Scholarship Program

Congratulating Anchor QEA’s 2022 Scholarship Award Winners


The Anchor QEA Scholarship Committee is happy to announce our 2022 scholarship award winners!

Since 1999, our scholarship program has remained committed to supporting graduate students entering fields aligned with our expertise while providing funds for those dedicated to giving back to their communities.

As a step toward dismantling the financial barriers that contribute to inequities in STEM fields, Anchor QEA reserves a minimum of 50 percent of all scholarship funds for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) students pursuing advanced degrees in environmental-related fields.

Our 2022 Scholarship Winners:

  • A PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering at the University of Florida whose research focuses on expanding the engineering optimization of living shorelines systems as a technique for coastal enhancement and protection
  • A PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary Ecology at the University of Florida whose doctoral research focuses on analyzing the challenges and opportunities for existing waste management practices to completely transition into zero-waste practice
  • A master’s degree student in Forest Science at Yale University who conducts and monitors long-term controlled experimental studies of epiphytes (canopy-based plants that are early indicators of climate change) to inform habitat management and restoration efforts in the Neotropics
  • A master’s degree student in Animal and Rangeland Science at the University of Nevada, Reno who aims to assess the health of drylands within the United States using remote-sensing technology to unify diverse perspectives in the shared goal of restoring ecosystems and combating desertification
  • A master’s degree student in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University whose goal is to increase the number of rivers that can be monitored and assessed while reducing costs by researching a new way to assess the biological integrity of streams using stable isotope (δ15N and δ13C) composition
  • A PhD candidate in Geography at the University of Minnesota whose goal is to contribute to a sustainable transportation network by integrating climate change into land use planning while also exploring sustainable development initiatives to deal with issues of the built environment
  • A master’s degree student in Civil Engineering at the University of Washington who desires to improve the way the natural and anthropogenic worlds relate to each other by pursuing a career in environmental restoration planning and design
  • A master’s degree student in Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia whose area of study focuses on the emotional impact of landscape space to create more inclusive, meaningful, and sustainable works

Congratulations to all 2022 scholarship award winners! Our sincere thanks goes out to all who applied. The next application window for scholarships will open in fall 2023. Details about Anchor QEA’s scholarship program can be found on our Scholarship Program page.