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Brower Youth Award

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Teens
and Young Adults for Environmental Advocacy

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Earth Island Institute - New Leaders Initiative (NLI)

Deadline Date:

05/20/18 9:00 PM PT

Description:

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Awards of $3,000 to USA, USA Territories, Canada, Mexico, and Caribbean Islands youth (ages 13 to 22) to recognize outstanding environmental leadership and advocacy. Applicants are judged based on the significance of their projects, as well as their leadership role in its creation and implementation.

In addition to the cash prize, each of the six recipients of the Brower Youth Awards will receive a professionally produced short film about their work from an Emmy award winning film crew, and flight and lodging accommodations for a week-long trip to the San Francisco Bay Area.

During their stay in California, the recipients will participate in a coaching, visioning, leadership activities, speaking and media engagements. The Instsitute invests in their continued success by providing ongoing access to resources, mentors, and opportunities to develop leadership skills. The week of activities culminates in the awards ceremony in front of more than 800 guests in San Francisco on October 16, 2018.

Applicants are assessed on the following criteria:

-Outstanding Youth Leadership: You played the major leadership role in creating, organizing and implementing your project or campaign(s).

-Issue and Approach: Your project is applying fresh solutions and approach to relevant environmental challenges.

-Project Impact, Scalability, and Replicability: Is the project’s impact significant? Can your work be used as a model for other communities or campuses?

-Charisma, Personal Commitment, and Trajectory: What draws you to this work? What would winning the Brower Youth Award mean to you?

Application Tips:

Leadership: The Brower Youth Awards are looking to recognize the leader of a group or an effort. While the Institute will consider applicants who are implementing individual efforts, it is the Institute’s tendency to focus on leaders of groups and efforts.

Research and science fair projects: Many research and science fair projects are individual and/or one-time efforts. As such, they are difficult to compare to the leadership of on-going projects. The Institute will not consider applicants who are implementing research and science fair projects, unless it is part of ongoing environmental efforts involving a larger group.

Earth Day and one-time conferences: The Institute understands the impact and necessity of Earth Day, conferences and one-time gatherings. However, the Institute typically will not consider one-time gatherings for the award, unless the event produced long-term measurable impacts in which you have continued to play a significant leadership role.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155875

Number of Grants:

6

Estimated Size of Grant:

$3,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Youth environmental change leaders ages 13 to 22 (as of July 1, 2018) living in North America (including Mexico, Canada, some Caribbean Islands) and US “Territories” are encouraged to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be completed using our online process. Please notify staff well in advance of the deadline if you foresee any problems with submitting an application online.

You must complete your own application. Parents, friends, mentors, teachers, etc. must not complete it for you.

In addition to meeting award eligibility requirements and following all instructions to complete the online application, each applicant must submit:

- Photograph of yourself
- Letter of support from someone who is familiar with you and your environmental work (cannot be from a parent or guardian)

Please contact staff well in advance of the deadline for support with the submission of your application or clarifying questions. Applications will be accepted until 9:00 PM Pacific Time on May 20, 2018. Applications submitted after the deadline due to technical issues will not be accepted.

Staff will review all applications and an external panel of judges vets all semi–finalists. If you are selected as a semi–finalist, a Skype Video Call will be scheduled with you. Finalists will be notified by mid-July 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and apply online:
https://app.wizehive.com/apps/broweryouthawards2018

For questions, contact 510-859-9144 or bya@earthisland.org.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.