Green Is the New Blue and the College Preparatory Invitational Present

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Environmental Stewards

The College Preparatory Invitational and Green Is the New Blue aim to inspire young equestrians to take action and promote a healthy relationship with our planet. Environmental Stewardship refers to the use of sustainable practices to protect the environment and advocate for the preservation of natural resources. CPI and Green Is the New Blue have developed an Environmental Steward Championship designed to recognize those who are actively involved in environmental conservation and/or sustainability within their schools, communities, or equestrian programs. 

At each CPI event, five (5) finalists will be selected from the resumes submitted for the event. To encourage constant growth and development, riders may submit an updated resume for each CPI event they attend. In addition to the individual finalists at CPI New Jersey, three (3) Grand Champion Stewards will be awarded. Grand Champion Stewards will be chosen from the pool of finalists at all CPI events in 2021. 

Environmental Steward finalists and Grand Champions will be recognized for their hard work through multiple channels, including the CPI event programs, both organization websites and social media, as well as the Plaid Horse Magazine. The goal of these communications is to promote rider accomplishments, the environmental steward program, and inspire others to take similar actions. Additionally, the development of the Environmental Stewardship Resume is good practice for college applications and encourages participation in activities that will benefit the application process.

 

To be considered for this award, registered CPI riders will submit an Environmental Resume. An example resume may be found on the CPI website, along with instructions for submission. 

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Environmental Essay Scholarship

The College Preparatory Invitational has numerous scholarships currently in place for participants, including Essay, Horsemanship, Champion of Service, and Photography scholarships. CPI and Green Is the New Blue aim to inspire young equestrians to take action and promote a healthy relationship with our planet. CPI and Green Is the New Blue have developed an Environmental Essay Scholarship designed to inspire new ideas, raise key concerns, and call to action the equestrian community. In an effort to share the brilliant ideas of young environmentalists, material submitted for scholarship consideration may be used as content on the Green Is the New Blue website with credit to the author.

At each CPI event, the winner of the Green Is the New Blue Environmental Essay Scholarship will receive a $1,500 scholarship to be applied to their future school of choice. In addition to the scholarship, the accolades received will be beneficial throughout the college application process.

Students may choose to one of the listed prompts in 600 words or less. To encourage new ideas and diverse thinking, students are not limited to these prompts and may develop their own environmental essay. The scholarship adheres to the same criteria required to participate as other CPI scholarships in place. Prompts and criteria are available on the CPI website.

The deadline to submit the Environmental Essay for scholarship consideration is Thursday January 14th for CPI Florida 2021 and Wednesday September 15th for CPI New Jersey 2021.

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