“EDEN RENEWABLES IS OFFERING $16,000 TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS IN THE CAPITAL REGION
DEADLINE FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022
Troy, NY – The deadline is fast approaching for applications to the Eden Renewables annual scholarship program with a total value of $16,000. Eden is a community solar farm developer based in Troy. High school seniors graduating from schools in communities which host Eden’s solar developments (see list below) and pursuing a career in fields that benefit the environment are invited to apply for ‘Green STEAM’ scholarships until May 20th.
Eden’s Green STEAM Scholarship was established in 2019 to encourage and support students interested in environmental careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). So far, Eden has awarded $17,000 to 10 seniors attending Argyle, Duanesburg, Fonda-Fultonville, Hoosic Valley, Ichabod Crane, Maple Hill Junior-Senior, and Troy City High Schools, majoring in subjects such as Environmental Design, Environmental Science, Marine Biology and Wildlife Conservation.
Awards of $1,000-$3,000 will be made to up to 10-15 students, depending on the quantity and quality of applications received.
Eden’s Chief Development Officer Giovanni Maruca said, “Eden has already supported 10 students in the region with their environmental career ambitions. We are living in very challenging times, so this year we are able to increase the funds available to $16,000 which I hope will make a positive difference to the futures of more young people – and help benefit the US long-term transition to a low-carbon economy.”
Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, and statement of goals and aspirations. They will be formally awarded at each school’s graduation ceremony.
To be eligible, applicants must be a high school senior attending one of the host community schools, have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA, and be accepted into a 2 or 4-year college or university and enrolled in Green STEAM or related discipline. A letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or employer, and a 500-word statement of purpose regarding educational plans and professional aspirations in Green STEAM must be submitted with the application to be considered.
To submit an application: https://edenrenewables.com/scholarship-2022 “
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Editor. The Mountain Eagle and the Schoharie Mountain News 15 May 2022.