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Greenpeace Organizing Term
The Greenpeace Organizing Term is a semester of advanced training for student activists. It's action-filled and the best hands-on training for students to become environmental leaders.
Green Corps: The Field School for Environmental Organizing
Green Corps is a year-long program that trains the next generation of environmental leaders. Multiple SEN staff have been graduates of the program, which runs August to August of each year. Learn more and apply at their website.
Drum Major Institute Scholars
DMI Scholars identifies progressive college students from diverse communities and trains them in the skills necessary to obtain and succeed in entry-level public policy positions. DMI Scholars is a "Public Policy 101" for young people who want to shape the direction of our country. DMI Scholars are college sophomores and juniors.
Women for Sustainable Development Leadership Institute
NWF's Women for Sustainable Development (WSD) leadership institute is designed to offer career building skills and educational opportunities to participants, and the opportunity to use these skills to build awareness about international sustainable development issues on their campuses and in their communities. WSD is open to women students seeking an undergraduate degree. Award: Participants selected for WSD will attend a three-day leadership training in Washington, D.C.
Alston Bannerman Fellowship Program
The Alston Bannerman Fellowship Program, an initiative of the Center for Social Inclusion, is committed to advancing progressive social change by helping to sustain long-time activists of color living and working in theU.S. or its territories. The program honors those who have devoted their lives to helping their communities organize for racial, social, economic, and environmental justice. Fellows receive an award of $25,000 to take sabbaticals of three months or more for reflection and renewal. The sabbaticals may be used to explore new interests, travel, relax, visit with other activists, or do whatever the Fellows think is necessary to prepare for their future work. Applicants must have more than ten years of community organizing experience and be committed to continuing to work for social change.
Brower Youth Awards
We're looking for individuals ages 13-22 with the power and persistence to create environmental change. The Brower Youth Awards honors six young people annually with a $3000 cash award and weeklong trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. During that week, award recipients will participate in a week of media and public outreach and be recognized at an awards ceremony attended by 900 members of the public. Apply today for the Brower Youth Award at http://www.broweryouthawards.org. Applications for are due each year on May 15.
Morris K. Udall Environmental Leadership Scholarship
Sophomore and Junior college students can win $5,000
Campus Progress Action Grants
Campus Progress Action Grants help students leverage their passion, creativity, ideas, and organizing talents to create progressive change on their campuses and in their communities. Award: $200 to $1,000 Application dealine: Rolling
Do Something Grants for Young Social Entrepreneurs
Do Something works to inspire, support, and celebrate young social entrepreneurs and community activists. The organization is accepting applications weekly for up to $500 grants and a scholarship program for $5,000.
Wild Gift Grants
The Wild Gift provides grants to leaders who wish to embark on a self-designed year long project to protect nature or promote sustainability. The program is open to young leaders aged 21 to 30. The Wild Gift program consists of four parts: mentoring to help refine leader-designed projects, a 20-day wilderness trek, a year's support to ensure the project's success, and a seven-day trek after one year. Award: $10,000 to $15,000
President's Environmental Youth Awards
The President's Environmental Youth Awards recognizes young people across America for projects that demonstrate their commitment to the environment. K-12 students are sponsored by an adult and must submit evidence of a completed project to their regional EPA office.
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Honors young people ages 8 to 18 who have shown leadership and courage in public service to people and our planet. Each year, ten national winners each receive $2,000 to support their service work or higher education. Half of each year's winners are chosen for their work to protect the environment.
Young Eco-Hero Awards
Action For Nature, a San Francisco based group, is seeking applications from 8 to 16 year olds worldwide for its 2008 International Young Eco-Hero Awards Program. The award recognizes the individual accomplishments of young people who have carried out environmental action projects which concern environmental action, advocacy, environmental health, or protection of the natural world. Award: Up to $500