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The 2017 Green Futures Scholarship application is now available! Applications are due Monday, April 24, 2017.

The 2017 Green Futures Scholarship will be announced at GHS Senior Awards Night, Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Jordan Pederson is the recipient of the 2016 Green Futures Scholarship at Grinnell High School! The award was announced May 28, 2016 at the GHS Senior Awards Night.

Allison Neeley and Ryan Nelson are the recipients of the 2015 Green Futures Scholarship at Grinnell High School! The awards were announced May 24, 2015 at the GHS Senior Awards Night.


The application for the 2017 Green Futures Scholarship is available! You have two options for submitting your application: you can either apply online or by submitting a paper application to the GHS counselor's office. Both options are described in more detail below. The application deadline is Monday, April 24, 2017 at midnight central time. Please email any questions to Tyler here.



You can also obtain the paper application from the GHS guidance office.

1. Complete your personal information on Page 4.

Complete the following 2 essays on separate pages. It is recommended to have at least one other person read over your essays before submission, to help with overall clarity of the essay as well as spelling and grammar.

2. Essay 1: 250 Word Essay describing your goals for your role in helping create the Green Future. Focus on one or a few tangible, accomplishable tasks that you intend to pursue.

3. Essay 2: 250 Word Essay describing your past involvement in creating a Green Future. What did you do, what inspired you to do it, how you accomplished it, and what the results were.

4. Statement of financial need. On the same page as your essays, please describe any financial situations that provide extra need for receiving scholarship aid. Examples include family income level, expensive health problems, having other siblings in college, participating in many activities during high school that prohibited saving lots of money for college. Please limit your response to 100 words.

5. Student's GHS Transcript will be obtained through counselor's office.

Return all of the above, stapled together, to the GHS Guidance Office by the end of the school day on Friday, April 24, 2015.


Each applicant's score will be totaled out of 50 possible points, distributed as follows:

Essay 1: 16 Points

Essay 2: 16 Points

Financial Need: 6 points maximum.

As subjectively assessed based on applicant's response on application.

Academic Performance: 6 points maximum

Based on student's GPA on the GHS 4-point system; each applicant's GPA is converted so that a 4.33 GPA is worth 6 points here.

Character: 6 points maximum

As subjectively assessed by GHS counselors and teachers.