The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

About this Award: 

Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.

 

Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.

 

Amount: 

One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given.

 

Number of Awards Available: 

3

 

Deadline: 

February 20, 2021

 

Region of Study: 

United States

 

Level of Study: 

Entering 1st year of post-secondary

 

Eligibility : 

Graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.

 

Essay Required?: 

Yes

 

Essay Details: 

Please submit an essay addressing the following:

• How you promoted vegetarianism in your high school and/or community

• Your successes

• Your challenges

• What you learned/what you would do different

• How you expect to promote vegetarianism in college and beyond

• Your future goals

• Your strengths

• Your weaknesses

• Your "perfect" life in five years

• Why you should receive this scholarship

• How you became vegetarian and why you are vegetarian

• How you define vegetarian

• Why vegetarianism is important to you

• What else is important to you

• What vegetarian foods you would recommend to a non-vegetarian

• What restaurants you would recommend to a non-vegetarian

 

Application Instructions: 

Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Payment will be made to the student's college (U.S. based only). Winners of the scholarships give permission to release their names to the media. Applications and essays become property of The Vegetarian Resource Group. We may ask finalists for more information. Scholarship winners are contacted by e-mail or telephone. Please look at your e-mail.

 

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