Scholarship applications are now open for Greenbuild 2018, taking place November 14–16 at McCormick Place in Chicago, and the Communities and Affordable Homes Summit. These scholarships are competitive and available to individuals with a demonstrated financial or other barrier.
USGBC seeks scholarship applicants who are working to advance green building, sustainable communities and social equity in low-status and vulnerable communities. USGBC seeks government, nonprofit and organizational leaders and professionals working in sustainability, social equity, environmental justice, affordable housing, community development, economic empowerment and others whose work centers around social equity and the following four focus areas:
- Equitable development: Development that focuses on people and places by reducing hardships and inequalities, while improving access and quality of life for vulnerable populations.
- New technologies and paradigms: Introduction of new technologies into the marketplace through using forward-thinking paradigms, increasing access, creating opportunity, replicating to scale and revolutionizing community development as we know it.
- Resilience: Strategies that enable vulnerable populations to survive, adapt and grow no matter what kind of chronic stress they experience. Climate resilience is not about “bouncing back,” but rather “bouncing forward” to eradicate the inequities and unsustainable resource use at the heart of the climate crisis.
- Health: Promotion of positive health outcomes in affordable housing and community reinvestment through health-related strategies and the incorporation of explicit health considerations into overarching sustainability goals.
- Registration-only scholarships: These scholarships primarily target applicants from the Chicago area or the surrounding Midwest region, and includes only full conference registration to the Communities and Affordable Homes Summit and Greenbuild. Travel and lodging are not included.
- Travel and lodging scholarships: These scholarships target U.S.-based applicants committed to long-term volunteer engagement with USGBC across our eight regions. The scholarship includes full conference registration to the Communities and Affordable Homes Summit and Greenbuild, roundtrip airfare and four nights of shared hotel lodging in Chicago.
- International scholarships: These scholarships target applicants outside of the U.S. committed to long-term volunteer engagement with their Green Building Council across five global regions. The scholarship includes full conference registration to the Communities and Affordable Homes Summit and Greenbuild, roundtrip airfare and four nights of shared hotel lodging in Chicago. Applicants must have approved access to enter the United States. This scholarship is specifically for individuals from developing nations.
Application deadline for all scholarships: Sun., July 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET.