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Sustainable Campus Research Award
Scholarship Q & A

Q: Does an applicant have to be an Environmental Studies major to apply?

A: No, students from all areas of study are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Q: Do I need to submit my transcript?

A: No.

Q: Do I need a letter of reference?

A: No

Q: Can a group or team project be submitted?

A: Yes, but only one scholarship for a maximum of $500 will be awarded for the project.

Q: Can online students apply?

A: Yes awards are open to all students. Projects must benefit the campus and/or Bemidji community.

Q: Can more than one project be submitted by an individual or team?

A: Yes, but a scholarship will be awarded for only one of the projects.

Q: Can an individual or team be awarded the scholarship more than once?

A: Yes, but not in the same application cycle.

Q: Does the project have to be completed upon applying for the scholarship?

A: No, applications can be submitted for proposed projects.

Q: Can the project be part of a class project or other graduation requirement?

A: Yes.

Q: Can academic credit be earned for the project?

A: Only if arrangements have been made with the instructor, academic advisor, or department to determine eligibility for credit.

Q: Do I need to be attending BSU next year?

A: Applicants must be enrolled part- time or full- time.

Q: Can I do a project in my hometown?

A: The project needs to be directly related to the BSU campus or Bemidji community.

Q: Can NTC students apply?

A: No.

Q: When will the scholarship be awarded?

A: Awards will be announced as part of campus Earth Week activities during the third week of April.

Q: What are some examples of projects that could qualify?

A: Projects that foster a sustainable campus and community, with emphasis on conserving resources and promoting renewable energy will qualify.

Q: Will the money be available at the start of the project or after it is completed?

A: Timing of the disbursement of money will be determined by the requirements of the project.

"Working together, we have proven that sustainable development is possible; that reforestation of degraded land is possible; and that exemplary governance is possible when ordinary citizens are informed, sensitized, mobilized and involved in direct action for the environment."
~ Wangari Maathai (Assistant Minister for Natural Resources)