Student Sustainability Grant proposal deadline approaching

contact: Derek Kanwischer
| WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 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. Allocations for fall sustainability grants will be announced during the second week of December. Grant proposals are accepted in the fall and spring each academic year.

Spring 2015 Student Sustainability Grant awardees

  • Nora Gimpel and Taylor Sawyer: Sustainable Student Centered Café.
  • Bryan Harris and Cameron Knight: Sunseeker Solar Array Encapsulation Project.
  • Krystal Coleman and Jesus Romero: Carbon Neutral USB-Drives—RSO Orientation.
  • Courtney Cox: Western Student Association T-Shirt Swap.

Applications can be submitted as a hard copy at the Office for Sustainability or by emailing the application in PDF format to Visit to access grant guidelines, review past proposals and download a grant application.

Direct questions to Derek Kanwischer at or (269) 387-0941.

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