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Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation Scholarship

Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation Scholarship

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Undergraduate Students

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About This Scholarship

With the possibility to receive the scholarship again in their senior year (up to $10,000 over a 2-year period), one rising junior will be approved each year. Students must be rising college juniors, be enrolled in a degree program in environmental studies, the natural sciences, or a closely related field of study, and either be a resident of Minnesota or come from an underrepresented group to qualify. No one on the MWWF’s board of directors, officials, or selection committee may be linked to the applicant, who must be a citizen of the United States or an eligible noncitizen.

Eligibility Criteria For Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation Scholarship

Here are some common eligibility criteria that are often considered for scholarships in the field of environmental studies:

  • Academic Achievement: Many environmental studies scholarships prioritize academic excellence. This can include factors such as high school GPA, standardized test scores, class rank, and academic honors or awards. Some scholarships may also consider the applicant’s performance or achievements in relevant science or environmental-related subjects.
  • Field of Study: Environmental studies scholarships are typically awarded to students pursuing a degree or program related to environmental studies, environmental science, ecology, conservation, sustainability, or a related field. The scholarship may require proof of acceptance or enrollment in an eligible program.
  • Environmental Leadership: Some scholarships may prioritize applicants who have demonstrated leadership skills in environmental initiatives or activism. This can include organizing environmental campaigns, leading sustainability projects, or taking on leadership roles within environmental organizations.
  • Essays or Personal Statements: Scholarships may require applicants to submit essays or personal statements that articulate their interest in environmental studies, their future goals, and how they intend to contribute to environmental preservation and sustainability.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Some scholarships may require letters of recommendation from teachers, mentors, or individuals who can speak to the applicant’s academic achievements, dedication to the environment, and potential as a future environmental leader.

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