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There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

Environmental advocate David Brower enjoyed seeing “what young people can do, before someone old tells them it’s impossible.” This scholarship opportunity awards outstanding leadership efforts of students working for the protection of our planet (a seemingly impossible but necessary task).

Scholarship: Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership

Awarding Organization: Earth Island Institute New Leaders Initiative

Amount: $3,000 cash prize, a short film highlighting their project, and a visit to California to participate in various workshops and activities.

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Six

Eligible Students: Applicants must be 13-22 years of age and live in North America.

How to Apply: Complete the online application. Semi-finalists will be notified about additional documentation requirements.

Deadline: May 14

Website: Brower Youth Awards

Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

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Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.