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How Prospective Students Apply to the Environmental Fellows Program

Prospective Students

The Environmental Fellows Program application is available to incoming students for the fall semester of 2022.

Environmental fellows prepare for lives and careers tackling the urgent issues facing your generation. Empower yourself to be part of the solution. Apply to the Environmental Fellows Program today.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Amber Hecko at 765.658.4071 or at envfellows@depauw.edu.  For fullest consideration, please apply by February 1, 2022.  However, applications, particularly from students applying internationally, may continue to be accepted on a rolling basis after February 1 until the Class of 2026 is filled. 

Application Checklist

Choose an application due date and complete these three simple steps to apply.

Apply by November 1; notification by December 15

Apply by December 1; notification by January 15

Apply by January 1; notification by February 15

Apply by February 1; notification by March 15

For fullest consideration, please apply by February 1, 2022.  However, applications, particularly from students applying internationally, may continue to be accepted on a rolling basis after February 1 until the Class of 2026 is filled.

1. SUBMIT A DEPAUW UNIVERSITY APPLICATION.

  • You can apply to the Environmental Fellows Program before receiving an admission decision from the University.  If you're interested in being an environmental fellow apply now.  You will receive notification from our Office of Admission soon.

     

     

2. WRITE AN ESSAY.

  • Write an essay of approximately 500 words about yourself, your interests, and your understanding of a particular environmental issue.  Please refer to the prompts below.

  • Save the file as your last name, first name (e.g., Goodall, Jane) as a Word or PDF file.

3. FINALIZE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BY CLICKING HERE.

  • Should you encounter any issues or have any questions, please email Amber Hecko at envfellows@depauw.edu.

     

     


Essay

Write an essay of approximately 500 words about a particular environmental issue and your personal and academic interests. 

 Your essay should address:

  • one environment-related issue you’d like to explore at DePauw. Why does this issue intrigue you?  What diversity of academic subjects (think broadly) and hands-on experiences might you draw on to address the issue and why? 

  • your involvement in environmental studies and/or environmental issues in the past.  Describe a particular moment that reflects your interest in the environment   How does your experience inform your hopes for your future as a professional, a researcher, or an activist?

  • your distinctive background and perspectives that will enrich the environmental movement.  What about your own unique experience and identity will give breadth to our learning community? 

As we read your response, we will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • your ability to think critically about complex issues.

  • your commitment to environmental studies over time.

  • your ability to give clear and specific examples.