The mission of the Luther Sustainability Grant Fund (LSGF) is to foster and promote sustainable practices by awarding competitive grants for the implementation of environmentally responsible, economically beneficial, and socially sensible projects.
While similar funds at other undergraduate institutions tend to focus more on environmental sustainability, the LSGF encourages students to develop projects that promote all facets of sustainability: environmental, economic, and social. We hope the LSGF will attract a range of students interested in entrepreneurship, environmentalism, social justice, business management, and more. In this way, Luther will serve as a model for other institutions, taking a more holistic approach to sustainability.
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The LSGF operates under the management of the Sustainability Council. Responsibilities include reviewing project abstracts, endorsing project proposals it believes should receive funding, raising awareness about the fund and encouraging student participation, overseeing project implementation, and managing the fund’s finances.
The LSGF Review Committee is comprised of 4–5 students who are responsible for reading and reviewing submitted proposals. These students then provide their recommendation to the Sustainability Council as to whether the proposed project should be funded or not.
Please visit the LSGF Application Process page for details on applying, including application evaluation criteria and fund recipient duties.
The Luther Sustainability Grant Fund is made possible through support from the Environmental Studies Department.