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The GHGMI Education Program provides professional training in GHG accounting, auditing, and management. Our curriculum is developed with the utmost attention to applied technical methods and is accessible online, globally. GHGMI started a financial aid program in 2009 to bridge the global accessibility gap in professional education. Our financial aid program awards a partial tuition scholarship to qualifying individuals committed to fighting climate change (e.g., limited income, vulnerable countries, underrepresented demographic groups, and non-governmental organizations).
At the end of 2021, we created the GHGMI Scholarship Fund to leverage our financial aid program and grow the impact of our program through an equity-focused approach.
We acknowledge that the tuition cost of our training courses and diplomas may be out of reach for those aspiring professionals from majority-word countries with limited income. While economic disparity increases globally and the urgency in taking climate change action grows, we realize additional financial support is needed. Currently, our goal is to build a more robust scholarship fund to be able to support the 15-fold increase in requests for full scholarships (100% of tuition fees) in the past five years.
We are committed to making more financial aid available to communities around the globe, and we invite you to support this scholarship fund, where 100% of what you donate will go to learner scholarships. You can also donate to support scholarship for an individual learner, a group of learners, and/or sponsor a cohort.
Our outstanding and diverse alumni have clearly demonstrated how this financial assistance allowed them to overcome financial barriers to advancing in the carbon management field. Indeed, some of our staff members were previously scholarship-receiving alumni themselves. Over the last five years, GHGMI has experienced an 11-fold increase in financial aid applications received and a 13-fold increase in the requested support to cover professional training tuition fees. The GHGMI Scholarship Fund provided, on average, 77% of the tuition fees for these learners, but we couldn’t wholly support their need-based financial aid requests or award full scholarships.
Scholarship applicants always express how their ability to contribute to solving climate change in their communities is limited by access to their professional development. Unfortunately, GHG Management Institute is itself limited in available funding which oftentimes prevents us from being able to offer scholarships for the amounts that applicants request.
You can help narrow the accessibility gap in climate mitigation education.