Scholarships

Thank you for applying!

Thank you to everyone who applied for a Greenbuild scholarship! We will be announcing the recipients by Sept. 1.


USGBC and Greenbuild seek scholarship applicants who are working to advance green building, sustainable communities and social equity in low-status and vulnerable communities to join us at Greenbuild 2018 in Chicago!

Scholarships are competitive and available to individuals with a demonstrated financial or other barrier. USGBC and Greenbuild seeks government, non-profit, and organizational leaders and professionals working in sustainability, real estate, and manufacturing whose work centers around social equity and the following four focus areas, to apply for a Greenbuild scholarship:

  • Equitable Development: Development that focuses on people and place by reducing hardships and inequalities, while improving access and quality of life for vulnerable populations.
  • New Technologies & Paradigms: Introduction of new technologies into the marketplace through 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.
     

Three types of scholarships are available:

  • Registration-Only Scholarships: These scholarships primarily target applicants from the Chicago area or the surrounding Midwest region, and includes only a 4-day conference pass registration to the Communities & Affordable Homes Summit and Greenbuild. Travel & lodging are NOT included.
  • Travel & Lodging Scholarships: These scholarships target U.S.-based applicants committed to long-term volunteer engagement with USGBC across our 8 regions. Scholarship includes a 4-day conference pass registration to the Communities & Affordable Homes Summit and Greenbuild, roundtrip airfare and four nights shared hotel lodging in Chicago, IL.
  • International Scholarships: These scholarships target applicants outside of the US committed to long-term volunteer engagement with their Green Building Council across 5 global regions. Scholarship includes a 4-day conference pass registration to the Communities & Affordable Homes Summit and Greenbuild, roundtrip airfare and five nights shared hotel lodging in Chicago, IL. Applicants must have approved access to enter the United States. This scholarship is specifically for individuals from developing nations in the following five regions:

Africa
Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Americas (Central America, South America, Canada and Mexico)
Asia/Pacific
Europe

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be 18 years or older as of September 30, 2018.
  • Have not attended Greenbuild in the past
  • Guarantee of attendance in the Communities & Affordable Homes Summit and Greenbuild from Tuesday November 13 to Friday November 16, 2018.
  • Not be USGBC staff, or hold a volunteer leadership position with USGBC
  • Demonstrate a valid and reasonable need for the scholarship as evidenced by the inability to attend Greenbuild without one, due to financial, location, and/or professional constraints
  • Demonstrate how his or her background merits receipt of a scholarship
  • Commitment to partnering with USGBC to advancing health and sustainability in local communities in 2019. Are you under 25 or enrolled as a full-time student? You are eligible for a three-day conference pass registration through USGBC’s volunteer program!