2016 Carson Scholars
The Carson/ B2 2011-12 Science and Society Fellows.  Photo by Shepherd Reed
Photo by: Uyen Nguyen

Scholars Spotlight

Carson Scholar Melissa Merrick Leads “Wild Arizona” Wildlife Conservation Course at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arizona

In partnership with the Institute of the Environment's Carson Scholars Program and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arizona (OLLI-UA), 2012 Carson Scholar Melissa Merrick and graduate students in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment's Wild

Soil, Not Dirt: A Digital Journey Connecting Soils, Plants and Climate by Rebecca Lybrand

When Rebecca Lybrand was a Carson Scholar in 2013, she gained the inspiration, motivation, and collaborations required to create a short video exploring soils and her research in southern Arizona.

2015 Carson Scholars win P.E.O. Scholar Awards

2015 Carson Scholars Gloria Jimenez, Sarah Kelly-Richards and Niki vonHedemann win $15,000 P.E.O. Scholar Awards


The 2017 Carson Scholarship application deadline is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 at 5:00pm. Carson Scholarships are awarded to excellent and diverse graduate students at the University of Arizona who are studying renewable energy, environment and social justice. One-year scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded for the 2017 calendar year. Scholarships are sponsored by the Institute of the Environment, the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice, the UA Institute for Energy Solutions, Biosphere 2 and private donations. For questions please contact tinagargus@email.arizona.edu