Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute (KWRRI)

Environmental Protection Scholarship Program


The Environmental Protection Scholarship Program is administered through KWRRI and funded by the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection. The objectives of the program are to:

  • Promote environmental education at the undergraduate and graduate level in the state universities
  • Assist the state's environmental protection agencies in their effort to hire qualified professional staff.

Program Description

Since the fall of 1991, Environmental Protection Scholarships have been awarded to undergraduate juniors and seniors, as well as to graduate students in environmental academic areas that are critical to the staffing needs of the state. Scholarship applications are received and evaluated by the Institute's Committee on Research and Policy. Selection of scholarship recipients is done in concert with the respective state departments. Individual scholarships cover the cost of tuition, room, board, books and fees at the student's Kentucky public university. Scholarship recipients are provided employment by the state agencies during the summer while in school. Following graduation, each recipient is obligated to work for the Department for one year for each year of scholarship support.

For more information on the program and how to apply, email your mailing address to Steve Evans, Associate Director, KWRRI or send your request to:

Environmental Protection Scholarship
Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute
University of Kentucky
233 Mining and Mineral Resources Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0107

KY DEP Scholarship Program Website

Other Grant and Scholarship Opportunities

104b Grant Program

Association of State Dam Safety scholarships here

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