Environmental Sustainability Trustee Scholarship

The Environmental Sustainability Trustee Scholarship is awarded to first year applicants with significant contribution in the areas of sustainability, energy use, climate change or other significant commitments to the environment.  Passion to pursue environmental sustainability in the natural or social sciences or humanities and an applicant’s demonstrated interest in Hobart and William Smith Colleges will also be considered in selecting Environmental Scholars.

Students who wish to compete for an Environmental Sustainability Trustee Scholarship must meet the following requirements by November 15 if applying as an Early Decision Candidate or January 15 if applying as an Early Decision II or Regular Decision Candidate:

  • Apply to Hobart and William Smith Colleges using the Common Application
  • Submit the HWS Scholarship Application
  • Complete an Admissions Interview
  • Satisfy at least one of the following academic criteria: top 10% of their high school class, 90 GPA or equivalent, 28 ACT or 1300 SAT or receive a special recommendation from a school official. Note: Submission of test scores is required.

Environmental Sustainability Trustee Scholarship Specifics

  • $25,000 annual award
  • Winners have the opportunity to compete for an additional $5,000 grant by expressing interest in the additional funds and attending Scholar Recognition Day.
  • Recipients must meet satisfactory academic progress, uphold community standards and maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA after the completion of two semesters at HWS.
  • Environmental Scholars will also be assigned an Environmental Studies faculty mentor, supported to pursue field research and internships, provided a Career Services mentor in their first semester and given preference to participate in the First Year Environmental Studies Learning Community.


Feel free to contact us individually or e-mail the Office of Admissions if you have any questions.

Phone: (315) 781-3622 or (800) 852-2256

Fax: (315) 781-3914


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