Sustainability Scholars


An interdisciplinary cohort of undergraduate students working together in the classroom and the field. This integration of curricular and co-curricular work uses our campus and community as a living lab for sustainability.


The Sustainability Scholars Program offers an active project-based learning community for students in all stages of their academic careers in programs and departments across campus.

Now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications are due by August 25, 2017.

Program Details

Each cohort is a maximum of 20 students. Scholars take 5 credits of sustainability-related courses and spend 150 volunteer hours working on a campus-based project. The program is a one year commitment, beginning each fall.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 3.2 GPA
  • At least one year left before the completion of a BA or BS

Curriculum

ENVST 2100 – 3 credits

In this course, you will hear from a diversity of University of Utah faculty members about their department’s approach to sustainability, while developing an integrated framework for understanding and analyzing exciting research. Students may take this course concurrently with ENVST 3960 while a member of the Sustainability Scholars Program, or if you have already taken ENVST 2100 prior to applying for the Sustainability Scholars, you may count those credits towards the program. 

ENVST 3960 – 1 credit

This one-hour course will take topics explored in ENVST 2100 and apply them to enable you to use campus as a living lab for your ideas and projects. By the end of the (fall) semester, you will have developed a project to implement in the spring.

ENVST 2102 – 1 credit 

This spring semester project-based course helps you implement your ideas from fall semester and present them to interested faculty, students and community members.

Application Process

Apply now. Questions? Contact: Adrienne Cachelin, adrienne.cachelin@utah.edu, or Emerson Andrews, emerson.andrews@utah.edu. 

Partners

The Sustainability Scholars Program is a collaboration between the Sustainability Office and Environmental and Sustainability Studies in the College of Social and Behavioral Science.