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Bold Climate Changemakers Scholarship

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1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Jul 13, 2022
Winners Announced
Aug 13, 2022
Education Level
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The climate crisis is becoming an increasingly important problem in our world. 

From rising temperatures to increases in natural disasters, many peoples’ lives are being touched by climate change each day. In order to preserve the Earth for generations to come, it’s critical that young activists have the support they need to protect the environment. 

This scholarship seeks to support students who are passionate about advocating for and protecting the environment for future generations. 

Any student who acts to protect the environment may apply for this exclusive scholarship. To apply, tell us what you do to benefit the environment in your daily life.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published April 13, 2022
Essay Topic

What do you do to have a positive impact on the climate?

150–300 words

Winning Application

Maya Yorks
New York UniversityNew York, NY
I was raised in an environmentally conscious household; one that composted, grew most of our vegetables, and was mindful of our energy usage. It was not until I moved into my college home with four other roommates that I had realized the impact my family instilled on me. As a college junior, I found myself itching with anxiety when lights or electronics were left on without a person occupying that space. Funny enough, this trait morphed into a joke within our household and through time, I saw my little changes become a way of normalcy for my roommates. This small but powerful correction helped me realize just how easy it was to educate others and contribute our share to our planet. I've come to find out that we live in a society that heavily dictates the health of our environment and being the person that I am today, I am mindful that the ways in which I act as a climate change maker tend to be on the smaller scale. The best that I can do are little changes to reduce my carbon footprint like, having a reusable water bottle and grocery bags or carpooling. It saddens me that great changes can only be made at the governmental and 1% level, a responsibility that holds too much damage. Therefore, I use my right to vote in every election. Change begins at the local level and exercising the right to vote is a powerful tool to make our voices heard, especially when it comes to climate change. Aside from voting, protesting legislation is a strong method that generations have used to advance change for our planet and with living so close to our Nation's capital, I can attest that these changes are heard and carry enormous impact along with voting.
Alie McDougall
Charles Wright AcademySteilacoom, WA


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 13, 2022. Winners will be announced on Aug 13, 2022.

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