As a leading provider of environmentally conscious home maintenance services in Orange County, CA, it’s Greenstar Home Services’ goal to educate the community on how to lower its global footprint.

To encourage young adults to practice an eco-friendly lifestyle and promote the importance of higher education, Greenstar launched its “Green It Up!” scholarship.

Everyone should have access to higher education, but as the cost of college increases every year, many Americans cannot pay the bills. Greenstar’s “Green It Up!” $500 scholarship opportunity helps an Orange County, CA student pay for their college bills while exploring options for living green.

Elise, winner of the 2016 scholarship, is using her reward to pursue her college career at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Along with fellow high school seniors, Elise entered to win the scholarship by writing a short essay on the three ways she can “Green It Up!” and reduce her carbon footprint. Plus, she explained how she can encourage her friends to live an environmentally conscious lifestyle.

“I am truly honored to receive the Greenstar Home Services scholarship,” said Elise.

“It will be a great help to me at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where I will be majoring in Architecture and minoring in Sustainable Environments. I will work very hard and put the money towards great use. Thank you again!”