Graham Sustainability Institute

Graham Institute Accepting Applications to Undergraduate Sustainability Scholars Program

Thursday, December 20, 2012

High performing U-M sophomores with a passion for the environment and sustainability are invited to apply for the Graham Sustainability Institute’s Undergraduate Sustainability Scholars Program until January 25, 2013.

In collaboration with seven U-M schools and colleges, the Sustainability Scholars Program accepts up to 30 sophomores each year to pursue an 11-credit course sequence and related co-curricular activities during their junior and senior years. The Sustainability Scholars Program offers a variety of advantages to students who are accepted, including the following:

  • FUNDING: up to $3,000 toward a field-based sustainability course or experience in a variety of locations, including Detroit, Wyoming, Costa Rica, Kenya, and China
  • ACCESS: Priority admittance into Graham-supported, field-based sustainability courses
  • TRAINING: Hands-on skill development and leadership training
  • COMMUNITY: Unique and ongoing opportunities to interact and engage with other sustainability-minded U-M students
  • CREDENTIALS: Official acknowledgement of academic accomplishment on their U-M transcript (in participating schools and colleges) and a certificate from the Graham Institute.

“The underlying premise of the Sustainability Scholars Program is that solutions to global unsustainability require a new generation of critical thinkers who embrace complexity, interconnectedness, uncertainty, and change,” says Graham Institute Education Director Mike Shriberg, Ph.D., who teaches the popular Sustainability and the Campus class, which is required for the program. “Through a series of leadership and skill building exercises, interdisciplinary coursework, and field-based studies, this program prepares students to become the kind of sustainability leaders the world needs in this pivotal time in human history.”

Please click here to learn more about the Sustainability Scholars program—including what students have to say about this unique experience. The ONLINE APPLICATION is due by January 25, 2013, and students are required to submit references as part of their application.

NOTE: See Michigan Daily article about the program.