VoLo Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate change and global impact by supporting science-based climate solutions, has opened registration for its VoLo VISTA Award competition, according to a recent press release.
The VISTA Award recognizes graduate students who display exemplary leadership in parallel with the five VISTA principles for climate solutions within the state of Florida. The winning individual or team receives a $10,000 award, made out to the university or college with whom they are affiliated, to further develop the project.
The competition is open to graduate-level students who are enrolled full-time with a U.S.-based university or college. All projects must address a climate solution applicable to the state of Florida.
Finalists are invited to present their ideas at the Virtual Climate Correction conference, to be held on April 23, 2021, where VoLo Foundation’s Founders will determine the project that best drives positive change in Florida climate solutions.
“At VoLo Foundation, we are committed to keeping an open conversation about climate change on all fronts, including the new generations,” said Thais Lopez Vogel, VoLo Foundation co-founder and trustee. “This award competition seeks to assist young leaders in sharing their voice and climate solutions throughout our community. We invite students who are determined to implement and achieve aggressive improvement in Florida’s climate goals to participate.”
Applicants of the VoLo VISTA Award program must complete the application questions and meet the following eligibility requirements:
1. Be a graduate student enrolled at a U.S.-based university or college. No student may apply for the award during their final year of study unless current team members will be able to continue the project’s work at the institution for the remainder of the 2021-2022 academic year.
2. The project must address a climate solution applicable to the state of Florida.
3. The project must validate an achieved data result, i.e., X amount of GHG reduction is achieved with the implementation of this project at Y location for the period of Z years.
4. All project proposals must be received by March 15, 2021. Finalists will be notified of their acceptance into Climate Correction. NOTE: In order to receive the VoLo VISTA award, finalists must be present during the Virtual Climate Correction Conference.
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