Scholarship Deadline Approaching for Chatham’s Sustainable Leadership Academy – Apply Today

Updated: Sep 9

Hey high school students: Want to help build a happier, healthier, and more equitable future? Interested in a career in sustainability but not sure where to start? Then we have some great news: Full and partial scholarships are open for application for high school students interested in attending Chatham University’s Sustainable Leadership Academy slated for  July 23-31.


Here’s how organizers describe the experience:

Explore topics in sustainability and social justice during an unforgettable week-long experiential retreat at Eden Hall Campus—the world’s first academic community built to be sustainable from below the ground up. The program this year will explore topics including art as activism, sustainable fashion, urban planning and gentrification, ecology, food systems, energy, green buildings…and more!

The program is open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders, as well as students leaving 12th grade. 


Chatham’s Sustainable Leadership Academy provides the chance to:

  1. Experience a taste of college life and earn college credit (which can be covered by scholarship funding!)

  2. Participate in hands-on experiential learning with Chatham faculty in the field

  3. Explore sustainable highlights of Pittsburgh during guided tours

  4. Dive deeply into the connection between participants’ social identities, social justice and sustainability

  5. Develop the leadership skills needed to be a change agent

  6. Meet like-minded friends

  7. Relax and recharge in nature, through exercise or with art

Here’s what you need to know to apply:


WHEN: March 31 is the next “early bird” scholarship application deadline. Additional scholarships will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 1.


WHO: Students with demonstrated financial need and students of color are eligible for SLA scholarships. All applicants for the “early bird” scholarship deadline must attend public school or an approved public charter school.


HOW: To apply, please register for the program and then follow the instructions listed on the Credit & Scholarships page of the program website, also listed on the scholarship form during the registration process.


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