FGBC Scholarship Cycle Opens for 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 27, 2017) — For the second year, the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading certifier of green projects in the state, is funding a statewide scholarship program for deserving individuals pursuing careers in green building, design or related sustainability disciplines.
Scholarships are valued at $1,000 per year for each recipient and can be renewed for up to four years. Applications are due by March 31, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year. To apply online, visit the Florida Green Building Coalition website www.FloridaGreenBuilding.org. Click on the LEARN tab and select SCHOLARSHIPS.
Finalists will be announced in the May 2017 and awards presented prior to summer vacation. Scholarship recipients will be recognized by industry professionals at FGBC events. Each scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary FGBC membership for one year and be invited to participate in FGBC committees and events.
Scholarships like this promote educational opportunities for individuals to build successful construction careers within the green building industry.
For more information or to apply for an “FGBC Green Build It. Live It” scholarship, please visit www.FloridaGreenBuilding.org/scholarships.
Florida Green Building Coalition Announces First Scholarship Winner
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading certifier of green construction projects and a cornerstone of sustainability efforts in Florida, has announced that Ashantae Green is the recipient of the inaugural FGBC Scholarship for post-secondary education.
Green is a student at Florida State College at Jacksonville. In addition to her own studies, Green has mentored local high school students through the Architecture, Construction & Engineering (ACE) Mentoring program for seven years. She is the founder of Sickle Cell & Sustainability, a community group created to raise awareness and sponsor events on the topics of Sickle Cell disease and living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. The group was formed to honor her 2-year-old son who has Sickle Cell disease.
Green will be recognized during the annual GreenTrends Conference Oct. 20-21, 2016 in Hollywood, Fla. She also will receive a complimentary one-year FGBC membership allowing her to take part in all FGBC activities, including serving on committees, participating in the leadership elections, and contributing to the certification standards development process. [More]
The way in which buildings are constructed has a huge effect on our health, quality of life and natural resources. In addition, the environmental impacts of buildings is significant to energy use, water use, and carbon dioxide emissions. Through the use of sustainable development practices and green building processes, we can greatly reduce the negative impact of the built environment on our natural resources and to building occupants.
The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) offers student scholarships specifically to advance careers across a diverse range of green building and related sustainability areas. Individual scholarships will be awarded for up to $1,000 to assist with tuition, educational fees, and other school related expenses. The amount and number of scholarships awarded may vary each year as determined by the FGBC Board of Directors.
Scholarships will be available to students entering or continuing in a higher education degree program who are pursuing a career in sustainability.
To qualify applicant must be:
- A citizen or legal resident of the United States and a resident of Florida.
- Applying to attend or currently attending a Florida public or private college or university.
- Planning to study an aspect of sustainability in the built environment.
How to Apply
To apply for an FGBC scholarship, please submit the official FGBC Scholarship Application along with any letters of recommendation available. Applications may not be mailed or faxed. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Download the Application
Each applicant submittal must include:
- A narrative that details applicant’s educational background, summary of academic interests and achievements, educational and personal goals in the sustainability field, their specific field of interest and other pertinent information. The letter should not exceed 500 words. You may include attachments.
- Two letters of reference, one character and one from an academic instructor
- Course transcript from current or most-recent institution attended.
To be eligible for consideration, applications must be received by FGBC no later than March 31 of each year.
Scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the FGBC annual GreenTrends Conference to receive the awards and be acknowledged by industry professionals. Each award recipient will also receive a complimentary FGBC membership for one year.
For more information, please contact FGBC by email at info@FloridaGreenBuilding.org or telephone 850-894-3422.