St. Louis, MO: Wells Fargo is providing free scholarships to qualifying smaller enterprises in St. Louis that want to pursue Green Plus education, networking, and certification in 2012 – 2013. The standard price for Green Plus is $550. Wells Fargo’s sponsorship will make the Green Plus program free to up to 50 qualifying small businesses.
The scholarships will only be available to small businesses (fewer than 500 employees) located in low- and moderate-income areas of St. Louis, Missouri, and will be completely underwritten by Wells Fargo.
To apply for a Wells Fargo Green Plus scholarship in St. Louis, fill out the Green Plus Scholarship Application.
- Green Plus staff will confirm your company’s eligibility and be in touch with instructions and next steps within 5 business days.
- Special emphasis will be given to minority and female-owned enterprises.
- Scholarship recipients are asked to fill out and submit the initial Green Plus Diagnostic Tool within 30 days of receiving scholarship notification.
About The Program
Green Plus is the only national program dedicated to helping smaller and medium-sized enterprises achieve triple bottom line sustainability. Created in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, Green Plus is used by businesses in 15 states, and is the lead sustainability program of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, comprising 1,400 chambers of commerce representing 4 million businesses.
- Green Plus participants receive a introductory interview about their goals before moving on to a diagnostic that helps them examine their business, environmental, employee, and community practices.
- Upon completing the Green Plus diagnostic, participants receive a road map to improving their operations, coaching from area graduate students, and gain access to a regional and national network of Green Plus businesses for advice and commerce.
- Businesses earning exceptional scores over time may qualify for Green Plus Certification, a nationally recognized seal of sustainable business.
- Check out this short video of owners of two smaller enterprises explaining the Green Plus program from their perspective.