Jim and Julie Lin Environmental Justice in Underserved Communities Scholarship

*This award is available to all registered students at any college with all majors, who have at least a Junior standing and who plan to graduate in academic year 2024-2025. Preference is given to students with demonstrated academic merit with at least a 2.50 GPA.
Many communities are disproportionately affected by environmental hazards and lack of access to the decision-making processes necessary to sustain a healthy community and planet. In order to promote environmental justice in underserved communities, we must not only reduce ecological harm but also ensure that environmental laws, regulations, and policies uplift the voices of all people regardless of race, income, or other forms of bias. This award is intended for a student who is committed to helping underserved populations mobilize, sustain, and protect their communities in the face of our current climate crisis.
One letter of Recommendation is required from a Faculty member that can expand on your activism, projects or research. Additional letter from a community member, staff, or faculty member familiar with your work is optional.
A resume or CV which includes links to articles or websites about your accomplishments is required.

Supplemental Questions
  1. UCSD Faculty Recommendation
    It is important to enter your faculty contact information on this application as soon as possible so that your professor will have ample time in which to complete and upload your recommendation before the deadline.

    Be sure to ask / notify your professor about the recommendation letter request immediately.

    IMPORTANT: Provide your professor with your UCSD ID number.
    The email sent to your professor will only list your ID number and not your name.
    The system removes your name from all correspondence for confidentiality purposes.

  2. Please submit a resume, vitae and/or creative representations of accomplishments (poetry, videos, expressive arts, performance, websites, etc.)
  3. Describe your proudest accomplishments in environmental justice work
  4. What do you envision for your future work in environmental justice? This question is asking about your hopes for your future activism