The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ (officially recognized by the U.S. EPA) has engaged tens of thousands of young volunteers (kids, teens, and college-age youth) from around the world in environmental cleanup and conservation projects since 1999. The goals of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ are to:
- Elevate youth into leadership roles by engaging them in environmental cleanup and conservation projects,
- Empower young people to rebuild the environmental and social well-being of our communities,
- Improve local living conditions for both citizens and wildlife through education, activism, and action.
Here’s how to become an official Apprentice Ecologist and be considered for a scholarship:
- Conduct your own environmental stewardship project.
- Take a few digital photos of your project in action.
- Write an essay about your project and what it meant to you.
- Register and upload your favorite project photo along with your essay.
Three scholarships totaling $1,750 will be awarded annually to the authors of the three best Apprentice Ecologist essays.
- Aged between 13 and 21 years old
- Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
- Award is available to U.S. citizens
- Award is available to Canadian citizens
- Award is available to citizens of countries other than the U.S. and Canada.
- Application form required
- Essay required
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Donor: Nicodemus Wilderness Project
The Nicodemus Wilderness Project is a 501(c)(3) publicly-supported nonprofit organization whose mission is: To protect wildlife and our environment and to build future conservation leaders by engaging youth in environmental stewardship projects worldwide.Website