CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
SPRING 2020 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
We want to say congratulations to Nikki Blandford of Brigham Young University for her essay on how we can reduce our water footprint. Way to go!
BE SMART. SCHOOL SMART.
SMARTRAIN IS PROUD TO SUPPORT STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Any current, full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year American university or college is welcome to apply. There is no age or specified major requirement.
Smart Rain will provide both spring and fall semester scholarships. For spring semester applicants, all submissions are due by December 5th, and a decision will be made by January 5th. Fall semester applicants must submit their entry by August 5th, and a winner will be named by September 5th.
Two scholarships totaling $2,000 will be awarded annually. Each semester, one recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship to help pay for their educational expenses. The scholarship will be sent directly to the school’s financial aid office.
Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of independent judges. The winner will be announced by September 5th for fall semester and January 5th for spring semester. The scholarship panel will also notify winners directly via email.
The awarded scholarship funds are to be used for tuition only. Once a winner is selected, they must first send a receipt for the semester’s tuition. Once this has taken place, a check will be written to the recipient’s enrolled school to fund academic costs. The scholarship is non-renewable and is only good for a one-semester cycle. Recipients are eligible to receive the scholarship only once during their lifetime.
HOW TO APPLY
1. Create either a short essay or video answering one of the following questions:
- Fall applicants will create a one-minute video sharing your insights about why their community needs to be mindful of water consumption.
- Spring applicants will write an essay (500 words or less) on creative ways you could reduce your water footprint.