Barry Commoner Award

Dr. Commoner is an internationally known environmental scientist; founder of the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems at Queen’s College, and a former candidate for President of the United States. The Barry Commoner Environmental Scholarship was established to provide support to undergraduate students with academic and career interests in environmental science. The amount for this award is $500. You must be a junior or senior full-time student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply.

To apply, please complete the Commoner application form. Please submit your application directly to Dr. Patrick Edwards at by April 30, 2021. Please plan to receive your award at least 8-10 weeks after the deadline date.  

Accepting a scholarship may impact a student's financial aid. Students can contact the PSU financial aid office to inquire about their personal financial impact of accepting a scholarship. Upon receipt of the award, the PSU Foundation will contact students about how to provide a thank you note to the donor.

 *For the 2020-21 academic year, the ESM Award Committee chair is Dr. Patrick Edwards.

Previous recipients of the Commoner Environmental Scholarship:

Jesse Mitchell (2020)
No Award (2019)
Kat Maloney (2018)
Anna Withington (2017)
Marta Szabatin (2016)
Kimberly Hack (2015)
Maysa Miller (2014
Jan Mehaffy (2013)
Sharon Gordon (2012)
David Roth (2011)
Andy Eiden (2010)
Stephanie "PJ" Houser (2009)
Lee Demick (2008)
Daniel Huber (2007)
Jennifer Sloan (2002)
Jennifer Kapfer (2001)
Kimberlee Ross (2000)
Jennifer Karps (1999)
David Mildrexler (1998)
Dorrie Hanson (1997)