For Greenbuild 2017, in Boston from November 7–10, USGBC offers several scholarships to community changemakers who share our vision and have the drive to make green buildings and sustainable communities accessible to all people and populations.
Scholarships are competitive and available to individuals with a demonstrated financial or other barrier to participation from audiences seeking to advance community health and sustainability through:
- Affordable housing: Nonprofit and governmental affordable housing providers
- Faith-based organizations: Houses of worship and faith-based missions
- Veterans affairs: Veterans seeking opportunities for training and community service
- Public and social services: Government, private and nonprofit community organizations
- Schools, colleges and universities: K–12 schools designated as Title 1 by the U.S. Department of Education; private and charter schools and higher education campuses serving targeted populations (i.e., low-income communities, people with disabilities, minorities, etc); technical colleges, historically black colleges and universities
- Neighborhoods, districts and towns: Development organizations advancing health and sustainability in low-income neighborhoods, small towns, rural communities or reservations through the engagement of citizens with public and private institutions
- Local scholarships: These scholarships target applicants from the Boston area and include full conference registration to Greenbuild and the Communities and Affordable Homes Summit. Deadline: Fri., July 14 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
- Regional scholarships: These scholarships target U.S.-based applicants committed to long-term volunteer engagement with USGBC across our eight regions. Scholarship includes full conference registration to Greenbuild and the Communities and Affordable Homes Summit, roundtrip airfare and four nights of shared hotel lodging in Boston. Deadline: Fri., July 14 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
- International scholarships: These scholarships target applicants outside of the U.S. who are committed to long-term volunteer engagement with their nation's green building council across five global regions. Scholarship includes full conference registration to Greenbuild and the Communities and Affordable Homes Summit, roundtrip airfare and five nights of shared hotel lodging in Boston. Applicants must have approved access to enter the United States. This scholarship is specifically for individuals from developing nations in Africa, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the Americas (Central America, South America, Canada and Mexico), the Asia/Pacific region and Europe. Deadline: Fri., June 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
- Be 18 years or older as of September 30, 2017.
- Have not attended Greenbuild in the past.
- Guarantee attendance at Greenbuild and the Communities and Affordable Homes Summit from Tues., November 7 to Fri., November 10, 2017.
- Not be USGBC staff, or hold a volunteer leadership position with USGBC.
- Demonstrate a valid and reasonable need for the scholarship, as evidenced by the inability to attend Greenbuild without one, due to financial, location and/or professional constraints.
- Demonstrate how his or her background merits receipt of a scholarship.
- Be committed to partnering with USGBC to advancing health and sustainability in local communities in 2018.
Applicants may only apply for one of the scholarships offered.
Are you under 25 or enrolled as a full-time student? You are also eligible for a three-day conference pass registration through USGBC’s volunteer program.
Questions about applying for a scholarship? Email USGBC.