Green Scholarships

There has been increasing concern for the environment as causes have been supported by celebrities, politicians, and a host of highly vocal organizations and movements. Documentaries such as An Inconvenient Truth are increasingly popular and more people are aware of environmental issues now than ever before. Concerns about long-term global warming effects and the cost of fuel are pushing more people to consider going green. Scholarships are reflecting this trend, as numerous providers are awarding green scholarships to environmentally-conscious students.


Winning Green Scholarships

Scholarship awards are offered across the diverse range of green interests, with scholarship money available to students ranging from sustainable agriculture majors to average students who have ideas for making their communities more eco-friendly. You may have organized a "walk to school" rally on Earth Day, raised money for a bike path in your town, or perhaps you are an architecture student planning to incorporate green building ideas into your designs. To those who care about the environment and can back it up with a project, essay, or declared major, there is potential to win green scholarships. These scholarship opportunities are especially welcome for driven students, as many green scholarships not only pay for school, but also allow students to implement their projects and ideas or attend conferences to learn more about their prospective cause. If you are considering launching a career in an eco-oriented field, winning a green scholarship can be a great way to start.

By now, you’re probably wondering what green scholarships are out there and how you can find them. Below, we have a list of some popular green scholarships from our database of over 2.7 million awards. You can find even more green scholarships by conducting a free college scholarship search. From there, just view the scholarship information, make sure you meet the requirements, and be on your way to winning scholarships and saving the planet!

AKA-EAF Financial Need Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the AKA-EAF Financial Need Undergraduate Scholarship, the applicant must be a full-time, sophomore or beyond who is currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 ("C+" average) and must demonstrate community service and involvement. Awards are announced in August. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

American Red Cross - Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 8/31/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • To qualify for the American Red Cross Leaders Save Lives Program (referred to as “Program”), each Blood Program Leader must be currently enrolled in high school, college, university, technical school, trade school or community college and must host an American Red Cross blood drive in the United States scheduled between June 1 – August 31st. The student may not adopt an existing blood drive. [...] More

BAFTX Susan Howard Community Service Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The purpose of the Susan Howard Community Service Award is to honor and reward academically adept students from low income families in Texas or Great Britain who have demonstrated initiative and leadership skills through their dedication to benefiting their community. In memory of Susan Howard, Founder of the British American Foundation of Texas, this award honors young adults who have shown [...] More

Balkhi Foundation Higher Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Balkhi Foundation Higher Education Scholarship seeks to help talented young people make college more attainable through a $1000 scholarship. These ten annual renewable awards are granted to exceptional high school seniors accepted to a US-based college or university who demonstrate a financial need.

    An ideal applicant for a Balkhi Foundation Scholarship is a student who has shown [...] More

Brower Youth Award

  • Application Deadline: 5/14/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Earth Island Institute established The Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership in 2000 to honor renowned environmental advocate David Brower. Each of the six (6) recipients of the Brower Youth Awards will receive a $3,000 cash prize, a professionally produced short film about their work from an Emmy award winning film crew, and flight and lodging accommodations for a week-long trip to the [...] More

Claes Nobel Good Earth Sustainability Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/31/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Claes Nobel (1930-2021) co-founded the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) in 2002. Originally from Sweden, he held dual citizenship from Sweden and the US. A member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, Mr. Nobel embodied the spirit of excellence and world betterment as a passionate proponent of humanitarian and environmental causes.

