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Sustainable Campus Research Award Application

Deadline: 5:00PM March 31, 2014

The Bemidji State University (BSU) Environmental Advisory Committee is accepting applications for Sustainable Campus Scholarship and Research Awards. In 2005, the BSU Sustainable Campus Endowment was established to promote projects by undergraduate and graduate students to improve the environmental responsibility of the campus community and beyond. As part of the ongoing partnership between BSU and Otter Tail Power Company to promote energy conservation and renewable energy, Otter Tail made a major contribution to bring the endowment level high enough that earnings can now be distributed to support student projects. Awards, up to a total of $500, will be given to meritorious projects that foster a sustainable campus and community, with emphasis on conserving resources and promoting renewable energy.

The goal of this Scholarship and Research Award is to promote academic and personal excellence in the area of sustainability as it pertains to the environment, our campus and our community. This award is seen as one of the many vehicles by which students may continue their academic and professional pursuits with increased awareness of the environment and the role of its citizens in helping to preserve it for generations to come.

The recipient(s) will be announced on or about April 22nd during Earth Week.

Please note that this application requires three essay answers. We encourage you to type your answers to the questions ahead of time in Microsoft Word or a similar application and have your application reviewed. When you are ready to complete the application you can copy and paste your answers into this form. This form does not provide access to spell check once the content has been entered.

Please refer to the FAQ on the website or contact Erika Bailey-Johnson at the Sustainability Office with questions regarding the scholarship award or application process.

Contact Information


Please respond to each question individually in 200 words or less. These questions are specific to your Sustainability Project.

Briefly describe the nature of your project, its purpose and its achieved or intended objectives.

Describe how your project addresses the objectives of environmental sustainability and community engagement..

Please describe expenses (if any) incurred in the completion of your project or project costs, e.g., conference travel or registration.

Accuracy & Authorization

The following authorization must be completed for consideration.

Statement of Accuracy & Authorization

By typing my name in the field below, I certify the accuracy of all information I have provided in this application.

Your full name (as entered above):

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