Evergreen Sustainability Fellowship

Evergreen graduate students who are interested in environmental sustainability issues and want to accomplish a sustainability-related project or research are invited to apply for an Evergreen Sustainability Fellowship. In 2016, multiple awards worth up to $4000 are available to fund projects during the Spring and/or Summer quarter of 2016. This award is given as a one-time grant that is disbursed through financial aid and is to be used toward tuition and expenses incurred for working on the project.

Project eligibility varies by program, as follows:

MPA students: Capstone projects. A research-oriented project must include a service or work component.

MES Students: Students who want to assist with a sustainability project or research are encouraged to apply. A research-oriented project (including thesis research) must include a service or work component that will improve environmental sustainability efforts either on- or off-campus. For on-campus projects, please consult the Scott Morgan with the Office of Sustainability (360-867-6913 or regarding possible projects. Students may earn up to four internship credits for this project. Students who submit a project with their employer must propose a project outside of their job duties.

MiT Students: Acceptable projects include either:

  1. A curriculum unit developed and taught during spring student teaching on a sustainability issue which includes an action component or
  2. A master’s project which includes relevant research on a social and/or environmental aspect of sustainability and its applications to the classroom.

At the end of the applicable quarter, the student must provide a 3-5 page written project summary report which “tells the story” of the project to (1) the Sustainability Fellowship contact person (Scott Morgan, and (2) the Office of Advancement (Abby Kelso,

Application Due: 

Monday, February 22, 2016. Decisions will be made by early March.

How to Apply: 

Submit an electronic copy in PDF format of the following items to the Evergreen Sustainability Fellowship Committee, c/o Scott Morgan,

  1. A proposal addressed to the Evergreen Sustainability Fellowship Committee which includes:
    • A detailed description of your project, including goals, outcomes and how it achieves or promotes environmental sustainability.
    • A timeline and work plan for accomplishing the project
  2. An updated resume
  3. A letter of support from a research advisor or project sponsor for the research or project you are proposing. If project involves third party datasets, you must include permission from dataset owner with your application (these materials can be attached to an email sent directly from advisor or sponsor to Scott Morgan).

Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Feasibility within stated timeframe
  • Applicability to sustainability
  • Quality of application presentation


Evergreen Director of Sustainability, Scott Morgan,, 360-867-6913