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Friends of Green Cay Nature Center Scholarship

Applications are no longer being accepted.


The Friends of Green Cay Nature Center in Boynton Beach is offering a scholarship to eligible high school seniors. An applicant must be a resident of Palm Beach or Broward County. An applicant must have been accepted to an accredited four year college or university with the intention of majoring in the environmental sciences. The scholarship is a one-time award of $4000. The funds will be issued directly to the winner’s chosen school and must be utilized in the upcoming academic year for scholastic expenses. If selected but unable to use the scholarship for the academic year 2020-21, please notify us as soon as possible.

Submission Requirements

1. Applications will be accepted starting February 21, 2020 BY EMAIL ONLY at All applications must be received before June 1, 2020. No applications will be accepted after that date.
2. Type or print legibly; illegible applications will not be considered.
3. Submit your application by email:

Application Process

1. The applicant must submit the following:

  • Completed application form, click here to access the form.
  • Two character references in the form of a letter of recommendation from adults other than a relative.
  • A copy of your most recent official signed transcript showing cumulative grade point average.
  • Two personal essays, each having a maximum of 600 words, which discuss the following:

    a) What do you think is the most important environmental issue facing us today, and why?
    b) How has volunteer service made a meaningful impact on your life and education?

  • Proof of college acceptance on the school's letterhead.

2. The applicant must agree to a personal interview via phone or in person, if deemed necessary by the Scholarship Selection Committee.
3. All applications become the property of Friends of Green Cay.

Click here to view the 2019 scholarship winners!