We only have one planet.
As a society, we’re increasingly faced with solving the complex and multi-dimensional issue of climate change. And while there is reason for concern, there is also one very clear reason for optimism: innovation.
History demonstrates that there’s almost nothing humans cannot achieve when they’re put to the test and have the right incentives.
Environmental scientists are constantly developing new technologies that completely shift what we once knew about sustainability.
For example, even a decade ago, it was clear that renewables were the future…it was just a question of how soon the science could catch up to the economics. Fast forward to 2020 and solar efficiency has skyrocketed, meaning the costs have plummeted, faster than anyone could have imagined. Now, we live in a society where new renewables cost less than existing fossil fuels.
The solution to the climate problem will always be tethered to policy, public opinion, and the economy, but the one thing that has the potential to completely change the game is innovation. And I believe it will.
However, in order for innovation to succeed, it needs two things: 1) funding, and 2) brain power. We need the smartest people in the world to be incentivized to work on the most important problem facing the world’s 7 billion people.
And while most scientific research is funded by companies, it’s important to support scientists tackling important environmental issues independent of a company’s agenda. With that, the Amplify Green Innovation Scholarship will support one student who is dedicated to preserving our planet through green innovation and science.
The scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate school students in any field of study.
This scholarship is part of a 12-part, AMPLIFY Scholarship Series, spanning topics including women in tech, continuous learning, environmental science, and more. These scholarships are announced quarterly and awarded monthly throughout 2021. Follow along here!
What’s the problem that interests you most with climate change? How do you plan on working on this problem, and what potential solutions are you most excited about?
The application deadline is Mar 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Mar 30, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,500.
The winner will be publicly announced on Mar 30, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the winner’s academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements).
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.