Community Sustainability Challenge

This challenge will award a total of $20,000 in scholarships to students who earn a top spot in our Community Sustainability Challenge.

Submission deadline for the Scholarship Competition: July 3, 2023.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to high school students enrolled in grades 9-12 for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Must view all Green Ambassador Program webinars.
  • Submit a video for our Community Sustainability Challenge.
  • Teams may consist of up to three members. Individuals may apply.

Scholarship Competition

  • Solar Landscape will award up to $20,000 in scholarships to high school students. Student must watch the GAP webinars AND win a top spot in the Community Sustainability Challenge by pitching their ideas in either of the following two categories:
  • A feasible action plan that will strengthen the sustainability efforts of a community.
  • A new invention or an innovative improvement upon an existing product that better solves a problem while ensuring it is more sustainable.
  • Applicants must submit a link to a 5-10 minute video that includes evidence of their work and a pitch as to how their idea/project would benefit the community. We cannot accept video files via email attachment.


Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts and our partners at the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Science. Awards will be granted based on how well each proposal meets the following criteria:

  • Feasibility of implementation
  • Benefit to the community
  • Depth of research and detail of proposal including clear metrics for success
  • Extent to which implementation has already occurred
  • Presentation (well-articulated, organized ideas, professional appearance)

Note: Video Production will have no impact on the judging process (i.e. we are looking for clear content and good ideas, not well edited, entertaining videos).


Honorable Mention: $500 (up to 13 awards)


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