Applications available for Student Sustainability Grants

Contact: Derek Kanwischer
| WMU News

WMU Student Sustainability Grant logo.KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 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 then blindly review 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 2016 sustainability grant awardees

  • Jill Puckett and Shannon Bajo, Hydration Station
  • Janet Aladetohun and Elivira Ubaldo Ace Ruiz, Peace Week: Hullabazoo and Hooping for Self-Care
  • Morgan MacFarlane and Annalisa Wilder, proposal to add more trees to the Goldsworth Valley Pond area
  • Cameron Wolbrink, WMU T-shirt Swap
  • Ben Giese, Student Wildlife Survey

Additional information

Visit to access grant guidelines, review past proposals and download a grant application. All applicants are advised to schedule a consultation appointment 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

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