We handpick the brightest, most motivated high school students from Massachusetts who have a demonstrated capacity for environmental leadership. With the financial support and mentoring provided through the Thoreau Foundation, our Thoreau Scholars have gone on to notable careers as food activists, business leaders, video journalists, policy advocates, marine biologists, social entrepreneurs, public health researchers, and more. What unites this diverse network of Thoreau Scholars and alumni? Their intellectual curiosity, passion, and overriding determination to move the needle for a more sustainable world.
We invite you to discover how a handful of our Henry David Thoreau Scholars are making a difference.