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Scholarship Opportunity: Time Running Out to Apply to Chatham University’s Sustainable Leadership Academy

Are you a high school student who wants to help build a happier, healthier and more equitable future? Are you interested in a career in sustainability but aren’t sure where to start? Because if so, Chatham University has a unique opportunity for you.

Explore topics in sustainability and social justice during an unforgettable week-long experiential retreat at Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus—the world’s first academic community built to be sustainable from below the ground up. 

Open to rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders as well as students leaving 12th grade, Chatham’s Sustainable Leadership Academy provides the chance to:

  • Experience a taste of college life and earn college credit (which can be covered by scholarship funding!)
  • Participate in hands-on experiential learning with Chatham faculty in the field
  • Explore sustainable highlights of Pittsburgh during guided tours
  • Dive deeply into the connection between participants’ social identities, social justice and sustainability
  • Develop the leadership skills needed to be a change agent
  • Meet like-minded friends
  • Relax and recharge in nature, through exercise or with art

Interested? Then please know that the deadline to apply for a partial or full early bird scholarship to attend the Sustainable Leadership Academy (SLA), which is taking place from July 23-31, 2022, is Dec. 8.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for local students,” GASP Executive Director Patrick Campbell said. “We hope our members will help get the word out about the upcoming deadline.”

Here’s what you need to know if you want to go:  

Who: Students with demonstrated financial need and students of color are eligible for SLA scholarships. All applicants for this earlier scholarship deadline must be public school students or approved public charter school students.

How: To apply, interested high schoolers please follow the instructions listed on the Credit & Scholarships page of the program website.

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