ABOUT THE AWARD
If you weren’t crazy about eating your vegetables growing up, you may be crazy about the Vegetarian Scholarships, provided by the Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG). This organization promotes a green environment through vegetarianism & provides financing for a higher education to high school graduates through their VRG vegetarian scholarship program. Every year the award of $5000 each is given to two graduating US high school students who would have encouraged vegetarianism in their schools or/and communities.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The VRG is a non-profit organization committed and dedicated to educate the community and society about vegetarianism and the related issues of health, environment, nutrition, ecology, ethics and other topics. A Vegetarians diet would not consist of meat, chicken, fish, beef or pork, but rather anything else but meat. The organization does market the benefits of being vegetarian – better health through lower BMI, lower cholesterol level & longer average life expectancy are some of them.
The organization provides distinct services for activists, non-profit organizations, businesses, member services, better ecological footprints and nutrition education. “Vegetarian Journal”, cooking tips and recipes are some the means it uses to serve the vegetarian community. It also promotes ideas as “Vegetarian Family” and “Veg Teens”.
The application procedure for the VRG scholarships for vegetarians is pretty simple as no pre-printed form is necessary for the same. The applicant needs to fill some specific information as asked by the organization on one neat paper. Below is the information to be covered in the application.
- General Information about the applicant
- Major Individual details including high school information
- Essay with below details
- Details about the promotion of Vegetarianism in school/community by the applicant & other similar topics
- Copies of report card for previous two years
- Three or more recommendations (at least one from teacher)
- One documentation about applicant’s promotion of vegetarianism with photographs or newspaper stories
The VRG Vegetarian scholarship application with the attachments are to be mailed to the below address:
The Vegetarian Resource Group,
P.O. Box 1463,
The application can be made only by the high school students graduating in spring 2010. Deadline for the application is Feb 20, 2010. Applications only for US based colleges are accepted. Applicants are selected based on the compassion, commitment and courage shown to promote vegetarian environment diet and lifestyle. Only the final winners are notified about the decision.
As per a 2009 study nearly 3% of US adult population is vegetarian with 15% students of the total US population as never having meat at all. The organization is aiming to have a healthy environment & eco-system and the best step forward is to educate the people about the benefits. The VRG Vegetarian Scholarships are one such medium to educate the students & community at the grass root level. Even if you weren’t crazy about eating your vegetables, look into these not so crazy scholarships for vegetarians today. The payout is considerable to make the effort worth it.
For more information about the organization & the VRG vegetarian scholarships, call (410) 366-8343 or email them as well at [email protected].
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