Students pursuing a degree in sustainability through the School of Sustainability are eligible to apply for the following grant and scholarship opportunities. Scholarship awards are posted to students' accounts for tuition and cost of attendance purposes, whereas the following grants can be used toward project expenses. Awards are presented at spring convocation and it is expected that the awardees attend the ceremony.
The Sustainability Champions Scholarship is intended to help fund ideas and education for students seeking solutions to sustainability challenges. The $2,500 award is intended to attract scholars from around the world, with the goal of funding a student from every state in the U.S. and at least 30 countries. Made in the junior year, the award can be applied toward tuition and educational expenses or for development of a solution to a sustainability challenge.
The Martinson Sustainability Solutions Research Grant Program offers funding for ASU sustainability student-proposed research and applied projects designed to support and advance sustainability. Projects can cover any aspect of sustainability and range from local to global in scope. Project awards typically range from $100 to $500.
The Ray Anderson Scholarship Fund has been established to honor the contribution of Ray Anderson to the field of sustainability. The founder and chairman of the modular carpet company, Interface, Inc., Ray Anderson was recognized worldwide as a visionary entrepreneur and a champion for the environment. Ray Anderson was a member of the Board of Trustees for Sustainability at ASU for five years. In that role, he played a vital role in the creation of the Global Institute of Sustainability and the School of Sustainability at ASU. This $1,000 scholarship is intended to be a lasting legacy of his vision and leadership.
The Neely Foundation Food and Agriculture Sustainability Research Grants Program offers funding for Arizona State University sustainability student-proposed research and applied projects designed to support and advance food and agricultural system sustainability. Project awards typically range from $1,000 to $4,000 and can cover any aspect of food and agriculture sustainability.
Established in 2009 with a gift from the Rev. Jenny Norton and Bob Ramsey to advance the new School of Sustainability, this was the first endowed scholarship for undergraduate students. They are deeply committed to the environment and to related causes such as building LEED homes for Habitat for Humanity. As a former Arizona Legislator, Rev. Norton was instrumental in many environmental initiatives in Arizona, including the Central Arizona Project and the use of alternative fuels. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded each fall semester to a School of Sustainability undergraduate major (sophomore level or higher) who is interested in pursuing studies about how populations facing poverty and social justice issues may be more likely to benefit from sustainability practices and/or may have ideas worthy of documenting and sharing to help society at large.
Since scholarship awards are competitive, we also encourage you to apply for outside scholarships. To apply for other scholarships at ASU, students must complete the General Scholarship Application. This application is used to identify qualified students for various scholarships at ASU and from private donors.
Some nationwide scholarship programs and scholarship searches are below:
Below are scholarships/grants related to study in sustainability: