Brower Youth Awards

Earth Island Fellowship for University Students

New Leaders Initiative provides programming  for young environmental leaders, to encourage them further to pursue their environmental ideas and projects. This part of our programming is both local and nationwide. This year, we have introduced a Earth Island Institute Fellowship for university students who are interested in program management, research and producing real life deliverables for a client organization. The winter 2018 client is Washington D.C. based organization, Forest Trends. The fellowship focuses on market driven and carbon based solutions to forest resource conflicts. To learn more about how to become a university fellow for the next cycle, email mona@earthisland.org.


2018 Earth Island/ Forest Trends Fellows

High School Essay Contest

In 2018, we also begin our inaugural year of new local high school essay contest. This year, high school students nationwide were invited submit an essay for a 250 dollar cash prize, responding to the following question:  “what does environmental leadership mean to you?” Check back on our website to enter the next round of the essay contest in the winter.

Micro Grants for Environmental Projects

Our program also includes a micro grant program, the John Goddard Prize, that is strategically awarded as a cash prize to grow ambitious youth-led environmental initiatives nationwide. The Goddard Prize will be awarded multiple times a year to enterprising young people who are pursuing environmental projects, and who are looking for funding to bring their ideas to the next level. You can access the application here.