Sustainability Champions

Student, Staff, and Community Awards

Nichols Sustainability Scholarship 

This scholarship was created in 2006 to reward students who commit to making a difference when it comes to environmental, social and fiscal responsibility, and can demonstrate Nichols' commitment to sustainability.

2022 Winners:

  • Sarah Laurenz 
  • Alaina Hogan

2021 Winners

  • Maisie Wiler
  • Lauren Weimer
  • Natalee Williams


Dave Feenstra Scholarship

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. 

2022 Winner:

  • Wyatt Thorndill

2021 Winner:

  • Hayley Blair


Sustainability Champions Award

Sustainability Champions are individuals who, by practice and belief, support the ideals of sustainable practice and using a triple bottom-line approach to problems and issues. The champions have demonstrated that they support both in word and deed, and can be looked to as leaders in sustainability.

2022 Award Winners

Student Award Winners

  • Jade Phillips
  • Macey Mikesell
  • Sarah Laurenz
  • Hannah Bacon
  • Abby Machiela
  • Jozie Hulst
  • Lucas Gomes
  • Keasha Cargill
  • Anna Biggs
  • Harold Thommen
  • Jacob Torok
  • Molly Tracy
  • Delane Matthysse
  • Zoe Louis

Faculty/Staff Award Winners

  • David Sinn
  • Amanda Buday
  • Christina Hipshier

2021 Award Winners

Student Award Winners

  • Hannah Carson
  • Kathryn Carey
  • Hayley Blair
  • Alejandro Hoban
  • Angela Haan 
  • Meghan Nash 
  • Andrew Vickery 
  • Olivia Schneider
  • Grayson Higgins
  • Cody Thammavongsa   

Special Honor

  • Loren & Allison Rullman
  • Tim Thimmesch

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