Applications for the 2021 HMS Scholarship Awards Now Open

The HMS scholarship award is given annually to undergraduate and graduate students whose academic program and research studies have the potential to address the most serious issues in handling hazardous materials, dangerous goods, environmental issues, health & safety challenges. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in accredited U.S. academic institutions.

Objective and Non-Discriminatory Criteria

The HMS Scholarship Committee has objective and non-discriminatory criteria by which each scholarship application is judged to determine finalists who are then evaluated by the HMS Board of Directors. The criteria are:


  • Enrolled in degree program programs related to environmental science, environmental engineering, chemistry, geology, or biology or in a field of health and safety, hazardous materials management, dangerous goods transportation, or environmental protection.
  • Standing as a junior or senior.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Letter[s] of Recommendation as defined in the application form.


  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Clearly defined research proposal related to a problem in a problem of technical, environmental, or social importance. (Law school and medical school applicants may have this modified by the scholarship committee.)
  • Letter[s] of Recommendation as defined in the application form.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD APPLICATIONS IS November 1, 2021. All submissions and associated materials must be submitted using the online form.

Scholarship Winners Will Be Announced at the HMS Annual Meeting.

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HMS Scholarship Recipients

2021 Scholarships