$10,000 scholarship to be awarded to NYC public high school students

Public high school students, now’s your chance to win a $10,000 college scholarship!

Applications are now open to “environmentally-minded” public high school seniors for the scholarship, which is funded and supported by the NYC Parks and Recreation Department, Rockefeller Foundation, the Bette Midler Family Trust, and the Municipal Art Society.

The scholarship, which will be awarded to one male public high school senior and one female public high school senior, will reflect the students’ “academic and extracurricular commitment to environmental stewardship through their development and execution of sustainability-themed projects (for example, recycling, energy monitoring, parks stewardship, greening).”

The scholarship will be put to use at the college of the student’s choice for his/her first year of school.

Applicants of the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

• Be a senior in NYC public school intending to attend college in fall 2013
• Demonstrate commitment to and activity in civic engagement
• Demonstrate commitment to and activity in sustainability projects
• Provide evidence of having completed a sustainability project in high school that shows evidence of leadership, commitment to sustainability, mobilization of others

The recipients of the scholarship will be notified by February 2013; applications may be submitted through www.milliontrees.org.

The deadline is January 4, 2013.

For further information, e-mail maathai@mas.org .

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