The Graham Institute co-sponsors and promotes a variety of scholarships, grants, incentives programs, and other initiatives to help empower and support students in their sustainability pursuits. Here are some examples of our student-support activities:

  • Graham Undergraduate ScholarsSustainability Scholars become part of an interdisciplinary sustainability leadership program and receive special access to and funding for field-based experiences.
  • Dow Master’s & Professional Degree Fellows: In addition to receiving $20K, each fellow participates in collaborative engagement activities and a substantial interdisciplinary team project.
  • Dow Doctoral Fellows: In addition to receiving $50K, each fellow participates in a community of scholars devoted to developing and implementing innovative ideas in pursuit of sustainability. 
  • Dow Distinguished Awards: Provides up to $50K to support students at the graduate or undergraduate level, who are pursuing interdisciplinary sustainability projects beyond the campus.
  • Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund: Offers grants of up to $50K for student-initiated projects that promote environmental sustainability on the University of Michigan Campus. 
  • Campus Sustainability Small-Scale Grants: Housed and managed within the Graham Institute, the Student Sustainability Intiative (SSI) oversees a small-scale grant program dedicated solely to funding and supporting student sustainbility projects at U-M.
  • Marans/Chen Fellowship in Sustainability and Survey Methodology: This is an opportunity for a first-year, U-M graduate student to earn a Certificate in Survey Methodology from the Institute for Social Research (ISR) Program in Survey Methodology. Fellowship support is given to a student who demonstrates a strong commitment to fostering sustainability using social science research methods in combination with creativity and other disciplinary technical skills.
  • Rosario and Yvonne Sommella Scholarship Fund: The distributions from this endowed scholarship provide need-based financial aid for a deserving student participating in the second year of Graham Institute’s Undergraduate Sustainability Scholars program.