Graduate assistantships, scholarships, and other financial aid are available to graduate students in the Master of Science in Environmental Education Program. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for a complete list of the possibilities.

Note:  If you plan to start during the summer term, be sure to fill out FAFSA from two years prior to your entry year, as well as the year prior.  For example, if you plan to start in 2017, fill out FAFSA for years 2015 and 2016.  The 2015 FAFSA will determine financial aid eligibility for the summer term. 

Graduate Assistantships in the Environmental Education Program:

Four one-year (four academic quarters) graduate assistantships are available through the Environmental Education(EE) program. Graduate assistantships work between 8-10 hours per week and earn 80% tuition remission of the in-state tuition rate and a monthly stipend.  Depending on the position, responsibilities may include managing the Siskiyou Environmental Education Center (SEEC), developing activities and curricula, managing SEEC's Natural History Kits, and working with area educators and environmental education providers. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for full position descriptions.  

Some additional work opportunities, with stipends, to teach General Biology labs may be available for those with sufficient background in biology.  Please contact Dr. Michael Parker ( in the Biology Department for more infromation.

EE students in the field

To Apply for Graduate Assistantships:

Please send a letter of intent outlining your qualifications for an assistantship position. Your letter should highlight experience and skills that are pertinent to the position but may not be apparent in your other application materials. Letters received before the January 16th deadline will receive priority.

The application letter should be sent to:

Siskiyou Environmental Education Center
S.T.E.M. Division
Southern Oregon University‚Ä®
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.‚Ä®
Ashland, Oregon 97520

Out-of-State Applicants:

The EE program is a member of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)  as of 2013. Membership in WRGP makes it possible for some Environmental Education Masters students from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai'i, Idaho, Montana, Nevade, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam to pay in-state tuition at SOU*.  Please indicate your state of residence on your application or in your environmental essay to help us determine your eligibility for WRGP.  
(*List subject to change, please check WRGP website for updated list before applying) 

For more information:

Call (541) 552-6876


Mail the Siskiyou Environmental Education Center at the above address.

Scholarships, Loans and Grants:

Various scholarships, loans and grants are also available. A current list can be found in the Financial Aid website.  Also check out the Southern Oregon Scholarship Application.