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Blosser Environmental Travel Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Program Description

The Blosser Environmental Grant was established in honor of Russell O. Blosser to support graduate students majoring in an area of environmental sciences. Preference is given to students affiliated with the Chi Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.


The recipient must be a degree-seeking student enrolled in a graduate program researching means of improving the world environment.

Application Process

Students must submit the following materials by uploading them to Blackboard as one pdf file. View the Submission Guidelines on the Graduate School website for all the details on how to load the application. Students will not submit the letter of recommendation from the committee chair.
  1. Blosser cover sheet
  2. curriculum vitae or resume (2 page maximum);
  3. summary of the research addressing a-c (2 page maximum);
    1. past research activities
    2. current research
    3. broader impacts (as defined by NSF
  4. summary of career aspirations and goals, and evidence of sustained leadership and community involvement in the environmental arena (one-half page maximum);
  5. brief description of the research project in layman's terms, suitable for use in a press release, (200 words or less);
  6. proposed use of the funds and provide details if attend a meeting or conference, budget; and,
  7. a letter of recommendation from the student's thesis or dissertation committee chair emailed by the chair to as a pdf file.

Applications that do not adhere to the stated guidelines, including incomplete applications, will not be reviewed.


The Blosser Environmental Grant is a $1,500 award to be used towards travel relating to the improvement of the world environment. This is a one-time award

Registration Requirements

Blosser Environmental Grant recipients must be admitted to Purdue and enroll for at least eight credits in the fall and spring sessions and for at least six credits during the summer session, though students should confer with their departmental graduate committee chair.

Contact Information

Blosser Environmental Grants are administered by the Graduate School.  Additional information regarding this program is available in the Graduate School Fellowship Manual. Questions may be addressed to the Fellowship Office, Graduate School, at 4-2598 or

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