We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 UMass Amherst Libraries Undergraduate Sustainability Awards!
The Undergraduate Sustainability Award promotes in-depth understanding of sustainability topics,
research strategies, and the use of library resources, providing participating students with vital skills they will carry into future academic and vocational endeavors. The award is funded by the award-winning UMass Amherst Libraries’ Sustainability Fund.
Option 1: Previous academic work done while a student at UMass Amherst (in any format) related to sustainability.
Option 2: An original essay of 1500-2000 words. In this essay, communicate something that you learned about sustainability while at UMass. Was it something surprising? Concerning? Gave you hope? Got you fired up to help change the world?
Five (5) scholarships of $800 will be awarded.
Group Submissions: If you are submitting a group project, only one member of the group should submit an entry, but ALL group members need to be current UMass undergraduate students. The submission form will have space to list other group members. If selected as one of the winning entries, group members will split the $800 scholarship.
To learn more about sustainability efforts at UMass check out these links:
January 25, 2022 - Open for submissions
March 11, 2022 - Application materials due by 11:55 p.m. (No late submissions accepted.)
March 28, 2022 - Deadline for notification of awards. PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO AN UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS, NOTIFICATION OF AWARDS HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO APRIL 4.
April 21, 2022 - Evening reception at the Science & Engineering Library to recognize and celebrate award winners.
If awarded, agree to add your submission to ScholarWorks, the UMass Amherst digital showcase (with a Creative Commons license of your choosing)
Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of librarians and staff from the Science & Engineering Library and a faculty member.
Submissions will be evaluated on: