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Michelle A. Lawless Environmental Science Scholarship
This scholarship was created in honor of Florida Wildlife Officer Michelle A. Lawless by Diana Martin, Senior Academic Advisor and Debra Ann Martin.
Michelle was a graduate of Broward College and worked in the science lab at Central Campus. Michelle believed in education and that we can all make a difference in preserving and protecting our environment. This is an opportunity for you to make Lawless’ dreams of conserving our most valuable resources for future generations.
Student Criteria:
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be majoring in Environmental Science
  • May attend full or part-time
  • Be a Florida resident
  • Must have completed at least one college semester
  • Must complete a one page essay stating why you chose to major in Environmental Science
Please indicate the name of this scholarship, Michelle A. Lawless Environmental Science Scholarship, on the top of your application.
Submit your application to the Student Financial Services Office at one of the following​ locations:
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View the extensive list of general scholarships offered by Broward College that can help to fund your sustainability studies at BC.
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The sites below include some of the most prestigious & best-paying sustainability scholarships available:
Best-known for its bunny-adorned boxes of organic mac-n-cheese, Annie's Homegrown also maintains a strong commitment to sustainable agriculture. Each year, it awards monetary scholarships ($2,500 and $10,000) to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing food- and agriculture-related degrees.
2. Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Awards
For almost a decade, AASHE has been offering awards to students who are dedicated to sustainability and helping them build a strong network in the environmental community.
Environmentalist David Brower was the first executive director of the Sierra Club and founder of Friends of the Earth, League of Conservation Voters and the Earth Island Institute (among many other accomplishments (like three Nobel Peace Prize nominations). Brower died in 2000, but his legacy lives on in the Brower Youth Awards, an annual award given to six young environmental activists and students (age 13-22). Winners receive $3,000 and a weeklong gathering in San Francisco that includes participation in the Bioneers conference and an overnight backpacking trip.
Civil, chemical or environmental engineers and environmental science students can apply for this annual scholarship of $3,000. The scholarship recognizes Dr. Eckenfelder, a trailblazing scientist named by Environmental Protection magazine as one of three "20th Century Pollution Control Pioneers."
The GCA helps to spread its love of gardening and civic improvement to future generations through a series of botanical scholarships. It offers support to working professionals (e.g. landscape architects and horticulturists) and students alike, including three scholarships ($2,000 each) focused exclusively on environmental studies during the summer months.
Environmental health and public health students (grad and undergrad) are eligible for $1,000 in support toward their tuition and fees during their junior or senior year. This scholarship was designed to encourage students' "early commitment" to the field.
As a member of the Arizona House of Representatives in the 1960s, Morris Udall pioneered several pieces of important conservation legislation, including the Alaska lands act of 1980 (aka ANILCA), which do​ubled the size of the national park system. Now, the Udall Foundation provides annual scholarships of $7,000 to 60 undergraduates who are studying environmental studies, and Native American and Alaska Native students who are studying tribal public policy or native health care. In addition to monetary funding, students fly to Tucson, Ariz., for a weeklong leadership conference.  
7. NOAA Office of Education

The EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides scholarships for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support NOAA's mission. offers an annual orchid care scholarship to a qualified undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a program in Botany, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Conservation, or related field, with a focus on orchids.

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