Environmental Sustainability Funds

There are a number of funds to which campus community members may either apply in order to pursue sustainability-themed projects or contribute to support such projects:

 

Project Grants

The Green Initiatives Fund

The Green Initiatives Fund was created by the Swarthmore College Sustainability Committee (SusCom) to provide a means for members of the Swarthmore College community (students, staff, faculty and alumni) to initiate projects on campus that contribute to the College’s environmental sustainability. The Green Initiatives Fund was originally established as The Renewing Fund for Resource Conservation in 2009 by Student Council, after a vote of the student body in favor of using unexpended funds to establish a green revolving-loan fund. See here for more information.
 

Academic Scholarships

James H. Scheuer Environmental Internship

Each year the Environmental Studies Program invites student proposals for an independent summer research project in the field of Environmental Studies. One or two award(s) in the amount of $3750 will be made. See here for more information.

Morris K. Udall Environmental Scholarship

The Environmental Studies program regularly nominates students for the Morris K. Udall Environmental Scholarship Competition.

Approximately 75 scholarships are awarded each year to students interested in the environment and to Native American and Alaskan Native students interested in the field of health care and tribal public policy. Each scholar receives up to $5,000, and attends a Summer Scholar Orientation Weekend in Arizona. See here for more information.

 

Gift-Giving Options

The Green Initiatives Fund

See above. More information to come soon.

Fossil Fuel-Free Investments (also called the Green Endowment Fund)

See here for the Board of Manager's statement on sustainability and the College's investment policy. More information to come soon.

The President's Climate Commitment Fund 

More information to come soon.

The Carbon-Free Alumni Weekend Fund

More information to come soon.

The Lorax Fund for Environmental Sustainability

More information to come soon.