Scholarships & Awards

While the Scholarship Office at SSU offers numerous merit-based scholarships based on criteria such as GPA and career interests, below are several scholarship opportunities especially targeted to GEP majors.

In order to apply for a scholarship, you must be attending SSU or have applied for admission to SSU. There is only one form to use for all scholarships. It is available on-line or at the Scholarship Office and is due generally around January 15th for the Fall semester of the following academic year. Please visit the scholarship office website for details and deadlines.

The SSU Scholarship Office is located in Salazar Hall, Room 1050 and can be reached by phone at 707/664-2261

Environmental (Emphasis) Scholarships:

Kenneth M. Stocking Scholarship

Orey L. Riley Memorial Scholarship

David B. Elder Memorial Scholarship- Prefer involvement and practicality; CA resident; So. Co. high school.

Melissa Lindsay Brown Scholarship. Female; CA H.S. grad; career interest in Environmental Geology.

Carlos Asa Call Scholarship. Geography, Biology, or GEP major. Prefer interest in climatology, etc.

Education Scholarships:

Note: These could be awarded to GEP students pursuing a career in teaching

George H. and Lucy Cassidy Memorial Scholarship- Female; Plans to teach; Prefer Sonoma Valley and financial need

Gertrude D. Cassidy Memorial Scholarship- Female; plans to teach; prefer Sonoma Valley and financial need.

Teacher Education Scholarship- Planning to teach in grades K-8. Betty Riess Scholarship;  Global Studies and GEP major; Two awards.

Bob Sharp Environmental Scholarship-  GEP or Biology major with significant contributions to the field

Peacock Garden Club of Marin-  Botany or GEP major.

Geography (Emphasis) Scholarships:

Terrence M. Smith Geography Scholarship

Geography Alumni Scholarship

Claude Minard Memorial Scholarship

Research and Writing Award: 

Nancy Foster Glasmeier Research and Writing Award- This research award is for outstanding undergraduates engaged in projects addressing pressing environmental issues. All GEP majors are eligible to apply. The funds may be used for educational and project-related expenses.

Miscellaneous Scholarships:

NoGAP (National Graduate School Achievement Program) is a federal TRiO grant project part of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program named after the scientist/astronaut who was killed in the Challenger shuttle.  This program extends funds to assist 25 undergraduate students continue their postsecondary studies at a Ph.D.-granting institution of their choice.  Eligible SSU students must be low-income/first-generation students or students belonging to one of three ethnic minority groups:  African-American, Hispanic, or American Indian/Alaskan Native.  Interested students should go to the project offices in Salazar Hall 1040 and pick up an application.

Marble-Boyle Award

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Environmental Professionals