Wouldn’t it be great to save money in college while also proving to the world how environmentally conscience you are? Well, you can by applying to green scholarships! The aim of these awards are to promote eco-friendly practices to the next generation so that our planet will stay safe and healthy for the foreseeable future. If you’re a Canadian citizen who’d like to reduce educational costs while also increasing your environmental activity, below are 7 earth-friendly scholarships from various companies and organizations.
The Brower Youth Awards
This scholarship is open to youth between the ages of 13 and 22 living either in Mexico, Canada or the United States. Each year six winners will be awarded a $3,000 cash prize in addition to a week long trip to the San Francisco Bay Area to participate in camping, media engagements and environmental conferences. The Brower Youth Awards wish to encourage students to either engage in sustainability projects, offer environmental analysis or earth-friendly ideas to help make the world a better place. The deadline is May 18.
Gaspard Keep Canada Green Online Scholarship Contest
Gaspard, the maker of academic regalia, is offering 11 scholarships to eligible students; one worth $2,500 and the rest $1,000. All you have to do is complete a series of online trivia questions found on the site www.keepcanadagreencontest.ca. The trivia questions are all based on the environment and are meant to be educational and fun. The deadline is April 10.
The Bill Mason Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provided through Paddle Canada and running since 1990, the Bill Mason Memorial Scholarship Fund will award $1,000 to help lower the educational costs of “tomorrow’s environmental stewards”. There’s no official application form to submit, rather, you must provide a cover letter and confirmation of eligibility in addition to answering six questions that must be mailed to the organization (side note: if you want to remain a good environmental steward, there’s eco-friendly printing paper offered from various companies that use recycled material). The deadline is September 30.
Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship
Cenovus Energy, a Canadian oil and natural gas company, will award a $5,000 scholarship to two Canadian students with at least 2 years of undergraduate study completed. In addition to the monetary award, the scholarship also allows the opportunity for paid summer employment, mentor-ship and invitations to annual gatherings with stipends.
Air & Waste Management Association Scholarships
This organization offers a number of scholarships per year to students pursuing earth friendly careers. You’ll find international scholarships as well as local and chapter scholarships available. Also, in addition to winning funds for school, you’ll also be featured in EM magazine for environmental managers if selected.
Apprentice Ecologist Initiative
The Nicodemus Wilderness Project sponsors this scholarship worth $850. To be considered you must create an environmental stewardship project (something that benefits the environment like reforestation or a recycling operation), take photos of your activities, write an essay and upload that onto the website. The deadline is December 31.
Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships
Annie’s is a company that provides organic foods (no GMOs, synthetic preservatives, pesticides, etc) promoting a healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle in the US and Canada. They offer annual scholarships with two award amounts: $2,500 and $10,000 each that can definitely help lower the cost of college expenses. They believe in being transparent with their earth-friendly business and so offer sustainability reports every year to prove they’re good environmental stewards.
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