One common application for all universities; requires letters of reference.
Choose your capstone: Honors Thesis (ES 460) or Senior Seminar (ES 400)
ES400 has a different theme each semester; develop a collaborative research project.
ES460 Honors Thesis
Requires a 3.3 GPA in the major.
Proposal due 1st Monday in April, meet with potential advisor by Feb 1 or earlier.
Fieldwork is often completed in the summer, but not all projects require fieldwork.
Full ES 460 guidelines are on the website.
Sophomores & First-Years
By the end of your sophomore year, you should choose your ES concentration(s) and make your ES major plan. Consider study abroad and how it fits into your major plan. Your ES advisor can help you out!
Scholarship and fellowship opportunities
Carnegie Junior Fellowship; November; Junior fellows provide research assistance to Carnegie scholars working in a range of fields.
National Science Foundation fellowship; November; Supports graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad.
If it is very early in your senior year, you might be in time for the Rhodes, Fulbright, Marshall, or Eisenhower Institute Expert Programs (early sept deadlines) or the US State Department Internship (October deadline). See below.
Marshall; early September of senior year; Minimum GPA 3.7; interest in studying in England.
Rhodes; early September of senior year; Interest in studying at the University of Oxford.
Fulbright; early September of senior year; Thinking of studying, assistant-teaching English, or conducting research abroad.
Hollings (NOAA); January; Majoring in a discipline area related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, or education. Tuition scholarship for two years and summer internship at NOAA facility
Goldwater and Udall scholarships and Harriman Fellowship, described above