The Technovation Alumna Changemaker Award is intended to recognize an alumna who has worked to solve an environmental problem* in their community this year (May 2021-the present).
$5,000 will be given to the selected winner, chosen by a panel of judges.
We welcome Technovation Alumnae, ages 18 and up, who have recently worked on an environmental problem in their community to apply for this Award. Your project does not need to be technical or related to your prior Technovation projects.
Here are some examples of projects that can be submitted:
- Researching/organizing planting of native trees to combat invasive species and promote permaculture (e.g. Everyday Gandhis)
- Contributing to local efforts to monitor water quality (e.g. Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative)
- Community education initiatives - writing a curriculum and teaching about local environmental issues in local elementary schools
- Educating local children about growing vegetables and setting up a school or community garden
Individual alumnae may apply for this award on their own behalf OR as a group, if they have worked with fellow Alumnae (18 years or older) on a project. If Alumnae apply as a group and are selected to win, the prize will be split equally amongst the Alumnae group members.
- Problems/solutions related to recycling are NOT eligible
- Problems/solutions do NOT need to be technology based
- Problems/solutions do NOT have to be the same project you originally submitted to the Technovation Girls competition