Applications available for student sustainability grant

contact: Katherine Denney
| WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, for up to $75,000 in Student Sustainability Grant funding to support student research, activities and initiatives that will foster a culture of sustainability at Western Michigan University.

All WMU students who pay the sustainability fee are eligible to apply for the grant. Proposals will undergo an initial evaluation to determine, among other things, if they are legal, feasible and adequately budgeted. An all-student committee will conduct a blind review of proposals meeting minimum requirements. Grant allocations will be announced before the end of fall semester. Grant proposals are accepted in the fall and spring each academic year.

Spring 2017 sustainability grant awardees

  • Rojeliio Batas and Austin Seavolt: Hydration for Health and the Environment
  • Bo Ching Wong and Krystal York: Sunseeker Solar Cells and Trailer Purchase
  • Bradley Rangel and Siobhan Williams: Hydration Station for Trimpe

Additional information

Visit to access grant guidelines, review past proposals and download a grant application. All applicants are advised to schedule a consultation with the Office for Sustainability at least six weeks prior to the application due date. Send applications to the Office for Sustainability and the WSA Campus Sustainability chair via email to and with "SSG" in the subject line or call (269) 387-0943.

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