This challenge will award a total of $20,000 in scholarships to students who earn a top spot in our Community Sustainability Challenge.
Submission deadline for the Scholarship Competition: May 5, 2023.
Open to high school students enrolled in grades 9-12 for the 2022-2023 school year.
Must view all webinars in our series.
Submit a video for our Community Sustainability Challenge.
Teams may consist of up to three members. Individuals may apply.
Solar Landscape will award up to $20,000 in scholarships to high school students. Student must watch the GAP webinars AND win a top spot in the Community Sustainability Challenge by pitching their ideas in either of the following two categories:
A feasible action plan that will strengthen the sustainability efforts of a community.
A new invention or an innovative improvement upon an existing product that better solves a problem while ensuring it is more sustainable.
Applicants must submit a link to a 5-10 minute video that includes evidence of their work and a pitch as to how their idea/project would benefit the community. We cannot accept video files via email attachment.
Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts and our partners at the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Science. Awards will be granted based on how well each proposal meets the following criteria:
Feasibility of implementation
Benefit to the community
Depth of research and detail of proposal including clear metrics for success
Extent to which implementation has already occurred
Presentation (well-articulated, organized ideas, professional appearance)
Note: Video Production will have no impact on the judging process (i.e. we are looking for clear content and good ideas, not well edited, entertaining videos).
Honorable Mention: $500 (up to 13 awards)