Ecolab Scholarships for Student-Initiated Leadership Projects
These Ecolab Scholarships support students who need funding to free themselves up to spend time leading projects to address environmental grand challenges. Projects can be led on or off campus, but student applicants must identify a UMN Faculty or staff person who is able to serve as project advisor. The project advisor will be asked to provide guidance to the student during the project and complete a brief evaluation of the student’s project.
*Due to COVID-19, Fall 2021 projects must be conducted remotely.
Fall Student-Initiated Leadership Projects
Students applying for Student-Initiated Sustainability Leadership Projects should be able to start their project in early September, and be able to complete them by early December.
Award: Up to $1,500
Application Opens: April 19, 2021
Application Deadline: May 19, 2021
Number of Scholarships: TBD
- First, students must have a project advisor to coach/mentor the project.
- Students applying for Student-Initiated Sustainability Leadership Projects should be able to start their project in early September, and be able to complete them by early December.
- Projects should be well-planned and of reasonable scope for the time allotted.
To Apply: From April 19 – May 19, 2021, students can apply here.
*Spring Semester internship applications will open in November. Check back for more information.
Questions about any of these scholarships can be sent to IonEscholarship@umn.edu.
See responses to common questions on the FAQ page.