VERGE 19 Emerging Leaders Scholarship
The VERGE 19 conference and expo is the platform for companies, cities and communities accelerating the clean economy. Join more than 3,000 leaders — from the private and public sectors, utilities, solution providers, NGOs and startups — to explore scalable, cross-cutting solutions and to advance the most dynamic and influential markets driving a sustainable future: clean energy; electrified transportation; circular economy; and carbon removal.

VERGE 19 (October 22-24 in Oakland, CA) brings together a powerful community of professionals from business, government, academia and NGOs for three days of inspiring sessions, engaging special programs and unparalleled networking. Learn more here:

To empower the next generation of sustainable business leaders, enable them to attend VERGE 19 and ensure that the sustainability field includes voices from diverse backgrounds, we're thrilled to again offer the Emerging Leaders Scholarship, sponsored by United Airlines.

We define diversity broadly, including gender identification and race, for instance, but also those who have faced socioeconomic or other barriers to achieving their goals.

Selected VERGE 19 Emerging Leaders will receive a complimentary pass to attend the full conference, along with special opportunities at the event — exclusive to Emerging Leaders. The scholarship covers registration fees, airfare and lodging.

The scholarship is limited to 10 recipients, to be selected solely by GreenBiz Group.

To apply, applicants must:
- Currently reside in the United States or Canada
- Demonstrate financial need
- Be enrolled at an accredited college or university as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student (of any age)
- OR be an early-career professional (age 21-29 at the time of the event)
- Commit to attending all three days of VERGE 19 in Oakland, CA, October 22-24, 2019
- Feel comfortable speaking for up to one minute on the VERGE 19 keynote stage in front of hundreds of sustainable business leaders
- Following the event, submit a short 100-250 word testimonial about the experience, to be featured in a wrap-up article on

Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 13. Accepted scholars will be notified by Friday, September 20.

If you have questions, please contact GreenBiz Associate Editor Holly Secon at

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