The Blades of Green Scholarship Fund

Blades of Green was founded in 1989 just outside of Annapolis, Maryland. They have always placed emphasis on organic-based and bay-friendly lawn care techniques and products. As Maryland locals, theprotectinge environment and our water sources is near and dear to Blades of Green. Advancements in environmental engineering, plant sciences, environmental sciences, green technology, and related fields start with a focus on environmental education.

Blades of Green has created a merit-based scholarship fund for individuals seeking undergraduate education in environmental studies or related fields. Mark and Brad Leahy will give away two (2) $1,000 scholarships for the 2023 academic year. The scholarship will be awarded based on academic excellence, pursuit of further study in environmental education at an accredited college or university, and passion for further study.

The scholarship will last for the duration of one year and be paid directly to the winning candidate to use towards tuition and board during the fall semester.

2023 Scholarship Parameters

  • Must reside in Maryland, DC or VA (your intended school does not need to be in these regions)
  • Must complete entire application
  • Must submit transcripts – does not need to be an “official” transcript, but must have the most recent semester on it
  • Must submit a letter of intent: 350 – 500 words describing the career path you plan to seek after graduation, passion for your intended field, and what inspired you to pursue your intended career path.
  • Must submit a letter of recommendation – can be in the form of a faculty letter of recommendation or other professional recommendation letter
  • Applications must be postmarked/sent in by April 22, 2023 (Earth Day) at 11:59 PM (EST)
  • Students who are pursuing a Graduate or Doctoral degree do not qualify for this scholarship
  • Online applications are HIGHLY preferred. Fill out the form below.

Please note, your work is not saved so do not start the application process until you have all information, transcripts and letters to upload.

Online Scholarship Application

Online Scholarship Application

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