USGBC Carolinas Greenbuild Scholarship Application
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The scholarship fund was established by the USGBC North Carolina Chapter (USGBC NC) in honor of the late Rob Eggers, a valued member of the Charlotte sustainable design community. A long-time volunteer with the local USGBC chapter, Rob served on the Education and Programs Committee. His volunteer work was instrumental in developing programs for the local branch and in strengthening partnerships with other organizations to provide education throughout the region. Passionate about education, Rob taught classes at several local community colleges, and became the first person to receive the LEED AP - Neighborhood Development credential in North Carolina.
USGBC is excited to offer scholarships for the 2017 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston, Massachusetts November 8th -10th to qualifying individuals under the age of 30. USGBC's scholarship is an investment in people who share our vision of 'green buildings and communities for all'.
The Scholarship is organized through the local Emerging Professionals program that bolsters the careers of young professionals from a range of disciplines through networking opportunities and hands-on leadership experience. The program equips participants with the tools they need to succeed as leaders of their chapters, organizations, their communities and the sustainability movement. It offers a fresh, innovative perspective to USGBC chapters and secures the future of green building by maintaining a pipeline of passionate, competent leaders.
The Scholarship is funded through proceeds of USGBC's Green Gala and Sustainable Business Awards, which will be held this year on September 21, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. This year’s winners will be honored at the Green Gala, will receive a free ticket to the event, and will have the chance to compete for an additional “peoples’ choice” award described below.
Like Rob Eggers, the applicant should demonstrate a passion for sustainability, interest in green building, and furthering one’s own education. The applicants are asked to demonstrate a personal or professional background that merits receipt of a scholarship as well as demonstrate a strong commitment to advancing the green building mission through engagement over the long term. Applicants are encouraged to explain how attending Greenbuild 2017 would further their career or educational path in sustainability and define advantages of them participating in the conference for their community. Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen years of age and must submit all required application information. Applicant’s USGBC local branch membership and/or student chapter membership is a factor considered by the judges but is not a requirement. Consider joining at www.usgbcnc.org
Previous scholarship recipients may not reapply; this is a one-time award. However, previous applicants who were not awarded a scholarship may re-apply.
USGBC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, or military status.
The recipient will be selected by an impartial judging panel, which will include USGBC members from other communities around the southeast.
Three recipients will be awarded a scholarship to Greenbuild 2017 that includes: Registration to Greenbuild, Communities & Affordable Homes Summit, USGBC Community Celebration and Greenbuild Scholarship Breakfast, online subscription to Education @USGBC and air-fare plus lodging in Boston for the week of the conference. An additional $1000 award as a “peoples’ choice” will be given at the Green Gala on September 21, 2017 where each scholarship winner must attend.The final three recipients will be required to submit a one minute video proposal for a Green Apple Day of Service project working with students in a local school in 2018! Green Apple Day of Service is a global movement to transform all our schools into healthy, safe, cost-efficient and productive learning places with local initiatives from the community. The one minute video will enlighten the audience on the recipient’s proposal to better a local school in need. The winner will be chosen by the audience and awarded $1,000 distributed to their Green Apple Day of Service project.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by Friday, August 18, 2017.
Applicant must submit the following:
1. Online application form
2. Verification of Enrollment OR Professional Recommendation Letter
3. Personal Statement (maximum 500 words) including:
a. Description of the applicant’s current studies and/or career involvement in sustainability/green building
b. Career objectives and goals
c. How this scholarship will help achieve above objectives and goals
d. Applicant’s future impact on the environment as a result of completing this program (please use your own interpretation of this statement)
1. Winners must agree to release of their name and photo for publicity purposes.
2. If you are chosen as a award recipient, you will be specially invited to be recognized at the Green Gala on September 21, 2017 and will have the opportunity to compete for an additional $1000 “peoples’ choice” scholarship award by submitting a one minute video describing what you will do to achieve our mission of green buildings for all within this generation. Must be present at the Green Gala.
3. Applicants are encouraged to stay connected and volunteer with the USGBC. The Emerging Professionals Committee provides a great way to get involved in giving back to the community.
Deadline for application is at midnight on Friday, July 7, 2017
For questions contact: Alison Crossley email@example.com
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