Wyss Scholarship for U.S. Conservation
Two or three Wyss Scholars will be selected each year on the basis of their leadership potential, commitment to furthering land conservation in the United States, commitment to pursuing a career in the nonprofit or public sector, financial need, and academic strength. All master's students interested in conservation issues are encouraged to apply. Financial benefits include one-half of the cost of attendance (tuition, room, and board, etc.) for three semesters, funds for a summer internship paid during a student's enrollment at SEAS, and two post-graduate payments. In 2022, the combined value is roughly $87,500 for an out-of-state student, depending on the level of their financial need.
****Wyss Information Session to be held Friday, October 28, 2022, from 12 - 1pm via zoom****
Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/96408133646 Meeting ID: 964 0813 3646
SEAS Application Process: Students interested in applying must submit the following items as a single .pdf to https://tinyurl.com/ycrf3m2 by 9:00 AM on Monday, November 14, 2022. Title the document as Lastname.Firstname.Wyss.Pdf.
- Essay (500-word limit) detailing your past, present, and future commitment to the field of U.S. conservation and how becoming a Wyss Scholar will enhance your career development.
- Resume (1-2 pages maximum).
- Outline your remaining general course of study and the summer 2023 internship possibilities you are exploring (1-page maximum).
- All transcripts (unofficial is acceptable).
- Letter of recommendation concerning you as a future conservation leader. You may refer to a specific recommendation letter used for SEAS admission or submit a more recent letter. An email recommendation can be sent by the letter writer directly to Mark Romanowski, firstname.lastname@example.org.