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Switzer Environmental Fellowship

The Switzer Environmental Fellowship is a Fellowship sponsored by San Francisco Foundation.

Award Information:

Amount of Fellowship: Average: $13000
Application Deadline: late January. Nomination deadline is in mid-December
Requirements: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, be enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in California, have completed at least one semester of environmental science at the graduate level, be nominated by a professor or environmental professional, and have superior academic qualifications.
Eligibility: Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study

Sponsorship provided by:

San Francisco Foundation
225 Bush Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94104-4224
Phone Number: 415 733 8500
Fax Number: 415 477 2783

You can find out more by contacting:

Cedric Brown
Awards and Scholarships Coordinator

Phone Number: 415 733 8560
Fax Number: 415 477 2783

It is important to thoroughly research available information on the fellowship. Your best chance of achieving your goal comes from initially researching the prerequisites and knowing if you fulfill them. Before you even begin, seek to understand the particular aims of the San Francisco Foundation and their goals for the Switzer Environmental Fellowship. After making sure you satisfy the prerequisites, make sure you have a reasonable chance to obtain the fellowship. Once you believe that you have a decent shot that you can be awarded the Switzer Environmental Fellowship, then it is useful to use your time.

One critical part in the process of trying for the fellowship is paying close attention to the application. Occasionally the process can be time consuming and tiresome, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that you fill out the application properly and completely. It would be awful to get passed over as the result of something that could have been avoided.

After the required forms have been mailed, it's important to know when the Switzer Environmental Fellowship confers the award and makes payment of any funds in order to stay informed about if it is possible to rely on the fellowship to provide additional support for your financial needs and its personal usefulness, since there might be constraints on how you can use the Switzer Environmental Fellowship. It can be difficult to find ways to take care of all of your financial needs, and having the additional resources of the Switzer Environmental Fellowship to assist with your expenses can be a huge help. If you are not fortunate to receive the Switzer Environmental Fellowship, keep at it, you might find new fellowships that you can hopefully get.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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