Applications now being accepted for Gibbs House Fellowships

Contact: Derek Kanwischer

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Gibbs House, a program of Western Michigan University's Office for Sustainability, is accepting applications for 2017-18 fellows through Thursday, March 30.

Photo of WMU's Gibbs House.

WMU's historic Gibbs House on Parkview Avenue

Gibbs House Fellows are paid to research and work on campus sustainability projects and policies while living in the historic Gibbs House on Parkview Avenue. The program runs from Aug. 15, 2017 through July 15, 2018. The program cost is $2,000 and includes rent and utilities, with half due at move-in and half due at the beginning of spring semester.

Applications and instructions can be found at

Gibbs House Fellowship

The Gibbs House Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to work and live in a sustainability-focused cooperative living arrangement at the historic Gibbs House. Gibbs House Fellows receive "green jobs" at the Office for Sustainability and are integrated into the office's initiatives, programs and projects.

Each student fellow will have a private room in a beautiful, historic home located across the street from scenic Asylum Lake Preserve, and will be paid as an hourly student employee at a rate consistent with their level of experience and the scale of their project. Schedules will be flexible around academics. Fellows will be surrounded by other visionary, dedicated individuals and will have the chance of a lifetime to leave their mark on WMU.

The Office for Sustainability accepts Gibbs House Fellowship applications from undergraduate and graduate students on a rolling basis through March 30 annually. Acceptance letters for the following academic year will be emailed to applicants before the end of spring semester. Applications may be sent to or submitted to the Office for Sustainability in hard copy.

Information session

The Office for Sustainability is hosting an information session for students interested in learning more about the Gibbs Fellowships. It is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the Office for Sustainability, located at the corner of South Howard Street and West Michigan Avenue.

Learn more about the Office for Sustainability at

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