Apply to be our 2019

Student of the Year

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2018 Student of the Year Marisa Granados with keynote speakers Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Betty Reid Soskin.

Each year, we honor a student for outstanding growth as a result of a NatureBridge program. Do you know a student who experienced profound growth at NatureBridge? Are you that student? Apply today! Applications due February 15.

The 2019 Student of the Year will:

  • Receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to San Francisco to be honored at NatureBridge's Gala on May 9, 2019 (student will address a crowd of 300 people)
  • Be featured in Gala program and communications
  • Be recognized on the NatureBridge website and on social media
  • Receive a gift bag of NatureBridge swag for their next outdoor adventure

Application Requirements

  • One-page letter from student nominee on their NatureBridge experience and how it impacted their life
  • One-page letter of recommendation on why the student should be honored as Student of the Year (applicable to teachers, chaperones, parents, etc.)
  • Student must be able to attend NatureBridge's Gala in San Francisco on May 9, 2019
  • Brief video of nominee talking about their NatureBridge experience (encouraged but not required)

What makes a good application?

We want to know how NatureBridge impacted the nominee's life. How and why did they change? What do they do differently? Why was the experience so powerful?

Are there any other requirements?

The winning student and a parent or guardian must be able to attend the Gala in San Francisco on May 9. The winning student will speak in front of a crowd of 300 people. Applications due February 15.

Be our next Student of the Year!