Brent Willis Green Scholarship

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Brent Willis Green Scholarship

The Brent Willis Green Scholarship is a testament to Brent Willis’s unwavering commitment to fostering sustainable solutions for our planet’s future. Drawing inspiration from his illustrious career in leading multinational corporations and his passion for green technology, Brent established this scholarship to support and empower the next generation of environmental pioneers. Open to all students, regardless of their academic background, the scholarship aims to reward those who demonstrate a keen interest in green technology, sustainable ventures, and addressing environmental challenges through innovative solutions. By offering this scholarship, Brent Willis hopes to pave the way for brighter, greener tomorrows.

Green technology, or clean technology, is essential for sustainable development, aiming to mitigate human impact on the environment while meeting our present and future needs. It encompasses a wide array of practices across various sectors.

In energy, green technology includes renewable sources like solar, wind, and hydroelectric power, which are central to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Advancements in energy storage, such as batteries, are solving the intermittency issues of renewables, facilitating their integration into the power grid.

The transportation sector benefits from green technology through the proliferation of electric vehicles (EVs), which reduce reliance on fossil fuels and decrease emissions. Urban planning complements this by designing cities that support walking and cycling, reducing the need for vehicles.

Sustainable building materials and energy-efficient designs define green construction, leading to smart buildings that minimize energy use and operational costs. In agriculture, innovations like vertical farming and precision agriculture enhance yield while conserving resources and reducing the environmental footprint.

Water and waste management technologies have also evolved, with advanced filtration systems ensuring clean water and recycling processes turning waste into resources. Green technology thus plays a pivotal role in preserving natural ecosystems and promoting economic sustainability.


for the Brent Willis Green Scholarship is broad to ensure that a wide range of students have the opportunity to apply. To be eligible, applicants must:

  1. Open to all graduate and undergraduate students studying at an accredited institution in the USA.
  2. Academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.


for the Brent Willis Green Scholarship is designed to give students the opportunity to showcase their academic achievements, career aspirations, and personal values. To apply, students must:

  1. Complete the online application form.
  2. Write an essay of 500–1000 words on a provided topic.

Essay Question

>90% of almost 400 million tons of plastics produced each year end up in landfills or the ocean. How would you make a difference?

Application Deadline

February 10, 2024

Award Announcement

March 10, 2024

Award Amount


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