SmartSolar Sustainability Scholarship

Scholarship award: $1,000

The SmartSolar Sustainability Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship that’s open to all students who strive to make sustainable choices. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2023, and winners will be announced on February 1, 2023.


There is no greater threat to our lives and our livelihood than climate change. Modernity itself was built on cheap energy from fossil fuels but now those fuels are responsible for an ecological catastrophe. You can help solve the most pressing issue of our time, and SmartSolar wants to help you on that mission.

At SmartSolar, we believe in living sustainably—and that doesn’t mean giving up the comforts of life! There are small choices we can make each day that won’t have a negative impact on the earth, and we want to reward one student who strives to make these good choices.

Climate change won't be solved by thinking small—but it can't be solved by dreams alone. For this scholarship, we will be selecting a recipient who actively fights against climate change and has goals for how to combat it in the future.

Scholarship details:

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Application deadline: January 15, 2023
  • Apply here!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Makes sustainable everyday choices
  • High school senior, undergraduate student, graduate student, trade school, or community college
  • Current U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident

How to Apply

You can apply for this scholarship on the scholarship platform. Simply set up a free account and submit your application for the SmartSolar Sustainability Scholarship, along with a short essay answering the following prompts:

  • What do you think is the most impactful way to combat climate change?
  • In what ways do you strive to fight climate change in your life?
Apply here →

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