Understory Studio Conservation Scholarship

Funded by
Kaitie Schneider
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1 winner every year
In Review
Next Application Deadline
Jan 1, 2022
Next Winners Announced
Feb 1, 2022
Education Level
Eligibility Requirements
Educational Level:
Current Undergraduate
Educational Level:
Current Undergraduate

We only have one shot at keeping our planet clean and habitable. Biological restoration and conservation efforts are essential now more than ever to protect wildlife across the globe. 

For many wildlife biologists and conservation professionals, there are many financial barriers that hinder their ability to truly protect the Earth. 

To support conservation and the efforts of those who have been historically marginalized from science and conservation, the Understory Studio Conservation Scholarship exists and will be given to one undergraduate student. 

Applicants must fall under one or more of these categories to apply: 

  • Underrepresented minority race or gender identity
  • First-generation student
  • Living with a disability
  • Facing a significant financial burden 

To apply, please submit short answers to the questions below.

Selection Criteria:
Essay, Conservation, Ambition, Impact
Essay Topic

Please answer the following short essay questions (150-300 words each)

  1. How do you consider yourself a part of an underrepresented population or group? Explain how this has influenced your educational, professional, and/or personal growth
  2. What do you see as barriers to fulfilling your career goals in conservation? 
  3. What lead you to pursue a career in conservation?
  4. How you are looking to pursue nature restoration in your career with the major you have chosen?
600–1200 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jan 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Feb 1, 2022.

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