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The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is an award that provides a currently enrolled graduate student with a $100,000 prize over a two-year span of time to advance a project, engage in creative thinking, or spur action to address a specific environmental issue that furthers the Bullitt Foundation’s mission, outreach and impact in the Emerald Corridor.

The Foundation is seeking an award winner who can do the following:

  • Work to advance a specific objective related to an issue aligned with the Bullitt Foundation’s mission, goals and program areas.
  • Present a solid track record or plan for success in their endeavor.
  • Provide progress reports (both written and presented) to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees during the award time period.
  • When applicable, be open to collaboration or opportunities to attend relevant meetings, conferences, or other work in which Foundation staff is engaged.
  • Receive the award and be honored at an annual dinner hosted by the Foundation, and be available for media requests and award promotion.

To be eligible, Fellowship winners must have the following qualities:

  • Be nominated by a faculty member who has knowledge of the applicant’s studies and field work. We strongly encourage the nomination of persons of color.
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program in British Columbia, Washington State or Oregon. Students who have been accepted but who have not yet begun classes are not eligible.
  • Have faced adversity, overcome a significant hardship, or dealt with a major disadvantage in life.
  • Work on, study, or be actively engaged in issues related to the Foundation’s goals in the Emerald Corridor (the area stretching from Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR).
  • Demonstrate a strong desire and capacity for leadership.
  • Be early in their career.


Application Submission Requirements

  • Applicants must submit their application through the Foundation’s online portal by April 26, 2019 at 11:59pm PT. Please note, the online application lists our old due date of April 1st which is incorrect. The true deadline is April 26th.
  • No late applications will be accepted. All recommendation letters and supplemental materials must be received by the deadline.
  • Letters of recommendation may be mailed to:

The Bullitt Foundation
1501 E Madison, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98122

Letters of recommendation may also be emailed to with the name of the applicant in the subject line. Letters must be signed and include contact information.

  • No mailed, faxed or paper applications will be accepted.

Important dates to consider include:

Applications Due: April 26st
Semi-Finalists Notified: May 17th
Interviews: Late June 
Awards Dinner: Fall date TBD

Fellowship documents will be first screened to make sure submitted applications are complete and candidates are eligible. Applications will be reviewed based upon faculty recommendations, applicant responses and thoroughness of the application packet. Further review will narrow the field down to finalists whose work best adheres to the Foundation’s focus and can demonstrate strong potential for future success and leadership. Finalists will be invited for an in-person interview at the Bullitt Foundation. One Fellowship winner will be selected and notified within one week of the interviews.

The Environmental Fellowship winner will be announced at a dinner hosted by the Foundation in the Fall. The award dinner will include members of the Foundation’s community, guests of the winner, media, and others. The award and first check will be presented at the dinner. Fellowship winners will also be asked to make a brief presentation at the award dinner, and to participate in media outreach efforts by the Foundation.

Fellows will also present their work to the Board and Staff of the Bullitt Foundation each year.

Award checks will be disbursed in two equal amounts of $50,000, with a first installment awarded at the dinner, and the second the following Fall. Second year checks are contingent on the submission of a one-year progress report of activities and accomplishments and a final report is due at the conclusion of the Fellowship.