With thanks to Green Sponsor Kamehameha Schools for their generosity and commitment to equitable access to the Green Schools Conference, the Center for Green Schools at USGBC and the Green Schools National Network (GSNN) seek eligible applicants who are working to advance green schools for the Green Schools Conference scholarship program.
USGBC and GSNN are offering limited scholarships for in-person access to the 2023 Green Schools Conference (GSC) events taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb. 27–March 1. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 3 and will close at 11:59 p.m. ET.
The GSC is the only event to bring together all the players involved in making green schools a reality: people who lead, operate, build and teach in schools. Attendees engage in skill-building, participate in in-depth discussions and problem-solving, and find inspiration in speakers at the forefront of connecting sustainability, social justice and education. In 2023, the GSC will convene in person over three days of programming, featuring peer-to-peer content and networking, keynotes, and interactive disciplinary education sessions.
The GSC scholarship provides in-person access to conference events taking place Feb. 27–March 1 and does not convey a stipend or reimbursement for costs incurred related to travel or lodging. Scholarship recipients will support the Green Schools Conference as volunteers, working a total of eight hours of work over two four-hour shifts scheduled Feb. 27–March 1. Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, session scanning, speaker support and registration assistance.
Upon review of completed applications, recipients will receive a complimentary 3-Day Experience Pass, which provides access to the Peer Cohort learning experiences, networking opportunities, luncheons and evening dining activities scheduled Feb. 27–28, and all activities taking place March 1, including interdisciplinary education sessions, a keynote presentation from Charles Eisenstein, sponsored education and networking opportunities such as Knowledge Connects and Hosted Expert Panels, both of which will cover trending topics relevant to green schools, the Best of Green Schools Awards Luncheon and a closing reception.
Scholarship recipients must
- Be 18 years or older.
- Guarantee attendance in person at the live event taking place Feb. 27–March 1 in New Orleans.
- Not be staff, contractor or hold a volunteer leadership position with GSNN, USGBC or GBCI.
- Demonstrate a valid and reasonable need for the scholarship as evidenced by the inability to attend the GSC without one due to financial, location and/or professional constraints.
- Demonstrate how one's background merits receipt of a scholarship.
- Commitment to share a 150-word or 30-second video testimonial sharing the impact of the scholarship on current or future work.