College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Scholarships and Grants 4/8/11

April 8, 2011

I. Brower Youth Award

I. Brower Youth Award
The 12th Annual Brower Youth Award application must be submitted by May 16, 2011 9:00 pm PST. That means, you've got a little over five weeks to put together a winning application to net a $3,000 cash prize, an all-expenses paid trip to San Francisco to speak at an inspirational award ceremony, media coverage and year-round support.

Are YOU an eco-activist between 13-22? Do you know an eco-activist? If so, get moving on that application! Tell us how you've helped build the green movement, in your city, your state, or your nation. Your application not only gets you in the running for the award, but can open up other doors. In past years, we've helped top applicants get featured in books (like Girls Gone Green and Green My Parents) and on TV (like the Sundance Channel), as well as invites to speak at celebrated activist gatherings.

Our applications are now completely online. Visit www.thebyas.org to proceed with application. We're here to answer questions and help you present your story. If you've got any questions, email bya@earthisland.org or call Anisha Desai at 510-859-9144. And, if you know of an exceptional youth eco-activist, ages 13-22, please let them know about the awards and visit www.broweryouthawards.org/apply for more information!

FYI: The Brower Youth Awards team is hosting a bi-monthly webinar to familiarize applicants with the Brower Youth Awards and to also ensure that they are submitting the best application possible! We are holding webinars on the following dates & times:

Wednesday April 13, 2011 @ 4:00pm PST
Wednesday April 27, 2011 @ 1:00PM PST
Wednesday May 4, 2011 @ 4:00PM PST
Wednesday May 11, 2011 @ 1:00pm PST

*Please note that all webinar times are in Pacific Standard Time and will vary based on your time zone. Please plan accordingly! To participate in our webinar, go to https://www.readytalk.com/ & dial 1-866-740-1260 (Toll Free in the U.S. & Canada) during the listed times using the access code 8599141. If you have any technical questions, email us at bya@earthisland.org. We look forward to hosting you!

AND, if you will be in Washington DC next week, visit us as we talk about our new book "The Youth Activist's Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World" by Sharon J. Smith. The event is free and on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 7PM at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St, Washington DC, with a reception to follow. The book includes all the tools you need – from planning a campaign and recruiting supporters, to raising money and attracting media attention – to turn your ideas into actions. Come out for a discussion of how to make changes that matter and to hear inspiring stories of past Brower Youth Award winners!