Applications now being accepted for Gibbs House Fellowships

Contact: Anne Copeland
WMU's historic Gibbs House, photo taken from the front yard.

WMU's historic Gibbs House

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Gibbs House Fellowship, a program of Western Michigan University's Office for Sustainability, is accepting applications for 2018-19 fellows through Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

The Gibbs House Fellowship provides WMU students with the unique opportunity to live in a sustainability-focused cooperative living arrangement at WMU's historic Gibbs House. Gibbs House Fellows are employed in paid student researcher jobs at the Office for Sustainability and are integrated into office programs and projects. Schedules will be flexible around fellows' classes. The program runs from Aug. 15, 2018 through May 1, 2019. The program cost is $2,000, which includes rent and utilities, with half due at move-in and half due at the beginning of spring semester.

Each fellow will have a private room in a beautiful, historic home located across the street from the scenic Asylum Lake Preserve. 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 Jan. 18 annually. Decision letters for the following academic year will be emailed to applicants by Feb. 8, 2018. Applications can be found at

Information session

The Office for Sustainability is hosting an informational potluck session for students interested in learning more about the Gibbs House Fellowship. It is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at the Gibbs House, located at 4503 Parkview Ave.

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