Hello and thank you for applying to the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan. Please fill out all parts of this application. If you have any questions, please email seas-ddcsp@umich.edu.
Remember that you can save your progress with this application and come back to it at any time before the application closes on February 1, 2020, 11:59 P.M. Pacific Standard Time. To save a draft, scroll down to the very bottom of the application and hit Save. Please take the time to read through your application before you hit submit to ensure you answered all questions and that they are filled out correctly.

Essays: You will need to prepare three essays for this application. Please read the questions carefully and keep your responses within the designated word counts.

Please be aware that there are two additional forms to this application. One for Fall 2019 transcripts and one for your letters of recommendation. You can submit each of the three forms separately. In order to be considered for this program, you must complete all three forms.

Please remember, to be eligible for this program you need to be:

  • A current frosh, sophomore, or junior enrolled in a college or university;
  • A U.S. citizen, permanent resident or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA/DREAMers);
  • Interested in conservation or the environment;
  • A student in good standing with a grade point average of at least 2.75 out of 4.0.

We require a transcript (unofficial transcripts will be accepted) that shows your Fall 2019 grades to be considered for this program. If you would like to submit by the priority date (January 10, 2020) and will not have your transcript by then, please contact our office for guidance at seas-ddcsp@umich.edu.

Remember we only accept PDF files. Please name your transcript in the following format:


You need two letters of recommendation to be considered for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the Univeristy of Michigan.  When filling out this application, you wil need to provide us with emails to both of these individuals. Submission of this form prompts an email to be sent out to the listed recommenders with instructions on how to submit their letters.  We recommend that you be in contact with your recommenders before this to make sure that they have the time and information needed to write you a recommendation. Additionally, we suggest following up with your recommenders once you submit this form to make sure they received the automated request email. If your recommenders did not receive this email please contact our office at seas-ddcsp@umich.edu.

Please note, the automated email requesting a letter from your chosen recommenders will be sent out only after you submit Part 3 of the application form. You can submit Part 3 at any time without the need to complete Parts 1 and/or 2 of the application form.

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan