A new, national award for emerging leaders in sustainability and community development.
The Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award will be awarded to one deserving student nominated from each high school and community college across the United States who embodies the spirit of Rachel Carson in his or her dedication to sustainability and community development. Students must be nominated by a teacher, school counselor or advisor, and nominations are due by April 1, 2017.
Rachel Carson healthy Planet Award
Winners of the Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award receive:
A special edition of Silent Spring–Carson's groundbreaking 1962 book that helped launch the modern environmental movement
A $5,000 merit scholarship (renewable annually) to Chatham University*
A Certificate of Achievement to commemorate your commitment and bolster your resumé
An invitation and discounted price to Chatham's 2017 Sustainable Leadership Academy (SLA)
About the Sustainable Leadership Academy
Running July 30-August 5, 2017, Chatham's Sustainable Leadership Academy (SLA) features speakers, hands-on activities, networking and tours of Pittsburgh's sustainable highlights, including Chatham's net-zero Eden Hall Campus, the world's first academic community built from the ground up for the study of sustainability. (Need-based scholarships are available.)
Rachel Carson Scholarship
All Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award recipients receive preferred consideration for the Rachel Carson Scholarship, a FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP to attend Chatham University. The scholarship is awarded each year to one new, first-year student and one new transfer student from a community college. Applicants must meet all scholarship requirements and be accepted to Chatham in order to qualify for a scholarship interview. The Rachel Carson Scholarship application deadline is April 1, 2017 for transfer students (fall 2017 college entrance) and November 1, 2017 for first year students (fall 2018 college entrance). For more information and to apply, visit chatham.edu/scholarships.
*Visit chatham.edu/scholarships for requirements and details on this and all of Chatham's scholarships.