Grants Offered by the Miller Worley Center
In an effort to create a greener and more equitable world and to promote a culture of sustainability on campus and beyond, the Miller Worley Center offers a variety of grants to support the College community. The grants are intended to provide opportunities for Mount Holyoke students, faculty and staff to further develop their skills as environmental leaders, as well as the opportunity to exercise that leadership and innovation within our community.
Types of grants we offer
Contact the Miller Worley Center for more information or to learn about the application process for any of these grants.
Professional development grants
These grants are offered to students interested in furthering their learning and networking opportunities within the scope of the Miller Worley’s Center’s mission, and are offered to help make conferences and workshops more accessible.
Sustainability in Higher Ed (AASHE) Conference
The Miller Worley Center has supported the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) as a host institution for their annual global conference since 2020. All members of the Mount Holyoke community are able to attend the three day, virtual conference free of charge. The AASHE conference is a great opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to explore sustainability and environmental justice in higher education.
Student research and independent project grants
These grants support extracurricular student learning and innovation through supervised research and projects. To qualify, projects and research must be focused around the natural environment and/or sustainability, including environmental justice and the integration of DEI principles into sustainability work on campus and beyond.
These grants support College members in offering opportunities for engagement with environmental and/or sustainability speakers from beyond our community. Faculty can use these grants to bring guests to speak to their courses, and student organizations can use these grants to bring guests to speak to their groups.
Community sustainability grants
These grants enable members of the Mount Holyoke community to help advance a culture of sustainability and environmental justice on campus and beyond. They can be used for small scale projects that aim to advance the College’s sustainability goals, including: reducing the environmental footprint of campus life and work, promoting environmental justice, and supporting a culture of sustainability. These small scale projects can vary widely but will likely all share a similar end goal of being institutionalized at the college.
Creating a greener and more equitable world, the Miller Worley Center for the Environment prepares environmental leaders for today and the future by promoting a culture of environmental sustainability and justice on campus and beyond.