Learn about the scholarship, including eligibility criteria, how to apply, and more. Have a question about the scholarship that isn’t answered below? Please reach out to the graduate program team at [email protected].
This annual scholarship awards five students $20,000 towards their studies in the IslandWood Graduate Program in Education for Environment and Community. Established in memory of Robert P. Karr, the scholarship reflects his commitment to contributing to the much-needed diversity of the environmental education field by supporting teacher candidates who are BIPOC, first generation college graduates, or who demonstrate financial need, prioritized in that order.
Eligible students will meet at least two of the three following criteria, listed in priority of consideration:
Please note that this award will be provided in lieu of any scholarship funds you have previously been granted from IslandWood, but will not impact your monthly graduate program stipend.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must apply and be accepted to both IslandWood and to the University of Washington’s Master’s in Education Program.
If awarded the scholarship, recipients will commit to the following:
Applications for the 2023-2024 cohort are now open. Please submit your application by May 1.
To be considered, please submit the Robert P. Karr scholarship application, even if you have already submitted the IslandWood financial aid application.
When you fill out the application, you will be asked to submit the following:
Karr Scholarship applications are open and will remain open until our final priority deadline on May 1. Applications will be reviewed and decisions made by mid-May. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by June 1, 2023.
IslandWood acknowledges that we live and work on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people, who have been stewards of this region's land and waters since time immemorial, and who continue to protect these lands and waters for future generations, as promised by the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855, the Treaty of Point No Point of 1855, and the Treaty of Medicine Creek of 1854.
While the majority of our work takes place on Suquamish (suq̀ʷabš) and Duwamish (dxʷdɐwʔabʃ) land, we also conduct programs on the land of the Snohomish (sduhúbʃ), Puyallup (spuyaləpabš), Muckleshoot (buklshuhls), Skokomish (sqoqc’bes), and S’Klallam (nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm) peoples.
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