ORLANDO, Fla. –– The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading certifier of green projects in the state, has announced a statewide scholarship program for deserving students pursuing careers in the green built environment or related sustainability studies.
With over 18,700 certifications since being founded in 2000, FGBC is by far the largest certifier of green homes, local governments, communities and projects in the state
“FGBC is proud to offer this opportunity to the prospective next generation of green building and sustainable professionals in Florida. We see it as our role to encourage Florida’s youth to pursue careers in sustainability,” said FGBC Executive Director C.J. Davila. “The scholarship program is part of our mission to lead and promote sustainability with environmental, economic, and social benefits through community outreach, industry education and certification programs.”
This year FGBC will be offering five $1,000 scholarships. Applications are due by March 31, 2019 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Finalists will be announced in the Spring. Scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the FGBC Annual Meeting to be recognized and acknowledged by industry professionals.
Each award recipient will also receive a complimentary FGBC membership for one year.
Unlike other national and international certifications, FGBC are only standards developed with Florida-specific criteria. They address Florida’s hot-humid climate, environment, unique topography and natural disasters.
To apply online, visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org/scholarships.
Going Green? In Florida you have a choice. Contact the Florida Green Building Coalition at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org or call (407) 777-4919.
Mike Bonts Public Relations