The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading certifier of green projects in the state, has announced deadlines for its statewide scholarship program for deserving students pursuing careers in the green built environment or related sustainability studies.
In 2000 the non-profit FGBC brought together industry professionals from the construction, government, academic and research communities to create green building standards tailored specifically to Florida.
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, FGBC has certified over 21,500 projects “Florida Green” since being founded.
“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, 2020 for the 2020-2021 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.
To apply visit www.floridagreenbuilding.org/scholarships.
FGBC is by far the largest certifier of green residential and commercial construction, local governments, communities in the state.
Unlike USGBC LEED, Green Globes and other standards, “Florida Green” takes a scientific approach developed with state-specific criteria. They address Florida’s hot-humid environment, distinctive topography, unique geology, resiliency and natural disasters.