2011-2012 Women's Environmental Council Scholarship Program

The Women's Environmental Council (WEC) is a nonprofit organization with three chapters in Southern California – Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. WEC functions as a professional networking organization whose members primarily work for environmental consulting firms or local, state, and federal government agencies that oversee environmental activities.

One of WEC’s goals is to support women who are preparing to pursue careers in the environmental field. To achieve this goal, we offer scholarships to women attending institutes of higher learning in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties. The scholarship can be used for any aspect of education, including books, tuition, research, and housing.

The scholarships will be awarded at the WEC's annual meeting to be held on a Saturday in the first quarter of 2012 in San Juan Capistrano, California. Recipients are expected to attend both the annual meeting and the regular chapter meetings nearest their school, as schedules allow. This provides an opportunity for our scholarship recipients to explore job opportunities that may be available to them upon graduation.

Opportunity Information
Thursday, January 12, 2012
  • Female college students (Undergraduate or Graduate) pursuing a career in the environmental field
  • Attending institutes of higher learning in Los Angeles, Orange, or San Diego counties
Funding Provided: 

At least $1,000
Complimentary one-year membership to the Woment's Environmental Council (WEC)

Application Method: 

Applications are available at http://www.wecweb.org/Scholarships/scholarships.html. The WEC Scholarship application package must be received by email or postmarked on or before January 12th, 2012. The application has a block for applicants to paste an image. The image can be anything from an environmentally inspired photo, project drawing or photo, a personal photo, or a logo and can be discussed further in the personal statement. A complete application packet includes:

  • Application Form
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts (may be official or unofficial)
  • Letter of Reference


If your reference chooses to submit their letter directly to the WEC scholarship committee, please notify the scholarship chair before submittal of application. Letters of reference must be received or postmarked prior to January 12th 2012.

All applicant material is subject to verification.

Submit application packet by email to: sarah.anunsen@gmail.com OR by mail to: Women’s Environmental Council, Attn: Scholarships, P.O. Box 36, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the individual(s) listed below

Sarah Anunsen, Scholarship Chair
Email Address: