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Green Dependence Scholarship Program

The National Grid Foundation’s (NGF) Green Dependence Scholars program encourages students of color to pursue green careers by offering them the opportunity to compete for a college scholarship. Rhode Island College has been selected as a Green Dependence partner and funding to offer a $10,000 scholarship to a RIC sophomore interested in green/sustainability issues. Students from any major may apply.

Eligibility and Award Selection

  • Full-time undergraduate student with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Student must maintain full-time status and minimum GPA each year.
  • Entering sophomore year in the fall of 2012
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Essay: Maximum 500 words describing the student’s interest in green/sustainability issues and how this scholarship will help him/her achieve their personal and educational goals. As an alternative, students may submit a short video describing their interests in green/sustainability issues.
  • In keeping with the National Grid Foundation goals, preference will be given to students of color
  • Students in any major are welcome to apply.

How to Apply

Download an application from this website, or applications can also be found in the Financial Aid Office.

Deadline: October 19, 2012

Page last updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2013