Charles O. Mortensen Fellowship

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management offers a $1,000 tuition fellowship for the academic year to a junior, senior, or graduate student with a major in the department. The award is funded by Charles O. Mortensen, Emeritus Chair and Professor of NREM, current faculty members, and alumni.

Eligibility criteria:

Candidates must be:

  •  A current NREM major or graduate student

Applications for the Mortensen Fellowship will require a 2-3 page proposal for a service project to benefit the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management or the local community. Applicants should contact any NREM faculty member to request their services as a mentor to supervise the proposal development and the service project. Credit, agreed upon by the faculty mentor and the applicant, may be earned in NREM 497/597 if desired.

Proposals should include:

Applicant and faculty mentor information 

  • Project design
  • Specific goals of the project
  • Anticipated outcome of the project
  • How the project will benefit the department or the local community

There is no minimum GPA required for application.


Natural Resources and Environmental Management
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Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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