Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegan's are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.

One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in SPRING 2019.

Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Payment will be made to the student's college (U.S. based only). Winners of the scholarships give permission to release their names to the media. Applications and essays become property of The Vegetarian Resource Group. We may ask finalists for more information. Scholarship winners are contacted by e-mail or telephone. Please look at your e-mail.

Annual Amount

One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given.

Open To

Graduating high school seniors

Additional Selection Criteria

Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in SPRING 2019, who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.

Application Process

I. When applying, please include the following:

(Use additional paper if necessary.)

  • Name:
  • Street address:
  • City, State, Zip:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number:
  • Date of birth:
  • Date of expected graduation from high school:
  • Grade average in high school:
  • College(s) applied/accepted to (if known):
  • Anticipated major in college:
  • Parents' or Guardians' names:
  • Parents' or Guardians' addresses:
  • City, State, Zip:
  • High school principal:
  • Name of one high school teacher:
  • Name of high school:
  • Address of high school:
  • City, State, Zip:
  • People in the vegetarian movement, if any, who know you (Please include contact information):
  • Extracurricular activities (please describe):
  • Favorite subjects in school:
  • How did you hear about the scholarship?

II. Please submit an essay addressing the following:

  1. How you promoted vegetarianism in your high school and/or community
  2. Your successes
  3. Your challenges
  4. What you learned/what you would do different
  5. How you expect to promote vegetarianism in college and beyond
  6. Your future goals
  7. Your strengths
  8. Your weaknesses
  9. Your "perfect" life in five years
  10. Why you should receive this scholarship
  11. How you became vegetarian and why you are vegetarian
  12. How you define vegetarian
  13. Why vegetarianism is important to you
  14. What else is important to you
  15. What vegetarian foods you would recommend to a non-vegetarian
  16. What restaurants you would recommend to a non-vegetarian

III. Please also attach:

  1. A copy of your transcripts or report cards for the past two years. (An official copy is not necessary. Photocopies of your report cards will suffice.)
  2. Three or more recommendations (including at least one teacher).
  3. Any documentation related to your promotion of vegetarianism in high school and/or community including photographs, newspaper stories, etc.

For the application and more information please visit the website below.

Deadline

February 20, 2019

Notification

Information not given

For the application or more information go to:
https://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm