Yellow Pages Goes Green to Offer Annual College Scholarship to High School Seniors Pursuing Environmental Careers
NEW YORK, NY – YellowPagesGoesGreen.org (“YPGG”), a telephone directory at the forefront of the environmentally-conscious “Green” movement, has announced that beginning in 2019, the company will be offering a $1,500 College scholarship annually to a distinguished graduating high school senior whose career path is slated to take them into any fields related to environmental science or preservation. The goal of this scholarship, which will be awarded to at least one student each year, is to encourage the youth of today to pursue vitally-needed careers which impact Earth.
An innovator in digital business and telephone directory listings and an advocate for staunch environmentalism, YellowPagesGoesGreen.org is a cutting-edge website that delivers over 28.5 million up-to-the-minute Yellow Page listings and over 200 million White page listings throughout the United States. In addition, YPGG is a pioneer in the national phone book “opt-out” movement that seeks to abolish obsolete print telephone directories that are not only out-of-date by the time they land on doorsteps, but find themselves clogging landfills by the millions shortly thereafter.
Realizing that now, more than ever, bright and innovative young minds are needed in fields that directly impact the safety and security of our environment and its delicate ecosystems, YPGG has decided to take further proactive approaches to nurturing high schoolers with an aptitude for a “green” career path by offering yearly scholarships. With higher education costing more than ever and students reporting a huge uptick in the amount of debt they are saddled with upon graduation with a degree, YPGG wishes to help lessen that burden as much as possible for at least one deserving student each year.
The way an environmentally-minded high school student can enter the contest is simple- they must compose a short essay – 250 words or less – that answers one simple but extremely important question: “How will your studies and career benefit the environment and contribute to a better world?” A simple yet important question which answer holds consequences to the fate of our planet.
With industry waste and fossil fuel use choking the environment more than ever and climate change becoming a very real threat not just to future generations but people in the here and now, dedicated and steadfast guardians of the environment are needed in scientific and preservation fields in order to help reverse the tide and return balance to Mother Nature.
Those applying for the YPGG College scholarship must adhere to the following strict set of criteria in order to be considered:
- Be sixteen (16) years of age or older at the time of application.
- Planning to pursue a degree directly related to environmental science or preservation.
- Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia.
- Be enrolled (no later than fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.
- Postal mail their written essay (scholarship Application) no later than May 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm
The winner, whose essay will be selected, based on an equal combination of writing ability, creativity, originality, and overall excellence, will be awarded a check for $1,500, made payable directly to the college, university, or trade school that the scholarship recipient will be attending. The YPGG scholarship winner will be informed via mail and/or phone on or around June 20 each year.
Official scholarship rules – including email and physical addresses to submit your essay to – can be seen by clicking here: https://www.yellowpagesgoesgreen.org/scholarship.php.
“There’s one thing that we need in order to ensure that future generations are safe from the scourge of pollution and climate change, and that’s young men and women who are intent on pursuing careers in the environmental sciences,” said YPGG CEO and President, Michael Keegan. “The environment has sustained countless years of abuse at the hands of corporations and the only way to combat the damage is through supporting the next wave of environmental engineers, scientists, and preservationists, and that’s why we have instituted this scholarship contest. I invite any dedicated young students to get involved and submit their essay application.”
Yellow Pages Directory Inc., owner of both YellowPagesGoesGreen.org and PaperlessPetition.org, offers an environmentally-friendly Web-based alternative to paper telephone directories while providing a simple and convenient mechanism for customers to opt out from the receipt of printed yellow books. Both web sites have been instrumental in promoting opt-out awareness across the United States over the past several years, and allowing users to reduce their own environmental footprints in the process. Yellow Pages Directory Inc. has also taken steps to reduce its own impact on the environment through the use of the most up-to-date and energy-efficient web-hosting services available.