Blades of Green has created a merit-based scholarship fund for individuals seeking undergraduate education in environmental studies or related fields. Mark and Brad Leahy will give away two $1,000 scholarships for the 2023 academic year. The scholarship will be awarded based on academic excellence, pursuit of further study in environmental education at an accredited college or university, and passion for further study.
The scholarship will last for the duration of one year and be paid directly to the winning candidate to use towards tuition and board during the fall semester. Applicant must: Reside in Maryland, DC or VA (your intended school does not need to be in these regions); Complete entire application; Submit transcripts – does not need to be an “official” transcript, but must have the most recent semester on it; Submit a letter of intent: 350 – 500 words describing the career path you plan to seek after graduation, passion for your intended field, and what inspired you to pursue your intended career path; Submit a letter of recommendation – can be in the form of a faculty letter of recommendation or other professional recommendation letter. Applications must be postmarked/sent in by the specified due date at 11:59 PM (EST). Students who are pursuing a Graduate or Doctoral degree do not qualify for this scholarship.