Jim Roberts Scholarship

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About Jim Roberts and the Jim Roberts Scholarship

Jim Roberts was an environmental professional who committed a tremendous amount of time to NAEP and its members. He always stated that you have to participate in the profession in order to benefit the most from it. He wrote countless articles and encouraged members to engage in discussions on environmental topics including environmental ethics. He felt that ethics was important, considering the work that environmental professionals perform and the many factors and players on both sides of an issue that could sway a science-based decision. He also felt that adherence to the NAEP Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Environmental Professionals was paramount for environmental professionals. In 2003, Jim Roberts was named a Fellow of NAEP for his lifetime of contributions to the organization. Jim passed away in November 2007. To memorialize his contributions to NAEP and the environmental profession in general, NAEP developed the Jim Roberts Memorial Scholarship.


 Apply for the Jim Roberts Scholarship

The scholarship winner will receive a $1,000 check made payable to the college or university to help with the expenses of furthering his or her education. The winner will be announced at the immediate upcoming NAEP Annual Conference.

Application Instructions

Simply go through the following application form and fill-in each appropriate item. Save the document to your hard drive then submit (by email) this form along with all other required information for your nomination package to Chuck Nicholson at [email protected]

The deadline to apply is November 30, 2018.

Download the 2019 Scholarship Application

Donate to the Scholarship Fund

You may not have known him.
Yet you were certainly influenced by him.
Honor his legacy.
Donate to the Jim Roberts Scholarship Fund TODAY.

Jim Roberts traveled far and wide to espouse the worth of living an ethical life, including the way you performed your job. He lived the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Environmental Professionals.

NAEP has developed the Jim Roberts Scholarship Fund to assist promising individuals while they are still in school. This is your opportunity to preserve and extend the legacy of Jim Roberts.

All donations are tax-deductible. Please complete the form below to make your contribution. You can also donate when you renew your NAEP membership.

Thank you,
Chuck Nicholson,
Chair Jim Roberts Scholarship Committee

Donate to the Scholarship Fund

Past Winners

2013 Jim Roberts Scholarship

Janaki K. Khatri
Rosemont College, Pennsylvania


The National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) has selected Ms. Janaki K. Khatri as winner of the 2013 Jim Roberts Scholarship. In 2013, Ms. Khatri, an under- graduate student from New Jersey, attended Rosemont College in Pennsylvania, where she was working toward her Bachelors of Science degree in the double major Biology and Economics.
 

Announced in April 2013 at the NAEP Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California, the $1,000 scholarship was awarded in recognition of Ms. Khatri’s scholastic achievement, her strong essay, her ethical character (as demonstrated by the references that were provided in support of her), and her drive and efforts to make a positive change in her local environment. 

NAEP received applications from several students, and all of the students exhibited many of the qualities that embodied Jim Roberts’ personal commitment to the environmental profession. However, it was statements from the references for Ms. Khatri, such as those listed below, that set her apart from the other scholarship applicants:

  • “Ms. Khatri has uncommon potential due to a rare combination of traits— analytical skill, idealism, humility, and intellectual independence."
  • “She has demonstrated a commitment to ethics and environmental causes through thought and action.”

Congratulations Janaki on this accomplishment!