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- About Us
The Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit international conservation organization committed to fostering and supporting diversity in environmental science. Our Diversity Scholarships enable students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups and of limited financial means to travel to the tropics and gain international experience in biological research and conservation. Scholarships can be applied to Ceiba’s “Tropical Conservation Semester: Galapagos, Andes, and Amazon”, or one of our summer programs in Ecuador or Belize. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $20,000. Award availability and scholarship amounts vary according to the number and need of applicants, and the length of the program.
This Diversity Scholarship was made possible by generous contributions from the Humboldt Fund of the Department of Botany at UW-Madison and an anonymous donor.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Students applying to a Ceiba study abroad program through UW-Madison should apply for the Ceiba Foundation Diversity Scholarship through the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH). Applications for the Spring 2022 Tropical Conservation Semester open in early September and are due on October 15, 2021 by 11:59 pm. Only complete applications will be considered.
The Applicant Review Committee will carry out a holistic review of each eligible applicant, including the following considerations:
Applicants may be requested to participate in a short phone interview as part of the selection process. The availability and amount of the scholarships offered will vary based on the number of applicants and their level of need. Scholarships will range from $1,000 – $5,000 for summer programs, and from $5,000 to $20,000 for semester programs. Successful applicants will be notified of their scholarship offer at the same time they receive their acceptance to the program, on or near Friday the 29th of October 2021.