In 2010, the LIU Post Recycling Program established a scholarship, completely funded by the 5-cent deposits found on plastic bottles and cans in New York State.
In April 2011, the program raised and awarded $250 to the winner of an essay competition defining sustainability and what it means to LIU Post, a result of recycling 5,000 bottles and cans.
In April 2012, the program raised and awarded $600 to the winner of a Sustainable Creative Expressions Contest, a result of recycling 12,000 bottles and cans. Applicants were asked to create a piece of work that considers how sustainability affects their everyday life at LIU Post and the world at large.
In April 2013, we will award $1,000 to the winner of a Sustainable Creative Expressions Contest, a result of recycling 20,000 bottles and cans. This time, we ask applicants to create a piece of work that reflects how Hurricane Sandy has played a role in your understanding of climate change and how it relates to the importance of sustainability.
This scholarship is awarded at the Annual Sustainability Luncheon, which is held every April.
The 3rd Annual Sustainability Luncheon will be held on April 11th, 2013 at 12:45 in the Pioneer Room. To RSVP or get an electronic copy of the scholarship application, please contact William Achnitz, the Graduate Assistant for Sustainability, at 516-299-2623 or William.Achnitz@liu.edu.
Applications for the Creative Expressions Contest are also now available at the Hillwood Information Desk.