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Environmental Leadership Initiative

The College of Idaho’s distinctive Environmental Leadership Initiative is a competitive program that provides funding for students of any major to use for research, travel, internship programs or other relevant experiences that will contributes to their development as environmental leaders in the sciences, politics, education, law and other relevant fields.  Accordingly, applicants must be students at the College of Idaho who plan to do graduate work or pursue a career in an environmental field.

Students who show exceptional promise as an environmental leader may request up to $1,000 through the Environmental Leadership Initiative.  The funds can go toward costs associated with travel or internship or research expenses in an environmental field, equipment or supplies necessary for guided research experiences in an environmental field, and/or stipends to supplement unpaid (or low-paying) internships in the environmental field, including living expenses.  The program is funded through the generosity of College alumni who are committed to increasing educational opportunities for students in environmentally-related fields.

To support the Environmental Leadership Initiative, or programs like it, please make a gift now to the College of Idaho.

Previous Award Recipients

2019: Sophie Trobitzsch, Internship at German League for Nature Conservation and Environmental Protectio, and Andrea Rojas-Esco, "Changemakers" sustainability project in Guatemala.

2018: Kaitlin Galemore, “Documenting Pacific Lamprey Distribution in the Salmon River Basin.”

2017: Michaella Owens, “Sustanability: Canada to Campus.”

2016: Natasha Dacic, Summer research in Idaho back country.

2015: Azhar Mudaqiq, Davis Project for Peace in Afghanistan.

2014: Christina Stucker, Attended Environmental Studies Conference on Sustainable Food Systems.

2013: Tanya Greenwood, Served an internship with the Idaho Conservation League in Ketchum.

2012: Laura Barbour, Plant research in the western Snake River Plain.