Sustainability Scholarship

how do you envision that you will be a change maker?

We believe that real changes in our environmental perspective come from grass-root individuals of the ‘next’ generation. We want to invest in these individuals. Our goal is to reinforce and motivate current and future students who will be ‘change-makers’ now and in the future, regardless of a chosen profession. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply below (we’ve made our application simple to encourage more applicants to apply). We currently have six $1,000 scholarships, that we will be giving away to six lucky applicants. The scholarship will be renewed every semester. 

Here at Swedish Wholesale, our mission is to introduce eco-friendly and reusable products to replace the existing, wasteful habits that many consumers rely on. As part of our mission, we sponsor causes which promote sustainability and lasting changes in the daily habits of people. We hope our sustainability scholarship drives progress towards our overall mission by empowering grass-root activists, like you!


  • All applicants must be currently enrolled or enrolling, as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship. 
  • All students (domestic, international, online, and undocumented) may apply for the Sustainability Scholarship

Open to All Areas of Study

It’s easy to think that that sustainability only applies to certain disciplines. However, we believe sustainability is a mindset for all future professionals, regardless of their exact career path. 

  • Science & Engineering
  • Business
  • Medicine
  • Marketing / Media
  • Legal
  • Social Science
  • Art & Design
  • NGO or other nonprofit
  • Education
  • Military
  • Agriculture
  • And More!

Scholarship Details

The Sustainability Scholarship Program is Currently Closed.

Please Check Back for Future Scholarship Opportunities!

*Past scholarship winners announced on bottom* 



  • 3.0 Minimum GPA to apply
  • Must be applying for college or currently enrolled in college (Graduate Students can apply)
  • Open to all majors, but must have a passion for sustainability and environmentalism

Next Steps to be Considered

  • Fill out the application form below
  • Submit a 300-500 word short essay answering the prompt

Scholarship Selection

  • We are not currently accepting scholarship applications.
  • Past scholarship winners are displayed below.
  • A check for $1000.00 will be issued to the appropriate college or university for processing

The Sustainability Scholarship program is currently closed.

Please check back for future scholarship opportunities!

Additional Scholarship Details

  • Receipts of the Sustainability Scholarship will be selected by Swedish Wholesale and notified via email within two weeks of the deadline. Recipients must provide proof of enrollment (transcripts, tuition receipts, or acceptance letters) in order to claim reward. 
  • The scholarship funds provided by Swedish Wholesale will be sent via check to the appropriate college or university. 
  • Scholarship funds are to be applied towards college expenses (tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board) for the current academic year.
  • Winning candidates will be featured on the Swedish Wholesale website with a short description of the candidates’ passions and goals regarding promoting sustainability in their field of study. 
  • The scholarship is non-renewable. 
  • Any questions regarding the Swedish Wholesale Sustainability Scholarship can be directed to

Privacy Policy

Any information filled out through the application is private and will not be used for any other purposes such as marketing. Swedish Wholesale will not sell, share, or transfer the information to any third parties. The applicant retains all rights to the information and essay and can ask for it to be destroyed at any time. Applying to scholarships is always free and no fees will apply to applicants or winners in order to claim their award. By submitting an application, the applicant agrees to allow Swedish Wholesale to congratulate the winning applicant on the website and if applicable post a photo or link to social media account. 

Terms & Conditions

Only one application per student, per semester, may be submitted. Essay submissions must be original and the work on the applicant. Multiple submissions will be automatically disqualified. The Sustainability Scholarship is non-renewable (unlike Swedish Dishcloths). By submitting the Swedish Wholesale Sustainability Scholarship you certify that all the information you provided is original, accurate and complete to the best of knowledge at the time of the application. 

Spring 2020 Scholarship Recipient

Hello! My name is Georgia Van Dine, I am an undergraduate student at Western Washington University studying environmental science and art. I am currently a full time student with a part time job and in my free time I love to get outside in any way I can as well as speaking out for environmental justice. My goals for the future include graduating and devoting my life to my passions for nature and art as well as beginning a career in which I can improve our world and the health of our planet.

Georgia D.

Western Washington U

Fall 2020 Scholarship Recipient

“Hi! I’m Vincent Bui and I’m currently attending The Ohio State University as an undergraduate student studying Air Transportation with a professional pilot specialization. I am currently a full time student and spend my time participating in extracurriculars and reading. In the future, I hope to become a professional pilot and attend a graduate program that focuses on the study of transportation and sustainability and to hopefully participate in research that makes travel more sustainable for the world.”

Vincent Bui

Ohio State

Winter 2020 Scholarship Recipient

“I am a student with Semester by the Bay, a program in Homer, AK that gives students the opportunity to experience interdisciplinary courses and field studies in a wonderful community. Right now, I am interning with the North Gulf Oceanic Society, an organization dedicated to collecting long-term data to better understand Alaska resident killer whales. As an intern, my role is to assist our scientists with different cetacean acoustic projects by utilizing a variety of computer programs and equipment. This includes learning basic dialect structure for local ‘resident’ killer whale pods and applying that knowledge to quantify call variations.
In addition, I will be conducting independent research on either studying biofilm in Kachemak Bay or eDNA projects regarding Cook Inlet’s Endangered Belugas. I am very much looking forward to it!
My goal is to become an interdisciplinary conservationist, applying my skills to a variety of projects that ensure sustainable use of our planet, both terrestrial and marine.”

Deb Marchione

IG: @wanderwoman.deb

Semester by the Bay