Deadline extended to Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Colorado Environmental Management Society (CEMS) is a non-profit organization created in 1985 to provide a forum for the exchange of information concerning technologies, laws and regulations, and other current environmental issues. CEMS membership consists of technical and legal professionals from environmental organizations, government agencies, academia, industry and the private sector.


To provide a mechanism for professional enhancement of its members with respect to environmental and health and safety (EHS) management. In addition, CEMS seeks to serve government, industry, environmental organizations and individuals in the development and use of prudent EHS management practices in the State of Colorado. It is the intent of the Society to be the premier non-profit professional EHS management organization in Colorado.

A. Eligibility

  • Students must be currently enrolled in and physically attending an undergraduate or graduate program at a Colorado university or college.
  • Students must be studying engineering, geology, environmental sciences, law, or another field in which they may address environmental issues.
  • Students must intend to work in an environmental field.
  • Students must complete and return the application as noted below.
  • CEMS Officers, CEMS Board of Directors, the CEMS Scholarship Selection Committee, and family members of these individuals are not eligible to receive these scholarships.

B. General Information

  • CEMS plans to award up to three scholarships of $3,000 or more with one scholarship awarded in each of the following three categories: (1) law students; (2) non-law graduate students [PhD or Master’s Degree candidates]; and (3) undergraduates. CEMS reserves the right to increase the number of scholarships or the amount of each scholarship.
  • The awardees will be notified on or before April 30, 2019 and will be announced on our website after all awardees have been notified.
  • In addition to monetary compensation, awardees selected to receive this scholarship will have their essays and biographies published in the CEMS’ monthly newsletter and will receive one year free membership to CEMS. Awardees and a colleague may attend each monthly meeting at no charge.
  • Awardees must attend one monthly CEMS meeting in the spring/summer of 2019 to be recognized and honored by our membership. Meetings occur from 11:30-1:00 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the EPA office in Denver or other downtown Denver locations.
  • Awardees may also be offered the opportunity at attend a future CEMS conference or networking event to provide a presentation/poster on their research or an area of interest.

Return completed application via email to:

Applications must be received by midnight Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

CEMS Scholarship Application revised (.docx)

CEMS Scholarship Application revised (.pdf)