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Barbara and Jim Summers Environmental Education Scholarship Fund

 Scholarship Application Guidelines

Mission: The mission of The Wetlands Institute is to promote appreciation, understanding and stewardship of wetlands and coastal ecosystems through our programs in research, education and conservation.

Eligibility: Eligibility for the scholarship program is open to all schools, nationwide, that demonstrate high financial and/or student need, with schools in Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester, Camden, Atlantic, Burlington, and Ocean Counties receiving priority. A maximum of two (2) applications per school will be considered per academic school year. Schools that receive successfully funded scholarship applications will need to participate in the program during the academic school year during which the funds were granted or otherwise forfeit the scholarship monies.

Academic School Year 2021-2022 Opportunities:

Virtual and/or In-person Participation Fall 2021 – Application period closed!
Fall Participation Applies to Environmental Education Field Trip Programs, Traveling Environmental Education Programs and Science Education at Sea (SEAS) Programs.
Notification of Acceptance:  Ongoing Fall 2021
Programs Occur:  September – November 2021

Virtual and/or In-person Participation Winter 2021-2022 – Currently accepting applications!
Winter Participation Applies to Traveling Environmental Education Programs Only!
Notification of Acceptance:  Ongoing Winter 2021-2022
Programs Occur:  December 2021 – March 2022

Virtual and/or In-person Participation Spring 2022 – Currently accepting applications!
Spring Participation Applies to Environmental Education Field Trip Programs, Traveling Environmental Education Programs and Science Education at Sea (SEAS) Programs.
Notification of Acceptance:  Ongoing Spring 2022
Programs Occur:  April – June 2022

How to Apply:

Download the appropriate application packet and submit via standard mail, fax or email to:

The Wetlands Institute
c/o Brooke Knapick
1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard
Stone Harbor, NJ  08247
Fax:  609-368-3871
Email:  education@wetlandsinstitute.org

Application Download Academic Year 2021-2022:

Contact Information:  For inquiries, please contact Brooke Knapick at bknapick@wetlandsinstitute.org

Support for scholarships generously provided by the
Barbara and Jim Summers Environmental Education Scholarship Fund.