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Scholarship Name:
Henry David Thoreau Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Description:
Scholarship offered by the Henry David Thoreau Foundation to Massachusetts students.
Award Amount:
Up to $25,000.00
Number of Scholarships:
Up to ten (10) awards
Application Required:
Official Transcript(s)  Required:
References and Letter of Recommendations Required:
Interview Required:
Original Essay Required:
Additional Requirements and Information:
1) Must be a Massachusetts resident; 2) Must plan to enroll at an accredited college or university upon graduation; 3) Must intend to pursue interdisciplinary Environmental Studies; 4) At least 25% of undergraduate coursework must be in subjects related to the Environment (applicant may choose any major/minor); 5) Scholarship award payable in the following installments: Up to $25,000.00 over four (4) years, plus internship stipend; 6) Renewable for up to three (3) additional academic years (4 total) (provided recipient maintains a min. 2.5/4.0 GPA, provides an official transcript(s) after each academic semester and remains otherwise qualified).
  • Thoreau Scholars are eligible for an environmental internship stipend, which usually takes place between junior and senior year.
  • Recipients notified NLT April 30 (annually).

Eligibility Requirements:
 Online application
Additional Applicant Requirements:
Must be a graduating high school senior
Category (ies):
Residency, GPA, Community Service, Extracurricular Activities, Major/Field of Study
Web Site:
Point of Contact:
Henry David Thoreau Foundation
265 Medford Street, Suite 102
Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
Telephone: (617) 666-6900

Deadline: February 1, 2023 (receipt date)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).

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