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Update April 16th
Because of high traffic to our website on the day of the scholarship deadline, this page was unavailable for several hours. We will therefore accept scholarship essays and applications through Thursday, April 18th. We apologize for any inconvenience!
Full Tuition Scholarship Announcement
In recognition of the critical challenges facing our planet and society due to climate change, Sterling College wishes to acknowledge the work of applicants who are engaged in addressing the issues associated with our use of fossil fuels.
As the first college in Vermont, and only the third college in the nation, to meet the challenge of divesting from the 200 fossil fuel extractors identified by 350.org, Sterling College has demonstrated its commitment to its mission of educating environmental stewards.
The focus of our liberal arts curriculum and global field studies programs in ecology, environmental humanities, outdoor education, and sustainable agriculture, give students broad exposure to the key issues associated with climate justice, and prepare them to make important contributions to the wellbeing of humanity and protection of the natural world.
Applicants for the new Climate Justice Scholarships must apply for admission to Sterling College and are asked to submit an additional 500-word essay that describes their personal commitment to and experience with environmental stewardship and climate change activism. First-year and transfer students are elibigible for consideration.
The deadline for full consideration is April 15, 2013.
CLIMATE JUSTICE SCHOLARS
One full-tuition scholarship, renewable for up to eight semesters / four years of enrollment, in recognition of the leadership an admitted student has offered through environmental stewardship and climate justice activism.
The College will also award ten $5,000 - $10,000 merit scholarships to admitted students in recognition of the commitments they have made to environmental stewardship.
We welcome nominations for these scholarships. To nominate an applicant, please fill out this student referral form, and be sure to reference the scholarship program. You may also contact the Office of Admission & Financial Aid at (800) 648-3591.