The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative (officially recognized by the U.S. EPA) has engaged tens of thousands of young volunteers (kids, teens, and college-age youth) from around the world in environmental cleanup and conservation projects since 1999. This program has received multiple awards from the City of Albuquerque, a "Best Community Impact" award from Eastern Kentucky University, and is featured on thousands of web sites.
The goals of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative are to elevate youth into leadership roles by engaging them in environmental cleanup and conservation projects, empower young people to rebuild the environmental and social well-being of our communities and improve local living conditions for both citizens and wildlife through education, activism, and action.
Applicants must conduct their own environmental stewardship project: Take a few digital photos of your project in action. Write an essay about your project and what it meant to you and register at the scholarship provider's website and upload your favorite project photo along with your essay.