Conference Scholarships

The EENC conference will be held Friday, September 9 - Saturday, September 10, 2022 at the McKimmon Center (NC State Campus) in Raleigh, NC. There will be pre-conference workshops and field trips on Thursday, September 8.

EENC plans to host an in-person conference and will be taking COVID-19 safety precautions in accordance with NC State policy. This may include things like wearing masks and maintaining social distancing in presentation rooms.

General Scholarships

Each year EENC provides scholarship funding to help educators attend the conference.  There is about $3000 available in general scholarship funds this year.

The scholarships will be awarded at three levels: 1) Full- covers the registration cost for both days of the conference, 2) Day- covers the registration cost equivalent to one day of the conference, and 3) Half- covers the registration cost equivalent to half a day of the conference. Scholarship amounts awarded are based on the Early Bird Conference rates. EENC tries to award all applicants some amount of scholarship funding. 

Inclusion Scholarship

EENC strives to make the organization, and environmental education, more accessible, inclusive, and welcoming for all communities. One of our strategies includes supporting attendance at our conference that is more representative of our state’s demographics and educators. 

EENC is focusing on racial equity through our Inclusion Scholarship, in honor of Past President Deborah Miller.  In addition to the general scholarships, EENC will award two scholarships to individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) to attend the annual EENC conference.  The amount awarded for this scholarship will include the full conference registration plus an equivalent amount to be used for travel to and from the conference, additional meal expenses, and/or lodging.  Any travel expenses beyond the value of the stipend will be the responsibility of the awardee.  The travel stipend will be mailed 30 days prior to the conference.

Procedure

Those interested in receiving scholarship funds must complete the Scholarship Application. Inclusion Scholarship applicants will complete the general scholarship application form and two additional questions.  Applicants who do not receive the Inclusion Scholarship will remain in the general scholarship applicant pool for consideration for a general scholarship award.

EENC recognizes that the scholarship application currently relies solely on an applicant’s writing and that is not everyone’s preferred form of communication.  If you would like to submit your application in the form of a video, audio, graphic design, artwork, poem, etc. please contact EENC's Program Coordinator, Michelle Pearce.

Scholarship applications closed June 24 at 5 pm.  Next year's scholarship applications will open in April-May, 2023.

Review Process

All EENC scholarships are awarded based on need and merit. Scholarship applications are reviewed by a team of judges and scored using a rubric; scores are averaged to get the final score of each applicant.  All scholarship awards are granted on the strength of an applicant’s answers to the questions in the scholarship application.  

Since all scholarship levels are based on the Early Bird Rates, scholarship recipients must to register by the Early Bird deadline (July 15). Scholarship awardees will be notified on Monday, June 27.

If you have any questions please contact Michelle Pearce at programs@eenc.org. 

Environmental Educators of North Carolina

P.O. Box 4904
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-4904

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