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 Environmental Excellence Day in fall 2020.

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

Michael T. Morrow

Memorial Environmental Scholarship

(Printable Flyer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eligibility Requirements

Junior, senior, or graduate student enrolled at UCF, USF, UF, FIT, Rollins, Stetson,
Florida Southern, Eckerd, Valencia, Ploriday Polytechnic, 
Seminole State

or Nova Southeastern (Orlando campus)

 

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.

 

  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 2020 to present essay and receive funds

Applications Open: October 1, 2019

Application Deadline: March 31, 2020

Recipients Announced: April 22, 2020

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

March 31, 2020

to the following address:
 

Email: dmohan@rcid.org


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


Questions? 

Please contact

Danielle Mohan at 407-824-7359

or email dmohan@rcid.org

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

PAST SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

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

UCF
Environmental

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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