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These College Scholarships Encourage Teens To Go Green

By Marissa Higgins

When it comes to college, prices seem to only be increasing, especially when one considers tuition, fees, and cost of living for the four plus years people pursue higher education. But a sincere passion for sustainability not only helps the environment—in fact, it might just help your wallet.

There are a growing number of scholarships aimed at enrolling and current college students who are passionate about going green. College campuses often have good awareness programs that focus on sustainability issues, such as recycling in dorms or reducing waste in the dining hall, but for students who are seeing green for their long-term careers, many companies and organizations are willing to help them knock down the cost of their education via scholarships.

Scholarships like these can be especially important in terms of getting the green industry more diversity. For example, scholarships can provide low-income or marginalized communities more accessibility to attend school, take internships, or spend time studying abroad, helping them flesh out their experience and broaden their learning experiences.