Q. When does the online application open?
A. The online application opens on October 15th.
Q. When is the application deadline?
A. You must submit your online application as well as any supplementary materials by February 1st.
Q. Can applications be hand-delivered?
A. No. Only online applications will be accepted. If we request any supplementary materials, you may mail them to us at 265 Medford Street, Suite 102, Somerville, MA 02143.
Q. What are your ETS and ACT codes so I can send my test scores?
A. The Thoreau Foundation currently does not require SAT or ACT scores.
Q. Do my references have to be sent separately?
A. No. Please complete our reference requests as directed by the online application.
Q. How/when will I be notified about my scholarship status?
A. You will receive notification via email by April 30th.
Meet Our Scholars
Translating scientific research into discoveries that impact people’s lives is what truly excites me. From using my Ph.D. research on scallop reproduction to assist the commercial fishing industry, to serving as a producer at The Story Collider, a weekly, science-oriented storytelling program, to teaching college students at the University of Maine, I’m on the lookout for compelling scientific narratives that help people realize that they are also part of the story.