Fellowships
Switzer Fellowships are given to top graduate students in New England and California who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, and who are committed to a career in environmental improvement.
The Switzer Fellowship provides:
- a one-year $15,000 cash award;
- access to other Switzer grant programs and career support, and
- membership in the Switzer Fellowship Network, an active and engaged community of over 570 environmental leaders from the local to the international level.
Patrick James Dugal Scholarship
To honor the memory of Patrick James Dugal, the Dugal family has established a scholarship for students pursuing a profession in the Environmental Studies field.
Patrick was a full-time CSUS student working toward a degree in Environmental Studies. He was a serious student who was involved in the community and had a strong commitment to environmental matters. He has been described by his professors as a bright presence, cheerful, friendly, optimistic, articulate and dedicated. Patrick lost his courageous battle against cancer in January 2005.
We will award up to three $5000 scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. See the full announcement here.
Available to Environmental Studies Majors of Junior or Senior status.
Student must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA.
Student must be enrolled full time at the time of award disbursement.
Student must submit completed application and an essay of up to 300 words describing the environmental issue s/he cares about the most, his/her professional goals, and how the scholarship will help the attainment of those goals.
Scholarship applications can be turned in to Amador Hall 554A.
2015-2016 Dugal Scholars
Congratulations to Kristy Vang and Jocelyn Spray, our Dugal scholars for the 2015 – 2016 academic year.
Kristy plans to become an Environmental Health Specialist Food Inspector after she completes her education, working to prevent food poisoning and to educate people about its dangers. She is also interested in solving the problem of ocean garbage patches through reducing, reusing, and recycling plastic so that it never enters our oceans, and will pursue a Master’s degree after completing her undergraduate degree.
Jocelyn’s professional goal is to work with community and political groups to create policy and planning initiatives that encourage urban agriculture, providing fresh, affordable food to communities that lack that access. She plans to pursue the Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Degree at UC Berkeley after finishing at Sac State and study environmental justice issues and the correlation between human health and socio-economic factors.