Environmental Center Leadership Program
What is the Environmental Center Leadership Program (ECLP)?
The ECLP is a program that offers a robust, multi-disciplinary, community-based
immersion program designed to create the next generation of environmental
- Targeted to all
undergraduate students, from all colleges and any major, who are passionate
about cultivating a more just, sustainable, and healthy environment;
- Enhances students’ undergraduate
through professional and academic skill development, leadership training,
and networking opportunity.
- Empower and connect future
environmental leaders through project-based partnership with
environmental organizations in NE Florida.
What are some of the Benefits to You?
- Award $1,500 scholarship ($750 awarded in Fall 2020; $750 awarded in Spring 2021)
- Develop professional and
leadership skills such as needs assessment, program planning, advocacy,
budgeting, grant-writing, program implementation, program evaluation,
interpersonal skills, outreach and communication, and valuable leadership
- Preparation for employment
and/or graduate school through applied work in
community and expanded professional networking.
completion of your project, you will have the opportunity present your project and you will be awarded a green cord to wear at graduation.
Fall 2020: Leadership/Professional/Academic Training
Intro to Leadership LDR3003 course (if not already taken) with a final course
grade of 3.0 or higher
a minimum of five on-campus professional/academic workshops
mandatory ECLP Community Partner event and partner with organization
project plan and timeline with community partner
Spring 2021: Project Implementation
of 100 hours (Jan-Mar) to project implementation
- Submit proposal to present project at SOARS conference (April 2021) by due date and present project.
- Attend ECLP celebration-community partner event in April 2021
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
- Must be in good academic standing in
accordance with the university’s policies (GPA will be considered
be enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking undergraduate student through Spring
- Must have earned a minimum of 30
credit hours at time of application
- Successfully fulfill Fall 2020
- Attend and/or volunteer at on-campus
environmentally-related events, off-campus outings, and community meetings that
are applicable to their project, etc.
On-line applications will open January 2020. Applications are
due no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 7, 2020. You will need to have a current resume, UNF transcript
(or degree evaluation), two professional references, and be prepared to write a
short statement of interest. Applicants will be notified by UNF email prior to
Fall 2020 registration in April. Awardees will sign agreement form with
detailed expectations. The ECLP program will start Fall 2020.
Program Funding Sources
In 2015, we launched the pilot program through the generous donation of The Cummer Family Foundation. The Cummer Family Foundation support has continued, and in 2016, we established a philanthropic relationship with The Felburn Foundation, who also currently supports the ECLP. To ensure the longevity of the ECLP, we are continuing to expand our donor base, apply for grants, and obtain sponsors from organizations and individuals. For more information about how you can support the ECLP, please contact Teresa Nichols – Assistant Vice President for University Development and Alumni Engagement - (904) 620-1833 –firstname.lastname@example.org