Bi-Annual $1,000 Environmental Awareness Scholarship Essay

Award Amount


Spring Deadline

February 1st

Fall Deadline

September 1st

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What is environmental awareness and what does it mean to you? What actions do you take on daily basis which show your love for the very environment around you? We must first understand what environmentalism is. Environmentalism is an ideology that evokes the necessity and responsibility of humans to respect, protect, and preserve the natural world from actions our human race are taking every day.

Have you ever been upset to see plastic bags, cigarettes butts, and candy wrappers littering your favorite park, school or just along the street or alongside a freeway? Do you wish your school or college provided recycling bins for single-use water bottles? What about the worldwide impact our consumption habits are having as a society? What if everyone in the World cared and helped protect the environment as much as you do?

Each individual around us cares about the environment in their own way and has a unique understanding how it works. Ultimately, it’s the actions you take which truly make a difference.

If you’re reading this then we want to invite you to participate in the Environmental Awareness Scholarship Essay! Application window is now open!

This scholarship is made possible by private funds from, a company that provides eco-friendly promotional products to businesses around the country. has been providing custom reusable bags products for over 15 years and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. They are located in beautiful Bend, Oregon. is one of the fastest-growing eco-products companies in the country with a huge commitment to the environment.

2022 Scholarship Essay Topic

Climate change is a hotly contested debate. Tell us about how you think climate change will impact future generations.


*Note: Essay questions change every year.

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The following section discusses the rules and guidelines for the scholarship essay award.


There will be (2) scholarships presented, each as a $1,000 check in the winner's name or to an accredited school in the name of the winner. The scholarship is not transferable.

Scholarship essay entries must be received by the due date of the deadline. All scholarship essays must be submitted through the application form at the bottom of this page. Only one entry per person, group or classroom will be accepted. Multiple entries will be disqualified.


  • College Students
  • High School Students
  • Student Groups
  • School Classrooms

AWARDS is proud to offer 2 scholarship awards, each for $1,000 to college or high school students, student groups, or classrooms whose scholarship essay application most effectively answers the question through creativity, community engagement, and activism. Scholarships are offered every September 1st and February 1st.

Winners will be announced in the Fall and Spring of each year. They are free to use their awards however they choose, but they are encouraged to use their awards for continued study, development of their advocacy campaigns or simply to help fund their environmentally-themed classroom activities.

To recognize your commitments and efforts to make a difference in your communities, every winner will receive a Certificate acknowledging the acceptance of this award.


A winner will be selected by a panel of judges no later than 30 days after the scholarship deadline. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Notification of the winner will be by email at the address provided on his/her application form. The scholarship may be awarded to an alternate winner if the scholarship notification is not acknowledged within 14 days after the notification date.

Our Latest Winners...

Congratulations to Our Past Winners...

September 1st 2018 Winner!

  • Sky D - Walla Walla High School and Walla Walla Community College (through running start)

February 1st 2019 Winner!

  • Liana H - Hilton Head High School (Wake Forrest University in Fall)

September 1st 2019 Winner

  • P. Tan - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

February 1st 2020 Winner!

  • K. Cook - University of Mary Washington

September 1st 2020 Winner

  • T. Rock - University of New England


By submitting an entry, the Applicant states that he/she agrees to all competition rules. Applicants under the age of 18 must include the signature of a parent or legal guardian also known as a Sponsor.


All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. The Scholarship is void where prohibited. Applicants agree to be bound by the terms of these rules and by the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the Scholarship.

By entering the Scholarship, the Applicant represents that any essay is his/her original work, and not copied from any other source or infringe upon the rights of any third party, and that the Applicant has the rights to convey any and all right and title to such essay.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY CONSIDERATION does not discriminate based on age, race, sex, religion, disability status or sexual preference. All essay scholarship applicants are considered equally, based upon their merits and strength of their essay and application.

*This Website has complete discretion in choosing the winners of each essay contest.


Q: When is this scholarship offered?
A: It is offered two times a year with due dates of September 1st, and February 1st.

Q: Do you need a letter of recommendation for this scholarship?
A: Letters of recommendation are neither required nor accepted for this scholarship.

Q: Is there a cost involved in submitting an application?
A: There is no cost involved.

Q: Can international students apply?
A: International students are welcome to apply.

Q: Is this program available to Military personnel?
A: All military are welcome.

Q: Where will the scholarship award check be sent?
A: If you are a college student, payments will be sent directly to the university. If you are a student with a parent sponsor, it will be sent directly to the parent. If you are a classroom or group, it will be sent directly to the school.

Q: Are you going to publish submitted essays anywhere?
A: No.

Q: What makes an essay disqualified?
A: Any essay that has false information or plagiarized material are disqualified immediately.

Q: Who will determine the winners?
A: Our staff will determine the winner.

Q: Are students from technical programs and/or adult education programs eligible to participate?
A: Yes

Q: Do the words in the bibliography count towards the final word count?
A: No

Q: Do I need a parent signature to apply for this scholarship if I'm under 18?
A: No. There is no parent signature needed, however, should your essay be chosen, we will need an adult to accept the award on your behalf.

Q: Do you accept applicants outside of the United States?
A: No. This scholarship is only open to U.S. Residents.

Please direct any additional questions, comments through our online contact form.


Just a few suggestions for you to look at before submitting your essay:

  • Is your essay written in English?
  • Does the essay answer this year’s essay contest question?
  • Does your essay address all parts of the question?
  • Is your essay not less than 800 and not more than 1,000 words long excluding works cited?
  • Does your essay have standardized citations and bibliography?

Simply complete the form at the link below and submit before the due date.



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