ASAP and Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) are offering a scholarship to ASAP members to participate in the January 2020 cohort of the interdisciplinary Executive Master of Natural Resources graduate degree program focusing on Leadership for Sustainability in the context of climate change. One $10,000 scholarship is available for an outstanding ASAP Member candidate who adds to the diversity of professional roles, experience, and perspectives in the student cohort. Additional scholarship opportunities may be available if more than one eligible candidate applies. Interested ASAP members should first reach out to XMNR admissions director, Emily Talley, at [email protected] and must apply to the program by October 1, 2019.

Virginia Tech’s Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) is an accelerated, 12-month program for working professionals. Each year, a limited number of students are accepted to participate. Students have prior work experience in a variety of fields and sectors, including business, government, and non-profit organizations. The interdisciplinary curriculum is flexible and designed to help students achieve their individual professional development and career goals while working full-time and earning a graduate degree. Major elements of the program include class meetings one weekend each month in metro Washington, D.C. (students commute from throughout the US and beyond), individual and team work online in the intervals between meetings, peer-to-peer and project-based learning, a 10-day International Residency, and directed study projects tailored to each student’s academic and professional interests. 

In addition to gaining new credentials and competencies, students will develop the confidence and connections needed to effectively pursue career change and advancement opportunities. CLiGS educates, inspires, and empowers professionals to create a better future for people and the planet. 

Learn more at http://cligs.vt.edu/graduate-degree-programs/. ASAP members interested in the scholarship should contact the XMNR program’s admissions director, Emily Talley, at [email protected], and must apply to the program by October 1, 2019.