Completing a Grant Application: Tips and Tricks
July 11, 2021 @ 5 pm EDT

Join Future Blue Youth Council (FBYC) members Sylvia Nica, E Wen Wong, and Akhila Bandlora for this webinar where they will be talking all things grants! This is a great opportunity for young environmental enthusiasts to learn from other youth about how to apply to get funding for a project.

Our FBYC members know firsthand how intimidating the grant application process can be, but they also know that learning how to navigate it helps tremendously with bringing projects to life. They’ll be sharing their own experiences while offering tips and tricks for applying to the FBYC Fellowship.

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This webinar is offered as part of the Fellowship Program (money and support for water-related youth projects).

About the Presenting Council Members:
Since she was young and exploring the tiny creek by her home, Sylvia Nica has always been interested in the natural world and its preservation. An incoming student at Wellesley College, she hopes to combine English with climate science to create stories that spur climate action and encourage ocean conversation. Alongside the Future Blue Youth Council, she is currently a prose reader for Bodega Magazine and is involved with INTERalliance, a local Cincinnati nonprofit. Sylvia was a Finalist in the 2020 Cincinnati Overture Awards, and she has received a Notable Award and Gold Award from the Ocean Awareness Contest.

E Wen Wong is a first-year law and science student based in Christchurch, New Zealand. As the founder of P.S. Our Beaches (Plastic Solution for Our Beaches), E Wen coordinates the EnviroPAST conference, science communication initiatives, and environmental poetry projects, alongside beach clean-ups and tree plantings for youth. Through her connection with Bow Seat, E Wen has formed a strong interest in the intersection between art and science.

Akhila Bandlora is a nineteen-year-old tree enthusiast, octopus lover, and above all, a storyteller. The recipient of Bowseat’s Gold Award for poetry in 2018, her poetry has been featured in Greenpeace USA, The Ocean Project, Joppa Flats Education Center, among others. Past the page, Akhila works locally and nationally towards environmental justice. At home, she’s served as the creative director for Arizona Youth Climate Strike and on Earth Echo’s Youth Leadership Council. In 2019, she served as a delegate for Sea Youth Rise Up, an initiative pulling young people from all over the world to Washington D.C. for Capitol Hill Ocean Week. Last summer, she interned at Bow Seat, and now serves on their Future Blue Youth Council. She attends Princeton University, exploring her interests in environmental science, anthropology, and creative writing.

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Completing a Grant Application: Tips and Tricks