(The professional competition has been cancelled.  Anyone wishing to present an essay may still submit it for publication, but there will no award.)

2014 Future Green Leaders Scholarship Competition

How Do You Inspire Others To Be More Sustainable?

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will honor the local students that demonstrate the most innovative and inspirational approach to promoting sustainability within their organizations, families or peer groups. 

These finalists of the forum’s Eighth Annual Scholarship Competition will have an opportunity to compete for the title of 2014 West Michigan Sustainable Business Fellow at a championship event judged by a panel of sustainability experts and forum members on Monday, April 14.  The  competition will award a total of $6,000 in scholarships.

To Enter:  Submit a 500-700 word essay or 3-minute video that answers the question:  “How Do You Inspire Others to Be More Sustainable?” Online entry form available at the bottom of this page.  Videos must be hosted on YouTube or Vimeo. Deadline for entries is Tuesday, March 18.

Finalist Event:  An estimated three finalists will be chosen to present their work at a luncheon event on Monday, April 14, where a panel of judges will ask each to present their ideas and defend them against common barriers to sustainability.  Winners will be announced at the end of the event.

Future Green Leaders Scholarship Awards:  Each of the three finalists will receive a $1,000 scholarship.  An additional $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to the 2014 West Michigan Sustainable Business Fellow for a total prize of $4,000. Competition open to students in any field of study at any of the accredited universities and colleges in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon Counties.

Finalists will be notified by March 27.

The entry deadline has now passed.