Fellowship Grant Program
We admire that you want to tackle an environmental issue in your community, and we’re excited to learn more about your project idea! The first step to a successful application is to familiarize yourself with the Fellowship Grant Program’s rules, eligibility requirements, and objectives.
Rules & Eligibility
- Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The selection committee will review your application, conduct interviews (if necessary), and make final decisions within approximately one month of receiving your application.
Who May Enter
- This program is open to young people worldwide ages 13-22; however, applications must be in English.
- Proof of age, identity, or eligibility may be required.
- Applications may be submitted by an individual or by a group of unlimited size. Groups must select one group leader to serve as the primary contact.
- Only one application per student is permitted. However, students may submit to other Bow Seat programs such as the Ocean Awareness Contest.
Selection and Disclaimers
- Decisions of the selection committee members are final.
- Applications will be evaluated based on how well the project:
- Aligns with the Fellowship Grant Program’s goals;
- Demonstrates issue knowledge;
- Is thoughtful in its approach;
- Is realistic in its goals (which includes the demonstration of an appropriate budget and timeline); and
- Is likely to result in measurable impacts.
- Selected grantees and their adult supporters will be notified via email before they are publicly announced by Bow Seat.
- Grantees will be required to verify their eligibility by completing, signing, and returning an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, and, where lawful, a Publicity Release within five (5) business days of attempted notification.
- Grantees under 18 years of age must have their parent/legal guardian sign and complete the Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release and, where lawful, the Publicity Release on their behalf.
- Grantees will be required to maintain regular communications with their Future Blue Youth Council mentors and the Bow Seat team, respond promptly to inquiries, and attend virtual check-in meetings as requested.
- Grantees will be required to submit periodic reports that detail project updates, successes, key learnings, and expenses incurred, as well as a blog post about their project.
- Bow Seat and the Future Blue Youth Council reserve the right to use students’ work for marketing and promotional purposes in any and all media.
- Bow Seat and the Future Blue Youth Council promise to administer the Fellowship Grant Program fairly, ethically, and with integrity.
You can preview the application form here. Make sure you think through these main points as you prepare to apply:
- Key contact information, including details of an adult who supports your application
- Information about the issue you’re addressing as well as project activities, goals, timeline, and expenses