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SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS 

PLEASE NOTE: MNA IS IN THE PROCESS OF REVIEWING ITS GIVING GUIDELINES AND AS A RESULT IS NOT ACCEPTING  GRANTS APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME.

Small grants are open to MNA members for projects on a competitive basis. This opportunity allows MNA members to tap into a small source of funds that encourages environmental involvement and action. 

The Grants Will:
  1. Fund up to $300 per request (total of $500 annually
  2. Fund up to 3 requests per fiscal year (Nov. to Nov.)
  3. Be available until the money is depleted
  4. Be available for full or partial funding of requests
  5. Applications will be considered immediately upon receipt by the Environmental Stewardship Fund Committee.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for individuals to attend the Annual MNA Conference. You must be a member of MNA at the time of application to be considered for a scholarship.

Each scholarship covers all regular fees (optional field trips not included) except the $50 conference fee, which is paid by the applicant.

Evaluation will be based on responses provided to all questions on the application. The information provided is confidential and will only be shared within the Scholarship Review Committee.

The scholarship application is due by September 27, 2017.  Applicants will receive email notification by October 7, 2017.

The application should be emailed to the MNA Scholarship Committee care of Alisha Paplow at alisha@ecologybus.org

Download the Scholarship Application >

Grant Guidelines

Grants are currently not available in 2016.  Please check back in 2017. 

1. Applicant must currently be an MNA member. Become a member > 

2. Grant money is to be used for programs and/or equipment in support of Environmental Education/Interpretation. 

3. Applications will be considered for: 

Grassroots environmental action, including cost for travel, food, lodging, materials and printing costs; attendance at environmental advocacy conferences and workshops i.e. Alternative Energy Fair, Bioregional Workshop, Forestry Best Management 


Educational facilities or programming not funded by applicant’s employer.

Costs associated with an organized effort of environmental damage remediation, restoration, stabilization, etc. 


4. If the application is granted, the recipient is required to share information and results of action with MNA members within one year, including a written summary for the MNA Newsletter.ractice Workshop; costs of doing research into environmental problems & solutions

5. Application must be made using the following instructions:

Copy the following questions to a blank e‐mail form along with your answers and e‐mail to the MNA Scholarship Chair at: alisha@ecologybus.org

Be sure to include your name, address, daytime and evening telephone numbers, and e‐mail addresses.

1. Briefly describe your involvement with MNA.

2. Describe your organization.

3. Describe your proposed use of Environmental Stewardship Funds. Who or what will benefit? (Include a timeline for completion.)

4. Provide a detailed account of how the grant money will be spent.

5. How will completing your proposal benefit MNA and/or its members? (Include how you will share results with MNA members.)

6. How will completing your proposal benefit your organization and/or the community?

7. How much money are you requesting? Attach any supporting printed materials that will help explain the need for funding (including registration forms).

8. Will your (or any other) organization be matching funds with grant money you receive. 


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