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 recipient will be recognized at METRA’s annual Environmental Excellence Day and a monthly METRA meeting,

and the selected submittal will be posted on

Michael T. Morrow
Memorial Environmental Scholarship







Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduate junior or senior or graduate student enrolled at UCF, UF, USF, Eckerd, Embry-Riddle, FAU (Harbor Branch campus), Florida Polytechnic, Florida Southern, Florida Tech, Rollins, Stetson, Seminole State and Valencia 

  • Any major or minor 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 your realistic solution or projected/successful implementation of a project or program to either pre-empt or solve a Florida environmental issue.      Your essay will be judged on Originality, Presentation (professional assemblage suitable for publication), and Written Communication (grammar and clarity). References will not be included in word count.    

  2. Typed, 200-word-maximum career objective describing your involvement in the environmental field through extra-curricular activities and explaining why you are dedicated to environmental stewardship and pursuing a career in the environmental field.

  3. Submit completed application package consisting of your essay, career objective and transcript(s) by the submittal deadline.

  4. Must attend a METRA general meeting shortly after notification to present essay and receive funds.

Applications Open: May 14, 2021

Application Deadline: November 7, 2021

Recipient Announced: November 19, 2021

Your essay, career objective and current transcript must be emailed by

November 7, 2021



Please contact

Danielle Mohan at 407-824-7359

or email

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METRA Scholarship Committee


Danielle Mohan (Chair), Reedy Creek Improvement District

Andre Roy, NSU Florida - IDEP

Dr. Michael Hampton, University of Central Florida

Nancy Rodlun, Orange County EPD

Debra Boothe, Brevard County Natural Resources Management Dept. 

Allison Chancy, FL Department of Environmental Protection


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

University of Central Florida

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”