More than ever before, humans are turning their attention to the environment and the importance of its preservation. A light has been shed on some of the irreparable damage that has already been done and alarms are being sounded to not only cease further harm, but also heal ongoing problems. As the perpetual build-up of waste and pollutants fill our modern world, there are several organizations and individuals across our beautiful nation that are committed to making a difference. These contributors work and innovate to create solutions that may sustain the comforts we have grown used to, while also caring for the earth around us.

One example of a company that has worked to make a difference is Ale-8-One, a popular regional soft drink manufacturer. For 100 years, this Kentucky-based company participated in a program that allowed for the reuse of its 100% recyclable glass beverage bottles. These traditional longneck bottles were purchased and then brought back to participating locations and thereafter returned to the manufacturer to be sanitized and reused. This recycling program eliminated monumental amounts of glass from landfills while also conserving resources. Although this program is coming to a close in 2023, Ale-8-One continues to find ways to help maintain our country’s natural beauty through its participation in the “Commonwealth Collective” recycling program, further proving their commitment to preservation efforts.

Like Ale-8-One, there are a growing number of individuals and organizations making valuable efforts to be environmentally friendly. Now, our team at Maze Law Offices wants to highlight these individuals and organizations through our Environmental Heroes Scholarship! This $1,000 award will be given to the student that writes the best essay about their local environmental hero. To learn more about the scholarship details and how to apply, read below. 


  • In order to qualify for this scholarship, the applicant must be either a current high school senior, a vocational student, a college student, or a graduate student residing in the United States 
  • Candidates must be enrolled at a vocational school or a two-to-four year post-secondary institution for the 2024 school year.
  • Employees of Maze Law Offices and their parents, children, siblings, spouses, or other immediate family members are not eligible to apply. 
  • The applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher and have a positive overall academic standing.

Application Requirements

  • The candidate must fill out the form below with all necessary information by May 10, 2024.
  • The candidate must submit a 500 word essay response to the prompt: Write an essay discussing a local organization or individual’s efforts to protect the environment.
  • The candidate must submit a professional resumé that lists their experience, both professional and academic.
  • The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.
  • Preference will be given to student’s either from or attending secondary school in the state.

Application Deadline and Instructions:

The recipient of the Environmental Heroes Scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline. Please send any scholarship questions to with the subject line “Environmental Heroes Scholarship“

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