Climate Justice $1,000 Scholarship by Jamie Margolin

What is Climate Justice?

“Climate justice” is a term, and more than that a movement, that acknowledges climate change can have differing social, economic, public health, and other adverse impacts on underprivileged populations. (SOURCE: Yale Climate Connections)

About Jamie Margolin

Photo Credit: Dazed Digital
Photo Credit: Dazed Digital

Jamie Sarai Margolin is a 19-year-old Jewish Colombian-American organizer, activist, author, public speaker, and filmmaker. She is co-founder of the international youth climate justice movement called Zero Hour that led the official "Youth Climate Marches" in Washington, DC and 25+ cities around the world during the summer of 2018. Zero Hour has over 200+ chapters worldwide and has been a leading organization in the climate movement.

 Jamie is the author of a book called "Youth To Power: Your Voice and How To Use It,” (www.youthtopowerbook.com) which has been translated into many languages and sold all over the world. The book serves as a guide to organizing and activism and is a recipient of the gold medal Nautilus Book Award for YA nonfiction.

Jamie is one of Teen Vogue's "21 Under 21" girls changing the world in 2018, one of People Magazine's 25 women changing the world in 2018, Fuse TV's Latina Trailblazer of 2018, one of The Today Show's 18 under 18 Groundbreakers of 2019, MTV EMA Generation Change winner of 2019, one of the BBC's 100 most influential women of 2019, and one of GLAAD's 20 under 20 LGBTQ+ people changing the world. She is on the OUT 100 list of 2020.

Why Jamie Created This Scholarship

"Getting started and finding the resources to take action on the issues you care about can be overwhelming and exhausting. I want to give students the resources to get started and be able to create what they envision."

Climate Justice Scholarship details

Amount & Number of Awards

For the Climate Justice Scholarship, $1,000 will be awarded to one lucky applicant at the end of the application period.

Scholarship Deadline

The deadline to apply for the Climate Justice Scholarship is April 15, 2022 at 11:59pm EST. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Who Can Apply?

The Climate Justice Scholarship is open to high school and college students of all years. Students must be enrolled in one of the following:

  • a high school in the US
  • an accredited 2 or 4-year institution in the US
  • a training or technical program

Undocumented students are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Application Requirement

For the Climate Justice Scholarship, applicants must fill out the application form, read one of the articles listed below and reply to the two featured questions in an essay of 500 words or less.

Article 1: Why Climate Change is a Racial Justice Issue

Article 2: Excerpt from "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate" by Naomi Klein

Article 3: On Indigenous Rights and Climate Justice 

Questions to answer:

  1. What did you learn about climate justice that you didn’t already know? What factoid or part of the reading you chose interested you the most? Why should the world care about this issue?
  2. Discuss at least one actionable step that YOU can take, as an individual, within your family, or in a group within your larger community, to help combat AND/OR raise awareness for this specific area of climate justice. What can we do to make a difference? (feel free to do additional research to answer this!)

Please upload your response in the application form below!

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