As the effects of climate change become more apparent and severe, now is the time to act and do what we can to prevent the worst impacts.
With forests burning in California, sea levels rising, Arctic ice shrinking and the permafrost melting, people are forced to migrate away from the coasts and arid farmland. We see how the changing climate impacts every aspect of life on the planet. To guide the world to a more sustainable future, we need leaders in every profession who understand these challenges and are ready to make a difference.
You are one of those future leaders. As a Climate Scholar, you’ll not only gain an understanding of the challenges we face, but you’ll also engage with the community to create solutions to our changing climate.
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How to Apply
Incoming freshmen admitted to UD's Newark campus will be able to apply for fall 2024 beginning in December 2023.
Climate change is the single greatest threat to a sustainable future but, at the same time, addressing the climate challenge presents a golden opportunity to promote prosperity, security and a brighter future for all.former secretary general of the United Nations.
- Work with others who share your passion about climate change
- Learn how you can develop tools to help adapt to and mitigate climate change
- Participate in a local community-engagement project related to climate change
Address climate change at UD and in your career
- A customized freshman class for Climate Scholars
- Complete one three-credit course on the fundamentals of climate change
- Participate in a climate change seminar (like Climate Change and Food Security)
- Complete a capstone project addressing a climate challenge
- Be recognized for scholarship and leadership at our annual spring event
Frequently Asked Questions
Climate Scholars is open to freshmen admitted to UD’s Newark campus.