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The $1,000 Climate Change Scholarship


The US Department of Energy estimates that heating and cooling accounts for more than half of the average residential utility bill. This means that advances in the ways that we heat and cool our homes can have an outsized impact on both our fossil fuel consumption and on global warming.

FurnaceCompare's Climate Change Scholarship is designed to support undergraduate students that are looking for ways to fight climate change by improving the systems and/or equipment that we rely on to keep our homes and businesses comfortable.

This scholarship is intended to encourage students to propose an innovative and interdisciplenary approach to rapidly reduce our use of fossil fuels by targeting our heating and cooling systems and technologies.

  • Applicant must be enrolled (or accepted to become enrolled) in an accredited U.S. college or university for the 2017 / 2018 academic year.
  • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA during their college career (or during their high school career if they are applying for their first year of college).
Application Process: 
  • Write a 500 word essay that answers the following question:
    • How can we most rapidly reduce the impact of global climate change through improvements in the systems and/or equipment that we use to heat and cool our homes and businesses? Explain how your current or prospective course of study influences your answer.
  • Attach a copy of your CV (or resume)
  • Attach a copy of your transcript

Submit your essay as a pdf document by the application deadline to, Use subject line: Scholarship Submission.

Award Amount: 
Monday, July 31, 2017
Scholarship Tags: 
Open to Any Major

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