In remembrance of Mr. Morrow's dedication to the

environment and commitment to communicating the importance

of conserving our limited resources.


METRA offers an annual $1,000 scholarship.


This scholarship is intended to encourage undergraduate and graduate students who exhibit inherent interest and academic potential in fields related to environmental sciences and inspire to work on problems of importance in

Central Florida in industry and/or academia.

The recipient will receive a $1,000 academic scholarship provided by

METRA’s Scholarship Fund.

The winning essay will be posted on METRA's website, and will be

recognized at the following public meeting.

The Metropolitan Environmental TRaining Alliance is accepting applications for the Michael T. Morrow
Environmental Scholarship.

Michael T. Morrow

Memorial Environmental Scholarship

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Eligibility Requirements


  • Junior, senior, or graduate student enrolled at UCF, USF, UF, FIT, Rollins, Stetson,Seminole State, Embry-Riddle, Florida Southern, Eckerd, Valencia, Florida Polytechnic, or Nova Southeastern

  • Major or minor in environmental sciences/engineering/studies or related degree with the intention of pursuing a career in the environmental field

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 for Undergraduates and non-probationary standing for Graduates.


How to Apply

  1. Typed, 500-word-maximum, essay detailing an outstanding innovation dealing with a Florida environmental issue or successful implementation of a project or program to either pre-empt or solve a Florida environmental issue. Essay will be judged on Originality, Presentation (professional assemblage suitable for posting), and Written Communication (grammar and clarity)      

  2. Typed, 100-word-maximum statement describing your career objectives relating to environmental stewardship and the METRA Mission

  3. Submit completed application package by the due date, including required attachments (official transcript(s), essay, and career objective)

  4. Must attend a METRA general meeting between May – August of the application year to present essay and receive funds

Applications Open: October 1

Application Deadline: November 7

Recipients Announced: November 30

The essay and current transcript must be emailed or date-stamped by

November 7

to the following address:


Attn: Scholarship Committee
3319 Maguire Boulevard, Suite 232
Orlando, FL  32803


Please contact

Danielle Mohan at 407-824-7359

or email

METRA Scholarship Committee


Danielle Mohan (Chair), Reedy Creek Improvement District

Andre Roy, NSU Florida

Dr. Michael Hampton, University of Central Florida

Nancy Rodlun, Orange County EPD

Debra Boothe, Brevard County Natural Resources Management Dept. 


2020 Recipient


Hallie Fischman

University of Florida

Graduate Student

Environmental Studies

2020 Topic: 

"Sand Dune Restoration in Florida"

2019 Recipient


Marshall Kirchner

University of South Florida

Environmental Studies

2019 Topic: 

"Water Policies Concerning Florida's Red Tide"

2018 Recipient


Kendal Westphal 

University of South Florida

Environmental Studies

2018 Topic: 

"An environmental challenge in the State of Florida and ways to resolve or manage"

2017 Recipient


Amanda Desormeaux

University of Florida

Ph.D. Student

School of Natural Resources and Environment

2017 Topic: 

“The Important Threats to Biodiversity in Central Florida with Follow-up Considerations Toward Implementing Realistic and Reasonable Solutions”

2016 Recipient


Hannah Brown

University of Florida

Graduate Student

Interdisciplinary Ecology

2016 Topic: 

“How can Central Florida emphasize environmental

protection while welcoming a growing population

with increased land development requirements?”

2015 Recipient


Larissa Curran


Engineering Major

2015 Topic: 

“Is Global Warming a Hoax? Is It Being Exaggerated?”

2014 Recipient


Bethany Eriksen

Rollins College
Environmental Studies

2014 Topic: 

“How to Integrate Social Media to Influence

Environmental Behavior Change”

2013 Recipient


Kaitlin Wood

University of Florida

Environmental Engineering Major


2013 Topic: 

“An Introspective on How to Best Employ 

Environmentally Sustainable Business Practices”

2011-2012 Recipient


Ilana Feldman

Rollins College
Environmental Studies

2012 Topic: 

“Environmental Stewardship in Challenging Economic Times”

2011 Topic: 

“Importance of Water Conservation in Central FL”

METRA provides $1000 scholarship each year to a deserving Central Florida college Junior or Senior student.  Please consider donating to our scholarship fund.

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