Scholarships & Funding
Throughout the year, many different types of funds become available for use towards sustainable projects and proposals. Some of these funds can be awarded to either student, faculty or staff members in the form of scholarships, grants or loans. See the full list below.
Nichols Sustainability Fund
Nichols, established in 1936, is a distributor of products to clean, protect and package in the Great Lakes Region. This scholarship was created in 2006 to reward students who commit to making a difference when it comes to environmental, social and fiscal responsibility; demonstrate Nichols commitment to sustainability; acknowledge Nichols customers when they demonstrate their commitment to sustainability.
Sustainable Agriculture Place-Based Project Grants
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship welcomes proposals from faculty across the university who wish to collaborate with students to study or contribute to the systems in place at the Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP). Funding of up to $6000 is available annually.
Students who receive these fellowships are expected to work on their projects approximately 12 weeks (400 hours) in the spring/summer. S3 provides the following support for scholars and mentors: $4,000 Student Stipend; $3,000 Faculty Stipend (any or all can be transferred to project supplies); $750 Project Supplies.
Any GVSU student with an interdisciplinary research project in the areas described below is eligible to apply. Students must have a faculty mentor who understands interdisciplinary research methods and knowledge.
Dave Feenstra Sustainable Agriculture Project Fund
The purpose of the fund is to honor Dave’s legacy by providing financial support for a “lead intern” at the Sustainable Agriculture Project who exemplifies Dave’s natural leadership and mentorship skills. The awardee will be named the “Dave Feenstra Sustainable Agriculture Intern Leader.”
Sustainability Reinvestment Fund
Established in 2010, funds will be used in the form of mini grants for faculty, staff and students to be used toward sustainability projects.
Student Sustainable Endowment Fund
The purpose of the Student Sustainable Endowment Fund is to provide financial support to undergraduate student interns from any program focused on sustainability work in organizations.