Sustainable Student

CCREF Sustainable Student Scholarship Award

2015 Sustainable Scholar Winner:

Reed Patrick Sustainable StudentReed Patrick, New Albany, OH
Reed Patrick, a freshman at Denison University, is the 2015 Sustainable Scholar. Read her essay here.

Goal: The goal of the CCREF Sustainable Student Scholarship Award is to foster an interest in composting research and utilization among the next generation of industry experts and researchers. This scholarship is a good way to bring attention to the emerging young professionals within this field and to generate interest in the future of the compost industry.

Guidelines: A $1,000 will be awarded through the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) to two high school students pursuing their interests within the field of environmental science, environmental studies, engineering, biological or the physical sciences. To qualify, the students must indicate their interest in compost use.

Scholarship Application Process: Interested students must submit an essay describing their experience with compost and how this fits in with their choice of major at a college or university. Two recommendation letters must also be included. These essays and other materials will be reviewed by a committee and the scholarship will be awarded to the applicant whose goals and interests’ best align with the mission of CCREF. The submission must come electronically via email and include
1. the application
2. essay
3. two recommendation letters from a guidance counselor/teacher/supervisor involved in student’s environmental and academic activities.

Timeframe: Submission opens January 10 and closes February 15th at midnight.
The winner will be announced by March 1.

Eligibility: This competition is open to high school seniors entering into a college or university program in Fall 2015

The application and instructions for essay and recommendations can be downloaded here.

All materials must be sent electronically to Leanne Spaulding, CCREF Development Officer,, by midnight February 15, 2016.