Our generous donors want to support high school students who are creatively talented to immerse them in real science, as it is actively practiced. Thanks to them, the Ignite fellowship covers all costs associated with participation on the expedition, including roundtrip travel, meals and lodging, research activities and laboratory fees, and recreational day activities.
In return, Earthwatch asks each student to submit a short report upon returning home from their expedition, describing the expedition highlights, impact, and challenges.
In return for your fellowship, Earthwatch asks that you help support its mission and ensure its renewed funding by completing a Volunteer Evaluation at the end of the expedition. We also ask you to provide a Field Report within 30 days after the end of the expedition, including an essay detailing your field experience and a thank-you letter to your funder. We also appreciate you forwarding us any copies or links to any media coverage you may have received from your participation.
ENGAGE WITH US
Join the Ignite Facebook Group to interact with past student fellows, find out when an Earthwatch representative is coming to your school, or ask questions about upcoming expeditions or application deadlines.
OUR GENEROUS FUNDER: THE DURFEE FOUNDATION
The Durfee Foundation has been supporting student fellowships for more than 20 years. It is a family foundation that seeks to reward individual initiative and leadership and build community in unexpected ways.