Atla Scholarship

Fostering leadership in sustainability.

Our 2021 winners have been selected! Read below to apply for our 2022 scholarship. 


About the Scholarship

Previously, our scholarship was limited to studies in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability. Beginning in 2021, we acknowledged 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.

Recipient Eligibility

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

How to Apply

Applicants apply by email to 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 2022”.

The application period for 2022 will close on November 15, 2022. Winners will be selected and notified in December 2022. Due to the small size of our administrative team, we do not notify applicants who haven’t been selected.


 2021 Winner Carter Coleman

Our 2021 Atla Sustainability Scholarship winner is Carter Coleman, a PhD student at the University of Georgia in the Department of Environmental Health Science.
Congratulations, Carter! We are excited about the potential impact of your studies!


 Scholarship Winner Scholarship Winner

Our 2021 runners up are Tolulope Odunola, a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Emily Wright at the University of Arizona.


To the nearly 300 students who applied to our 2021 scholarship, we wish you great success!