Mattress Nerd has been paying attention to the many voices of students across the globe who have recently been calling for a change in our living habits and the way we consume and recycle.
We are working in an industry where new technology is being developed all of the time to ensure that mattresses will be longer-lasting and produced with more environmental materials, and we want to ensure that our readership understands the options available to them to be mindful with their mattress disposal.
Despite the push in awareness regarding needed changes in how we dispose of our waste, we don’t believe there is enough information out there on the different ways of reusing and recycling our products when they are no longer of value to us.
We’d love to hear from more students with a dedication to sustainability and conscientious buying so we can build on our own knowledge and be a contributor to offering an insight on how people can live more environmentally friendly.
The best essay will be awarded a $1000 scholarship for their contribution to this important cause.
Please write a 500-1,000-word essay answering the following questions
Please submit proof of enrollment or an acceptance letter in an accredited learning institution. We will accept a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill. Please note: if you are in the process of applying for colleges and universities, please indicate your current school and submit a document with the schools you have currently applied to. If you are selected for the scholarship, we will ask you to provide proof of enrollment for your college or university at that time.
Please complete the form with the following information to apply:
All applications must be submitted by April 1st, annually.
A winner will be selected and notified via email by April 6th.
All submitted essay material must be the original work of the applicant. Only one submission may be entered per student, per year. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. All scholarships are non-renewable. By submitting an application to The Mattress Nerd Sustainability Scholarship, you certify that all the information you have provided is original, accurate, and complete.
The Mattress Nerd team is pleased to announce Whitney Keilani Hay as the winner of The 2020 Sentient Furniture Scholarship for $1,000. Whitney, who attends Cal State San Marcos, was selected from a pool of almost 350 candidates. Candidates had to craft and submit an essay detailing what choices we can make as consumers to better our carbon footprints, what reuse and recycle innovations they think are leading the change in business environmental conscientiousness, and how they have altered their own day-to-day life to reduce their own environmental impact.