- Renewable: Unknown
- Number of Awards: Not Available
- Award Amount: $500
- Website: www.actionfornature.org
- Phone: 415-922-6155
- Fax: Not Available
- Email: mail@ActionForNature.org
- Address: 2269 Chestnut Street #263 San Francisco, CA 94123
Since its beginning in 2003, Action For Nature organization has been rewarding young people who are interested in solving the world’s environmental problems.
If you have been working on a project related to the preservation of the world around us, you are definitely a person who should apply for this Young Eco-Hero award.
Lucky ones would receive public recognition, $500 and a certificate for the efforts to help our environment.
So as to be eligible for this scholarship, the applicants must be between 8 and 16 years of age.
Applicants who are older than 16 years on February 28 would not be considered eligible.
There are also some project requirements that have to be fulfilled so that the project is accepted and taken into consideration for the award.
The project has to be related to environmental health, advocacy, research or protection of the natural world, it should be action-based and self-initiated, and has to be close to completion or completed within the last year.
Science Fair and Scouting Badge projects which include environmental action, educational outreach to others will only be accepted, while the projects related to domestic or confined animals would not be considered eligible.
Only applications in English are accepted and previous winners, immediate relatives of AFN board members, active reading panel members, or judges are not allowed to apply for this scholarship.
How to Apply
In order to apply for this scholarship, the applicants need to have initiated an environmental project of their own and they have to document it while completing the online application form which can be found on the official website of this organization.
Besides the personal information, reasons for doing the project and applying for this scholarship, applicants will have to answer more questions and supply a reference from a teacher or community member.
The winners will serve as role models for other young people and get this great award.
It is also important to know that preference would be given to projects of 2 or more years and/or ongoing projects.
The judging criteria are:
- length of time devoted to the project
- influencing/educating others
- use of outside resources
- degree of success in reaching goals
- the impact on the environment.