Applications available for student sustainability grant

contact: Anne Copeland
| WMU News

WMU Student Sustainability Grant logo, featuring three green arrows in a circular formation and the letters SSG in blue.KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 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 spring semester. Grant proposals are accepted in the fall and spring each academic year.

Spring 2017 sustainability grant awardees

  • Jessica Graves and Turner Slaughter: Engineers without Borders Sustainable Water Project
  • Sandra Graybill and Megan Bogel: Locklizard for Office of Student Conduct
  • Cheruba Daniel: Costa Rica: The Great Green Experiment
  • Hailey Olson and Shannon Ervin: Students for a Sustainable Earth- Conservation
  • Riley Todd: Take the Stairs
  • Albert Wright and Jumana Turkistani: Solid State Light Conversion

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 Kate Denney via email to and with "SSG" in the subject line or call (269) 387-0943.

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