April 15, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST.
“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)
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.
HOW TO APPLY: Click Here
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:
- 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?
- 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!)