The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

Who Is Eligible:

Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Two awards of $10,000 each will be given.Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in SPRING 2019.



To be able to participate, applicants must submit an essay addressing the following: 


Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Payment will be made to the student's college (U.S. based only). Winners of the scholarships give permission to release their names to the media. Applications and essays become property of The Vegetarian Resource Group. We may ask finalists for more information.

The online application can be found in their website. However, applicants are not required to use an application form. A neatly typed document containing the information below will also be accepted as a valid application:


  1. Name:
  2. Street address:
  3. City, State, Zip:
  4. Email address:
  5. Phone number:
  6. Date of birth:
  7. Date of expected graduation from high school:
  8. Grade average in high school:
  9. College(s) applied/accepted to (if known):
  10. Anticipated major in college:
  11. Parents' or Guardians' names:
  12. Parents' or Guardians' addresses:
  13. City, State, Zip:
  14. High school principal:
  15. Name of one high school teacher:
  16. Name of high school:
  17. Address of high school:
  18. City, State, Zip:
  19. People in the vegetarian movement, if any, who know you (Please include contact information)
  20. Extracurricular activities (please describe)
  21. Favorite subjects in school
  22. How did you hear about the scholarship?

(Use additional paper if necessary.)


Please also attach:


Deadline: 02/20/2019 February 20th, annually
Amount: One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000
How to apply:

Please Visit: The Vegetarian Resource Group for application and additional instructions. For more information, call 1-410-366-8343, write to The Vegetarian Resource Group, PO Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203, or send email to:

Deadline has already passed please monitor site for updates.