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Friends of Green Cay Nature Center Scholarship

Introduction

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 to be placed in their account and must be utilized in the upcoming academic year for scholastic expenses.  If selected but unable to use the scholarship for the academic year 2021-22, please notify us as soon as possible

Submission Requirements

1. Applications will be accepted starting February 19, 2021 BY EMAIL ONLY.  All applications must be received on or before June 1, 2021. 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 to:
In the subject: FOGC Scholarship

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 on official letterhead from adults other than a relative
  • A copy of your most recent official transcript​
  • 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?​
  • On a separate sheet of paper list your honors, community service activities, hobbies, outside interests, and extracurricular activities​
  • Proof of college acceptance on official letterhead (copy acceptable)

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

Click here to view the 2020 scholarship winners!