Enrichmond partners with Shoe City for $2,000 Earth Day Trailblazer College Scholarship.

Published on March 22nd, 2016 by Enrichmond Blog Archive

The Enrichmond Foundation, with the support of our corporate sponsor Shoe City, is pleased to announce the opening of the Earth Day Trailblazer $2,000 Scholarship.  This award will be presented to a deserving high-school student during our 23rd Earth Day Festival on April 23rd, 2016 in Shiplock Park!  Learn more about the festival at www.earthdayrichmond.org.

Who is eligible for this scholarship?

2016 Earth Day Trailblazer Scholarship will be awarded to a 12th grader residing in the City of Richmond planning to attend college to study environmental based-studies.

  • Demonstrates great interest in nature, the environment, conservation, stewardship, ecology, and/or sustainability and sustainable development.
  • Exemplifies enthusiasm, energy, initiative, and commitment toward the natural environment, and serves as an inspiration to other students.
  • Has put their interest into action through an ongoing campaign or one-time project (of age/grade-appropriate scale) that has raised environmental awareness or led to environmentally friendly change in the student’s class, school or community.
  • Aligns their environmental beliefs with their actions and behaviors, at school and at home.

Shoe City annually partners with community foundations and local radio stations to award college scholarships to high school seniors throughout the Baltimore, Washington D.C., Richmond and Norfolk areas. The scholarships are awarded to students based on academic achievement, financial need and community involvement. Scholarship awards can be used at degree-granting, non-profit, four-year colleges and universities in the United States that participate in the Federal Student Aid Programs (Title IV). Scholarships are paid directly to the educational institution and cover direct educational expenses charged to the student by the college or university. Expenses could include but are not limited to: tuition and fees, room and board, books and mandatory equipment.

Download the application here:

2016 Application

The application must be mailed to The Enrichmond Foundation, postmarked no later than April 15th, 2016.

Enrichmond Foundation
100 North 17th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Will I receive a check for my scholarship?
Scholarship funds are paid directly to the educational institution. The school will be instructed to apply the funds to the student’s account equally between semesters/quarters. Any funds in excess of a student’s remaining need will be returned to the Foundation.

Follow this link and get your application asap!  Good Luck!

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