Student Fellowships

If a classroom can’t contain your curiosity, we’re looking for leaders and learners like you.

Each year, we’re able to award a number of fellowships to promising high school students who want to explore, study, and protect the natural world on an Earthwatch expedition. If you have a demonstrated passion for science and travel, but not the funds to pursue it, apply for one of our two all-expenses-paid student fellowship programs:

Student Fellowship Opportunities

Now in its 30th year, this fellowship aims to spark curiosity and a passion for science among Los Angeles-area high school students through a two-week scientific expedition over summer break.. 
Ignite

Now in its 30th year, this fellowship aims to spark curiosity and a passion for science among Los Angeles-area high school students through a two-week scientific expedition over summer break.. 

Learn More About Ignite

This fellowship empowers female-identifying teens to expand their interest in science and technology and to build confidence through hands-on environmental research alongside female experts in the field.
Girls in Science

This fellowship empowers female-identifying teens to expand their interest in science and technology and to build confidence through hands-on environmental research alongside female experts in the field.

Learn More About Girls in Science

SUPPORT A TEEN

These programs are possible thanks to donations from generous individuals, foundations, and corporations. Find out how you can help empower a deserving teen to take on the climate crisis and other ecological challenges through hands-on scientific discovery.
 

Learn How You Can Support Student Fellowships

This fellowship empowers female-identifying teens to expand their interest in science and technology and to build confidence through hands-on environmental research alongside female experts in the field.
Now in its 30th year, The Earthwatch Ignite fellowship aims to spark curiosity and a passion for science among Los Angeles-area high school students through a two-week scientific expedition over summer break..
This fellowship empowers female-identifying teens to expand their interest in science and technology and to build confidence through hands-on environmental research alongside female experts in the field.

I enjoyed the field work most of all; I felt as if I was a grad student conducting research of my own, as if the work I was doing in that moment would eventually save the world. And that's exactly what I was doing.

Alicia Moore — 2017 Ignite fellow