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Campus Progress Action Grants
Campus Progress Action Grants help students leverage their passion, creativity, ideas, and
organizing talents to create progressive change on their campuses and in their communities.
Whether it's working to promote clean energy on your campus; to advocate for a living wage at
your school or in your state; to stand up against extremist judges and abuse of power in
Washington; to fight genocide in Sudan; etc., Campus Progress wants to assist the most creative and
energetic issue campaigns across America. Recipients of Campus Progress Action Grants not only
will receive funding for education and advocacy campaigns; they also will receive communications
and messaging strategy and support from Campus Progress / Center for American Progress staff
and access to policy experts on their issue. We are looking to support students and campus
organizations who can demonstrate commitment and achievement.
Available to: Student organizations recognized by their schools
Award: $200 to $1,000
Application deadline: Rolling
Website: http://campusprogress.org/page/s/actiongrant

Do Something Grants for Young Social Entrepreneurs
Do Something works to inspire, support, and celebrate young social entrepreneurs and community
activists. Do Something and GameStop are offering grants to young people who have a great idea
for a community action project and need support to turn their idea into reality. Grants are also
offered to social entrepreneurs who have already created a sustainable project, program, or
organization and need funding to further the growth and success of their program.
Available to: US Citizens under the age of 25
Award: $500
Application deadline: Rolling
Website: http://www.dosomething.org/grants

Wild Gift Grants
The Wild Gift provides grants to leaders who wish to embark on a self-designed year long project
to protect nature or promote sustainability. The Wild Gift program consists of four parts: mentoring
to help refine leader-designed projects, a 20-day wilderness trek, a year's support to ensure the
project's success, and a seven-day trek after one year to share project results and strategize for
continued achievement.
Available to: Ages 21-30
Award: $11,000 to $15,000
Website: http://wildgift.org
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Women for Sustainable Development Leadership Institute
NWF's Women for Sustainable Development (WSD) leadership institute is designed to offer career
building skills and educational opportunities to participants, and the opportunity to use these skills
to build awareness about international sustainable development issues on their campuses and in
their communities.
Available to: Women enrolled in ungraduate schools in the US and Mexico
Award: Participants selected for WSD will attend a three-day leadership training where they will
learn about current global environmental issues, receive training on skills such as grassroots
organizing and media communications, as well as meet with professionals working in the
sustainable development field.
Website: http://www.nwf.org/population/wsd.cfm

David Brower Youth Awards
Each year the Earth Island Institute honors leaders of the student environmental movement with the
Brower Youth Award. This national award recognizes 6 young people for their outstanding activism
and achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy.
Available to: Young activist leaders ages 13-22 living in North America
Award: $3000 and a camping trip in Yosemite National Park
Website: http://www.broweryouthawards.org

Young Eco-Hero Awards
Action For Nature, a San Francisco based group, is seeking applications worldwide for its 2008
International Young Eco-Hero Awards Program. The award recognizes the individual
accomplishments of young people who have carried out environmental action projects which
concern environmental action, advocacy, environmental health, or protection of the natural world.
Available to: 8 to 16 year olds
Award: Up to $500
Website: http://www.actionfornature.org/eco-hero/index.html

Gloria Barron Prize
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors outstanding young leaders who have made a
significant positive difference to people and our planet. Their leadership and courage make them
true heroes—and inspirations to us all. Each year, the Barron Prize selects ten winners nationwide.
Available to: 8 to 18 year olds
Award: $2000
Website: http://www.barronprize.org/

Morris K. Udall Scholarship
Each year, the Morris K. Udall Foundation awards eighty scholarships and fifty honorable mentions
to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers relating to the environment, or
who intend to pursue careers in tribal public policy or Native American health care and are Native
American or Alaska Native. Many SSCers have won this prestigious scholarship including former
Executive Committee member Rachel Ackoff and National Director, Jared Duval and former
National Director Camilla Feibelman!
Available to: Sophomore and junior college students
Award: $5000 ($350 honorable mention)
Website: http://www.udall.gov/scholarship/

President's Environmental Youth Awards
The President's Environmental Youth Awards recognizes young people across America for projects
that demonstrate their commitment to the environment. Applicants must submit evidence of a
completed project to their regional EPA office.
Available to: K-12 Students
Applications Deadline: October 31st
Website: http://epa.gov/enviroed/peya/index.html
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