NAAEE Conference Scholarships—Deadline April 30


NAANAAEEConferenceEE is happy to announce that the 2015 scholarship programs for the San Diego conference are now open! The Academic Study, Columbia Sportwear, NAAEE Affordability, and William B. Stapp scholarships are all open and we encourage anyone that is eligible to apply. The deadline for submissions is April 30, so please visit us online to submit your application!

Columbia Sportswear Teacher & Administrator Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2015
The 2015 NAAEE Columbia Sportswear Teacher/Administrator Scholarship recognizes a teacher’s achievement in EE in the classroom and the administrator who supported his/her endeavors. This scholarship is the first of its kind to recognize that support from an administrator is critical for a teacher to succeed at carrying out a successful program. This is the fourth year the scholarship has been offered.The scholarship includes two full conference registrations for a teacher and supporting administrator to attend the 2015 NAAEE Annual Conference. The winners’ school will receive a $2,000 “gear closet” donation from Columbia, chock full of equipment that will help get kids outside and active in the local environment, as well as backpacks for the teacher and administrator.Learn more about eligibility, the evaluation process, deadlines, and submit an application, here:

NAAEE Affordability Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2015

To help ensure broad participation in our annual conference, NAAEE offers a limited number of affordability scholarships to professional environmental educators who lack adequate funding or sufficient employer support to otherwise attend. These scholarships provide a 50% discount on full or one-day conference registration. They are funded by generous donors and by association members who contribute to NAAEE through their conference registration.

NOTE: Because their registration rate is already discounted, students and retirees are not eligible for this scholarship. Students can consider applying for the William B. Stapp Scholarship.

Learn more about eligibility, the evaluation process, deadlines, and submit an application, here:

William B. Stapp Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2015The Stapp Fund was established in 2001 in honor of NAAEE international leader Dr. Bill Stapp (1930-2001) to help students from around the world attend NAAEE’s annual conference. The scholarships are made possible through generous donations from NAAEE members and from the silent and live auctions held at each year’s conference.The Stapp scholarship provides one student registration for the general conference.Learn more about eligibility, the evaluation process, deadlines, and to submit an application, here:

2015 EE Scholarship for Academic Study
Deadline: April 30 2015

Each year, NAAEE offers the EE Academic Study Scholarship as a tangible way of expressing appreciation to the host state or province of our conference and supporting the future of EE in that state or province. This scholarship provides a $500 cash award as well as student registration for the general conference in October. It is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students attending a college or university in California. The recipients must be enrolled now and at the time of the conference in a degree program that is preparing him/her to be an environmental educator in a formal or non-formal setting.

Learn more about eligibility, the evaluation process, deadlines, and to submit an application, here:


  • April 30 – Applications due
  • May 28 – Applicants notified of status
  • Early June – Conference registration opens
  • August 31 – Early Bird Deadline
Scholarship recipients are responsible for their travel to the conference, lodging, and any costs associated with field experiences, workshops, the Research Symposium, guest tickets, and merchandise.Registration includes access to all plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, the exhibit hall, and all meal functions. Awardees who accept the scholarship and attend the conference also receive a one-year student or professional membership in NAAEE, depending on the scholarship awarded.