Ecolab Scholarships for Leadership Projects and Program

Ecolab Scholarships for Undergraduate Leadership Program

Ecolab Sustainability Scholarships are available for students who demonstrate financial need who also apply for the IonE Undergraduate Leadership Program. The leaders will work on projects that are related to the IonE Environment’s Impact Goals around sustainable land use, clean drinking water, and building a carbon neutral future. Applicants are encouraged to indicate their first and second choices among the existing projects listed on the IonE Undergraduate Leaders website  to work during the academic year. Students may also propose their own projects within the scope of IonE impact goals. We welcome students to work in groups as well as individually. 

Students applying for Ecolab Scholarships should be able to start their project in the Fall of 2021 and be able to complete it by May 2022. Selected applicants will be supported through the IonE Undergraduate Leaders program with monthly cohort meetings, and periodic coaching meetings with the program team during the 2021-2022 academic year. In order to apply for the program and be considered for the Ecolab Scholarship, please follow the link.

Undergraduate Leaders Program (Full Academic Year)

Award: Up to $1,500 

Total Number of hours: 120 hours (including cohort and coaching meetings) 

Application Opens: August 26, 2021

Application Deadline: September 16, 2021

Successful applicants are notified: October 2nd, 2021

Application Process: 

  • First you must apply to the IonE Undergraduate Leaders program by September 16, 2021.
  • Candidates may be asked to participate in an online interview as part of the selection process.
  • Selected candidates for both Ecolab scholarship and the IonE Undergraduate Leadership Program will be notified by the first week of October, 2021.
  • Scholarship recipients will receive the scholarship funding when starting the project. 

To Apply: Complete the online application here by September 16, 2021.

Questions about any of these scholarships can be sent to

*Spring Semester internship applications will open in November. Check back for more information.

See responses to common questions on the FAQ page.

I have been interested in working to promote sustainability for several years, and have attempted to incorporate this desire into everything I do at the University of Minnesota because I believe that this is extremely relevant to our future.

Clara Holder