EIA Scholarship Program

The EIA Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications!

The EIA Scholarship Fund is intended to encourage members of families who are actively involved in the environmental profession to continue the tradition. A financial award to offset some of the cost of higher education is considered to be in the best interest of the Environmental Information Association while directly benefiting members of the community that we serve. This year, the EIA Scholarship Fund will make three awards – one for $2500, one for $1500, and one for $1000.

Applicants must be an EIA member in good standing, an immediate family member of an EIA individual member in good standing, or an employee of an EIA corporate member firm in good standing. Immediate family members are defined as: spouse, parents, children, siblings, and in-laws or “step relatives” of the same degree.

The applicant must be enrolled in a post high school degree program related to the environmental or construction industry. This includes technical schools, associate degree programs, and graduate school as well as traditional four-year degrees. If currently enrolled in approved program of study, the applicant’s grade point average over the previous two semesters must be at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

Fully completed scholarship applications shall be reviewed and evaluated individually based on the following criteria:

  1. Applicant’s college major as it relates to our industry.

  2. Applicant, their immediate family, or their sponsoring company’s involvement in the EIA, both nationally and in their local chapter if one exists.

  3. Applicant, their immediate family, or their sponsoring company’s involvement in the industry.

  4. Applicant’s written response as to why they believe they should receive a scholarship.

  5. Applicant’s involvement in school-sponsored industry related activities and/or public service-environmentally related activities.  

Each item shall be rated on scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. The candidates with the highest average score shall be awarded the EIA Scholarship.

In the case of a tiebreaker, the highest head-to-head score for individual criteria shall be used in the following sequence: 2, if needed, then 3, 4, 1, and finally 5.

Applications shall be submitted on the form provided and must be received no later than Tuesday, May 31, 2017. Decisions will be made by June 23, 2017 and will be announce in the EIA Net News. Applications shall emailed to:

EIA Scholarship Fund

EIA 2017 Scholarship Application and Instructions

EIA 2017 Scholarship Application Evaluation Form



Scholarship Awards

The EIA Scholarship Fund has awarded three scholarships for 2016!

Because of our successful fundraising efforts last year, we are very excited to be able to make three awards this year totaling $5000 – one for $2500, one for $1500, and one for $1000. 

We say congratulations to Steven Law, winner of the $1,000 scholarship; Sara Cahill, winner of the $1,500 scholarship; and Derek Koller, winner of the $2,500 scholarship.


Derek Koller, Sara Cahill, Steven Law