    In 1974, Mr. Nobel drafted a [...] More

Community Service Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/10/2023
  • Amount: $500
  • Preparing for college is an exciting time, but it can also be an overwhelming undertaking, especially for students graduating during a pandemic. At Zakat Foundation of America, we value community service and students who have a volunteering spirit. This year, we want to appreciate those students who have consistently given from their time to help others. Zakat Foundation of America is offering a [...] More

DAR Good Citizens Award

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these [...] More

Fred S. Bailey Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2024
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The Fred S. Bailey Scholarship awards nearly $200,000 in undergraduate financial aid to University of Illinois students who demonstrate a deep commitment to service and action. There are two types of scholarships, the Undergraduate Awards and the Leadership Awards. The Undergraduate Awards are given each year to undergraduate students who have demonstrated positive impact and commitment as a [...] More

Future Without Speciesism Award

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • If you can use your talents to save animals from exploitation, you could score a Future Without Speciesism Cash Award. PETA is awarding prizes of $1,000 to $10,000 to students who come up with a game-changing idea that they can develop into a specific action plan or design to replace animal use. This award does not convey ownership rights to PETA or prevent you from patenting your invention. [...] More

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes welcomes applications from public-spirited young people and honors outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet. Their leadership and courage make them true heroes - and inspirations to us all. Applicants must be 8 to 18 years of age and must be permanent residents of the U.S or Canada, and must be [...] More

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/29/2023
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Graduate students meeting the eligibility requirements noted below may apply directly to The Wilderness Society. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in North America, have strong academic qualifications and/or career goals focused on making a significant positive difference in the long-term protection of wilderness in the United States. Graduate students in natural [...] More

Ike Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • To be eligible for the Ike Foundation Scholarship, applicants must: be a high school senior; be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen; be planning to enroll in a two or four-year college or university as a full time, degree-seeking student; demonstrate volunteer commitment of time to support the community, preferably fishing/conservation-related; and have a 3.2 GPA. In addition to completing the [...] More

International Young Eco-Hero Award

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2024
  • Amount: $500
  • Action For Nature (AFN), a non-profit organization, created the International Young Eco-Hero Awards to recognize and reward the successful individual environmental initiatives of young people ages 8 to 16. AFN encourages young people around the world to carry out individual environmental action projects. We believe that young people can have a positive impact on the environment and are vital in [...] More

Joseph Zukin Jr. Scholarship For Entrepreneurship

  • Application Deadline: 6/5/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The scholarship was established to recognize the entrepreneurial skills, work ethic, and commitment to community engagement that were hallmarks of the lifetime work of Joseph Zukin Jr.. Mr. Zukin's career spanned more than half a century and including starting several business ventures, including an amusement park, services, radio stations, and billboard companies.

    Throughout his successful [...] More

Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

  • Application Deadline: 9/25/2023
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize is an invention competition recognizing outstanding teams of undergraduates and individual graduate students across the country for their tested prototypes of tech-based inventions in healthcare, food and agriculture, transportation, and consumer devices. Eligibility: -Must be a full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking student in the upcoming spring semester at a [...] More

MISA Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The MISA Student Scholarship is awarded each year to any student currently attending an accredited University or Community College in the state of Michigan. The purpose of this scholarship is to reward both academic and professional achievement. This year there will be 3 scholarships given out to the top three students. Winners will be chosen by the MISA Board.

    The 1st Place Winner will [...] More

National AG Day Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • Students across the country are invited to enter the National Ag Day essay and video contest, sponsored by the Agriculture Council of America. This year’s theme is, “American Agriculture: Growing a Climate for Tomorrow?” National Ag Day’s objective is to celebrate agriculture and to help consumers better understand how farmers and the companies serving them produce abundant, healthy, nutritious, [...] More

Ocean Awareness Student Contest

  • Application Deadline: 6/13/2023
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The annual Ocean Awareness Contest is a platform for young people to learn about environmental issues through art-making and creative communication, and become advocates for positive change. Students are invited to create Visual Art (any medium), Creative Writing, Film, Interactive & Multimedia, Performing Arts: Music & Dance, and Poetry & Spoken Word that explores their connection to water and [...] More

One Earth Film Festival Young Filmmakers Contest

  • Application Deadline: 6/25/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is open to students from third grade through college. Each film submission is based on one or several of the following topics: water, waste, food, transportation, energy, open space, and ecosystems. All entries must be between 3 and 8 minutes in length. Submissions are open to Elementary, Middle School, High School, Undergraduate and Graduate, as well as [...] More

Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: $25,000
  • The Green Family Foundation and Firstrust Bank are pleased to present you once again with the Samuel A. GreenScholarship Program! The Scholarship Program was named in loving memory of Firstrust’s Founder and Samuel A. Green, who believed in the power of higher education and the right of all young people to pursue it. In the spirit of his legacy, we are inspired to carry his strong commitment to [...] More

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/27/2024
  • Amount: $1,500
  • P.L.A.Y. has always made a point to promote compassion towards animals in both our personal and professional lives. From working directly with local shelters to donating products to animals in need through our Warm Bellies Initiative with the Petfinder Foundation, animal welfare has always been a staple of our business. Students from across the U.S. are invited to apply for P.L.A.Y.’s annual [...] More

Science Without Borders Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2024
  • Amount: $500
  • The Science Without Borders Challenge is an international contest that engages students and teachers in ocean conservation through art. This annual competition inspires students to be creative while promoting public awareness of the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources, contributing to the overarching goals of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans [...] More

Shifters Global Innovation Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 11/9/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge is open to next gen leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs (18 - 30 years) with fresh solutions to today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges! We’re looking for creative ideas, projects, and business solutions to the problems that matter most to you and your community. We welcome ideas at any stage and from anywhere in the [...] More

The Paradigm Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2023
  • Amount: $100,000
  • The Paradigm Challenge is an ongoing competition that invites students up to age 18 from around the world to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve real-life problems and make a difference. Students may enter the Paradigm Challenge individually or as teams of any size. All types of entries are welcome, including posters, videos, inventions, public messages, community events, [...] More

Udall Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2024
  • Amount: $7,000
  • The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. This year, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 55 scholarships of up to $7,000 each. The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on [...] More

United States Navy Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The United States Navy Memorial received an endowment from the widow of a Chief Petty Officer with the purpose of awarding scholarships to the grandchildren of deceased Chief Petty Officers (E7, E8, or E9). Each year, application packages will be reviewed and graded by a group of active-duty Master Chief Petty Officers in the Washington, DC area to award a minimum of one but no more than three [...] More

Wealth by Health Steps for Change Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2023
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The Steps For Change Scholarship is an income and merit-based renewable scholarship awarded to high school seniors applying to a college or university to further their career goals. Students from low-income families are recognized for their capacity to lead and commitment to making a significant impact on communities. Award recipients must display academic excellence, exude passion in empowering [...] More

WWF Conservation Leadership Award

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The WWF-US Conservation Leadership Award acknowledges the achievements of exceptional young people working toward conservation solutions in the United States, and seeks to inspire other young people to get involved in opportunities within their communities. The award recognizes and celebrates youth leaders in their community who are making outstanding contributions for the environment—leading [...] More

York County Conservation District Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The District was founded in 1938 when 554 farmers signed a petition requesting assistance for protecting the natural resources of York County. Today, we assist farmers and all county residents by promoting maintenance, improvement and wise use of land, water, soil and other natural resources. We accomplish this mission through educational programs and the administration of laws and regulations [...] More

Latest College & Financial Aid News

The Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

March 30, 2023

by Zina Kumok

High school students planning to work in a STEM-based field can rest assured about their career prospects. Research shows that STEM jobs will grow more than twice as rapidly as non-STEM jobs over the next 8 years. [...]

Top 5 Scholarships for March 2023

March 22, 2023

by Kevin Ladd

Did you know that there are more scholarships with deadlines in March than any other month? Now is the time to put in a little bit of your time to apply for as many scholarships as you possibly can. Of course, you are going to want to prioritize wisely, with just over a week left in the month. [...]

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship

February 22, 2023

by Zina Kumok

Most major tech companies offer scholarships for prospective or current college students. While some of those are geared toward all students, other scholarships are designed to fix the racial disparity within the tech industry. According to research from 2021, fewer than 10% of STEM employees in the workforce are African-American. The Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship aims to close the gap and encourage more Black students to major in STEM-related fields. [...]

Last Reviewed: March 2023

Scholarships by Type