The Henry David Thoreau Foundation awards collegiate scholarships of up to $20,000 to eight to 10 students graduating from public or private high schools in Massachusetts. These scholarship recipients can enroll in any college or university in the world while they major or minor in an environmentally related field. Students have until February 1, 2022, to apply.
The Henry David Thoreau Foundation further assists its scholarship winners by identifying environmentally related internships, offering internship stipends and providing networking opportunities. The winners are encouraged to enroll in internships or study abroad to broaden their awareness and understanding of environmental issues.
Prior scholars have studied biology, epidemiology, oceanography, international affairs and environmental law. Upon completing their undergraduate degrees, they became members of the Henry David Thoreau Society. Thoreau scholar alumni have published articles in the “Henry David Thoreau Environmental Digest,” initiated environmental projects on planetary health and established companies and organizations, including the animation company Oxbow, satellite imagery startup CrowdAI and the nonprofit energy organization Equitable Origin.
To learn more about the Henry David Thoreau Foundation and the Henry David Thoreau Scholarships, please visit thoreauscholar.org.