Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

Diversity in Environmental Professions Scholarship Program

The Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals is proud to offer a scholarship program aimed at supporting diversity in the environmental professions. The program is intended to promote the professional development of students who are underrepresented in the environmental field (i.e. BIPOC, women, minorities).

The scholarship award, up to $2,000, is used to support the student's education and/or give them opportunities to participate in the environmental professionals community, covering such things as NWAEP membership fees (if the applicant isn't already a member), tuition for attendance at the NAEP annual conference (registration, travel, and room and board), and/or books and supplies.

2023 DEI Scholarship Information

Application Deadline: December 21, 2022
Submit Application to: Lindsey Sheehan, via email
Scholarship: Up to $2,000, to cover registration, travel, and room and board for 2023 NAEP Annual Conference;
scholarship to be awarded in mid-February, 2023.


  • Applicant must be enrolled in or have been accepted for admission into a degree program in Oregon or Washington states
  • Applicant’s major field of study must be relevant to STEM and/or environmental science
  • Applications need to be completed and submitted by the deadline: December 21, 2022.


To apply, either complete our handy form (see below or follow this link) or submit the material listed below to Lindsey Sheehan with the email title “NWAEP Scholarship Application”. Applications due by December 21, 2022.

  • Name / pronouns
  • Email address
  • School where you are enrolled/have been accepted
  • Major field of study (relevant to STEM and/or environmental science)
  • An essay of no more than one page in length describing your interest in the environmental field. Applicants are encouraged to include high school and any undergraduate experience, along with volunteer and work experience to demonstrate the relevance of your professional development in the STEM/environmental science field. Essays may also describe any grants, honors, or awards you have earned; or the influence of a class project or how you think of your future contribution to an environmental profession. Essays will be judged based on the ability to communicate your ideas in writing and how well your goals and experience align with the objectives of the NWAEP DEI Scholarship.


  • Commitment to attend the 2023 NAEP Annual Conference, held May 7–10, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona, if selected as the scholarship recipient
  • Provide a 1-page summary relating to your use of scholarship funds and/or conference experiences during the scholarship year

We wish all our applicants the best of luck!

DEI Scholarship Application

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