School of Environment & Sustainability

Scholarships

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarships associated with academic programs usually have a specific scholarship application form that can easily be obtained by contacting that academic program's office or visiting that academic program's web page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 970.943.3085 or 800.876.5309.

 Mahaffey Environmental Studies Scholarship

Available to:

Students who have demonstrated community involvement with environmental solutions, academic excellence and a dedication to mountain environments which could encompass recreational activity, personal connection or service.

Provided by:

Jim and Dianne Mahaffey

Amount:

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:

The Environment & Sustainability Council

Application:

Application and deadline information available on the ENVS scholarships page. Or contact the Director of Environment & Sustainability at 970.943.3162 - Kelley Hall 240

 Mike Martin Memorial Scholarship

Available to:

Environment & Sustainability (ENVS) majors who have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Preference will be given to a resident of Crested Butte, Colo. If no applicants meet this requirement, preference will be given to a resident of Gunnison, Colo. If no applicants meet the criteria, applicants must be a Colorado resident. 

Provided by:

The Michael Martin Community Fund

Amount:

Award depends on funds available

Selected by:

The Environment & Sustainability Council 

Application:

Application and deadline information available on the ENVS scholarships page. Or contact the Director of Environment & Sustainability Program. 970.943.3162 - Kelley Hall 108

 Nauman, James D. Environmental Stewardship Scholarship

Available to:

Full-time students majoring in Environment & Sustainability (ENVS) with a minimum of 30 credits at Western. Must have made a significant contribution towards environmental stewardship while at Western. Students must demonstrate academic achievement and progress towards ENVS major.

Provided by:

Dr. James Nauman, who attended Western from 1945-49

Amount:

Award depends on funds available (anticipated award $500).

Selected by:

Environment & Sustainability Council

Application:

Application and deadline information available on the ENVS scholarships page. Or contact the Director of Environment & Sustainability Program. 970.943.3162 - Kelley Hall 108

 Nauman, James D. Environmental Studies Scholarship - Freshmen

Available to:

Must have applied and been admitted to Western and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a degree in Environment & Sustainability (ENVS). Must be enrolled full-time. Preference given to students with financial need.

Provided by:

Dr. James Nauman, who attended Western from 1945-49

Amount:

Award depends on funds available (anticipated award $500)

Selected by:

The Environment & Sustainability Council

Application:

Application and deadline information available on the ENVS scholarships page. Or contact the Director of Environment & Sustainability Program. 970.943.3162 - Kelley Hall 108

Directory

Faculty

Kevin Alexander, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Biology; Chair, Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Phone: 970.943.3405
Office Location: Hurst Hall 143C
Melanie  Armstrong, Ph.D.  headshot
Assistant Professor & Public Lands Coordinator
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 109
Robin A. Bingham, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Biology
Phone: 970.943.3355
Office Location: Hurst Hall 222
D. Scott Borden, Ph.D. headshot
Graduate Faculty, Master in Environmental Management Programs (MEM) & MBA in Outdoor Industry
Phone: 970.943.2294
Office Location: Kelley Hall 108
Abel Chávez, Ph.D. headshot
Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Assistant Professor of Environment & Sustainability
Phone: 970.943.2017
Office Location: Kelley Hall 104 and Taylor Hall 322
Kate Clark, Ph.D.  headshot
Director of Undergraduate Environment & Sustainability Program; Graduate Faculty in Master in Environmental Management programs, Environment & Sustainability and Sociology programs
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 146
Jonathan Coop, Ph.D. headshot
Associate Professor
Phone: 970.943.2565
Office Location: Kelley Hall 105
Brian Dalton, Ph.D. headshot
Lecturer in Biology
Phone: 970.943.2287
Office Location: Hurst Hall 132
Luke  Danielson headshot
Clark Sustainable Development Chair in Environment and Sustainability
Phone: 303.912.0855
Office Location: Kelley 206
Jennie DeMarco, Ph.D. headshot
Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability
Phone: 970.943.2013
Office Location: Leslie J. Savage Library 303
Dave Ellerbroek, Ph.D. headshot
Graduate Faculty for Sustainability Transistions
Phone:
Office Location:
Suzanne Ewy, JD headshot
Coldharbour Chair in Environment & Sustainability, Executive Director, Coldharbour Institute
Phone: 970.943.2023
Office Location: Kelley Hall 114A
Karen Hausdoerffer, MFA headshot
Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability
Phone: 970.943.3450
Office Location: Kelley Hall 142
John C. Hausdoerffer, Ph.D.  headshot
Dean, School of Environment & Sustainability
Phone: 970.943.3450
Office Location: Kelley Hall 142
Derek  D. Houston, Ph.D. headshot
Thornton Chair in Biology, Lecturer in Biology
Phone: 970.943.2269
Office Location: Hurst Hall 143B
Corrie Knapp, Ph.D. headshot
Assistant Professor of Environment & Sustainability
Phone: 970.943.3154
Office Location: Kelley Hall 116
Patrick Magee, Ph.D. headshot
Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Phone: 970.943.7121
Office Location: Hurst Hall 143A
Salif P. Mahamane, M.S. headshot
Assistant Professor of Psychology; Graduate Faculty, MEM
Phone: 970.943.7037
Office Location: Kelley Hall 206
Taryn Mead, Ph.D. headshot
Graduate Faculty
Phone: 970.943.3954
Office Location: Kelley Hall 108
Brooke Moran, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Recreation & Outdoor Education for MEM Graduate Program, Adjunct Graduate Faculty for Outdoor Industry MBA
Phone: 970.943.2118
Office Location: Wright Gym 223
Jeff Sellen, Ph.D.  headshot
Director of Environment & Sustainability, Assistant Professor of Environment & Sustainability, Director of the Colorado Water Workshop
Phone: 970.943.3162
Office Location: Kelley Hall 104
Lynn Sikkink, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Anthropology
Phone: 970.943.2062
Office Location: Hurst Hall 31C
Sally Thode headshot
Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 114A
Jessica Young, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Environment and Sustainability, Master in Enviornmental Management and Master of Science in Ecology
Phone: 970.943.2195
Office Location: Leslie J. Savage Library 120

Areas of Study Include: 

Mountainscape with fall leaves.

Master in Environmental Management

Environment
Masters Program
Masters degree in Environmental Management, Environmental Studies Degree, Environmental Management, environmental planning degree, Western Colorado University
Students in hiking in India

Environment & Sustainability

Natural
Major
Minor
ENVS, Environmental Sustainability, ES Major, Conservation, environmental studies, environment, sustainability, environmental college, environmental studies
Student taking notes in the Field

Master of Science in Ecology

Natural
Masters Program
Master's of Science in Ecology, MS in Ecology, M.S., Master of Science, Environmental Science, Graduate program, fisheries, conservation, research, masters
MEM students working in a stream

Integrative and Public Land Management Track

Environment
Social Sciences
Emphasis
mem, Master in Environmental Management, integrative land management track, plrm, western Colorado university, land, management, resource, environmental
Coop on Roof with solar panels

Sustainable & Resilient Communities Track

Environment
Social Sciences
Emphasis
[masters in environmental planning and management], masters resilient community planning, environmental planning masters, sustainable planning masters
MEM Global Sustainability students talking in circle

Global Sustainability Track

Environment
Social Sciences
Emphasis
Graduate Programs at Western, Master in Enviornmental Managment, Global Sustainablility at Western, Global Sustainability Western
Seeds in students hands

Environment & Sustainability (3+2)

Natural
Major
3+2, 3 plus 2, three plus two, 3+2 grad program, master's in environmental management, master's degree, master's and bachelor's