The Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, a private charitable foundation based in East Hampton, has selected nine Yale graduate students as Andrew Sabin International Environmental Fellows. Each of these scholarship students from developing nations may now receive up to $40,000 for tuition and post-graduate service in the environmental sector if they return to their home country for several months after graduation.
Its stated purpose is to protect and preserve the environment. It provides grants to nonprofit organizations to achieve this goal.
The East Hampton foundation contacted the Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, which selected nine graduate students. The Sabin Fellowship program at Yale University was created in 2011 to provide scholarships and further the goal of protecting and preserving the environment by providing grants to nonprofit orgs.
The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, founded in 1902, is the oldest school in the United States with programs in professional environmental and forestry education and training. The 2013 Andrew Sabin Fellows hail from various international home countries including Nigeria, Columbia, Bhutan, China, Peru, Antigua, Barbuda, and Ethiopia.
Andrew Sabin has stated, “In the long run, I’m hoping to help create a global network of committed young, environmental leaders who are tackling tough issues like climate change and biodiversity loss.”