Green Mountain College announces $200,000 Sustainability Scholarship Award

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Green Mountain College announces $200,000 Sustainability Scholarship Award

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 5:28am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attention, high school seniors: The most pressing challenges of our time await your innovative solutions. Green Mountain College, the nation's number-one college for sustainability based education, wants to empower you to make a better world. The college has announced a new First in Sustainability Scholarship Award for one student who is passionate about ensuring social, economic and/or environmental sustainability. The winning student will receive free tuition, room, board and fees for all four years at Green Mountain College—a total value of $200,000. To be considered, please go to

Recognized more than any college for its leadership in sustainability, Green Mountain College of Poultney, Vermont provides a personal, practical and purposeful education that prepares graduates to "do well by doing good." The college offers 22 academic majors and 32 additional minors and certificates, all built on its core sustainability focused general education curriculum. Students also gain extensive practical experience, from working at a community farm to building a solar garage that charges an electrical tractor (a student project), which gives them a leg up in the "green jobs" market. Ninety-seven percent of graduates are employed or in graduate school and ninety-five percent of graduates are satisfied or very satisfied in their work.

"More than twenty years ago, Green Mountain College became the first college in the nation to dedicate its curriculum to sustainability. Now, the imperative to take meaningful action is stronger than ever. We hope this scholarship will help catalyze today's students to ensure a more sustainable world for generations to come," said Robert (Bob) Allen, President, Green Mountain College.

Get a head start fulfilling your life's purpose! Any high school senior applying for admission to Green Mountain College's class of 2021 is eligible for this scholarship award. Applicants are required to submit an additional essay, describing what change they would like to make for a better and more sustainable world. The piece (up to 800 words) should address these two topics:

  1. This is what you would change.
  2. This is how an education at Green Mountain College will prepare you to make the change.

All First in Sustainability Scholarship Award applications must be submitted online and received by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on February 15, 2017. One winner will be announced April 15, 2017.  The online application form can be found at

Green Mountain College offers rolling admissions. To apply for next year's freshman class at Green Mountain College, please visit For additional information about the scholarship award, please email Karen Martinsen Fleming at

About Green Mountain College

The nation's number-one college and curriculum for sustainability, Green Mountain College prepares students seeking to build meaningful careers pursuing social, economic and environmental sustainability. The college's holistic sustainability based education, built on a core sustainability focused general education curriculum, enables students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in our rapidly changing world. Benefiting from a purposeful, personal, and practical education, 97 percent of Green Mountain College alumni are employed or in graduate school and 95 percent of Green Mountain College graduates report satisfaction from their careers. The college also offers online master's degree programs, and a three-year B.S. degree in partnership with The Killington Resort. For more information, please see

SOURCE POULTNEY, Vt., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College