Grants and Scholarships

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.

Sustainability Champions Scholarship

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.

  • Deadline: Saturday, March 15, 2014
  • Eligibility: Must be an incoming full-time freshman admitted to a sustainability or related degree program or have an interest in pursuing the minor in sustainability.
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Martinson Sustainability Solutions Research Grant

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.

  • Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014
  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled full-time in the School of Sustainability and at the junior, senior, or graduate level. Undergraduate sustainability students must be engaged in a Capstone-type project or Honors thesis work.
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Ray Anderson Memorial Scholarship

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.

  • Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014
  • Eligibility: Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in a School of Sustainability degree program with a minimum cumulative ASU GPA of 3.25. Students will have participated or intend to participate in undergraduate or graduate research experiences focused on identifying solutions to specific sustainability problems.
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Neely Foundation Food and Agriculture Sustainability Research Grant

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.

  • Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014
  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled full-time in the School of Sustainability and at the junior, senior, or graduate level. Undergraduate sustainability students must be engaged in a Capstone-type project or Honors thesis work.
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Norton and Ramsey Sustainability Scholarship

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.

  • Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014
  • Eligibility: Must be a full-time undergraduate Sustainability major (sophomore level or higher) interested in issues of poverty and social justice. Must have a minimum cumulative ASU GPA of 3.00.
  • An essay is required for this scholarship and should focus on how the topic is 1) related to the field of sustainability with a focus on “lessons learned for and also by the less fortunate,” and 2) inclusive of individuals and communities who are living in poverty or near poverty in our society.
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Other Scholarships

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:



Stephanie Quintero
Specialist, Academic Support; Course Scheduler; and Alumni Liaison
School of Sustainability
480-727-6963
Stephanie.Quintero@asu.edu

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Established in 2006, the School of Sustainability’s mission is to educate a new generation of scholars and practitioners and create innovative modes of scholarship by bringing together people from multiple disciplines, leaders, and stakeholders to develop practical solutions to the most pressing sustainability challenges.

 

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