SUWA’s Field Service Scholarship
Advocacy roots in access and experience.
As an organization, SUWA acknowledges the barriers to access faced by many and diverse communities who – nevertheless – share an equal right and stake in public lands. Our Service Program works with a range of youth, student and professional groups to advance access to Utah’s public lands and provide education on the issues at the heart of our mission to preserve and protect Utah wilderness.
Our Field Service Scholarship is one limb in a many-branched effort intending to foster the diversification of outdoor access and experience while instilling a culture of wilderness stewardship uniquely expressed through the cultural and experiential lens of each of our scholars.
To qualify for our Field Service Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited college, university or technical school. Applicants are selected from historically underserved communities, self-identified by each applicant within the scholarship application. Scholars will attend (1) field service project with SUWA staff. Following the project, scholars are required to produce reflective media (a written piece with a visual component), the specifics of which are determined individually with the scholar. In return, SUWA will award a stipend/educational scholarship.
Access is our priority. As such, as a Field Service Scholar, you will have access to the appropriate camping gear and supplies necessitated by the project. Transportation to and from the project site will either be provided for directly or covered in the form of a transportation stipend.
Each application will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Scholars will be assigned to projects based on described availability, relevance to interests and course of study, and additional factors.
The Field Service Scholarship application is available online. If you have any questions about completing the application, please contact Olivia Juarez – SUWA’s Latinx Community Coordinator – at: email@example.com.