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  GREEN SCHOLARSHIP

2021 Green Scholarship Application

The demand for sustainability professionals is growing and we recognize the barriers recent graduates face affording post-secondary education. In order to prepare our future workforce with quality education, Keep Rutherford County Beautiful (KRCB) is offering a $1,200 2021 Green Scholarship this Spring! The scholarship award may be granted to any Rutherford County High School graduate that is planning to pursue a ‘green’ or eco-oriented undergraduate degree. This is for both 2- and 4-year programs.

We are happy to announce our 2021 recipient - Emma Rogers! Thank you to everyone that participated.

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 THIS SCHOLARSHIP WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE GENEROUS DONATIONS FROM THESE RUTHERFORD COUNTY COMMUNITY LEADERS

ANDREW TISDALE, EDWARD JONES FINANCIAL ADVISOR

&
BROCK HEFFLIN

Summary Of Scholarship Requirements

  1. Pursuing an Eco-Oriented Undergraduate Major. This includes but is not limited to sustainable agriculture; marine sciences; renewable energy; environmental science, architecture, engineering, health services and law; wildlife ecology; and horticulture. The program can be completed in 2- or 4- years.

  2. Overall GPA of 3.0 or higherPhotocopies of your transcript are acceptable if transcript is signed by a guidance counselor or principal.

  3. Submit a short personal essay that demonstrates your interest in environmental practices. 500 words recommended.

  4. At least 20 hours of community service with us or other like-minded organizations. We have lots of opportunities for community service hours, if you need hours please contact usMust either be documented on paper or digitally with sponsor verification.

  5. Proof of FAFSA application. Submit a record of application. Do not submit the application itself.

  6. Letter of RecommendationYour sponsor can email their letter to KeepRCNCBeautiful@RutherfordCountyNC.gov or upload it below.

  7. Submit the scholarship application.

  8. In early May, top 3 candidates post a 2-4 minute video (You will be contacted personally in May if you must complete this step)

  • Show the problem(s)

  • Discourage the problem(s)

  • Encourage people in the community to fix problem(s)

  • Video should be creative and video comments and number of likes will be taken into consideration

The application window has closed.
Congratulations to our 2021 recipient Emma Rogers! 

Check back soon for information on next year's offerings

Step 2 - Upload

Completed Application
Most Recent Official High School Transcript
Personal Essay
Verified Community Service Hours
Proof of FAFSA Application
Letter of Recommendation

Thank you for submitting!