Scholarship Program Overview
The Georgia Association of Environmental Professionals (GAEP) is seeking to identify and recognize deserving students in our state by soliciting applications for scholarship aid. To support the academic advancement of students in the environmental field, we are offering at least one scholarship grant of up to $1,000 to a qualified undergraduate student. The scholarships will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year for an undergraduate student as early as spring 2018. An application form is attached. Please feel free to make as many copies as you need.
Formed in 2005, GAEP is a chapter of the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP). The primary function of the GAEP is to enhance, maintain and protect the quality of the natural and human environment through cooperation with the NAEP.
The purpose of GAEP is to:
- Promote standards and ethics throughout the professions that comprise environmental management.
- Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among professionals.
- Advance the professionalism in environmental planning and reporting in the State of Georgia.
To qualify for the GAEP 2018 scholarship(s), applicants must be full-time students in good academic standing at an accredited college or university located in the State of Georgia for the current (2018-2019) academic year. Applicants must continue with this full-time status for the 2018-2019 academic year. Qualified students should be majoring in an environmental field such as (but not limited to) ecology, botany, fisheries, forestry, geology, geography, environmental engineering, environmental planning, impact assessment, natural resource management, or conservation. An overall GPA of 3.0 or above is required for all applications. Student membership in GAEP is encouraged but not required, and will not be a factor in selection of scholarship recipients.
Top applicants will be selected based on academic qualifications and responses to the attached application. Applicants may be interviewed by phone or in person by members of the GAEP Scholarship Committee. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified by email of the time and location (if necessary) of the interview. GAEP Scholarship grants will be awarded based on academic qualifications and related activities described in the written application, supplemented if needed by responses received during the interview. Awards will be announced on or before May 15, 2018.
The following items should be submitted on or prior to the due dates below. Information that is not specified in this list should not be included and may invalidate the application.
1) A one page cover letter (optional).
2) GAEP Scholarship Application form (next page) with all requested information completed and the document signed.
a) Please electronically sign the name and date.
b) Include a list of references but do not include letters of reference in the application.
c) Do not include the instruction pages – only the form on the next page.
3) Responses to the following questions typed on 3 pages or less (12 point font, single sided, 1.5 line spacing).
a) Describe your previous experiences and involvement in the environmental field or profession. How have these experiences helped you? Maximum 1 page response.
b) Describe the type of environmental work you hope to pursue in your future career. Explain why. Maximum 1 page response.
c) In the State of Georgia, what is the current, most pressing environmental issue? Support your argument. Maximum 1-page response.
4) Include the following documents after items 1 through 3 (these documents are not part of the page limits above). No other attachments will be accepted or reviewed as part of the application.
a) Typed resume or curriculum vitae (two pages or less). Include any work experience, education, and applicable clubs or organizations.
b) Copy of transcript(s) for each college or university you have attended; include a copy of all current classes for which you are registered. Unofficial (i.e. web-based) transcripts are acceptable.
One combined PDF copy of all application materials must be submitted by email to the address below:
Applications must be emailed no later than April 25, 2018 at 5 pm. Email confirmation that the application has been received will be sent to each applicant within 24 hours of receipt.
Applications submitted after April 25, 2018 at 5 pm will not be accepted.
If there are any questions regarding the application process,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification.