Environmental Sustainability Fund

In February 2012, a $5 per term ($15/year) Sustainability Fee was approved by the students and the Board of Trustees to establish the LUCC Sustainability Fund. All project proposals must be for infrastructural changes, defined as physical facilities or installations contributing to the operation of the university, that have a positive financial return of better than twelve years. Students can apply for the LUCC Sustainability Fund through the LUCC approval process. Questions? Contact LUCC@lawrence.edu.

Student Sustainability Fund

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**Applications for Term I are due February 15, 2019**

By encouraging students to build real-world skills while helping Lawrence achieve its sustainability goals, the Student Sustainability Fund promotes merging academics and campus operations to create a living laboratory. This fund offers students competitive grants of up to $2,500 for projects that may consist of research, internships, volunteer or service projects, class projects, or student group initiatives. Priority will be given to projects that have a sustainability outcome for the campus, or utilize the campus as a living laboratory. Examples include: developing educational tools and programs for conservation efforts, researching the feasibility of a campus bike-share program, removal of invasive species on campus, funding for travel to and from an internship, a stipend for internships or service projects, etc. The Student Sustainability Fund will be accepting applications each term through Fall of 2020.

To be considered for approval, students must complete an application for funds and identify a faculty or staff advisor to help track the progress of the project. After receiving approval, the student will have one year to complete the stipulations of their proposed project. Proposals will be reviewed by the Sustainability Steering Committee once per term. Due dates can be found on the Sustainability page of the Lawrence website.

Eligibility and Application Process

Any Lawrence student that will be enrolled during the term of their proposed project is eligible to apply. Qualifying students must be available to present their findings to the Lawrence Community.
Applications can be submitted at any time with a final due date of the 7th week of each term. Students should apply the term before they plan to execute their project. For example, students that apply during the fall term and are accepted will receive funding for winter break or winter term.

Inquiries

Contact: Kelsey McCormick
Sustainability Coordinator, 920-832-7404, kelsey.m.mccormick@lawrence.edu

Project Application Form

Purpose Statement
Budget Outline
Using the boxes below, please develop a budget outline based on an estimate of expenses
Reflective Component
Terms and Conditions
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Terms and Conditions

Awarded students must complete the following requirements:
     1. Work with a Faculty or Community Advisor that will oversee the progress of work
     2. Complete all necessary paperwork.
a. For those projects/internships that take place in another country, verification that travel and medical insurance has been purchased will be required, and students must complete all additional paperwork required for international travel.
b. For those opportunities that are considered internships, students will need to work with the Career Services internship program.
     3. Work with the Sustainability Coordinator to create a reflective video or project which addresses how your  experience relates to current environmental issues and has impacted you academic profile.
 
If a student fails to complete their project or any of the conditions below, they may be asked to return all or part of the funding.
 
Tax Note Regarding Funding
Note for international students: Per I.R.S. regulations on payments to Nonresident Aliens, the award will be taxed upfront and will be included on your form 1042-S. If you have any questions regarding this tax treatment and/or tax form, please contact Financial Services, Financial_Services@lawrence.edu.
Note for domestic students: Per I.R.S. regulations, the award you receive will be reported to the I.R.S. and will result in you receiving a 1099 miscellaneous income form from Lawrence University. If you have any questions regarding this tax treatment and/or tax form, please contact Financial Services, Financial_Services@lawrence.edu.

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