Environmental Professionals' 
Organization of Connecticut

Representing the interests of Connecticut's Licensed Environmental Professionals (LEPs)

EPOC Environmental Scholarship Fund

EPOC accepts applications for our scholarship awards throughout the year. Our committee reviews applications in June/July and awards are given in September annually. Our next scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2017 - application deadline is July 15, 2017.

EPOC Environmental Scholarship Fund Application Form - CLICK HERE

EPOC recognizes its duty to assist in the education of individuals planning a career in the environmental industry. Consequently, the EPOC Environmental Scholarship Fund was established in 1998. The purpose of the Scholarship Fund is to assist Connecticut residents, or an immediate family member (spouse or child) of an EPOC Member in good standing, who are attending an accredited college or university (CT colleges or out of state colleges) and have declared majors pertinent to the environmental field. Students must be enrolled in a bachelor, master or PhD degree program. The scholarships are awarded annually to those entering Junior year, Senior, or Graduate level (full or part time), and are enrolled in accepted programs of study (see below) preparing the student to become a Technical Environmental Professional* in the State of Connecticut as defined by the CT DEEP, or a professional in a related service discipline who may render technical assistance to the Technical Environmental Professional.

*As defined by the CT DEP, a Technical Environmental Professional (TEP) is anyone, including a Licensed Environmental Professional, who collects soil, water,vapor, or air samples in order to investigate and remediate pollution to the state's soil or water, and who may be directly employed or retained as a consultant by a public or private employer.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a Connecticut resident, OR an immediate family member (spouse or child) of an EPOC Member in good standing.
  • Must be attending an accredited college or university (CT colleges or out of state colleges) and enrolled in a bachelor, master or PhD degree program.
  • Must be either entering Junior year, Senior, or Graduate level student (full or part time).
  • Must have declared majors pertinent to the environmental field (see Accepted Programs of Study below).

Accepted Programs of Study:

Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Geology
Biology
Chemistry
Hydrogeology
Hydrology
Earth Science
Natural Resource Management
Ecology
Soil Sciences
Water Resources
Toxicology
Wetland Science
Engineering: Civil, Environmental, Chemical, Mechanical, Agricultural
Other related degreed Environmental Programs


The fund was recognized in 1999 by receiving the Connecticut DEP GreenCircle Award for Environmental Excellence and Education.

The Scholarship Fund is financed through the support of EPOC programs, proceeds from golf tournaments, and direct contributions from individuals and companies. EPOC is a non-profit organization, and as such, contributions to the Scholarship Fund are tax deductible for most firms. Unlike many other organizations, 100% of your contributions go in the EPOC Scholarship Fund. A committee of volunteers who support its goals and ideals manages the fund. Please consider supporting this important service by making a contribution today.

If you have further questions about the EPOC Scholarship Fund, contact Seth Molofsky.

Environmental Professionals' Organization of Connecticut, Inc.
P.O. Box 176, Amston, CT 06231-0176
Seth Molofsky, Executive Director
Phone: (860) 537-0337, Fax: (860) 603-2075

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