Earth Island Institute Brower Youth Awards 2022 ($3,000 prize)

The Brower Youth Awards 2022 are now accepting applications.

Brower Youth Awards

The Brower Youth Awards for Environmental Leadership were founded by the Earth Island Institute in 2000 to commemorate prominent environmental campaigner David Brower, who remarked, “I love to see what young people can achieve before someone old tells them it’s impossible.” They acknowledge the extraordinary leadership efforts of young people fighting for the conservation of our shared planet in this spirit.


Each of the six Brower Youth Award winners will receive a $3,000 cash award, an Emmy Award-winning film crew’s professionally produced short film on their work, plus airfare and housing accommodations for a weeklong trip to the San Francisco Bay Area.

The honorees will participate in leadership activities and courses on coaching, visioning, public speaking, and creating media relations while in California. The awards presentation concludes the week of festivities. By giving continuous access to resources, mentors, and chances to build leadership skills, the Brower Youth Awards program invests in the recipients’ sustained success.

Earth Island Institute Brower Youth Awards | Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should be between the ages of 13 and 22 (as of May 14, 2022) and live in North America (including Mexico, Canada, and several Caribbean Islands) or U.S. territory.

Assessment Criteria

The following criteria are used to evaluate applicants:

  • Outstanding Youth Leadership: You took the lead in developing, organizing, and carrying out your initiative or campaign (s).
  • Issue & Approach: Your project is addressing critical environmental concerns using novel solutions and techniques.
  • Impact, Scalability, and Replicability of the Initiative: Will the project have a big impact? Is it possible to utilize your work as a model for other communities or campuses?
  • Personal Commitment, Charisma, and Trajectory: What drew you to this project in the first place? What would it mean to you if you were to receive the Brower Youth Award?

How to Apply for the Earth Island Institute Brower Youth Awards

  • You are responsible for completing your own application. It must not be completed for you by your parents, friends, mentors, instructors, or anyone else.
  • Each candidate must provide the following items in addition to completing the award eligibility conditions and following all instructions to complete the online application:
  • a picture of yourself
  • You will be requested for a letter of support from someone who is familiar with you and your environmental efforts if you are a semifinalist (cannot be from a parent or guardian)

Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, is the application deadline.

To apply, go to this link.

Deadline: May 14, 2022

Visit Brower Youth Awards for more details.

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