Wow! Thank you to all the young leaders who have applied to the Fellowship Grant Program! We are so impressed by your project ideas and by your passion to make a difference in your communities. Applications are currently under review for the 2024 Fellowship Grantee Program. We are no longer accepting any new applications at this time. Stay tuned over the next year as we announce exciting updates for the 2025 Fellowship.
Fellowship Grant Program
Funding & Mentorship for Emerging Youth Environmental Projects
If you care about environmental issues and want to make a difference in your community, we invite you to participate in the Fellowship Grant Program! The Fellowship is an initiative created and led by the Future Blue Youth Council (FBYC), a diverse group of Bow Seat alumni working together to empower their peers to advocate for a healthy, sustainable, and equitable future.
The Fellowship Grant Program provides mentorship and funding of up to $2,500 to youth who are developing projects that address environmental challenges in their local communities.
Projects may be of any duration, as long as they meet the Fellowship goals:
Educate the public about an environmental problem
Engage others in activities that address the environmental issue
Integrate the creative arts and environmental conservation
The Fellowship’s environmental theme is a broad one, and there are a wide variety of related issues. Check out this link for examples of potential topics. This list is by no means exhaustive, so feel free to be creative or to think more broadly about your project.
Need more inspiration? Check out these ideas and examples of creative environmental projects:
- Simple Projects with a Big Impact
- Youth projects from Bow Seat’s Marine Debris Creative Advocacy Competition
- Bow Seat alumna Ely German’s artist residency in Iceland, supported by Bow Seat
Who Can Apply?
- Young people ages 13-22
- Students worldwide (applications must be in English)
- Individuals or classes, groups, or clubs
- New or emerging projects that are less than two years old (clubs or organizations that are more than two years old may apply so long as the proposed project is less than two years old)
If selected, you will receive:
Access to a community of other grantees
Ongoing mentorship and support from the Future Blue Youth Council
Regardless of whether or not you are selected, all applicants will have access to resources to help develop your grant writing, project management, and fundraising skills!
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