Greenpeace Semester Scholarships
Greenpeace awards several scholarships per year to participants who need financial assistance and are dedicated to the environment.
If participating in the Greenpeace Semester is not possible without financial assistance, you are encouraged to apply for a Program Scholarship. Please see below for instructions.
Diversity Scholarship (summer term only)
We believe that the environmental movement will only get stronger if it engages and represents a broad spectrum of voices and perspectives. Greenpeace created the Diversity Scholarship to promote the success of the environmental movement by ensuring that the rising leaders who participate in the Greenpeace Semester represent a diversity of races, cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.
There are two $1,000 Diversity Scholarships available in 2014 for the summer term only. Participants who identify as people of color and/or LGBTQI are especially encouraged to apply.
To be eligible for a Greenpeace scholarship, you must:
- Be accepted to the Greenpeace Semester
- Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA report, bank statements or similar documentation required; supporting documentation, such as grants awarded by your school are recommended)
- Complete a scholarship application and submit it prior to the tuition due date
How to Apply for a Greenpeace Semester Scholarship
1. Download the Greenpeace Semester Program Scholarship application or Diversity Scholarship application
2. Fill out the form in its entirety.
3. Obtain your FAFSA form or other official verification of income and financial assistance provided by your college/university, bank, etc.
4. Send it in at least 2 weeks before your tuition or deposit deadline.
Greenpeace, Attn: Greenpeace Semester, 1661 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103-2413
University or Private Scholarships
If you are currently enrolled at a college or university, there may be several scholarship options for you. Academic departments, sustainability offices, student activities offices, and the student government are all good places to approach.
There are also often private scholarships from local organizations in your community (Rotary, Kiwanis, women's groups, etc.), foundations and other programs who are interested in funding youth leadership and environmental programs. The Davis-Putter scholarship, for example, is for student activists.
There are many online fundraising websites that make it easy for someone to fundraise - called "crowdfunding". IndieGoGo, GoFundMe, and Fundly are good places to start. Setting up a fundraiser through one of these sites and spreading the link far and wide among your friends, family, classmates, etc. can help you financially and be a great way to involve your community in your Greenpeace Semester experience!