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2019 Sustainability College Scholarship Program
Our scholarship program recognizes and rewards exceptional students who demonstrate traits of leadership, a commitment to public service, and a desire to make a difference within their schools and communities through sustainability.
Each year we award one (1) student a $3,000 college scholarship
Each year we award one (1) student a $2,000 college scholarship
Each year two (2) students are awarded $1,000 college scholarships
Ben Greenstein from San Diego High School of Int’l Studies is the recipient of our $3,000 Sustainability Scholarship. Ben will be attending the University of California Los Angeles in the fall.
During his high school years, Ben received the Academic Achievement Award in Spanish and Chemistry, as well as the AP Scholar with Distinction Award. Ben has been training in karate for ten years, earning a 2nd degree brown belt and has been a member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 53 since 2012. Ben was also a part of a collaborative scientific research project with Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment at UCSD in 2018.
Olivia Lickona from River Valley Charter High School is the recipient of our $2,000 Sustainability Scholarship. Olivia will be attending the Benedictine College in the fall.
Olivia made the Principal’s Honor Roll each year of high school, received the Coach’s Award for Women’s Varsity Soccer, 2015-2019 and was a member of her school’s Student Body. Olivia has also volunteered with the Lakeside Oktoberfest event since 2013.
Lauren Sherburne from Christian High School is the recipient of our $1,000 Sustainability Scholarship. Lauren will be attending the Colorado School of Mines in the fall.
Lauren played on her school’s Varsity Softball, Volleyball and Soccer teams throughout high schools and was Team Captain of the Varsity Soccer Team for three years. During her high school career, Lauren was first Trumpet in her school’s Marching and Concert Bands. She also made the Principal’s Honor Roll each year and was ranked number three in her class in 2019.
Cherish Clarkson from Grossmont High School is the recipient of our $1,000 Sustainability Scholarship. Cherish will be attending Biola University in the fall.
During high school, Cherish accrued over 3,500 volunteer hours, including over 2,100 hours volunteering with Arms Wide Open (a special needs theater). She is currently their piano and vocal instructor and Musical Director. Cherish received an award for Best Vocal Coach at Arts in Motion during 11th and 12th grades and she completed both the Carlsbad and La Jolla Half Marathons in 11th grade.
Who is Eligible
Current high school students within San Diego County who will be attending college in Fall 2019. Students do not need to be committed to any specific major or field of study yet, but do have a vision they can share on how they plan to contribute to sustainability. They must be a member of Wheelhouse Credit Union. See application for additional eligibility details.
How to Apply
Regardless of your intended field of study, in 500-1,000 words, explain your interest in renewable energy, and how you plan to make a difference on our shared quest for a sustainable future. Visit this page again for the 2020 submission period.