David S Easly Memorial Graduate Scholarship


March 1, 2023


The David S Easly award is designed to support outstanding masters, doctoral, and law students pursuing degrees related to environmental conservation and preservation (see specific eligibility below). Funds are to be used to assist with the academic costs associated with attending the university, such as tuition, fees, books, miscellaneous supplies, travel and research.

Award Details

  • Up to 6 awards of $5,000 each, disbursed in three equal installments in Fall 2023, Winter 2024, and Spring 2024

Eligibility and Criteria

Full-time graduate students in the following programs:

  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • Environmental Studies
  • Earth Sciences
  • Landscape Architecture


Full-time graduate and law students from any program who are affiliated with the Institute for Resilient Organizations, Communities, and Environments (formerly Institute for a Sustainable Environment)

Students beginning their studies in Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 are not eligible for this award.


Applicants must apply online. The online application includes:

  • A grant proposal (no more than 1500 words or 3 pages) that includes a description of your research/academic interests, your dissertation topic, how they relate to the requirements of this award, and a description of how you will use these funds.

  • Two letters of recommendation: one from your primary faculty advisor, and one from another faculty member. 

    • Enter recommender's contact information on the application; they will receive an email with a link to upload their letter.
    • The letters should address the student's academic merit and the value of the proposed used of funds.

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For more information, please contact the Division of Graduate Studies.

Graduate Students with Financial Aid
Receiving this award may reduce your financial aid award. Please contact the Financial Aid Office prior to applying for this (and any other type of) support.

You may apply for this award regardless of immigration status or work eligibility.