The bp Net Zero Scholarship

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ABOUT THIS SCHOLARSHIP

The world’s carbon budget is finite and running out fast; at bp we know the world needs a rapid transition to net zero. We all want energy that is reliable and affordable, but that is no longer enough. It must also be cleaner. This will require nothing short of reimagining energy for people and our planet.

bp has set an ambition to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, and to help the world get to net zero. This means dramatically reducing carbon in the company’s operations and production while growing new low carbon businesses, products and services. More details of bp’s ambition can be found here.

As bp heads towards net zero, we are committed to listening to, learning from and working with others. That’s why bp is pleased to support the Net Zero Scholarship, a programme to identify and engage with young innovators who are reimaging energy for people and planet today.

Scholarship recipients will join bp’s delegation to the 2021 One Young World Summit in Munich, where they will meet and exchange ideas with peers from across the business. The scholarship seeks candidates making an impact in one of the following areas:

  • Advocating for progressive climate policies
  • Enhancing current decarbonised energy technologies such as solar and wind
  • Improving access to energy
  • Innovating to reduce emissions in households, cities and industries

NET ZERO SCHOLARS WILL RECEIVE:

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2021 in Munich
  • Hotel accommodation between 21 - 26 April 2021
  • The cost of travel to and from Munich
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Ground transportation between Summit venues
  • Access to bespoke bp programming including: pre-Summit briefing, a bp buddy from the company’s internal delegation and a post-Summit feedback session.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Candidates must be:

  • Aged 18 - 30*
  • Nationals of all countries are eligible to apply for this scholarship

One Young World will assess candidates based on their:

  • Evidenced commitment to delivering positive change
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership
  • Understanding of key local and/ or global issues
  • Track record of generating impactful and innovative ideas
  • One Young World will actively seek and prioritse candidates who are making an impact in at least one of the following areas
    • Enhancing current decarbonised energy technologies such as solar and wind
    • Improving access to energy
    • Innovating to reduce emissions in households, cities and industries
    • Advocating for proressive climate policies

Applications Closed

*Most delegates are between the age of 18 and 30. The One Young World team will consider applications from those who are older than 30, pending demonstration of appropriate personal impact, initiative, and willingness to engage. We are not able to accept applications from those who will be aged under 18 at the time of the Summit.