Environmental Studies

Information for Current Students

General Information

Activities & Organizations

EVS Graduate Student Association

The Environmental Studies Graduate Student Association (EVS-GSA) is organized to promote knowledge, research, and involvement activities among the Environmental Studies graduate students. Monthly meetings are held to inform members of upcoming social, volunteer, and discipline related events. Environmental topics of interest are discussed and a guest speaker presents at these meetings to offer professional insight. The EVS-GSA provides financial funding for travel grants, equipment and other fees associated with accelerating professional interest and fellowship among graduate students and the community.

The Coastal Society

The Coastal Society is a national organization of private sector, academic, and government professionals and students. The Society is dedicated to actively addressing emerging coastal issues by fostering dialogue, forging partnerships, and promoting communication and education (http://www.thecoastalsociety.org).

TCS helps to foster the next generation of coastal leaders through student chapters. The entirely student run chapters are committed to furthering the mission of TCS. Each chapter focuses on local coastal issues through education, restoration, and fund-raising.

In 2013, the UNC Wilmington Chapter was founded. Our Chapter promotes wise use of coastal environments and provides a forum for professionals and students. Every month TCS hosts guest speakers, volunteer events, and social events. Guest speakers are selected from local, state, and national environmental professionals. TCS is open to all undergraduate and graduate students interested in the coastal environment and willing to lend a helping hand. Working with local environmental organizations on coastal restoration projects not only is beneficial for the environment, but also great for networking.

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For more information, contact UNCW faculty advisors Devon Eulie (eulied@uncw.edu) or Dr. Larry Cahoon (cahoon@uncw.edu).

Study Abroad

Gaining an international perspective requires that students have some real international experience. Although there are several way to achieve this international experience, UNCW's Office of International Programs offers a wide variety of exciting Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities. There are more than 500 programs in over 50 countries.

Scholarships & Awards

The Department of Environmental Studies has the following scholarships and awards available:

  • William Burr Scholarship
  • NC Department of Transportation
  • UNCW Bookstore
  • Graduate New Scholar
  • Graduate Tuition Scholarship

A complete list of scholarships can be located on the Office of University Advancement website. In general, scholarships and awards are determined at the end of the spring semester for the upcoming academic year and students must have an established grade point average at UNCW to be eligible. 

To apply for scholarships at UNCW, applicants must be an admitted student for the upcoming academic term with access to the SeaNet student portal. Using their assigned student ID number students may access the features within the student portal, including the scholarship application on the Scholarships & Financial Aid Tab.

IMPORTANT: Students who wish to be considered for need based scholarships should also fill out a FAFSA form by March 1.