Applications available for student sustainability grants

Contact: Derek Kanwischer

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 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 sustainability 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 spring semester. Grant proposals are accepted in the fall and spring each academic year. 

Fall 2016 Student Sustainability Grant awardees

  • Luis Morales and Andrew Klug—Alternative Transportation: Hydraulic-Electronic Bicycle
  • Brianna Brown and Amber Hojnacki—Permaculture from Mesoamerica to Kalamazoo

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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