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Fostering leadership in sustainability.

Our 2020 winners have been selected! Read below to apply for our 2021 scholarship.



Previously, our scholarship was limited to studies in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability. Beginning 2021, we are acknowledging that all disciplines must embrace sustainability concepts to ensure a thriving planet for generations to come.

The winner of our Atla Sustainability Scholarship receives $1,500 for education-related expenses including tuition, books, campus housing, and more. Two runners up will each be awarded $250.



Students must be legal residents of the United States and be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States. Students must also be enrolled at an accredited school for at least one full calendar year to be eligible.



Applicants apply by email to hello -at- from their '.edu' email address. In this email, please provide the committee with a short description of yourself and a 500-word essay on how you intend to use your education to promote sustainability. Please use the subject line “Atla Scholarship 2021”.

The application period for 2021 will close on November 15, 2021. Winners will be selected and notified in December 2021. Due to the small size of our administrative team, we do not notify applicants who haven’t been selected.


Our 2020 Atla Sustainability Scholarship winner is Sonia M., a M.S. Sustainability Management student at Columbia University.

Congratulations, Sonia! We were inspired by your essay!