“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. This scholarship was created by Jamie Margolin: 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.
The goal of this scholarship is to encourage students to learn more about how climate change is impacting various segments of our world, and to get involved in helping to make a difference.
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
- training or technical program
Undocumented students are eligible and encouraged to apply.
- Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school
- Award is available to U.S. citizens
- Application form required
- Essay required