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Hikers often negatively impact the surrounding environment without even knowing it by transporting invasive species, disturbing wildlife, leaving waste, etc.
We’re inspired by the Leave No Trace principles and want to encourage every backpacker to follow these rules.

The Hike & Cycle Scholarship is all about raising environmental awareness among youth by giving them a solid incentive in the form of a scholarship. What they are trying to achieve here is to make more people understand that the environment is in dire need of their attention and help.

    1. Prepare a list of nature-saving rules on one of the following subjects:
      • The Nature-Saving Rules of Responsible Camping;
      • How Hikers Can Make Sure That They Don’t Hurt Wildlife;
      • Recommendations for Responsible Behavior Near Bodies of Water.

You’re free to focus on a specific outdoor activity (climbing, cycling, kayaking, etc.) or write more generally.

  1. Make up a creative, catchy title that reflects your ideas;
  2. Share the scholarship post on social media using Google+, Twitter, and Facebook. The links to the shared post must be sent along with your application;
  3. Send your list and all necessary links to [email protected]


  • You must be currently enrolled in high school, university, or college. Applications from all countries are accepted;
  • You must create an original list of nature-saving rules (according to the requirements listed below);
  • The winners will be required to send us proof of their educational status.


  1. The first place winner will get USD 1,000 and the second place, USD 500. Note: each participant may send in only one submission and win only one award;
  2. They use student-generated content to write articles and make infographics on various topics concerning the environment. Your contribution will help raise awareness among people reading our blog posts!
  3. The best authors can count on their writing being published on our blog. Naturally, that means our readers will see your name!
  4. Winners will receive individual certificates from

How to Apply?

Send in your scholarship application to: [email protected]

    • Be written in English;
    • Include five to ten rules;
    • Be no longer than 400 words;
    • Be 100% plagiarism-free;
    • Have a file name of “Nature_Scholarship_First Name_Last Name”;
    • Be sent in .doc or .docx format;
    • Be submitted by the deadline;
      Note that submission starts on November 1, 2017, and ends at midnight EST on March 11, 2018.
  1. Your list must be shared on social media.

If you have some unorthodox or groundbreaking ideas, you should definitely give this contest a try! We encourage all participants to show their creative side.

Although the preferred number of rules on the list is five to ten, four or even eleven rules may be accepted. But only if the rules are good enough to deserve it!

For more information please visit the official website.




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