Climate Adaptation Scientists of Tomorrow Scholarship Program

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Climate Adaptation Scientists of Tomorrow Scholarship Program

The Climate Adaptation Scientists of Tomorrow Program brings together undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty with CASC partners to cultivate the next generation of climate scientists in order to advance climate adaptation science and increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields.

The objectives of the Climate Adaptation Scientists of Tomorrow Program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) are to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion (STEM). The objectives will also encourage the next generation of climate scientists to pursue careers in the field. The Minority Serving Institutions will get to support climate science programs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal College and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions).

U.S. Geological Survey is accelerating, affecting both human and environmental systems. Temperature, precipitation, and climatic variability are likely to fluctuate much more during the next few decades. Human and ecological systems will adjust faster as impacts become more widespread. To address these issues, the world requires a diverse group of leaders who are familiar with the challenges of climate adaptation, are aware of the multi-disciplinary nature of impacts, are representative of their country, are capable of strong communication, and are interested in policy-relevant science.

Brief Description

More details can be found in the table below:

OrganizationU.S. Geological Survey
Educational LevelHigh School
Access ModeOnline
Number of AwardsN/A
Application DeadlineDecember 20, 2021
Application FeeNil

Who is Eligible?

  • Participants must be full-time students at an authorised educational institution (community college, college, or university)
  • Participants must be sophomores or juniors in high school.
  • Participants must have a strong academic status in order to participate (GPA 3.0 or higher)
  • Students from historically underrepresented communities in the sciences are invited to apply.

How to Apply?

Applications can be submitted using the Application Link’s web form. Three brief essays and questions about your interests will be included in the application (200-300 words). It is strongly advised that you compose a response to the essays outside of the submission system and then copy it into the submission system once it is ready.

Supporting Documents

Prepare to send a résumé and an unofficial transcript, as well as the names and contact information for two references.


For two years,  you can improve your climate science skills, training, and development.  Join a group of 12 undergraduate students from throughout the United States who have shared interests.  At a prestigious institution, you can lead an undergraduate research project in your field of interest.

Establish strong professional ties with a scientific mentor, graduate students, and faculty school. You can participate in university-sponsored initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can also participate in workshops to learn about climate adaptation science and how to get a job doing it.

Application Deadline

On October 26, 2021, the application site will open and expire on December 20, 2021.

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